‘A very special place’: The best winter holiday destinations have been named – full list

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The best winter holiday destinations have been named. From snowy landscaped to northern lights, winter holidays offer unique opportunities to get away and try something new.

The most popular winter destination in the world was Cappadocia in Turkey.

Snowy landscapes and hot air balloon rides make the region a firm favourite with holidaymakers.

On Twitter, Neha Poonia said: “Incredible! Got snowed in when we were there but Cappadocia covered in snow is a sight in itself.”

And Trent Murray wrote: “It’s a very special place. I loved it.”

Coming second was Lapland in Finland.

For winter wonderlands, northern countries can’t be beaten.

Lapland is also a fantastic place to see the northern lights, making it a very popular destination during winter.

Third on the list was Missoula in Montana, followed by Whistler in Canada.

A bit closer to home, every destination rounding up the top 10 were in Europe, and a UK destination even made the list at number 14. 

Prague came up fifth.

With a flight from the UK approximately two hours, Prague in the Czech Republic is a great option for a winter getaway.

The Dolomites were sixth.

The picturesque Italian mountains were described as offering the “best of Italian ski”.

One of the most beautiful skiing area in Europe, according to Canadian magazine Espaces, the Dolomites are easily accessible from the UK with regular flights to Venice, the closest airport.

In seventh place was Bled in Slovenia.

On the banks of a glacial lake, Bled was nominated one of the seven new wonders of the world.

Thermal springs, castles and even a local cream cake await holidaymakers who head to the holiday resort town this winter.

Lofoten and Tromso in Norway were eight and ninth.

Norway has it all for a winter holiday, snow, ice and northern lights.

And the south coast of Iceland came tenth.

The land of ice and fire, Iceland is an incredible country to visit all year round.

In winter, the south coast is the most popular, and the most accessible for holidaymakers who want to experience volcano, waterfall, black sand desert and geysers.

Most popular winter destinations

1. Cappadocia, Turkey

2. Lapland, Finland

3. Missoula, Montana

4. Whistler, Canada

5. Prague, Czech Republic

6. Dolomites, Italy

7. Bled, Slovenia

8. Lofoten, Norway

9. Tromso, Norway

10. South Coast, Iceland

11. New York, USA

12. Mt.Cayambe, Ecuador

13. Lapland, Sweden

14. Highlands, Scotland

15. Yosemite, California

16. Rila, Bulgaria

17. Swiss Alps, Switzerland

18. Lake Baikal, Siberia

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