Best Places to Visit in Europe: Winter 2020 Guide
Actualizado: 5 de dic de 2019
Europe is amazing all year round. However, knowing where to visit at different times of the year can offer you a whole different experience. This is a guide to the best cities to visit in winter 2020. From warm beaches to snowy sidewalks, you don't want to miss this.
1. Abisko, Sweden
If you are a fan of cold weather, you are going to like Abisko. “this Swedish town is known for its incredible views of the Northern Lights. BUT – this region is not for the faint-hearted, as the sun doesn’t rise for weeks during its coldest time.
Not totally a bad thing…it means it will always feel like Saturday night” You can go check out the world's first ice hotel. Its called Icehotel and its located in Kiruna.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, especially in winter. The city promotes a mixture of cozy and relaxing atmosphere during the cold months of the year. “ The Danish concept of “hygge” (or “coziness”) is at its peak in winter, when locals spend their afternoons and evenings relaxing, drinking hot chocolate, and enjoying their beautiful surroundings”.
Top places to visit include Tivoli Amusement Park, Christiansborg slot, and Rosenborg. Make sure to check out the Wondercool, Copenhagen’s winter cultural month. It happens in February and it includes concerts in exotic venues, shows, art and delicious food.
3. Granada, Spain
We can all agree ones winter settle in we all look for a get away where the weather is warmer. Well, although Granada is not as warm as you expect in winter, but sure has a lot more to offer than sandy beaches. “No other region has as much variety as Granada — you can ski the Sierra Nevadas, head to the coast, or simply just roam the city.
Spain is much cheaper and less crowded in the winter months, so visitors can truly enjoy the city’s sights without waiting in line or breaking the bank” (The Abroad Guide, 2019)
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is one of the most historical places in Europe. In winter, the city turns into a winter fairytale that leaves its visitors with an unforgettable experience. “It is relatively tourist-free in the winter, which is surprising because the city’s natural beauty really comes to life under a blanket of snow” (The Abroad Guide)
If you are a foodie and enjoy experiencing food in other cultures we recommend that you take a food tour with Eating Europe.
5. Reykjavik, Iceland
Most of us picture the country Iceland as an empty land covered with mountains and snow all year round. The truth is the capital of Iceland is the definition of a wholesome winter travel experience. From heated pools in December such as The Blue Lagoon to winter festivals in February such as The annual Winter Lights Festival, visiting Reykjavik should be on top of your bucket list.
“The annual Winter Lights Festival in February is one of the best European celebrations of winter and its abundance of winter sports, museums, and restaurants make it quite a happening place, not the frozen and barren land that most people imagine” (The Abroad Guide, 2019)
6. Venice, Italy
We saved the best for last. A magical city off Northeastern Italy that comes to live in winter through its Carnival of Venice. “Beautiful, exciting, and definitely a little bizarre, Venice’s February through March celebration is absolutely not to be missed. Be forewarned that costumed events can set you back a hefty penny, but those looking to save a few bucks can get the full effect of the festival by enjoying the many free events around the city – just with a mask purchased at a street market or local shop. Talk about an awesome souvenir” (The Abroad Guide).
Aside from the amazing experience at the Carnival, visitors in winter can experience the city at a much quieter atmosphere. Old architecture, and unique culture all covered in snow for you to experience the most of it.
Whether you into heated pools or winter festivals, we hope that this guide has given you some ideas to plan the best European trip this winter. Plus share with us any of the unique destinations you have been to in winter in the comment section below. Like and share this blog with your friends and family who are planning or have always wanted to visit Europe.