Winter time start time: the most beautiful winter destinations in Europe

13 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Winter time start time: the most beautiful winter destinations in Europe

Don't let the cold hold you back: book a city trip or holiday to a winter destination. The winter is cozy, cozy and a lot quieter than the summer period. The following destinations in Europe are more than worth a visit in the winter. Rugged landscapes in Iceland Celebrating New Year in Edinburgh Outdoor activities in Norway Magical Maastricht © Offered by Zoover Media BV Winter destinations - Iceland Langjokull

Rugged landscapes in Iceland

Wintry Iceland is indescribably beautiful and therefore you should really visit this country in the winter. A layer of snow makes the already rugged landscape of Iceland extra beautiful. The Golden Circle is a busy route in the summer. In the winter it is much quieter there. The chance that you have tourist attractions such as Gullfoss Waterfall and Thingvellir National Park to yourself is much greater. Another advantage: the chance to spot the northern lights is greatest between October and March.

Celebrating New Year in Edinburgh

The current New Year in Edinburgh is still celebrated as exuberantly as it used to be when the Vikings celebrated the winter solstice with big parties. The Scots also call New Year's Eve Hogmanay, the celebration of the coming of the New Year. The party starts on December 30 with a large torchlight procession. The last day of the year is then dominated by one of the largest fireworks shows in the world. It is a huge spectacle to be here as a holiday maker. If you're there anyway, you might as well take part in the Loony Dook, the annual dive in the River Forth on the South Queensferry. You could not wish for a better, and colder, beginning of the new year. © Offered by Zoover Media BV Winter destination - Tromsø Norwegen

Outdoor activities in Norway

Northern lights and whale watching in northern Norway. That sounds good, doesn't it? Norway is covered in the winter with a white blanket of snow. As a result, the best outdoor activities are possible, such as skiing, dog sledding and snow shoeing. You have to be able to withstand a bit of cold, because in Norway the average temperature in winter does not exceed freezing. In the winter it is possible to fly from Amsterdam to Tromsø, Evenes, Alta or Spitsbergen.

Magical Maastricht

We end the list of the most beautiful winter destinations in Europe with a topper close to home, namely Maastricht. The historic city center is transformed into a special city of lights in the winter. Trees, streets and houses are illuminated with sparkling lights. The Magic Light Route leads you through this beautiful city and past historic buildings and culinary hotspots. Delicious! A night in Maastricht is not nearly enough and that is why we recommend booking at least one night. You will rate Bed and Breakfast Townhouse 51 with a phenomenal 9.9. No other accommodation can compete with that.