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

2
286 122
Norway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Oslo

3
225 95
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Pboy81 added Bern

4
246 113
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Berlin

5
251 120
Austria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Vienna

6
244 124
Canada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Ottawa

7
77 13
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
vestmann added Reykjavik

8
202 101
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Stockholm

9
199 102
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Copenhagen

10
198 104
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Amsterdam

11
169 97
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

12
175 106
Greece is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Athens

13
130 71
New Zealand is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
JoséValente added Wellington

14
69 23
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
22sofmarigliano added Tallinn

15
170 104
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter

16
161 99
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Edinburgh

17
169 107
Spain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Madrid

18
137 87
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
City of Brussels

19
150 102
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Budapest

20
79 42
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
stpavel added Ljubljana

21
155 109
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Bratislava

22
142 99
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Lisbon

23
145 107
France is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Paris

24
122 88
Russia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
DavidKhezri added Moscow

25
163 125
Italy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Countries to Visit in Winter
Rome