These three European destinations turn so beautiful in winter that they make us question if it’s possible for something so breath-taking to be created without a dash of fairy dust?
Deep in the south of Norway, you can find Svalbard, of the prettiest winter destinations in the world. The Svalbard Islands are known for their polar nights and Aurora lights, which take place between mid-November and late January. It’s a period when the sun doesn’t shine, and humanity is silent and drunk with Nordic magic.
Abisko in winter is everything you imagined in your head when you were a child. Think reindeers, warm tea, and Aurora lights. For grown-ups, there is skiing, ice fishing, and ice skating, but we know that deep down, we are all looking forward to seeing if the frozen queen is somewhere nearby, watching and waiting.
During the winter, the city of Bled, which is surrounded by the Bled Lake, turns into a huge ice-skating rink. Since it’s amid the Julian Alps, you can see their reflection on the frozen lake, which looks truly majestic and magical. When in Bled, you can go hiking, skiing, visit the caves or eat kreamsnita, a local gourmet dish fit for a king.