Europe has some of the most unique places to spend some time in during the winter. It can be for a weekend or for the whole of winter, depending on how much time you have available.
Top Winter-destinations in Europe:
- Copenhagen, Denmark
In winter, Copenhagen is one of the most fairytale-like places in Europe. Locals spend their evenings and afternoons relaxing in the beautiful surroundings while drinking hot chocolate. You can also visit their amusement park, a castle or two and the winter culture month which occurs in February. It includes art shows, culinary events, and concerts in unusual venues.
- Venice, Italy
The Carnival of Venice is a top attraction for tourists during wintertime in Europe. The carnival is exciting, beautiful and also a little bizarre. There are many costumed events, which can cost you a pretty penny. You can also join in all the fun by just purchasing a mask at a street market. What an awesome souvenir to take home, after enjoying a night at a Venice festival.
- Granada, Spain
No other region has as many things to explore as Granada. Not as cold as many other cities, you can still ski the Sierra Nevadas or simply roam the city. You can head to the coast but not for a swim. The city is not as crowded as other European destinations and you can truly enjoy the many sights.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Even being one of Europe’s coldest areas, there are still lots of reasons to pay this city a visit. The Winter Lights Festival is an annual event taking place in February and is one of Europe’s best celebrations. It is also the home to many museums, restaurants, and many outdoor “geothermal swimming pools”. This is an experience not to miss, relaxing in the naturally warm waters with snow falling around you.
- Edinburg, Scotland
Stunning castles and palaces with winding streets and beautiful gardens transformed into a winter wonderland make Edinburg a charming place to visit. You can ice skate in the centre of one of the oldest cities in Europe. Also, make sure to visit the highlands which are wonderful in winter.
Only a few wonderful places to visit during winter time in Europe. Getting more familiar with Europe, surely you will find a few more wonderful places to visit.