1. Ice Hotel Lapland
This amazing hotel is build from scratch every year from ice. The old hotel melting in the spring. Artists start to build the hotel in winter and it is open in time for Christmas, and closes April.
The hotel is located in a small and unpronounceable Arctic village called Jukkasjärvi.
Activities and Attractions Include:
Near by you can visit the Santa Claus Village.
If you are lucky you may see the Northern Lights.
2. Edinburgh, Scotland
Perfect place to celebrate the New Year as the Scots really make a big deal of Hogmanay. Enjoy spectacular fireworks, dancing and singing, set against the backdrop of the beautiful city and castle. Try not to have too much whisky….
Attractions and Activities Include;
Big wheel rides
3. German Christmas Market at Hamburg
If you like German markets then one of the best Cities to visit is Hamburg. It has 15 different markets that cover a range of tastes from the children’s toy market at Spielzeuggasse to foody gifts at the Jungfernstieg market.
4. Best place for a Skiing/Snowboarding Holiday
Enjoy spectacular views of the Matterhorn and surrounding mountains in the beautiful town of Zermatt. Nearby there are 350km of pistes all served by 59 ski lifts. Zermatt is also ideal if you are holidaying with non skiing partners, as there is plenty of off piste activities to do in the town.
Often called the land of ice and fire Iceland is a fascinating place to visit. You can swim outside in warm natural springs while the outside temperature is below freezing. Visit the National Parks to see spectacular landscapes and volcanoes.
Attractions and Activities
Northern lights – if you are lucky
Outdoor swimming pools and spas
Icelandic culture – Vikings