21 Unique Things to do in Europe in Winter

Winter is one of the best times to visit Europe, Winter festivals, husky sledding, frozen waterfalls, ice fishing, and scenic train routes are just a few of the wonderful things to do in Europe when the temperature drops.

Northern Europe offers endless opportunities for snow sports, some more unique than others. And, of course, the long nights of winter bring with them the magic of the Northern Lights.

Hiking in the Swiss Alps in the Shadow of the Matterhorn

The Matterhorn is undeniably one of the best hikes in Switzerland but you don’t have to be a mountaineer to experience the majesty of the Matterhorn.

After dodging a few skiers, you will have arrived at the start of your hike. The trail is just for walkers allowing for safe and unimpeded views of the famous mountain.

The Hiking Track

Husky Sledding in Finland

As the name suggests, for this type of dog sledding, a team of specially trained Siberian Huskies is attached to a sled for a magnificent ride through the stunning Finnish wilderness.

Husky sledding trips are tailored to suit, from short rides of an hour to extensive two-day day treks with camping in rustic cabins deep in the Finnish wilderness.

The Nice Festival originated in the Middle Ages as a festival authorized by the church, an outlet to allow the public to wear a mask and ridicule those in power.

Head to Lou Queernaval Nice

Ice Tunnels in Iceland

You will find them on or near glaciers, and because of changing weather and temperatures, they can change in appearance almost daily.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia’s most visited national park, Plitvice is made up of 16 crystalline lakes connected by a series of tufa waterfalls. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

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