While some want to escape the cold this time of year, others want to embrace it. And for these people who want to enjoy the cold, here are some beautiful places that become even more impressive in the winter. The website Lugares para Viajar listed ten incredible winter destinations around the world.
Check out the Top 10 Most Amazing Winter Destinations on Earth:
Lake Tahoe, United States
Lake Tahoe is a large lake that divides the US states of California and Nevada. During the winter, the region is much sought after by tourists in search of its ski resorts, hot springs, and bustling nightlife.
Gullfoss, a beautiful waterfall which, during the coldest time of the year, is partially frozen. Among the numerous waterfalls of the small European nation, this is the most visited.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Slovenia may not be among the hottest winter destinations on the Old Continent; However, for those who are willing to flee from most of it, the Eastern European country offers an attractive option. It is the region of Lake Bled, famous for ski resorts, hotels and the elegant architecture that completes perfectly with the natural beauties of the location.
Lake Baikal, Russia
In the cold region of Siberia lies the Baikal, an enormous lake – almost the same size as the state of Massachusetts – which is almost entirely frozen during the winter. At this time of year, tourists can ride a sleigh, dive under the ice and rafting in sections where the water has not yet been frozen.
Jigokudani National Park, Japan
Jigokudani Park is one of the tourist attractions of the Japanese city of Yamanouchi. Its thermal springs attract not only humans but also snow monkeys in search of a warm place to soften the low thermal sensation.
This mountain situated in Iceland looks like it came out of a fairy tale, but it is real and can be visited at any time of the year. However, it is during the winter that it becomes even more beautiful when a layer of snow covers it entirely.
If you want to contemplate the spectacle of northern lights, there is a place in Sweden that is ideal to appreciate this phenomenon. Called Abisko, the small village attracts tourists from every corner, who go there in search of sledding, ice fishing, and, of course, good old skiing.
From January to February, the cold is celebrated in a pharaonic way in the Chinese city of Harbin. Numerous ice sculptures are built, inspired by medieval castles to modern skyscrapers. In addition to the city made of ice, visitors can go sleigh rides, ice skating and appreciate the local gastronomy.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia, Argentina
Found in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentinian Patagonia, this is one of the three glaciers in Patagonia that, despite the increase in terrestrial temperature, continue to grow.
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Midway, Utah, United States
The small town located west of Heber City is a beautiful place to be in winter. There is skiing, horse sledding, and plenty of beautiful sights. But perhaps the greatest attraction are the ice castles built annually by teams of artists where visitors can explore these structures.