Missed out on a summer vacation this year? Perhaps a winter getaway is what’s needed. Here are the top places to visit for travellers wanting to relax in the colder beauty-spots of Europe.
7. Alta Badia, Italy
Located in the Italian alps, Alta Badia is simply perfect for ski and snowboarding lovers. After a hard days graft, travellers can then indulge in South Tyrolean specialities and the finest of Italian wine in the cozy wooden huts among the mountains.
6. Bergen, Norway
Start the day by flying up the funicular bullet rail for an unbelievable view of the city, take enough Instagram photos until your heart is content, and then ski back down any of the seven justifiably famous mountains for a perfect winter day. Or, simply relax at ground level in the adorable fishing village and buy some gorgeous Norwegian sweaters at the Oleana textile factory. Either way, Bergen is a great place to spend a winter evening, or two.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
For culture lovers, Prague is one of the best cities to visit for a winter holiday. From beautiful gothic architecture to the Christmas markets that are bustling in the centre of the Old town, Prague is infinitely rich in history and culture.
Walking tours are also available, allowing you to see important landmarks like the Prague castle and the astronomical clock, among other things that will excite your curiosity.
4. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is the perfect winter destination for Christmas lovers, with the Christmas markets taking over the city during the festive period. Travellers can also of course visit famous attractions like the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate, and the Holocaust memorial.
3. Jasná, Slovakia
If affordability is what one is after, Jasná is the perfect winter getaway for skiing on breath taking slopes and hiking among beautiful scenery for prices that don’t break the bank.
2. Abisko, Sweden
Due to the darkness of this northern city, it is one of the best places to view the aurora borealis. This isn’t the only attraction however, winter-lovers can also go cross-country skiing and husky mushing.
1. Reykjavík, Iceland
Whether it’s the Northern Lights, the thermal baths or simply the beautiful glacier walks, Iceland is undoubtedly the top spot for a winter getaway. In Reykjavik, numerous guided tours are available, ranging from 2 days to 12 days, that will allow you to experience the best of this breath taking and mesmerising country.