Winters are special and very beautiful. You must spend your winter in a beautiful city. The long miraculous evenings are meant to be enjoyed with someone you love, your family, and a cup of hot herbal tea. Even though you might think that you can’t do anything much in these snowy freezing months but you can. And you can discover many new places. We have collected the names of 5 top places to visit in winters.
Whitefish, Montana, USA
Whitefish is a quaint town and is perfect for skiing. Here you can escape from your mundane routine life. At the Big Mountain ski resort, there is so much you can see and do. From the right standpoint, you can enjoy some of the most gorgeous views of mountain reflections in the lake. And you can’t miss the annual winter festival of Whitefish which features Joring, a lesser-known sport. Joring is a sport in which there is an 800-foot long course of the shape of a horseshoe and a horse and rider pull a skier along the course and skier perform jumps and swerves.
The Gullfoss waterfall is fed by Langjökull, the second-largest glacier in Iceland. It is located in southwest Iceland in the canyon of the Hvítá River. Summer is beautiful here but when it partly freezes in the winter, it becomes all the more attractive. You can see the shades of blue and turquoise in the water while there are ice and snow on the rocks. It is surrounded by approximately 200 feet of the canyon wall and it falls approximately 100 feet down in two stages. All you can do here is admire the beauty of the waterfalls but it’s worth the trip to ravel in its untouched natural beauty.
Svalbard is a little mining town located between the 74th and the 81st parallel. It doesn’t get any higher than that. It is the world’s northernmost inhabited area and hence is one of the best places to find the Northern Lights. And it also experiences polar nights due to its location. Polar night happens between the middle of November and the end of January when the sun never rises and the bright blue twilight is the lightest color the sky gets. And because of the lack of sunlight, the chances of catching the aurora borealis gets higher. And even if you miss catching them because it’s difficult to know when it’s going to happen, you will have a lot more to see in Svalbard. It is one of the romantic destinations in Norway and catches attention of tons of visitors every year.
Lake Baikal, Russia
Usually, it is not advised to visit Russia in the winter. However, enjoying the views of Lake Baikal or the “Sacred Sea” is one thing that makes people take that risk. Lake Baikal is the world’s deepest freshwater lake turns out to be an attraction this time of the year. In Winter, it becomes an ice rink of 12,200-square-mile. You can go for snowmobiling and dogsled tours along with rafting in the areas where water isn’t frozen yet and ice diving.
The Kirkjufell mountain in Iceland looks like the one straight out of the fairytale. It is an unusually shaped mountain that looks breathtaking during spring and exceptionally beautiful when it is snow-laden. If you are a nature photographer, you will love it here. However, seeing it for real is another deal altogether. You can also visit Grundarfjörður which is a small town with a population of mere 900.
You can plan to visit one of these popular winter travel places. You can witness nature’s ultimate beauty, its magic, and thrill yourself with some sports.