Best Winter Activities Around the World

FOR THE LOVE OF

Best Winter Activities Around the World

April 18, 2019

Winter conjures up images of snow-capped mountains, hot chocolate, and fireside stories. Bust out your scarves and hats and start thinking of all those wintery, snow-filled activities you’ve been waiting for all year long. While there’s nothing wrong with hitting the slopes this season, several more adventurous options await. Embrace your inner Elsa and go explore some new winter activities. From bobsledding to ice hotels, the cold never seemed so cool. 

 

 

 

1. Sapporo, Japan- Snow festival

 

Every February, Sapporo becomes home to towering snow and ice sculptures. Each one is hand-craved by a group of artists from around the world. The yuki-matsuri has three distinct districts: a street dedicated to smaller hand-sculpted ice sculptures, a hands-on area to get up close and personal with the snow, and 13-blocks of huge ice shenanigans and events. Make sure to come at night for a color transformation. 

 

 

2. Ely, Minnesota- Dog sleddin

 

Need a daily cup of cuteness on your holiday vacation? Make your way to Minnesota for a true dog-sledding experience. Not only will you get to try a new style of snow-transportation, you get to enjoy the scenic beauty that Minnesota has to offer. Learn how to properly “mush” your dog-sled team and embrace the ways of the sled. After all, how can you say “no” to dog snuggles? 

 

 

3. Kiruna, Sweden- Ice Hotel

 

Each year, Kiruna brings in frozen pieces of water from the Torne River to create their icy hotel. Because of this, the hotel never looks quite the same as the year before. Various artists are invited to create part of the hotel. From the bar to the chapel, no room is ever the same. Worried you might freeze? The hotel staff will equip you with everything you need to stay warm.

 

 

4. Igls, Austria- Bobsled and Luge

 

Get your adrenaline running with one of the most exciting winter activities! Fly down the course at a roaring 71mph, taking sharp turns like an Olympic champion. Austria has hosted the winter Olympics twice and is the perfect place to learn a new winter sport. Don’t worry if you’re a newbie; you can go down the course with a professional. 

 

 

5. Reykjavik, Iceland- Blue lagoon and Northern Lights

 

Dreaming of beautiful views and laid-back evenings? Iceland fits the bill. The (in)famous Blue Lagoon, a spa located in Iceland’s former lava fields, is the perfect place to get in and warm your bones. Their heated water allows you to finally relax and take in the beauty around you. Its waters are said to have curative abilities and can help those with skin disease. As you spoil yourself, be on the lookout for the Northern Lights.  

 

 

Grab your warmest mittens and clothes before you head out on your winter activities. You don’t want to get caught in a snowstorm unprepared. If you’re allergic to snow and things that are cold, you can always head south of the equator for sand, beaches, and warmth! Get "snowing."

 

 

 

 

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
Laid-back, culture-focused, adventurous group tours for young professionals and young adults.
  • FTLO - group travel for young adults
  • FTLO - group travel for young adults
  • FTLO - group travel for young adults
  • FTLO - group travel for young adults
  • FTLO - group travel for young adults

Feel free to leave your info for occasional reminders that you need a vacation. Also so we can let you know about new trips, deals, and events.

© 2019 by FOR THE LOVE OF TRAVEL, LOS ANGELES, CA, USA |  INFO@FTLOTRAVEL.COM

California Registered Seller of Travel No. 2132796-50