Have a snowy adventure on a winter holiday in Europe by travelling to Iceland or Scandinavia and experience the wonders of the season in countries that know how to really celebrate winter.
Travel to Finland, Norway or Sweden to try downhill or cross country skiing, skating, snow mobiling, ice sailing or a dog sled safari before retiring to a luxury chalet and relaxing in a sauna. Alternatively spend a night in an ice hotel.
Lapland boasts some remarkable landscapes, which are often bathed in the spectacular glow of the Northern Lights.
To really get off the beaten track consider travelling into the Arctic Circle or to Greenland for a rare opoortunity to see some stunning countryside and spectacular scenery. intrepid travellers may also wish to consider the wintry snowscapes of Russia.
These are just a handful of the options available though. You can also tailor-make your winter holiday in Europe by adding a city break or other excursion; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.
Popular destinations for Europe Winter holidays
Our top itineraries for Europe Winter holidays
Nuremberg's Christmas Market, or Christkindlesmarkt, on the picturesque Hauptmarkt Square in the city's beautiful old quarter, is one of Germany's largest, attracting almost two-million visitors each year and featuring around 200 stalls, selling an incredible array of festive ornaments, toys, arts,…
Combine the colourful city of Reykjavik with the Iceberg town of Ilulissat in Greenland. The Ilulissat Ice Fjord is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – in addition due to the town's location north of the Arctic Circle it’s a fantastic place to look for the Northern lights.
This winter break includes a memorable stay in a glass igloo in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Watch as the Northern Lights swirl above your heated, glass-domed roof before swapping over to the cosy and characterful Hotel Ylläshumina for three days of Arctic-circle adventure.
Top offers for Europe Winter holidays
Special fly-cruise fares
This full-board, exploratory cruise will bring you through fjords and past remote islands to reach Norway’s historic towns, fishing villages and Arctic fun. Everything from dogsledding and snowmobiling to the North Cape and the Russian border is set under the Northern Lights.
Exclusive offer: Includes an Aurora Safari
Book by: 01 April 2019
Our most popular Northern Lights break, this four-day city stay in Tromso is the ideal introduction to Norway's Arctic delights, with wonderful restaurants and bars and easy access to a host of winter adventures.
Special tailor-made fares
Book by: 31 March 2019
This spectacular 13-day expedition voyage discovers the remote reaches of Norway's isolated and unspoiled north, from Svalbard's polar bears to Bear Island's rugged bird cliffs. You'll spot an abundance of wildlife that thrives among these mountains, glacial fjords and dominating icy expanses.