As the weather is turning colder, our thoughts turn to snowy peaks, Gluvine and romantic crackling fires. Here are the 360PT teams favourite spots for some Winter weather luxury.
Iceland is truly stunning with its extraordinary scenery of volcanoes, geysers, geothermal pools and strong chance of seeing the Northern Lights. The capital, Reykjavik is a very cool destination with lively restaurants, bars, shopping and culture. It is easy to get around with most historical spots within walking distance and is clean and safe.
Heading out of the capital there are amazing adventures waiting for you. From glacier walking to whale watching there are awesome views and Iceland’s natural drama to experience.
New York has an amazing vibe at all times but the run up to Thanksgiving and Christmas is particularly special. Exquisite window displays, the Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree and Macy’s Santaland are just some of the reasons to visit at this time of year. Coupled with incredible restaurants, bars and shopping, why wouldn’t you!
Winter days in Lapland may be short, but they are certainly merry and bright. It has regularly been compared to Narnia. A magical place where your days are filled with walking, husky-sledding and snowmobiling in a Finnish winter wonderland. One of our favourite destinations is the Igloo Village of Levi Fell, where you can lie back cosily in your glass igloo and look at the stars, and if you are lucky the Northern Lights.
Christmas markets have been held in many European cities for hundreds of years. Bruges is one of Europe’s loveliest and best preserved medieval towns and is perfect for a traditional Christmas Market. From the end of November to the beginning of January there are daily markets in Simon Stevinplein Square as well as Markt Square, with its specially built ice-skating rink. From the intoxicating scent of warm, fresh waffles to the twinkling fairylights reflected in the canal, Bruges is hard to beat for a fairytale Christmas break.
At 360PT HQ we feel there is something special about visiting St Petersburg in the snow. After a cultural feast of the breath-taking art museum, the Hermitage and the ornate palaces covered in snow, reward yourself with a warming iced vodka and caviar.