Winter destinations for a romantic engagement
Travelling to a romantic destination and getting engaged sounds like a perfect plan. The first place most people think of might be a white sandy beach, somewhere in a tropical paradise. But, a few days in a white and snowy landscape, a thick white blanket of snow and cosy evenings in front of a fireplace can be at least as romantic, or maybe even more than engagement trips to sunny holiday destinations.
Snow, skiing and staying in an alpine hut? Romantic winter vacation – if you love snow.
Winter destinations can be INCREDIBLY romantic and offer exclusive and unforgettable experiences. Imagine, for example, dog sledging together in Swedish Lapland, watching the magical northern lights (aurora borealis) in the sky at night and hugging under a thick blanket when it’s cold outside!
Check these romantic destinations for an engagement trip with a thick blanket of snow.
Sweden: A romantic winter holiday in Åre
In Åre there are lots of things to see and do, in addition to skiing of course. Getting engaged in a snow-covered ski lodge can be the perfect plan if you want to do something different when getting engaged. If you love winter sports and don’t want to travel very far, there is no better alternative than getting engaged in Åre!
If you want to cuddle with your loved one in a snow-covered ski lodge in Åre, you can search for a hut or lodge at https://www.stugknuten.com or stay at the luxury Hotel Fjällgården, where you can ski right at the door. The hotel overlooks Renfjället and offers free access to the sauna, steam bath and hot tubs, as well as easy access to 46 ski lifts. The rooms at Hotel Fjällgården Åre have luxury beds from Hästens. Many rooms offer beautiful views of Lake Åre and the surrounding mountains. More information is available at https://www.fjallgarden.se.
Finland: A romantic holiday with snow, ice and igloos
A romantic stay in Finnish Lapland, with accommodation in the transparent igloos at Hotel Kakslauttanen, is a unique experience. It is a must if you have to see the northern lights on your bucket list. You can also choose cosy traditional cottages or a combination of the two: a lovely warm log cabin with igloo balcony. But experiencing the Northern Lights is not the only thing you can do here. You can go dog sledging, fish on ice or take an ice-cold day cruise with the icebreaker Sampo, built in the 60s. https://www.kakslauttanen.fi.
Luxury and adventure in Chamonix, France
Chamonix, or by its full name, Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, needs no introduction, especially not for skiers. The French city, located at the foot of the Mont-Blanc, right on the border with Switzerland and Italy, offers hundreds of activities and accommodation choices. Top-class restaurants, designer shops and luxury spas entertain the skiers when tired of the steep slopes. There are many romantic and unforgettable experiences to enjoy in Chamonix. Take the little Montenvers train up to the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier, and spend a day enjoying the fantastic views. (Here you are almost 6.247 feet above sea level). You can go on an ice cave tour in the glacier and if you are not afraid of heights, do not miss the Aiguille du Midi and its glass cage that hangs over a 3.300 feet deep cliff. A cool place to offer your sweetheart a ring. https://www.chamonix.com.
Glamour and luxury in the Alps: Gstaad, Switzerland
European royalty and celebrities flock to idyllic Gstaad in winter. You can enjoy the beauty of the unspoiled Swiss Alps in the ski resort. You can stay at Gstaad Palace, an iconic hotel where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy used to stay. The hotel’s guests can fly by helicopter to Matterhorn Mountain and have lunch 9000 feet above sea level. After a day on the slopes, relax at the Palace’s spa with a two – hour hammam treatment before dinner at Le Grand Restaurant with STUNNING views of the Alps. https://www.palace.ch.
Andorra: A sunny skiing paradise
Andorra’s slopes are at an altitude of more than 8.200 feet, in the Pyrenees between Spain and France. It is one of the sunniest ski resorts in Europe with over 300 days of sunshine a year. It is also a tax haven, offering a wide range of top-class restaurants, bars, and duty-free shopping. The available activities are endless: helicopter skiing, paragliding, dog sledging, snowmobile safaris, igloo hotels, off-piste skiing, ice go-karting and many more. The Grau Roig Andorra Boutique Hotel & SPA with supersize beds, in-room jacuzzi & mountain views is perfect for a romantic honeymoon. https://www.hotelgrauroig.com.
Sierra Nevada – Europe’s southernmost ski area
In the Sierra Nevada, you can choose from many romantic stays. How about a private hot tub on the terrace, overlooking the snowy mountain landscape? Or maybe a glass igloo with all the amenities? In the Sierra Nevada, there are 110 ski slopes and 21 lifts.
Just a half-hour drive away you also find the historic city of Granada and El Alhambra. The Sierra Nevada is also the sunniest ski resort in Europe, just a two-hour drive from the Costa del Sol. More information is available at https://sierranevada.es.
Are you choosing a winter engagement, or are you saving the ring until summer?
Soon it’s Valentine’s day. Why not get engaged on such a romantic day?