Winter is a popular time for travel. But not everyone wants the same thing out of a winter break. Some people want festive cheer, cold weather and snow. While others want sun sand and sea and to get well away from the rain and the cold.But whether you are looking for a winter break that is sunny and hot or snowy and cold, read on for the lowdown on the best locations there are.
Wintery – Iceland
So, one of the best location you can pick if you want a festive and snowy holiday is the beautiful Iceland. Iceland is one of the least populated countries on Earth, which, means that there is a lot of beautiful wilderness to explore. Of course, if you visit at the right time of year there is also the chance to view the stunning Northern Lights as well.
Accommodation in Iceland is varied depending on where about you choose to stay. You’ll find regular hotels and Airbnb residences in the cities like Reykjavik. While in the countryside, it’s more log cabin and cottages.
Sunny – Mexico
If you are all about the sun, once winter rolls around, a great place to try out is Mexico. Temperatures can reach up to 28 degrees centigrade in December. So feel free to have a BBQ on the beach for your Christmas dinner!
There is a wide variety of holiday styles that you can take in Mexico. Many people go for one of the luxurious all-inclusive resorts that line its coast. There you can relax by the pool and sample 5-star cuisine for the duration of your stay.
However, some people perfect to get a bit more adventurous and visit the historically rich Teotihuacan Pyramids. Or even suit up and explore the depths with a scuba diving trip.
Wintery – Lapland
Another fantastic choice for a winter holiday is the glorious Lapland. Located in the northern reaches of Finland. Lapland is a region that is brimming with the festive thing to do.
Visit Santa’s very own theme park, take a reader sleigh ride or explore the wilderness on a dog sledge. It really is totally up to you, but one thing is for sure it can really be a once in a lifetime holiday!
Sunny – Vietnam
If you fancy visiting somewhere a bit more exotic for some sun, this winter then why not try Vietnam? There you will find lush jungle, beautiful beaches and the cost of living is pretty low too, meaning that you get a lot for your money.
If you’re after a typical beach holiday, then try the beautiful island of Pho Quốc. Or if you are interested in the history and culture of Vietnam, visit one of the bustling cities or the Citadel in Hue.
Wintery – Sweden
Another Fantastic winter spot for a break is Sweden. There are plenty of crazy things to do here like visiting the ice hotel. Or you can take a trip around a nuclear reactor or even stay in a tree top hotel, the choice is yours.