Published By: Riya Banerjee

Best places around the world to visit for your winter escapades

If you are someone who loves to go on winter escapades, then we have the perfect list of places around the world that you can visit!

Winter is one season that is either absolutely loved by people or is hated. There is rarely any in between. For those who do love the cold, winter escapades can be extremely fun and adventurous. Going to a foreign place, walking on icy sidewalks and drinking warm hot chocolate at roadside cafes, are all experiences that make winter travelling something to look forward to. Whether you want to go to a completely snow-ridden land or to a slightly warmer winter country, planning a winter escapade is fun and we recommend you get on it immediately. Here are some of the best places around the world to go to this winter…

Abisko, Sweden                      

If you want to truly experience winter then what better way to do it than watch the Northern Lights? Winters are always magical but if you get to witness the Northern Lights, it almost seems too magical to be real. Take a trip to Abisko to witness the majestic aurora borealis. Since the sun is almost never up here, you will get the best sighting possible!

Lucerne, Switzerland

Popularly known as heaven on earth, Switzerland should definitely be on your winter escapade list. Especially, visiting Lucerne in Switzerland is a great idea during winters as you can do tons of fun activities such as snow sledding, ice fishing, snowboarding and so much more! There are also tons of great Christmas markets and pretty lights all over the town to give you a fairytale-like feeling!

 Ottawa, Canada

If you are someone who loves seasonal themed festivals then you should make it a point to visit Ottawa during the winter months. Ottawa's Winterlude festival is one of the world's largest winter festivals and has so much for everyone to experience. There’s also a skateway in the city for tourists and locals to enjoy from January to February!

Gokayama, Japan

If you want to see a snow globe setting in real life, then visiting the quaint villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama in Japan is much recommended. These UNESCO-protected villages will be great if you just want to go somewhere and be tucked in all winter!