15 August 2019
If you’re seeking a snow adventure to banish those winter blues, join us as we explore some of the best destinations that can offer you a winter wonderland.
Lapland is the ultimate winter escape. Perfect for families looking for a magical winter experience, you can try husky sledging, visiting the elves’ workshop and of course, meet Santa Claus. If you’re lucky you may even get to see the Northern Lights dance across the skies too, but wrap up warm as temperatures can drop as low as -6 degrees.
“It felt like we had been placed literally on top of the world, the scenery is unlike anywhere else I have experienced with the sun peeking above the horizon, creating a wonderful pink sky above the pure white landscape. The area is flat, with snow-covered forests and lakes. Everything felt pure and fresh and there was a stillness that filled the air creating the perfect winter wonderland – the kids were in their element.”
For the ski holiday of a lifetime, Aspen is a must, with a dense blanket of snow covering the area between October and May. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or advanced skier there are plenty of runs to try out on the picturesque world-class slopes, and après ski opportunities are endless with the resort’s lively scene – after a day on the runs head to one of the bars for truffle fries and hot chocolate on the terrace in the winter sun.
Slovenia’s fairytale landscape looks like something straight from a Christmas card in the winter months, and you can experience just that if you head to Lake Bled, where a Winter Fairytale is set up on the promenade. Snack on traditional food and drinks from the region, wander through the streets illuminated with fairy lights and watch the snow glisten on top of the beautiful castle in the distance. The dusting of snow makes this spot even more magical at this time of year.
If you’re looking for a snowy city break, Budapest is an ideal choice. There’s plenty to explore in this Hungarian city and the local cuisine offers soups and stews guaranteed to warm your soul. If you feel like doing something a little out of the ordinary, head to the outdoor thermal baths and plunge into the steaming waters while the snow falls around you but be warned – it’s certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Inspired by these wonderful winter destinations? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor to book your escape.