The seasons may have only just changed to autumn, but there is nothing wrong with a little forward planning. Especially when it comes to travel! So we’re talking all things winter today! The festive period is a fantastic time to travel. Whether you’re jetting off to escape the cold weather, or you’re embracing the darker and colder months, we’ve got some winter wanderlust for you. So here are some of the best winter experiences that are not to be missed!
Visit a European Christmas Market
Europe is home to some pretty fantastic Christmas markets. There’s mulled wine, handmade crafts and lots of delicious foods! So grab your friends and head to Germany, France, Austria (and more) to get in the festive spirit and explore a Christmas Market or two!
Catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights
Some of the most popular months for Aurora Borealis spotting are the winter months. So if you’re looking to tick this fantastic experience off your bucket list be sure to visit during the winter!
See in the New Year at Edinburgh’s Hogmanay
People flock to the Scottish capital each year to celebrate New Year’s Eve. With three days of spectacular events, fireworks and lots of live music, Edinburgh‘s Hogmanay is one of the greatest New Year celebrations in the world.
Spend Christmas in Australia
If you’ve only ever enjoyed Christmas whilst it’s been cold outside, firing up a BBQ and chilling on the beach is an experience in itself! Whilst we’re wrapping up in all layers imaginable, they’re preparing for summer. Days spent surfing in the ocean, topping up their tans on one of the many beautiful beaches and lots of time in the great outdoors. So if you’re looking to escape the chill of the UK during the winter months, Australia could be the place for you!
Visit the Arctic
Experience dog sledding or snowmobiling through the snowy landscapes. Whether you choose to visit Canada, Alaska, Iceland, Finland or Sweden, you’re sure to have an amazing winter holiday.
And there you have it, our recommendations for the winter experiences that are not to be missed!