The Best Winter Destinations

Embrace the cold and jump-start you winter adventure with the best winter destinations: Japan Head up to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. If you time your visit right, you can catch some of the island’s notable winter festivities, such as the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, two events that will surely make […]

  • November 13, 2019

Embrace the cold and jump-start you winter adventure with the best winter destinations:

Japan

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Head up to Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost prefecture. If you time your visit right, you can catch some of the island’s notable winter festivities, such as the Sapporo Snow Festival and the Otaru Snow Light Path Festival, two events that will surely make for a memorable trip. Rest your weary traveling self in an epic onsen or stay in a ryokan for the ultimate local experience.

Northern Sweden

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The Swedish Lapland is a thrilling excursion for anyone craving for a wintery getaway. One of the highlights you can look forward to is booking a room in the acclaimed ICEHOTEL, where almost 10 million gallons of snow and ice are carved and designed into frozen rooms, furniture and ice sculpture. You can also take a chance and catch the Northern Lights at the Aurora Sky Station, go shopping in the Jokmokk Winter Market or try dog-sledding!

Iceland

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Days might be longer and darker in winter, but it’s never dull if you’re in Iceland. Regular displays of Northern Lights will brighten your evenings, while Reykjavik’s thermal pools and spas such as the Blue Lagoon will give you some much-needed warmth. Get a glimpse of the country’s icy, rugged landscapes while driving around on your way to the Golden Circle: Gullfoss, Geysir and Pingvellir National Park.

Canada

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Celebrate the season with Montreal’s winter arts, food and music festival, the Montréal en Lumière. Enjoy the  parties, pyrotechnics and light shows; music, dance and theater performances; or treat yourself to a culinary ride by participating in the dining events. Think it’s an expensive affair? Think again! Most of the events are free of charge, with some of them held outdoors and underneath the stars.

Russia

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Winter in Russia is low season, so travelers can get the best deals in town. Aside from visiting the iconic attractions of the Saint Basil’s Cathedral or Winter Palace, you can also catch the ballet in the Bolshoi Theater or go skating on the Red Square. Looking for something more exciting? You can sign up for ice diving at the Arctic Circle Dive Center, where you get partnered with an accredited guide who will lead you down the icy underwater of the White Sea.

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