The summer solstice on 21st June marks the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day of the year and lovers of the outdoors can wonder at Europe’s wildlife during the extended daylight hours with SWAROVSKI OPTIK, a world-leading manufacturer of long-range optics.

This midsummer, nature lovers can observe summer solstice fires in Austria with SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Pocket Mountain binoculars, explore Stonehenge’s nearby Cranborne Chase in Wiltshire with SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion binoculars, or spot Arctic foxes in Iceland with the EL 42 binoculars.

Spectate Summer Solstice Fires And Austrian Wildlife With SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Pocket Mountain Binoculars, From £610
Since the Middle Ages, the Nordkette mountain range near Innsbruck in Tyrol, Austria, has welcomed thousands of bonfires across the region’s mountaintops around the summer solstice’s date of 21st June to celebrate the longest day of the year. The Nordkette is part of the Karwendel Nature Park, which is home to over 3,000 species of wildlife and these can be spotted with SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s stylish CL Pocket Mountain binoculars, which are ideal for using on-the-go thanks to their foldable design. The compact binoculars are available in 8x or 10x magnification, delivering a field-of-view of 119m/1,000m and 98m/1,000m respectively. Along with delivering consistently high-contrast and colour-true images, the binoculars also come with a stylish orange carry-case and neck-strap and weigh from just 345 grams. The CL Pocket Mountain binoculars also include individually adjustable twist-in eyecups, which means they are well-suited for those who wear glasses. For further details, visit SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

Salute The Sun at Stonehenge and Cranborne Chase with SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion Binoculars, From £930
Although thousands of people gather at Stonehenge in Wiltshire each year to greet the summer solstice’s sunrise, many may be unaware that an abundance of creatures call the nearby Cranborne Chase home. Along with a wealth of wildlife to spot, the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty also boasts charming countryside pubs that provide a cosy rest stop following a long walk. Hikers exploring Stonehenge’s surrounding area can marvel at the UK’s summer wildlife with SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion binoculars, which are convenient for carrying on long walks thanks to their light weight of 490g and portable size. The elegantly-designed binoculars fit perfectly in the hand and are available in either 8x or 10x magnification, ensuring viewing is smooth and jitter-free. The CL Companion binoculars also come with a bespoke accessory package, which consists of a field bag plus a carrying strap and is available in three designs: NORTHERN LIGHTS, URBAN JUNGLE and WILD NATURE. For more information, visit SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

Be Amazed by Arctic Foxes in Iceland with SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s EL 42 Binoculars, From £2,070
Reykjavik in Iceland is the world’s most northern capital and the city will experience an incredible 72 hours of continuous sunlight between 20th – 22nd June. Intrepid travellers keen to take advantage of the extended daylight hours can spot Iceland’s diverse array of animal species, including the arctic fox, which is the country’s only native mammal. For those tracking arctic animals, SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s EL 42 binoculars are the ideal choice when size, weight and optical performance are important factors. The EL 42’s large field-of-view and optics providing edge-to-edge sharpness make the binoculars versatile to use and the 4.9-mm exit pupils also produce bright images in poor light conditions. For further details, visit SWAROVSKI OPTIK.

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Photo captions:
Image 1: Fontmell Down in Cranborne Chase, UK. Image courtesy of Helen Gibson Photography.
Image 2: SWAROVSKI OPTIK’s CL Companion binoculars in the colour Anthracite and with NORTHERN LIGHTS accessory package.
Image 3: The arctic fox is Iceland’s only native mammal.

SWAROVSKI OPTIK, headquartered in Absam, Tyrol, is part of the Swarovski group of companies. Founded in 1949, the Austrian company specialises in the development and manufacturing of long-range optical instruments of the highest precision in the premium segment of the market. The binoculars, spotting scopes, rifle scopes, and optronic instruments are products of choice for demanding users. The company’s success is based on its innovative strength, the quality and intrinsic value of its products, and their functional and esthetic design. The appreciation of nature is an essential part of its company philosophy and is reflected commendably in its environment-friendly production and its long-term commitment to selected nature conservation projects. The turnover in 2018 was 156.3 million euros (2017: 146 million euros), with an export ratio of 91%. The company has around 960 employees.

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