Want a memorable winter vacation? You must visit this best winter vacation destination from around the world!
is crossed by the equator and is located in the tropics, so it only has 2 seasons, namely rainy and dry. Therefore, many Indonesians travel abroad to feel the winter atmosphere and see the snow.
But, for those of you who are bored with vacations with a tropical atmosphere, not all destinations can be the right winter vacation destinations, you know. Yu, take a peek at the best winter vacation destinations in various parts of the world below!
1. Hokkaido, Japan
Even though it is the coldest city in Japan, this city is one of the favorite vacation destinations in winter. There are several things you can do while visiting Hokkaido, such as see waterfalls or frozen rivers, to come to a snow festival.
This snow festival in Sapporo is open from sunset until 10pm. You can enjoy the results of ice sculpting contests from around the world in a 1.5 km long area.
Another great winter vacation destination in Hokkaido is the Onneto River. This river is often referred to as a mysterious river because it can change into 5 colors depending on which side we look at it.
In winter, the Onneto River freezes and its surface turns a beautiful emerald green color. Winter vacation to Hokkaido, you must visit the Onneto River which has a beautiful color and contrasts with the surrounding trees.
2. Shirakawa-go, Japan
Shirakawa-go is a village located in Ono, Gifu, Japan. This village is famous because the form of settlement in this village is still in the traditional style and is known as ‘gasshou’ or the architectural style of Japanese houses in ancient times. In fact, some of the houses in Shirakawa-go are 250 years old. This village is one of the other favorite winter vacation destinations in Japan because the scenery of the village covered in snow is the main attraction during winter holidays in this place.
Shirakawa-go has even been a UNESCO world historical site since 1995. About 96% of the area is still forest area. For those of you who want to enjoy the typical scenery of a beautiful winter vacation with nature that is no less stunning, you can immediately stay at some of the ‘gasshou’ houses, you know! Unique, right?
3. Davos, Switzerland
The next winter holiday destination is Davos which is the highest city in Switzerland. This city has several tourist destinations that must be visited in winter, namely The Glacier Express and ski areas that pass through several countries.
The Glacier Express is a train with the longest rail movement in the world which aims to give passengers plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery from Zermatt to St. Moritz.
Meanwhile, one of the popular ski areas in Davos is Parsenn. Parsenn is the largest ski area in Davos with 95.5 km of ski and snowboard trails and 6.3 km of ski routes. Parsenn also has several trails for all levels of skiers, from beginners to professionals. For professionals, there are also routes that pass through several countries and are trails for international ski competitions.
4. Fairbanks, Alaska
Fairbanks is located in the oval area of the aurora, a ring-shaped area around the north pole and is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights appear in August to May, and are increasingly visible at certain hours, namely 10pm to 2am. However, the Northern Lights or the Aurora Borealis is one of the unpredictable natural phenomena, so you are advised to stay there for a few days to get a chance to see this phenomenon.
Apart from seeing the Aurora Borealis, another thing you can do at Fairbanks is to stay in one of the cabins which has a beautiful view because it overlooks the ski area. In addition, you can go hiking or ride a special vehicle in a snowy area or a snowmobile. And no less interesting, you can also ride a sled pulled by a beautiful Siberian husky dog. You can only get this experience in areas that are dominated by winter for almost a whole year.
5. Lake Tahoe, California, United States
The Tahoe River in California is the next winter vacation destination that is also frequented in various other seasons. However, the view during winter is one that is not to be missed!
In holiday tourist destinations There are various ski resorts on the Tahoe River. Visitors can enjoy skiing, nature hikes, and spot the birds that fly through the area.
You can try rolling with tires to enjoy the snow in addition to just skiing. After doing various activities, you can immediately relax by the fire which is also available in all accommodations around the Tahoe River area. In addition, there is also a swimming pool with warm water so you can try a new experience, namely swimming in winter.
6. Hallsttt, Austria
Hallstätt is a beautiful winter vacation destination for those of you who want a fairytale-like view. Just an hour’s drive from the city of Salzburg, this city has a church that is hundreds of years old and dates back to the 12th century.
The city also overlooks the beautiful Dachstein Mountains, especially in winter. Even more romantic because in this area there are many restaurants that use candles as a source of lighting, the right choice for a candle light dinner with your partner.
7. Banff, Canada
Banff National Park is known for its beautiful mountaintop views and challenging ski areas. This national park is also designated as one of the world’s historic sites according to UNESCO. Winter vacation in Banff, you can ride the gondola to the top of Mount Sulfur and enjoy a meal at the Sky Bistro Restaurant with 360-degree views of the stunning mountains. Apart from Alaska, you can also enjoy a dog-drawn sled tour.
For those of you who have more budget, you can ride a helicopter to enjoy the views of the mountains in Canada at an altitude of 10,000 feet. By riding a helicopter, you can immediately see up close the mountains and forests covered by snow. In addition, you can also see the Abraham River where only the surface is frozen, while the water below continues to flow throughout the winter.
8. Troms, Norway
The next winter holiday destination that you must visit is Troms in Norway. In addition to the beautiful view of the city covered by white snow, the attraction of winter holidays here is the presence of the northern lights natural phenomenon or better known as the “Aurora Borealis”, a natural phenomenon that you certainly cannot find in tropical countries like Indonesia.
For those of you who want a winter vacation to Troms to hunt for the “Aurora Borealis”, the most common period to visit this winter tourist spot is from November to February.
9. Seoul, South Korea
The next recommended winter vacation destination is Seoul in South Korea. Especially when approaching Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, the atmosphere of Seoul which is filled with snow turns into a very lively one with various decorations and beautiful lights that adorn every corner of the city.
Various festivals and free music concerts are also often held to add to the excitement of winter holidays in this place. So beautiful, Seoul is often dubbed the Asia Winter Wonderland.