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Adventures for Winter

With Christmas and New Year over it may feel like spring should be just around the corner, but in fact the Astronomical winter season only started on the 21st December in Europe and won’t end until 19th March 2017! Don’t fret though; there are loads of winter activities to make you appreciate the season.

hot air balloon

Hot Air Ballooning

Every January the resort town of Filzmoos in Austria brings out its hot air balloons to give visitors a birds-eye view of the beautiful scenery.  Spend a few days skiing and marvelling at the hundreds of balloons littering the sky, and then have a go yourself!


What better way to explore Finnish Lapland than by husky sled? Choose to be a passenger or turn up the adrenaline by taking the reins yourself – you may even be able to help feed, train, and pet the huskies, making it the perfect activity for animal lovers.


It may sound like an obvious (and slightly boring) activity, but hiking is one of the best ways to see the most breath-taking views. Head to French Pyrenees, find yourself a trained snow shoeing guide and head off on a snowy guided tour.

Northern Lights Hunting

Spotting the Aurora Borealis (or Northern Lights to you and me) features on the bucket list of most travellers, so why not book a tour for 2017? Iceland offers some amazing nigh time tours, and during the day you can visit the Blue Lagoon or take a tour of the Golden Circle.

Igloo Building

Looking for something really different? Then head to Bavaria, where you and your friends can construct your own igloos out of ice bricks. Once built you get to stay the night in your DIY home – just don’t forget the thermals!

Before you leave, just remember to invest in quality winter travel insurance which covers your chosen activity. Visit for more information on our award winning travel insurance.

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