Winter Holidays

While summer holidays are seen as the holiday holy grail, and especially for families with school-age children in tow, we think there’s a lot to be said for winter holidays. Whether you want a snowy wonderland to get in the mood for (or come down from) the festive period; a shot of sunshine and hedonism; or a culture-filled city adventure, winter has a lot to offer.

Winter sun holidays are always wildly popular. As the evenings draw in and it seems like there's an endless stretch of chilly temperatures ahead of us, destinations such as Sri Lanka, Thailand and Australia issue a clarion call to sunseekers. Getting a good dose of Vitamin D and enjoying the great outdoors without thousands of layers on is an infinitely effective balm for the soul (and skin).

If you're desperate to break out the winter wardrobe, and if the idea of spending the festive season in the sunshine is heretical, then there are destinations aplenty where you can enjoy a true winter wonderland. Europe is an obvious choice, with Scandinavia almost guaranteed to be snowy and, if not, at least cold enough to invite cosy coffees and cakes in a cute café. Denmark's cool capital Copenhagen and Sweden's biggest city Stockholm are both packed to the rafters with culture for a winter city break, or head further north - and even into neighbouring Norway and Finland - and you'll find yourself in the Arctic Circle. The snow-carpeted countryside is a prime example of pristine nature. From the northern Fjords of Norway to the adventure playgrounds of Lapland (both Swedish and Finnish), winter holidays are sure to be a huge hit. Zip through the forest mushing huskies; explore your surroundings with a spot of snowshoeing or snowmobiling; go Northern Lights hunting; or even head to the home of Father Christmas. Alternatively, travellers who have had their fill of Europe's snowy mountains and traditional Christmas markets might want to visit our Canadian friends. Whistler is an ever-popular choice for skiiers, but the whole province of British Colombia is ripe for exploring, as is nearby Yukon, of our all-time favourite destinations for those who want to get off the beaten track.

Whether you're a solo sun-seeker, a family of snow bunnies or a culture-loving couple looking for a new city to explore, we at Original Travel can help organise tailor-made winter holidays to suit you.

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