Illuminated bridge on white night in St Petersburg

Q – We have just started planning a Baltic cruise taking in Scandinavia and Russia. But we are getting wildly divergent opinions regarding the best month to go. Please let me know when we should do this trip?

A – The Scandinavians luxuriate in sunny days but they really love, along with the Russians, the evening light.  They get out and about and they are fun to be around. We want you to do this trip between May 15th and July 20th. The very best time is around the 15th of June when the sun lingers and the nights do not get dark. In St. Petersburg they call these the famed “White Nights”. Even Putin smiles in mid-June.