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10 Underrated Winter Places For Your Year-End Holiday
05 Nov 2019PLACESBY SweetEscape

SweetEscape is an on demand photography platform that can capture any moment, any time and any where you would like. Winter Is Coming again... The winter time is certainly the most beautiful time of the year, so they say. Some of you might agree to disagree, because you just can’t seem to stand the cold winter days. For those of you cold weather lovers, your ideal kind of winter holiday is anywhere with the beautiful white snow covering the streets and buildings of wherever it is you choose to go. Need some inspiration for a fuh-ree-zing vacation? We've come up with some great underrated winter wonderlands for you to consider below.

1. Oslo, Norway

Home to the beautiful sights of the Northern Lights, Scandinavian culture and Nordic history, Oslo is a city that traces all the way back to the 9th century viking days you've often seen in your favorite movies and TV series. Considered an amazing place to visit especially during the cold winter time, you'll find that the country offers a wide range of beautiful views, natural attractions and marvelous sights to discover. Specifically in the city of Oslo, you'll find great snowy spots and hidden gems for the ultimate year-end vacation to top off the year.

by Jessica for SweetEscape in Oslo
by Jessica for SweetEscape in Oslo

2. Zurich, Switzerland

When visiting the entire country of Switzerland, perhaps you would already know that the country is especially popular for its winter time ski resorts. Aside from that, the country itself is equipped with endless natural beauties ranging from cold snowy alps, to the fresh bodies of river and waters throughout the meadow-filled country. Specifically in it’s largest city, Zurich, you will be amazed at how beautifully the city transforms in the winter time as it gorgeously showcases the grey, white and serene colors of winter. With the astonishing European-style architectural heritage, the city provides a wide array of fascinating landmarks and spots for a great feel of the European culture as you are surrounded by the ultimate winter feels.

by Lucy for SweetEscape in Zurich
by Lucy for SweetEscape in Zurich

3. Warsaw, Poland

As the largest and also capital city of Poland, the beautiful city known as Warsaw is indeed a thriving city in all sorts of aspects. Throughout the metropolis, you will find monuments and architectures ranging from castles, to royal parks and even modern buildings amongst the city’s fusion of both modern and historical architecture style. Especially famous for its pastel-colored houses, you can certainly imagine how the city would appear in the winter time, as it is covered by beautiful white snow and withered trees to decorate the season. For a picturesque year-end getaway, the city is definitely worth a visit for some instaworthy photographs and keepsakes.

by Anna for SweetEscape in Warsaw
by Anna for SweetEscape in Warsaw

4. Edinburgh, Scotland

If you’re into beautiful hilltops and gorgeous views of gardens and neoclassical buildings, then Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, is definitely a city worth visiting for the ultimate winter vacation. Home to the famous medieval Old Town as well as the beautiful Georgian New Town, the city is popularly known to store the nation's royal crown jewels and stones. Aside from the historical aspect, the city is heavily decorated by medieval Scottish monuments and memorials, in addition to the endless beautiful views that the city has to offer.

by Cristina for SweetEscape in Edinburgh
by Cristina for SweetEscape in Edinburgh

5. Quebec City, Canada

Home to numerous beautiful natural and manmade landmarks that are all native of the Canadian culture and history. The city known as Quebec City s highlighted by various areas for breathtaking views, sights as well as experiential activities like no other. Similar to the city of Montreal, Quebec City is famous for its French-speaking lifestyle in which even most of the city's landmarks and highlights are all French-named. Providing great views of both during the day and night, the gorgeous cityscapes of the city will surely satisfy your soul during the winter time for a magnificent holiday.

by Cathy for SweetEscape in Quebec City
by Cathy for SweetEscape in Quebec City

6. Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you're the type of person to appreciate and enjoy clean air and surroundings, with a hint of fresh air everywhere you go and inhale, then a trip to Amsterdam during the winter time is a definite choice for you to consider. As the capital city of the country, the city is surely living to up to the name. Famous for its highly elaborate canal system, narrow colored houses as well as Dutch-native landmarks, the city is a popular tourist destination. During the cold winter days, visiting the place will definitely enlighten your spirit as you are surrounded by 17th century atmosphere and remains.

by Roos for SweetEscape in Amsterdam
by Roos for SweetEscape in Amsterdam

7. Rovaniemi, Finland

Ever heard of an all-year-round Christmas themed destination? For some of you, that sounds like a dream come true. News flash! Finland's most popular Santa Claus Village is located just within the city of Rovaniemi, and is there to offer you various attractions and individually owned entertainment rides throughout the entire park. Aside from that, you can also enjoy the Arktikum museum and make your way to the Ounasvaara hill for perfect snowy views of the city from up high.

by Milla for SweetEscape in Rovaniemi
by Milla for SweetEscape in Rovaniemi

8. Venice, Italy

If you thought that the Italian city of Venice is only popular during the warm summer days, you'll be surprised to know that the city is just as gorgeous during the cold winter time. Enjoy gondola rides while the winter breeze flows through the streets and canalways as you sit comfortably all warm and snuggly with your family or friends. However, since snow isn't quite popular within the country, you can head over to the famous Campo San Polo ice skating rink to amplify the winter vibes even more. In addition to that, Venice isn't as packed with tourists during the winter, meaning that there is way more room and places for you to explore without all the tourist-y chaos.

by Silvia for SweetEscape in Venice
by Silvia for SweetEscape in Venice

9. Dubrovnik, Croatia

When entering the land of Croatia, expect to see numerous landmark and architectural remains of the 16th century renaissance era. Used as of the locations for the box office hit TV show, Game of Thrones, for those of you who are big fans will be thrilled to visit the Walls of Dubrovnik for a (semi) real-life experience of the Game of Thrones universe. Home to numerous fortresses and ancient buildings, Dubrovnik's Old Town is most certainly a place you would not want to miss on your trip to the city. Now picture all of that beauty but during the winter days. The already-historic city will come even more to life as the sombre winter atmosphere brushes evenly throughout the city. From winter festivals surrounded by beautiful palaces and fortresses, to uniquely built hotels and modern culinary destinations, we guarantee you will have a hell of a time, in a good way of course!

by Dino for SweetEscape in Dubrovnik
by Dino for SweetEscape in Dubrovnik

10. Stockholm, Sweden

Our last but not least underrated spot is guaranteed to give you a stockholm syndrome, and no, not in the actual sense! If you decide to visit the land of the Swedes, your primary choice of city should be the one only, the Skandinavian city of Stockholm. For those of you seeking endless opportunities of snow-related activities, the city is home to great adventures for you to experience ranging from skiing, Christmas markets, ice skating, indoor waterparks (when you want to warm up a bit), to winter-themed restaurants. The city is also popular for its highly cultured food halls where you can experience various culinaries from both western and asian culture.

by Malin for SweetEscape in Stockholm
by Malin for SweetEscape in Stockholm

Planning on having a magical holiday in one of these winter wonderlands, or perhaps your own secret little destination? Don't forget to book a session with SweetEscape for great photos to capture those beautiful moments for you. With SweetEscape, we guarantee you will have a great time with our photographers. We're here #ForEvery moment, so book your session today and let's #makelifememorable!