A Super Jeep safari is the perfect way to experience the beauty of the ‘land of fire and ice’. You'll be driven across steaming fields of lava, witness the natural magic of glaciers and lakes and witness the wide and yawning valley that is Thorsmork. You may even be lucky enough to witness the stunning northern lights. And when all the adventure is over, you can unwind in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland's famous geothermally heated spa.
Even though it’s situated beyond the Mediterranean and the Aegean, Turkey still feels the chill during the winter months. Travel to the east and you’ll stumble upon a landscape you might not expect in a country that is well known as a summer holiday destination. Cappadocia is home to a moonscape of rock formations and a generous helping of snow. Here you’ll also find salt lakes and pinnacles caused by volcanic rock rising out of the hills. It’s every bit as magical as it sounds, and the perfect place for a stay in a quirky hotel. A number of cave hotels have been built here, all making use of their natural surroundings and featuring bedrooms complete with fireplaces and a Jacuzzi.
If a winter destination is what you are after, you can’t get a truer winter wilderness experience than a trip to Greenland. Here you’ll be surrounded by sparkling glaciers, beautiful forest landscapes and ice sheets that stretch as far as the eye can see. Some of the excursions on offer include expeditions to track down the county’s musk ox, or a helicopter ride above Ilulissat where you can appreciate the true magnitude and splendour of the ice sheets below.
Possibly the quirkiest winter break we’ve uncovered is a wolf tracking trip in the Carpathian Mountains in Romania. You’ll spend a week hiking through the mountains and wandering through Transylvania on the lookout for wolves, bears and other native wildlife. These trips are fully organised and you’ll be looked after by expert guides who know where these elusive animals are most likely to be spotted, and they’ll teach you tracking techniques that go back hundreds of years.
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