Does your annual holiday consist of sunbathing on a golden beach and catching rays for two weeks? If so, you’re not alone. Most of us love to spend well-earned time off basking in the warm glow of sunny skies. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with summer breaks, but have you ever thought of switching things up and going away in the winter? There are some phenomenal destinations out there, which may inspire you to ditch the sun cream and grab your skis instead and enjoy some snow. Here are some ideas to inspire you if you’re thinking of planning a holiday with a difference.

Snow in Iceland

If you’re a fan of travel guides, you’ve probably seen Iceland feature heavily in lists of up and coming holiday destinations. The football team put the country on the map after their courageous exploits at Euro 2016. But Iceland has been attracting a growing number of tourists for the past few years. The more people hear about it, the more they want to go and see it for themselves, and it’s no wonder. This is a country that looks like something from a film set.

As you fly in, you’ll spot wild waves, pristine snow sheets, and rugged mountains. This is a land of mystery, intrigue, and outstanding natural beauty. The highlight has to be the Golden Circle. This incredible national park is home to canyons, lakes, geysers, and the stunning Gullfoss waterfall. You can spend your days marvelling at the scenery around you, or get your heart rate going with exhilarating activities. Snowmobiling, glacier walking, hiking, and caving are just some of the pursuits on offer. After a busy day hit the cosy cafes of central Reykjavik for a hot drink.

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Finland

Finland has something to offer everyone. Enjoy a sophisticated city break in Helsinki or a magical festive break in Lapland. Finnish Lapland is not just the place to be if you want to see Santa. You can also enjoy the most extraordinary show, the Northern Lights, here. The Arctic Circle is also an excellent place to visit if you’re eager to experience Finland husky safaris. During your stay, you can unwind and while away the hours staring at the scenery or get out and about. Try ice fishing or grab your skis and navigate the tricky cross-country routes.

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Switzerland

One of the world’s prime ski spots, Switzerland is a staggeringly beautiful country, which offers all kinds of holidays. Hit the slopes of Zermatt and Verbier for pristine powder and lively apres-ski facilities. Both Zermatt and Verbier contain a huge selection of holiday rental chalets and Tempston Luxury is one of the best companies to book through! Hike around the Matterhorn or go tobogganing in Saas-Grund.

When you hear the word holiday, you may think about topping up your tan and splashing around in the sea. But sometimes, it’s good to try new things. The world’s a huge place. Visiting different countries provides you with diverse and unique experiences. This year, why not take a break from seaside holidays, and discover a new type of adventure in the cold? Wrap up warm, try new activities, and prepare to see some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

One of the world’s prime ski spots, Switzerland is a staggeringly beautiful country, which offers all kinds of holidays. Hit the slopes of Zermatt and Verbier for pristine powder and lively apres-ski facilities. Hike around the Matterhorn or go tobogganing in Saas-Grund.

When you hear the word holiday, you may think about topping up your tan and splashing around in the sea. But sometimes, it’s good to try new things. The world’s a huge place. Visiting different countries provides you with diverse and unique experiences. This year, why not take a break from seaside holidays, and discover a new type of adventure in the cold? Wrap up warm, try new activities, and prepare to see some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth.

Switzerland | Winter Holiday Destination Travel Guide | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog
Winter Holiday Destination Travel Guide | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

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