Niche Travel Destinations to Visit this Winter

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Are you looking to venture somewhere beyond the  mainstream? Well, look no further. We have compiled a list of niche and stunning winter city break destinations to tick off of your bucket list!


Cologne, Germany

Home to the biggest Gothic cathedral in Europe, Cologne is definitely a bucket list destination. This beautiful city is an excellent choice for a winter break, especially for those who are looking for a chilly destination with spectacular views and architecture. 

Photograph of Cologne Germany's River and City Centre

Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø is a lovely city located in the Finnmark county of Norway, and known for being a fabulous location to see the magical northern lights. Tromsø is the largest city in Northern Norway and offers a range of excursions and activities including whale watching, and visiting the ice domes. 

Photograph of a couple looking out to the nothern lights in Norway

Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

This mesmerising city has a very quaint and wholesome atmosphere. Additionally, Kutna Hora is located just an hour away from Prague, giving visitors the option to travel to this beloved city for a day trip! The city centre is packed with impressive restaurants, bars, and shops should you wish to do a bit of pre-Christmas shopping.

Kutná Hora, Czech Republic City Centre

Interlaken, Switzerland

This breathtaking city is nestled between emerald waters and spectacular mountains and is jam-packed with marvelous scenery. If you’re looking for a city break that has an outdoorsy feel, Interlaken could be the place for you. In addition to the scenic nature that surrounds this destination, the city centre boasts traditional architecture and a variety of inviting eateries and bars. 

Interlaken, Switzerland view of the town, lake and moutains

Rovaniemi, Finland

Do you fancy stepping into a picturesque winter wonderland? Consider visiting Rovaniemi! In the colder months, this beautiful city is typically covered in a blanket of snow, giving it a cosy and festive feel. Finland is also known for its nightlife and drinking culture, making Rovaniemi an excellent location for a city break with friends or your significant other.

Rovaniemi, Finland christmas market stalls