Whether you are looking for a romantic winter getaway to tour through Europe with the love of your life OR you want to go adventure Europe and all it has to offer in the winter seasons...we have the best places waiting for you to explore! Get ready to get chilly this winter...BRR
Our Top 5 European Winter Getaways
1. Hallstatt, Austria
This cute little town is right on a lake, and has the most incredible view of the Alps, white capped with snow. This small town does not take long to walk through, but every few steps, there will be something new to look at. Whether that is their traditional wood houses or small alleys with cute shops.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
This lovely city is crazy busy in the warmer months, but in the winter this city is just as compelling. With this city's architecture covered with snow, you will never have a dull site. This location will be perfect to warm up with a nice beer and maybe heading to a beer spa! Don't forget to go to the Christmas Market as well!
3. Tallinn, Estonia
This adorable city is perfection in the winter. If you head to Tallinn in the winter, then you are in for a fairy-tale like escape! Go to the Old Town Christmas Market with heart-warming lights and a grand Christmas Tree, you can head ice skating and have a truly wonderful time!
4. Rovaniemi, Finland
If you are a Christmas fanatic, then it is time for you to come and visit this small town in Finland. They have a Santa Claus Village, the good ol' home to Saint Nick himself. You can get a stamp on your passport and hang out and feed an actual reindeer. This location is perfect for families! There is plenty of fun for the adults as well, not to worry.
5. Abisko, Sweden
Are you wanting to experience a once in a lifetime experience? Well-head to this lovely city to see the enchanting northern lights dance across the sky. This is the ultimate spot to watch this phenomenon. This winter is the perfect time to go. And do not worry, there are plenty of things to do during the day to wait till night fall.
European Winter Featured Topic: Winter Events!
Amsterdam Light Festival
Dates: December 1, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Amsterdam is wonderful at any point of the year, but it is especially wonderful when there are hundreds and hundreds of lights draped across it. This light festival runs for 53 days, and it features 25 light artworks across 10 city stories. Our favorite way to view it is throughout the canals of the city.
Grindelwald Snow Festival - Switzerland
Dates: January 16 - 21, 2023
The Swiss Alps are stunning all themselves, and a dream destination for many who love snowy activities. So, with this countries snow festival the have sculptors from around the world who carve art into ice and snow and have thousands come to see it.
Up Helly Aa - Scotland
European Winter Blogs We're Reading This Week:
7 European Islands Where You Can Escape Winter
Via The Discoverer
As temperatures plummet, it’s hard not to daydream of once again feeling the warm sun on your skin and a balmy breeze blow through your hair. Winter is settling in, but that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear it; there are plenty of ways to escape the cold weather blues this year. Beat seasonal depression and treat yourself to some winter sun in Europe.