Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons around the world. Gently falling snow, majestic snow-capped mountains, frosted trees, the ground covered in fluffy mounds of sugar-white perfection: these are the sights of winter. All around the world, there are endless examples of almost magical winter scenes.
A quick image search of any of these fantastic winter scenes will awe you with their beauty. Whether it be a calming scene of gently fallen snow over trees, the fantastic bustle of a European town, or a breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains, these winter scenes from around the world are sure to leave an impression.
The Northern Lights
Although you can see the breathtaking Aurora Borealis from other northern locations, Alaska is the most prominent location to view the world famous northern lights. Each year, tourists flock to Alaska to get a glimpse of the colorful display caused by particles from solar winds and flares reacting to particles in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival
This annual festival in Japan features an enormous ice-covered cave and is home to a large celebration of ice sculptures. As part of the festival, the ice sculptures and cave are illuminated by colorful lights. Paired with a fireworks show, this ice festival makes for a beautiful winter scene.
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Cesky Krumlov is a very old town that surrounds a castle in the Czech Republic. It was built in the 13th century and stands to this day. In the winter, the town is dusted in snow, giving the old-world town an other-worldly feel.
This French-influenced city still has a lot of its old architecture. Especially along the streets of the Old Montreal Quarter, the snow-filled streets and sugar-dusted architecture are absolutely gorgeous.
Tucked into the Rocky Mountains, Aspen, Colorado is a world renowned ski destination. Aspen has everything to offer, from majestic mountains to quaint winter towns, to picturesque landscapes.
While the name itself might make one think of a frozen wasteland, The Arctic region is actually quite beautiful. Home to such lovable-looking animals as polar bears, the landscape of the Arctic region is nothing short of breathtaking.
Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
Located in Iceland, the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon is the number one tourist attraction for the country. The best time of year to see it in all of its glory, however, is during the winter. Filled with icebergs, the serene waterscape is so clear and still that it reflects the sky.
The Swiss Alps
Every image of this sprawling expanse of mountain leaves the viewer awestruck. From the glittering lakes and babbling rivers to the frosted peaks, not to mention the tiny sugar-dusted valley towns, there is not one section of the majestic Swiss Alps that isn’t absolutely beautiful.
All over the world there are examples of the breathtaking beauty that winter brings – the peace and serenity of a snow-covered town, the shocking stillness of an ice-covered landscape, or the astonishing beauty of colors lighting up the sky.
Traveling to any one of these beautiful winter escapes will be remembered for years to come. And luckily, if you can’t make it to them in person, just a few clicks of your computer mouse can transport you to these beautiful winter scenes from all over the world.