February is almost over but in the meantime we are still stuck in winter. Hate to say it, but it is still cold. However, we do like to make the most of the seasons, so we have put together a list of our top 5 luxury activities/holidays that you can do while winter lasts.
- The northern lights
One of the most beautiful things to see during the winter season in Europe are the northern lights, hands down. This is definitely a holiday every one should take atleast once in their life time. The sky lights up in a way never seen before and you would almost feel as if you are on another world. The northern lights can usually be seen in Iceland from September to early April. The best time to see these is usually January, however, if you can afford to fly out now and really need a holiday, why not just go for it?
It is extremely difficult to see the northern lights and there is a chance that even if you go in January, you may not get to see them. But if you do, then it will be a memory that will last forever. Make sure you view them from an Aurora bubble which is an outdoor glass bubble structure. This will provide you with the comfort of a bed and heating yet still give you the experience of being in the wilderness of the forest. The best way to view the sky in our opinion.
One of the great things about winter is snow. And with snow come the fun activities such as skiing and snow boarding. For a luxury skiing holiday, why not book a luxury stay at an up-market chalet?
The beautiful Chalet Pierre Avoi located in the secluded Plan-Praz area of up-scale Verbier has a panoramic terrace, a dedicated room for massage and treatments and two sitting rooms, plus trained chefs to cater for any dietary requests.
Or why not go for something more opulent such as Consensio’s Marco Polo chalet. It comes fully equiped with a gold-leaf covered pool, hot tub, hammam and gym. There is a relaxation area with a bar and fireplace as well as lasers, smoke machines and an entertainment system with everything needed for a party, plus there’s a wine and cheese tasting cellar. The open-plan living area has a central fireplace and large balcony overlooking the Face piste.
Spending a week at these beautiful chalets whilst undertaking a week worth of skiing lessons will be not just a luxurious relaxed holiday but also a productive and fun holiday.
3. A hot tub with a view
The Scandinave spa in Canada is a 20,000 foot outdoor spa nestled within a forest located just minutes from Whistler Village. It comes complete with both hot and cold running waterfalls, plunge pool, a eucalyptus steam room and wood burning Finnish sauna. This is a perfect way to relax during the cold winter months.
For a hot tub with a scenic view, why not head to Verbier? The tub at Septième Ciel, a remarkable chalet, has some of the best views.
4. Husky Sledding Adventure
Huskies are our favourite dogs. We are sure you feel the same way too. One of the coolest things to do out in the snow is to take a dog sledding tour. Get your own husky-sledding team and let the huskies take you for a ride rather than the other way round 😉 There’s nothing quite like it.
5. Visit the Ice hotel
For a real winter holiday this year, why not visit the new Ice Hotel in Sweden? Stay in the cold room suites for a surreal experience.
Each suite is individually themed and hand carved by artists commissioned from around the world. You are awakened in the morning with a cup of hot lingonberry juice at your bedside and a sauna session and hot shower awaits before breakfast.
The art suites are individually designed sculpted thematic suites. in. Each suite is unique and has never been created before.
The room holds a temperature of -5 to -8 degrees Celsius. But not to worry, the bed you sleep on has a thick mattress that rests on a wooden base. The bed is covered with reindeer hides and you sleep in a thermal sleeping bag.