Ice, Ice, Ready? Europe’s Best Winter Destinations

There was once a small boy who used to dream of snow. He watched all those traditional Christmas movies and frequently asked his mother: “Mom, are going to have a white Christmas this year?”.

“No, not now. Not ever. We live in the south of Mexico and it will never snow around here no matter how hard you wish for it each Christmas” his mother replied with a loving look on her face.

Levi, the Ski Resort Town of Lapland

Levi, the Ski Resort Town of Lapland

Saddened, the small boy looked up to the skies and wondered: “Will I ever see snow in real life?”. Twenty years later his wish came true when he was abroad for the first time in a student exchange in Montreal. The immense joy of his face during the first snowfall confused his friends for whom snow was something that they took for granted each year. You see, the grass is always greener on the other side but ever since, that boy fell in love with the winter.

That boy was me. And now, I’m about to embark on one of the most epic journeys know to man: Winter in Europe. Extreme Winter in Europe. Here’s the run-down of what I’m going to be doing during this cold months. Are you ice, ice, ready?

Horses at Matterhorn

Horses at Matterhorn. Be careful since they don’t like selfies!

Ice, Ice, Ready? The Best European Winter Destinations:

Autumn is about to end and with that, Winter will finally arrive to the European continent. As I write this from my shared flat in London I can already see people shivering from the intense cold that soon will be lower than ever and sadly, not all of them have the resources to keep themselves warm. You see, traveling is not only about seeing the places but also about interacting with people and that’s why I decided to create this unique campaign.

Not only am I going to be visiting the Best European Winter Destinations but I will also be assisting in local social projects in order to bring warmth and happiness to the hearts of those less fortunate than us. Winter is a cold time but that’s not a reason to let our hearts go cold was well. Remember, the more love we give, the more love we will feel.

Here’s a run-down of my planned destinations for the Winter.

The day I slept at Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo

The day I slept at Kakslauttanen Glass Igloo

Ice, Ice, Ready? January and February 2014: Finland, Estonia, Sweden, Latvia, Denmark

January and early February will see me exploring the region of Scandinavia, magical land of reindeer, northern lights, elves, dog sledding, fjords and the one and only Santa Claus. It is here where fairytales are made of and so I will take my time to get culturally submerged into the winter lifestyle of Europe.

And yes, I hope to stock up on mulled wine to survive the coldest temperatures of the continent!

Aurora Borealis and the Starry Sky

Aurora Borealis and the Starry Sky

Ice, Ice, Ready? February and March 2014: Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Iceland

Late February and March will see me exploring the Alps of Europe and engaging in typical winter sports such as ski, mountaineering and ice skating.

I’ll also time my visit in order to enjoy magical sights such as the frozen Lake Bled. Finally, I will be flying to Iceland in order to finish my journey at the only country in the world with the word “Ice” on its name.

Are you Ice, Ice, Ready now?

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The Matterhorn of the Swiss Alps

The Matterhorn of the Swiss Alps

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21 Responses

  1. Jenna

    Sounds like a fun itinerary–hope it’s great! I really loved Iceland and Norway. We live in Minnesota and winter weather started about a month ago already, so come January I’ll be craving some sun!

  2. Megan Claire

    Finland looks amazing – I would love to travel during winter and see the Northern Lights!

  3. kami

    I was exchange student in Finland and if you’re lucky with the weather (=when it gets really cold, like -30C) it’s such a perfect winter wonderland!!! I’m sure you’re gonna love it!

  4. Angela Anderson

    This is such a great idea. I did want to share that even though I grew up having white Christmases, I still get overjoyed when I see snowfall. Looks like you have picked some pretty wintry destinations that will fill that snowy void in your life. Enjoy!

  5. Lauren | Justin Plus Lauren

    I definitely take the snow and the cold for granted as I’m from Canada! I feel like I wouldn’t miss it. There is something magical about the first snowfall though and it does look really pretty. And winter sports are pretty fun! I remember chatting to someone in Mexico who said that they took their honeymoon to Toronto in the winter so they could see snow for the first time. I can understand the appeal if you are from a place that never has it!

  6. Hannah Logan

    Pretty pics but being from Canada it’s kinda the norm for me. As is the -40 C. Although I never get used to that, haha. Thermal wear is your best friend. Have a blast!

  7. Antonette Spaan

    Pretty cool and cold! Enjoy your winter in Europe!

  8. Sarah-Lambert

    What a fantastic adventure! Winter is such a wonderful, too often overlooked season for travel :D. I haven’t been to the Scandinavian countries yet, but I’ve lived in Germany for a little over a year now and been to some of the others on your itinerary. Can’t wait to follow your travels!

  9. Francesca One Girl: One World

    What a cool idea! And that’s so sweet that you guys will be volunteering along the way. :) I lived in France during the winter but it was a very mild one – we only saw one day of snow! That was enough for me though :) I’m not too keen on the cold!

    Best wishes for your big adventure!

  10. Bec

    What a wonderful Winter wonderland itinerary! Very brave with the freezing temperatures! I have never travelled to Europe in their Winter but it is definitely on the list! I LOVE your Winter photos, they are just stunning! I look forward to reading about your other winter adventures through Scandinavia and Iceland :)