Europe in Winter
Dusted in snow and sprinkled with festive spirit, winter is a wonderful time of the year to visit Europe. Whether it be soaking up Christmas magic in Lapland or carving up fresh powder snow in the Alps, Europe is well and truly open for business in winter. Batten down the hatches and snuggle up in a remote hunting lodge, don your cosiest knit and tuck into a fondue with the family or soak in a steaming hot natural spring to beat the winter blues once and for all.
For a winter getaway with a difference, escape to Lyngen Lodge in northern Norway. This charming lodge feels a million miles from anywhere, and thanks to its remote location, it is an unrivaled destination for spotting the Northern Lights. By day, enjoy a plethora of activities including dog sledding and ice fishing and by night, toast an unforgettable vacation in the hot tub, or cozy up with the whole family by a log fire to round off a perfect day in this winter wonderland.
Lapland is the ultimate winter paradise for families, especially at Christmas. Come face to face with Santa Claus, catch sight of the Northern Lights and stay in two of the most unique hotels in the world for an unforgettable family adventure. From the Ice Hotel, only open for a few months of the year, to the Treehotel, where every room has a story to tell, this customized tour is bound to bring the magic of Christmas to life for both young and old.
A stay in a Scott Dunn chalet is the perfect way to ring in winter and the festive season. With a host of chalets available across resorts in the French Alps, there is somewhere to suit every group or family. With our flexible service offering, you can enjoy full service or dining in-resort, allowing you to make the most of your ski vacation, your way.
Whilst Lapland often conjures up thoughts of Santa Claus and family fun, this Finnish Lapland itinerary is unequivocally grown up and perfect for couples looking for an off the beaten track winter getaway. With accommodation in a boutique hotel as well as an igloo, and activities ranging from husky safaris to toboganning, this is bound to be a weekend to remember.
Home to an exquisite Six Senses spa, complete with indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, saunas and treatment rooms, this collection of self service apartments are truly luxurious and conveniently located in the heart of Courchevel 1850. With direct access to the bustling restaurants and bars of the town, as well as its close proximity to the slopes, the Six Senses Residences Courchevel are a fantastic option for those who love some independence from a ski vacation.
For the ultimate in action, adventure and breathtaking scenery, Iceland is the destination of choice. On top of this, its vast, rugged wilderness makes this fascinating country one of the best places to witness the Northern Lights during the winter months. Combining the charming streets of Reykjavik with the remote south, this itinerary offers plenty of opportunities to spot the dancing lights after days spent packed with adrenaline-fuelled activities.