I know that when most people think of vacations, they almost always think of tropical beaches and warm weather. I grew up in a snowy climate, so I get the aversion to sub-zero, I really do. Maybe it is because I now live in the fiery inferno that is Las Vegas, but to me the snowy escapes have become some of the most beautiful destinations in the world.
My husband and I recently visited Iceland in December, and the trip was amazing! The snow made the landscapes even more peaceful and pretty. The best part we didn’t realize was that we would have most of the tourist spots almost to ourselves. Not only were there no crowds, but everything was cheaper. The snow is a lot easier to enjoy when you aren’t the one that has to shovel the walkways.
Still skeptical? Scroll through the photos below for some winter vacation inspiration!
Matanuska Glacier, Alaska
Huge Arch Shaped Iceberg in Antarctic waters
Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau Alaska
Glacier in remote Alaska
Sunset on the mountain top in Bergen, Norway
Cardrona, New Zealand
Reine village, Lofoten islands Norway
Penquins in Antarctica
Photo: Christopher Michel / Flickr
Cruise ship in the Antarctic waters
Ice Cave in New Zealand
Aurora borealis in Kirkjufell Iceland
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Photo: Alan English CPA / Flickr
Eltz Castle, Germany
Mountains of Norway
House in the mountains of Bergen, Norway
Tuolumne River, Yosemite National Park
Photo: Don Graham / Flickr
Glacier walking, New Zealand
Icelandic Ice Caves
Norwegian snow desert
Photo: Markus Trienke / Flickr
Great photos, I’ll still stick to the hotter weather though!
Thank you!! And yes, I completely understand! haha.
Hahaa, I’m a fan of warmer climes but there’s no two ways about it, these photos are GORGEOUS. Thanks for finding and sharing them. (=