For many places, winter is an off-season when it comes to tourism. This is great because it becomes one of the best times to go to enjoy fewer crowds and a more authentic experience. If you enjoy winter too, there’s beauty in every corner of any destination you decide to visit! When it comes time to book one of our Europe vacations, you won’t want to miss out!
Winter is the perfect time to visit Bergen, Norway, where you can enjoy the snow-covered buildings in every color! In November and December, Bergen hosts the world’s largest “gingerbread town” where you can find a whole range of things like local landmarks, boats, trains, and more! Another plus about choosing to visit bergen is the fact that your chances of viewing the northern lights during this time frame are high. Believe us, it’s something you don’t want to miss!
One of the best things about Iceland is its geothermal pools, where you can enjoy a warm swim and soak. You’ll also be able to go glacier hiking in Vatnajokull National Park, where you can also see the Great Geyser that’s 10,000 years old! If you’re looking to visit in February, you can also visit the Winter Lights Festival for a light show and multiple outdoor activities.
Abisko, Sweden, is one of the most beautiful and convenient places to witness the northern lights. This is because the microclimate here allows for an interrupted view of the sky compared to other areas in the country. Abisko is also the perfect place for those who love winter sports and activities like hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, or even sledding!
Looking to Book One of Our Europe Vacations? Visit Arpin!
Arpin is dedicated to planning the ultimate destination vacations for you, whether you want to travel solo or with others. If you’re interested in booking with us, we encourage you to visit us online to check out our availability. We’re open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm and Friday from 10 am to 3 pm.