Winter The Best Countries to Visit in Winter  

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List Rules Vote up any country you would like to vacation to during cold weather

List of the best countries to visit in winter, as ranked by avid travelers. Winter is one of the magical times of the year, when the weather may by cold but the atmosphere is cozy and festive. If you are planning to travel during the winter months, you need to select a country that will be welcoming to a hopeful traveler who is looking for the best winter vacation the world has to offer. Many countries have winter sports like skiing and snowboarding,so you can indulge in your favorite physical activity while getting to see the gorgeous sights. Other countries have winter celebrations, including Christmas markets, like the ones in Germany, and outdoor festivals that are the perfect adventure for a tourist.

This list includes countries with breathtaking architecture,world-famous museums, and unbelievable views to be explored. There are countries with well-known celebrations like the Harbin Ice Festival in China and fairytale-like atmospheres like in Austria. If you’re interested in a winter vacation to a warmer location, countries like Belize and Brazil have welcoming beaches for everyone to enjoy.

What places are perfect for winter vacations? Depending on your interests, there are countries on this list that offer every winter activity you could ever dream up.

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276 113
Finland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Helsinki

2
292 124
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Oslo

3
227 97
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Bern

4
249 116
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Berlin

5
253 123
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Vienna

6
246 126
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Ottawa

7
79 15
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Reykjavik

8
205 104
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Stockholm

9
201 104
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Copenhagen

10
200 106
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Amsterdam

11
171 99
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

12
71 25
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
22sofmarigliano added Tallinn

13
172 106
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

14
175 109
Greece is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Athens

15
130 74
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added Wellington

16
161 102
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Edinburgh

17
169 110
Spain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Madrid

18
137 89
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
City of Brussels

19
152 103
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Budapest

20
80 43
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Ljubljana

21
156 110
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bratislava

22
142 101
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Lisbon

23
145 109
France is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Paris

24
122 90
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Moscow

25
163 128
Italy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Rome