The leaves colour up, the nights get longer and the breeze fresher, winter is definitely on its way. Whether you are looking forward to the snowy days or in the contrary wish to compensate the gloomy months with some exciting plans, get ready because hibernating is certainly not on the map this year!
The cold season also brings unforgettable memories and there are a few destinations that will help you embrace it. These 6 stunning resorts will take your breath away whether you settle in for a romantic night or go for a nature adventure.
Facing the winds of the open sea, the Fogo Island Inn soars on the Canadian coasts. Part of an arts residency program, the resort designed by Saunders Architecture includes a hotel, live-in artist’s studios and different cultural attractions. Supported by a dozen of narrow columns, the architecture of the main building has been thought through to have a minimal impact on the environment. Letting the natural light in, the large windows provides a fantastic view over the coastal landscape.
In the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Refugi Lieptgas looks like a traditional wooden hut, lost in the forest. However, while taking a closer look, you will notice that the cabin is actually made of concrete. Designed by Selina Walder and Georg Nickisch, this contemporary holiday home offers nothing less than the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.
The Northern lights, also called Aurora Borealis, are one of the nature’s most spectacular shows. Located in the Finnish Lapland, the Igloo Village Kakslauttanen is a great place to spot them. If you don’t want to chase them snowshoeing in the night, you can also gaze at the sky and enjoy the show, while keeping cosy in the glass igloo.
Just because we love these extraordinary winter experiences and you may too, here are a few more not-to-be-missed destinations.
Less than an hour drive from Reykjavik, the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel shows a stunning architecture and leans on sustainable practices to live in harmony with its surroundings. Learn all details of our stay here.
Situated in the Swiss Alps, the Whitepod Hotel is a place where breathtaking scenery and luxury nature experience melt into one. Decorated in an alpine style, each pod is actually a cosy suite by itself. Enter one of these bubbles.
In the North of Sweden, the design cabins of the Treehotel offer a panoramic view over the Luleå River valley and enable you to enjoy the tranquillity of unspoiled nature. Discover this unique resort.
Let your sense of adventure take over and explore!
Photography by Alex Fradkin (1, 2, 3), Gaudenz Danuser (4, 5, 6), Hotel Kakslauttanen (7), Whitepod Hotel (8), Géraldine Morand (9) and Fredrik Broman (10)