As the winter season draws closer, the accompanying thought of charming European Christmas markets and skiing in the Alps is ever present. Yet winter vacations don’t have to only be about snow-covered mountains and roaring fires warming luxurious chalets. They can also be about unmissable moments waiting to be discovered, from exquisite ice hotels, to being enchanted by the Aurora Borealis, and traversing otherworldly landscapes.
Break away from your usual routine this winter and discover new experiences to transform your holiday into something extraordinary.
Sleep in a snow hotel
Every December across Switzerland, Germany and Austria, imaginations are captured by new worlds skilfully crafted from glistening snow. High up in the mountains across 5 locations is Iglu-Dorf, a series of snow hotels combine snow, sun and starry skies for a truly unique experience.
Each igloo is expertly created every winter, with international artists and ice sculptors decorating the rooms of the igloo villages with innovative creativity. The remarkably luxurious igloos in the mountains ensure guests are warm with expedition sleeping bags to enjoy these ephemeral hotels for the season.
After the sun sets, enjoy the seclusion of the mountain and gaze at the stars from the luxurious warmth of a sauna or hot tub. Or retire to a cosy kota to rest by an open fire and indulge in traditional cheese fondue before a night surrounded by unique ice architecture.
Cruise the Antarctic on a polar expedition
PONANT’s expedition cruises bring together luxury, adventure, and refinement in the heart of some of the most remote regions in the world. They immerse you in unspoilt landscapes, and the In the Wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot expedition is no different. Discover the unique landscape of the Antarctic, where the land belongs to no one and the theatre of the natural world takes centre stage.
Navigating some of the most extreme environments, PONANT will take you to the edges of the Earth on board Le Commandant Charcot. Observe Adélie, Gentoo and chinstrap penguins in their natural home, and humpback whales and orcas as they glide through the water. Make the most of your polar voyage with a range of winter activities, from kayaking and snowshoeing, to visits ashore with a reinforced team of naturalist guides.
View the northern lights from an Arctic treehouse
Witnessing the Aurora Borealis dance across the night sky is a magical experience hard to forget. While there are certain uncontrollable conditions needed to transform the night sky with colour, such as cold and dry weather in a remote location, where you choose to view the northern lights is entirely up to you.
Set in the fairy tale white wilderness just outside of Rovaniemi, the Arctic TreeHouse Hotel has been sympathetically designed to unite the panoramic suites with the Lapland woodland surrounding the hotel. The luxury Finnish suites offer uninterrupted views over the snowy forest, designed with the Auroras in heart. The Arctic TreeHouse Hotel is an exceptional destination where guests can be mesmerised by the northern lights from the comfort of their room.
Invigorating adventures in the American vista
As the snow begins to fall and the world becomes still, winter is welcomed by the Montana landscape. Nestled in 37,000 acres of pristine backcountry lies The Resort at Paws Up, a premier luxury ranch resort where you can experience an American treasure as it was meant to be.
Crisp, snowy days unlock a host of activities exclusive to the winter months. Race through the frosted fir trees on a snowmobile tour or dogsled, take a spin on the ice rink, or try the exhilarating winter sport of skijoring.
Explore the depths of Iceland
Only accessible during the winter months, the ice caves of Iceland are constantly evolving, with the caves melting and reforming every summer. Travel through the mesmerising landscape carved out by glaciers and volcanoes to reach your icy subterranean expedition at Vatnajökull.
Covering eight percent of Iceland, Vatnajökull is a hidden world crafted by pure, crystal ice. Experience the otherworldly shades of blue and ice that sparkles like diamonds as you delve deeper into the ice for a truly once in a lifetime experience.
The Vatnajökull glacier has created several natural wonders to leave you in awe this winter. From glacier lagoons, breathtaking canyons and vast waterfalls, Iceland offers exceptional winter experiences.
Discover new experiences with jetlogic this winter
The journey is an extension of your experience. So why not spend your travel time in the unrivalled luxury of a private jet?
With winter drawing ever closer, now is the perfect time to start planning your luxury getaway. Our dedicated team will guarantee a safe journey this winter, offering flexibility to travel around changing weather conditions and access airports less affected by snow and ice. So all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the view and you begin your 2023 winter adventure.
Contact jetlogic today for a bespoke quote and personalised travel advice.