Sometimes, you just need to get away. It seems like it’s too long ‘til summer? You’re not alone! The dreary weather can be enough to make anyone miserable. The inclement conditions have been going on long enough now, and we’re all ready to feel the sun on our skin! Maybe everyone will cheer up with a big burst of those golden rays and some Vitamin D!
If you can’t wait til summer and you need a break now, then here are some of our favourite short holidays. If you’re looking for warm weather, you might be disappointed!
See the Northern Lights
The Northern Lights have been appearing brightly all over the skies lately, being seen with clarity in all sorts of unusual locations. One of the best places to see the stunning Aurora Borealis is in Iceland. Take a tour of the ice caves, have a delicious meal in style at the harbour and enjoy the show! The Northern lights are, in fact, the result of a reaction in the air. Charged particles from the earth’s atmosphere meet with that of the sun, and the dazzling light show occurs. Iceland, with its beautiful terrain, will captivate and enthrall you. It’s not to be missed.Find out more at http://www.icehotel.com/accommodation/
Shaken Not Stirred on the Slopes
Fancy hitting the slopes? Then why not hit the Alps in Austria. The latest James Bond film “Spectre” was shot here in Solden. If you want to be “shaken and not stirred” then there are a variety of different resorts to suit your tastes. St Anton has a legendary reputation where people ski hard, and play hard too! There’s some fantastic off-piste to be found at Valluga Bowl. And as for the apres ski, you won’t find anything to complain about. Wonderful restaurants, boutique shops and everything else you could need in this chocolate box style skiing resort. Check out http://momentumski.com/services/ski-weekends/
Climb every mountain
If you want to scale an ice wall and make like a mountaineer, then you can. In central London. Yup, right in the middle of theatreland in Covent Garden you can climb an indoor wall made of ice. It reaches a height of eight metres. Ok, so it might not be a real mountain, but it’s no piece of cake. If that’s not big enough for you, then jump on the train to Scotland. There’s a fifteen-foot high ice wall there that you can test your mettle on. Are you a mad mountaineer? For more details, see http://www.vertical-chill.com/location-london
Ice Ice Baby
You might not like the thought of an Ice Hotel if you’re trying to get away to escape the cold weather. Jukkasjarvi’s famous Ice Hotel is set in the arctic circle in Sweden. The bizarre getaway has several suites carved out of the glacial ice. Each room has been designed by artists to give every single one and individual look and feel. It seems like a living, breathing art installation rather than a hotel, which is one of the reasons it’s so hard to get a booking there. You might get luck if you try for April. Other than that, you might have to wait ‘till next January. Just make sure you book in advance!
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