Typically, most people associate vacation with sunny beaches and clear oceans. But you cannot deny the je ne sais quoi of snow-clad winter destinations. There is nothing like being surrounded by the serenity of mountains, swaying pine trees and nights by a campfire.
This year, skip the overdone and overcrowded tropical destinations and give your traveller soul some much-needed peace with these spectacular winter spots.
Were you an avid fan of the hit TV show Game of Thrones? Don’t worry we won’t talk about the finale but just the fabulous location that served as the exterior of Winterfell Castle. Doune Castle, Scotland was featured in the series as the home of the Starks. The country is filled with regal castles, a lively nightlife, charming coastal towns, delectable local cuisine
If you crave the tranquillity of cold weather, then Iceland obviously has to be on the top of your bucket list. Though this is an equally popular summer destination, it’s truly something else in the winter. The turquoise glaciers and ivory snow are enough to take your breath away. But fret not, there are plenty of spots to explore in Iceland. The Great Geyser and Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavík are two favourite attractions.
“I was walking through icy streams/ That took my breath away/ Moving slowly through westward water/ Over glacial plains”, Maggie Rogers perfectly captures the magnificence of Alaska in her Pharell-approved song Alaska. Whether you enjoy camping or you want to rediscover yourself, Alaska is perfect for either. From a wide range of variety of wildlife to uninterrupted nature, this is a place to be for every nature lover.
Norway is the melting pot for culture and nature. You can enjoy everything from fishing on serene lakes to spending a night watching breathtaking Northern lights. The vibrantly painted houses in Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf and Countryside Rail Routes are scenic delights you cannot miss.
Switzerland has long been a loved winter destination. However, if you want to escape the mad rush of tourists and enjoy solitude, skip the usual and travel to the lesser-known Lavertezzo. Enjoy a picnic by the riverside and enjoy an afternoon swim in the clearest water you may have ever seen.
Just because Olympics 2020 didn’t end up happening, doesn’t mean you can’t experience the wonders of Japan. If you like skiing, snowboarding
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina
Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina is the place to witness the ultimate winter sights. You should give in to your adventurous side and go for ice hiking, no experience required. If that’s not your cup of tea, you can still experience the spectacular glaciers on networks of viewing balconies.
Lake Baikal, Siberia
Whether you’re a laidback
If you don’t want to deal with jam-packed tourists but still want to view beautiful sights, Greenland will check each one of your boxes. The green mountains, in contrast with the splendid fjords, are something you would have never seen before.