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Travel Guest Post: 4 Unique Winter Break Activites

Looking for an unusual and inspiring winter break idea? Look no further. We’ve put together 4 great suggestions that are certain to give you a memory-making winter trip.

1.Dog sledding

This is one of the best ways to take in the snowy surroundings as well as giving you an unforgettable holiday experience. You don’t need to be overly athletic, as the dogs do most of the work for you. You can find husky safaris or dog sledding adventures in a number of different countries namely, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Canada. You’ll also be able to
choose from a range of different ability levels- from easy, short trips to longer, more challenging expeditions.

2.The northern lights

The northern lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, is a natural phenomenon that draws travelers from across the globe. The ethereal, color-changing spectacle is caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere. There are a number of places where you can go to seek out the lights in the cold northern latitudes – most commonly in Greenland and arctic Scandinavia. There are many tours available which will take you directly to the best places to spot this natural light show. Although it’s not guaranteed you’ll see them, the effect if you do is sure to be jaw-dropping.

3.Tobogganing

Unleash your inner child by enjoying an adrenalin-filled toboggan run. Both natural and man-made toboggan runs can be found in many ski resorts across Europe. Some even have illuminated runs to provide thrilling night time rides. Toboggan runs can vary in size and
steepness, so if you’re taking a family make sure that the run at your resort
is suitable for children. The runs are usually groomed every day and are manned
by experienced staff, making them a safer way to get that toboggan thrill.

4.Ice hotel

Ever fancied waking up in an igloo? Well, now you can get ever closer to the arctic landscape by spending a night in your own ice palace. The original ice hotel, the world’s largest, is based in Jukka, Sweden – 140 miles north of the Arctic Circle. There are different rooms to choose from, from a simple snow suite up to a decorative ice-sculpted ‘art
suite’. Alongside the sub-zero accommodation, there’s also warm, cozy chalet
accommodation and it’s recommended you spend time in both.

And finally…

Remember, although beautiful and serene, a winter wonderland can also be treacherous if you don’t take ample care. Make sure you pack appropriate footwear and sufficient clothing for the freezing weather and don’t head out into bleak landscapes alone or without the proper equipment.  Also, make sure you take out travel insurance
before setting off.  Be aware that certain activities may not automatically be covered under a standard policy, so if you’re planning specific winter sports or activities – check to make sure your chosen policy will cover them.

Author: Munveer Garcha

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