Hey guys! sorry for being missing for about half a month. Oops. Yeah, I recently updated an ‘About’ page you better go and check it out. Let’s begin with something different and new today. You guys might be thinking ‘this is a gaming site why on earth the author is writing about travel ideas?’ calm down, lately, I decided to write about something cool. As you all know winter is knocking at outdoors or should I say winter has entered the house (failed sarcasm) ha, forget it.
Who doesn’t love snow? of course, we are all obsessed with nature, it is the biggest blessing of God we should be thankful and enjoy. Let me tell you guys this post is going to be super lengthy so grab your coffee and stick with me till the end and find out some of the coolest places to go in Winter around the world. It is travel time. Come On! travel with Error Geek. 🙂
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20+ Coolest places to go in Winter Around the World
1- Lake Baikal, Russia
The very first place I can think of to go in Winter is Lake Baikal in Russia. Believe me Geekers, this place is amazingly extraordinary. The true meaning of nature is hidden there. Lake Baikal is the precedent of nature’s beauty.
Lake Baikal is located in southern Siberia. It is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the World. It contains about 22-23% of the world’s fresh surface water. According to Wikipedia, it contains more water than the North American Great Lakes combined. The deepest lake of the world is Lake Baikal considering among the world’s old + clearest lake.
In winter this place transforms into a snowy paradise, with rough ice caves surrounding what amounts to the largest ice skating rink on earth.
2- Lapland, Finland
Nature never stops amazes us, the best place to go in Winter if you wanted to see northern lights, you should better suit yourself for Lapland, Finland. Lapland is also known as Santa Claus hometown because of its never stop snowing weather. Unfortunately, there aren’t many places to visit but be ready to be welcomed by Santa Claus, Reindeer sleigh rides and sleep under the northern lights in a bubble sled.
3- Bergen, Norway
Creating a list of beautiful places and not mentioning Norway must be an injustice. Norway is one of the wonderful places to go in Winter. Bergen is famous for its colorful wooden buildings, mountains and even some northern lights appearance aren’t great?
4- Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites of Italy is pretty famous because of its mountain range. It is located in northeastern Italy. If you’re a mountainous and adventurous person you should visit the Dolomites, especially in winter.
5- Lake Bled, Slovenia
Ever wonder how it feels to go to church situated in the middle of a fairytale lake? I must say, Lake Bled in Slovenia is such a dream come true, there’s a church in the middle of the lake and in winter season the place is no less than a paradise. Lake Bled is basically a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled hence its called ‘Lake Bled’. Of course, the area is tourist friendly.
6- Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt is a village on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt in Austria’s mountainous Salzkammergut region. Hallstatt is a peaceful town in Austria. You should visit this place in winter and enjoy the snowy mountains and candlelit restaurants. Hallstatt’s 12th-century buildings make it a picture-perfect town. I would love to go there.
7- Smolny Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia
Smolny Cathedral located at the bank of River Neva in Saint Petersburg in Russia. It is probably one of the most beautiful churches across St. Petersburg Russia. It was developed by the same architect as the White Palace. The place is worth seeing especially in Winter. The blue facades are absolutely stunning in snowfall. Smolny Cathedral holds some history in its heart.
Smolny Cathedral was intentionally constructed to be the central church of an Abbey. It was built to house the daughter of Peter the Great Elizabeth after she was refused to take the throne and to become a nun. Her only imperial predecessor was about to overthrown during a coup, carried out by the royal guards. Elizabeth gave up to the whole idea of a stern monastic life and decided to live happily by accepting the offer of the Russian throne.
8- Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia is a historical region in Central Anatolia in Turkey. The famous Cappadocia is known for its distinctive ‘Fairy Chimneys’ or you can say, hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia’s limestones spires. If you ever get a chance to visit Cappadocia, take me with you as I am such a traveler freak (sarcasm) ha, no need thank you.
9- Shirakawa-go, Japan
Alright guys, meet Shirakawa-go, a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. A traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. These UNESCO-protected villages cover 170 acres in central Japan and are tucked into the mountains like real-life snow globes. Honestly, this place worth a visit if you’re going on a family vacation to Japan.
10- Harbin, China
Ooo I would love to go on a trip to China, especially in Winter. The capital of Heilongjiang China’s northernmost province is Harbin. This place is also known as ‘ICE CITY’ because of its super cold weather. In Harbin, the snow season can last as long as half a year. There are four distinct seasons with long cold winters and short cold summers. The temperature of Harbin would drop approximately -38 C in Winter while in summer it’s just 20 C on average.
Harbin is a place which attracts millions of tourists, they would come from all around the world just to see a city made entirely out of ice. The Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival is an annual winter festival, that includes the world’s biggest ice sculptures. Since 1963, Harbin International Ice & Snow Festival has taken place every winter. It is the largest ice & snow festival in the world.
11- Tallinn, Estonia
Every country becomes extraordinary if it’s represented by its own culture. Tallinn the capital of Estonia, knows the perfect meaning of culture. Tallinn is the country’s cultural hub. To protect the treasure of our ancestors should be our first priority and Tallinn is best at it. A 15th-century defensive tower, a Gothic Town Hall of about 64m-high built in the 13th-century the heart of Tallinn sits in the country’s main square. St. Nicholas Church is a 13th-century landmark exhibiting ecclesiastical art.
Tallinn holds its walled, cobblestoned Old Town, home to cafes and shops. The perfect place to spend your winter vacations.
12- Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is the capital city of the fascinating Canadian province of Quebec. Quebec is Canada’s mostly French-speaking Québec province sits on the Saint Lawrence River. There are a bunch of other places to go in Québec, the perfect winter vacation can also spend there, as Québec made the second largest city by population after Montreal, the seventh largest metropolitan area, and eleventh largest city in the country.
13- Paris, France
Paris, the city of lights is the capital of France, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, and culture. Paris is the city of love, becomes even more dazzling under a shroud of snow and Christmas lights. We all know this elegant city is pretty famous for its beauty of Eiffel tower. We also can not neglect the fact that Paris is the most populous city of France. This fascinating place is worth visiting during winter. In winter the temperature drops below 5 C which is really freezing.
14- Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
Nature never stops amazes us, I know I’ve mentioned this before but that’s true. You can actually find true nature of existence all you have to do is look around, look around yourself. Coming back to the topic, Plitvice Lakes National Park is a 295-sq-km forest reserve in central Croatia. This place is known for a chain of 16 terraced lakes, joined altogether by waterfalls, extending into a limestone canyon.
Believe me guys, this place is extraordinary with walkways and hiking trails wind around and across the water. Electric boats are also provided for tourists that links the 12 upper and 4 lower lakes. In winter, the shroud of snow makes the view double awesome as it freezes the streaming waterfalls.
Note: This post is really confusing to decide which place is more beautiful and worth visiting as the nature of beauty is spread all around the world. To me, one place is super cool while I research about another one I would say ‘no this one is super cool’, as you guys can see its super complicated. For a traveler freak this could be like setting up goals, one by one going one place to another would be a great idea but life is short as my savings won’t allow me to visit every corner of the world unless I am a Queen or something (Giggles) well, let’s just stick to the topic.
15- Queenstown, New Zealand
Talking about the Queen and its here, Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the Southwest of the New-Zealand’s South Island. The town sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, against the dramatic Southern Alps. Queenstown is the perfect place for adventure sports, a base for exploring historic mining towns and region’s vineyards.
The naturally constructed Z-shaped lake is formed by glacial processes, having views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. Sounds super exciting.
16- Cambridge, U.K
Home sweet home, Cambridge is a city located on the River Cam in Eastern England. The World-famous University of Cambridge was found in 1209. Cambridge University is renowned because of the buildings that include King’s College Chapel along with Cavendish Laboratory and the Cambridge University Library, one of the largest legal deposit libraries in the world. In Winter, Cambridge look extra magical covered in white snow. The beautiful places hold historical events.
Nepal or The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. In this beautiful world, finding a place more distant and untouched than the Nepalese Himalayas. Nepal undoubtedly touches the sky with its rock formations such as Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth.
18- Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
Neuschwanstein Castle. English: “New Swanstone Castle” is located in Bavaria, Germany famously served as inspiration for Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland. It is the most visited castle in Germany and the most popular one in Europe. It was intended as a home for King Ludwig II of Bavaria also known as “Fairytale King”. When he died in 1886, the castle was open to the public more than 61 million people have visited Neuschwanstein Castle. During Bavarian Winters the castle gets completely transformed into a fragile snow castle.
19- Jökulsárlón, Iceland
Iceland, by the name I can imagine a place made out of ice. Jökulsárlón is a glacial lake, its frozen beach is considered a natural wonder of Iceland, blue water is observed with chunks of ice. In winter, the fish-filled tidal pond has several seals.
20- Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
The #20 on the list of 20+ coolest places to go in winter is Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve located in southeast Alaska. An adventurous journey could be spent there, the bay is flanked by high peaks. The two biggest glaciers such as Mount Fairweather and the huge Grand Pacific Glacier making it a perfect-picture view. During winter wildlife includes humpback whales and puffins can also be seen. This place is full of wonders.
21- Prague, Czech Republic
Prague the capital of the Czech Republic known for its historic pubs and incredible architecture. The city is bisected by the Vltava River gave it a nickname “the City of a Hundred Spires”. Prague is famously known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful buildings, Gothic churches, and the medieval Astronomical Clock. During winter Prague manages to shine its beauty through snow making it even better place in the world. Travelers would come from far will find warmth in the city’s Christmas markets and wine. A perfect journey in winters would be great for a traveler freak.
22- Bulguksa Temple, South Korea
There are so many mysterious, mind-blowing, historical places all around the world we can not just travel the whole world in one day. Bulguksa is a temple in South Korea, located on the slopes of Mount Toham. The head temple of the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism and includes seven National treasures of South Kora. Bulguksa temple is a piece of ancient Korean Buddhists. Under the protection of UNESCO World, Bulguksa temple lies four kilometers to the east with Seokguram Grotto.
Bulguksa temple is a masterpiece of the golden age of Buddhist art in the Silla kingdom. In winter the light layer of snow gives this place a lovely look.
Thank you so much for your time, looks like we’ve reached the end of today’s article. Guys, I know there are many other places to go in winter, I didn’t mention them all. This was just a little tourist guide for traveler freaks.
I learned so many new things while writing about traveling session. I believe I should write about traveling too. In between writing about places I would get confused about which place is more beautiful to mention or write about. But in the end, I realized that every place has its own charms in its own beautiful way.
Nature never stops amazes us. Enjoy winter!