The 6 Best Fairytale Winter Vacations You Need To Book


A year of hard work and goal-getting means the CGD girls are craving a holiday, and this time of year is the perfect time for a magical, fairytale, winter vacay. So here are our top breathtaking winter vacation destinations on our wish list, so go on, have a look a the best winter vacations, because, at the end of a year of being a great Career Girl, you deserve a once-in-a-lifetime vacay that’ll give you some inspiration for the year to come!


1. Watch the northern lights in Luosto, Finland



If you’re looking for some winter magic, Finland is the place for you. Reindeer led sleigh rides, husky mushing, and the northern lights, Finland is sure to make your winter the most exciting and beautiful yet. Want to sleep under the stars and view the northern lights? Santa’s Hotels have glass igloos in Luosto that are intended for year-round use. Each glass igloo comes with all the comforts you might need including a bathroom, toilet, and shower. A few steps away from the glass igloos are the hotel’s other services. We want to book right now!


2. Go skiing in Zermatt



Skiing holidays are a great vacation alternative to winter sunshine, especially if you’re not much of a beach dweller. Zermatt is at the foot of the Matterhorn in Switzerland and is the perfect resort for both skiing (no matter your level) and partying. It’s also well known for luxurious hotels and chalets, so after a long day’s skiing, you can enjoy a glass of Glühwein in the lap of luxury.


3. Visit Lake Bled in Slovenia



Lake Bled is the ultimate fairytale destination! At this time of the year, they have everything from an ice rink to a festive celebration including a promenade by the lake with festive gifts and food and drinks from the Gorenjska region. You can’t beat this beautiful view, and Bled knows this, which is why they throw regular fairytale walks to the castle, have an outdoor New Year’s party and


4. Dip in the infinity pool at St. Regis Deer Valley, Utah


This luxury resort is close to Salt Lake city and regularly makes it onto the 10 best US resorts lists, visiting this resort will give you access to a world of year-round outdoor sports and the town of Park City. You have ski-in/ski-out access to the resort, slopeside views, a private ski beach, Ski Valet, split-level infinity pool and family activities. Wow.


5. Keep it chilled in Sweden’s ice hotel



Sweden’s Ice Hotel is one of the best in the world, everybody is obsessed with it because of its unique beauty. It’s close to the arctic circle and seriously spectacular, with different carved ice art installations every year. It’s recommended that you book one night in the cold room for the ultimate experience, but there are a variety of activities you can get stuck into such as wilderness excursions, dog sledding, skiing, snowmobiling, midnight sun and northern light safaris and classes with ice sculptors. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t try to book this soon!


6. Dip into the Blue Lagoon in Iceland 

blue-lagoon-icelandIf you want the ultimate spa experience, then you should dip into the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. The mineral-rich hot water from beneath the earth forms a beautiful blue lagoon, it’s great for the skin, mind, body and soul and there’s an onsite spa for other dedicated treatments. This really is a once in a lifetime trip that your skin, body, and mind will thank you for.

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Lucy Wilson

University of Exeter Economics graduate, freelance writer, blogger and lover of cashmere, gin and photography (in that order). Currently obsessed with podcasts, A Little Life (Hanya Yanagihara) and Crosstown Doughnuts (the apricot compote is out of this world).