Here’s Why You Should Travel To Northern Europe During Winter

It will come as no surprise that there is a plethora of stunning destinations to visit around the world. An area that will doubtless be on your travel shortlist is northern Europe. Most people prefer to visit that region during the warmer summer months. But, did you know that visiting during winter is the best time to go?

Are you planning to go to northern Europe soon? If so, here are a few reasons why you should consider making your trip during the colder winter months of the year:


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There will be fewer tourists visiting northern Europe during winter

The major downside to going on vacation to any part of the world is that you will usually encounter scores of other visitors. I don’t know about you, but I prefer visiting new destinations without groups of noisy tourists distracting me!

If that sounds like you, visiting that region of the world is best during the winter months. That’s because most tourists will only venture out to northern Europe during the warmer summer parts of the year.

I know that some people might think that it’s an ironic statement to make. But not all tourists are loud, push past other people or forget their manners at home!

It’s a cheaper time to visit

At the moment, I am planning a trip to Finland next year to see the Northern Lights. One curious fact I discovered on is that it’s cheaper to visit the country in winter.

I then went to a few other websites like Kayak and TripAdvisor, and the same results got repeated on those sites too! Even in other Scandinavian countries like Sweden and Norway, it worked out cheaper to visit during the start of the year.


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If you want to visit one or more destinations in northern Europe, save yourself some cash by going during the winter months.

You could get to see the Northern Lights

Also known as the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are a magical spectacle everyone must see. The best way to see them is by visit an area that’s part of the Arctic Circle during winter.

On a clear evening, look up towards the sky and you will witness something that you’ve never seen in your life before!

The Northern Lights occur when things like cosmic rays and solar winds collide in the upper atmosphere. Such natural light displays are an experience not to be missed. If you travel to northern Europe during the warmer months, you will seldom get the chance to see the Northern Lights.

You can take part in winter sports

Skiing in a purpose-built snow dome in the Middle East is one thing. But if you want to experience the real thing, take a trip up to northern Europe during the winter. Yes, you could always go to the “usual” places like the Alps further south.

But you’ll have just as much fun going skiing in one of the Nordic countries. And, did I mention that your time there will be cheaper too?


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