Winter is the best time for travel for many people across the world. Since it is the time for the back to back holidays during the Christmas-New Year week, it is easier and more convenient to plan a trip during this time. Also cold makes travelling a more enjoyable experience as during the winter, people are more active and full of energy. Even Holiday Magazine says that. For people staying minus degrees it is that time of the year when they migrate to warmer tropical countries whereas people from many tropical countries love to experience the chilly biting cold of the west. In Europe itself people can actually travel to a number of stunning locations that come to live during the winter season.
Rovaniemi, Finland: When it is Christmas time, it is difficult to ignore Santa and thus the snow covered Rovaniemi in Finland makes for a very peaceful and serene travel destination during this time of the year. It springs to life during Christmas with lights and gorgeous decorations that add to the festive mood. The Arktikum museum is an attraction to look out for in this region.
Abisko, Sweden: Abisko in Lapland, Sweden is the heaven for snow and winter lovers. It remains dark for over a few weeks and this darkness gives the opportunity to witness the spectacular and unique northern lights or aurora borealis. It also allows skiing along the husky mushing and the national park trails. The famous ice hotel, Kiruna is also another attraction.
Athens, Greece. Athens is a great place to visit in winter and one of the most prominent reasons being that during this time of the year it wont be too over crowded with tourists. So the visitor would get a much better snap of the pantheon or the Acropolis.
Copenhagen, Denmark: If one is looking for a fairytale like winter vacation, Denmark it should be. The home of Hans Christian Andersen or the Little Mermaid perched on a rock, Denmark is a beautiful place to explore. The Tivoli amusement park which has been there since the 19th century is a wonderful and fun place during the Christmas time.
Germany and Austria: In German and Austria during the Christmas time is a pleasant experience. The historic markets that starts every year at this time and lasts for several days has everything associated with Christmas for sale, from sleigh bells to ginger bread.