It’s winter time in a lot of places in the world, and nothing goes better with the holidays than enjoying them in cold weather, bundled up next to a fire or enjoying a hot cup of chocolate. From mountains, Christmas cities, to the Aurora Borealis–Mother Nature and the world have a lot to offer in terms of places that will absolutely take your breath away with their winter wonder.
If these winter sights aren’t on your travel bucket list yet, get ready to add them.
15. Mt. Fuji
Seeing this great mountain during Christmas will definitely liven up your spirits (and your Instagram feed with breathtaking photos).
Packed with people, activities, and tradition, NYC is a great sight to see during the winter in preparation for Christmas. Make sure to bundle up.
13. Lake Tahoe, California
Known for its skiing and snowboarding slopes, the Lake itself is a beautiful sight to see during the wintertime with it’s snowcapped trees and frozen water.
12. The Tadami River, Fukushima, Japan
A breathtaking spectacle, the Tadami River turns bluish white during the winter. The bridge connecting the two landmasses is also beautifully covered in snow.
11. Bern, Switzerland
The town feels extra Christmas-y during winter due to the architecture of townhouses and the snow covering their roofs. Paired with festive decorations and quaint street lamps, Bern is definitely a must-see in this season.
10. The French Alps
What better way to experience winter than by snowboarding or skiing down the iconic French Alps?
9. Yosemite National Park
The shift from night to day and vice versa turns the valley into a jaw dropping spectacle of beautiful colors.
8. Boulder, Colorado
The rock formations in Boulder turn almost completely white during the wintertime, making for spectacular views.
7. Gullfoss, Iceland
The waterfalls in Gullfoss are surrounded by masses of snow during the winter, giving visitors a truly unforgettable sight.
6. Reykjavik, Iceland
A huge snow covered mountain overlooks the town of Reykjavik during the winter.
5. Vancouver, Canada
It rains almost all year long in Canada, so when winter comes the town suddenly seems different. The streets, houses and surroundings are covered with snow and Christmas lights, creating a breathtaking juxtaposition between nature and the cityscape.
4. The Norwegian Boreal Forest
Powdery snow as far as the eye can see against a beautiful landscape is what the Norwegian Boreal Forest has to offer during wintertime. Visitors should prepare themselves for 360 views of snowy, picturesque woods.
3. Salzburg, Austria
The Victorian style houses and buildings accompanied by beautiful snow covered trees give Salzburg an almost pristine, sacred feel during the winter.
2. Quebec, Canada
With heavy snow fall and a great Christmas spirit, the city of Quebec turns into Christmas land when winter arrives. The streets are lined up with Christmas lights and decorations. To top it all off, the smell of pot roast seems to linger everywhere you go.
1. Lapland, Finland
Besides being a mini Christmas town where you can actually check out Santa’s house and some real igloos, Lapland is a famous winter destinations for its stunning view of the Northern Lights.
Where else do you want to experience winter? Share your Christmas wishes by commenting below!