At Priory Rentals we know that lots of you enjoy travelling across Europe throughout winter. So for an extra special start to 2017 we have put together some top European destinations for you to visit.
Rovaniemi is surrounded with brilliant spirit and the locals are very nice and welcoming around the town. The Arktikum museum gives insights into life at these latitudes.If your looking to take your motorhome here then make sure you pack some serious winter clothing as it the temperature here below 0°C than above,
Almost as far north as you can get in Europe on a train, Abisko in Lapland is for lovers of serious winter. The sun doesn’t rise for several weeks throughout January but that darkness makes it one of the world’s best places to view the majestic aurora borealis. Other attractions include cross-country skiing along national park trails and husky mushing.
If you get chance drive by the famous Icehotel in your motorhome and take some pictures.
When you visit Athens in January you wont have to Photoshop 500 people out of your would-be-prizewinning Parthenon photo. All summer stresses – crowding, tourist pricing, intense heat, queues, air pollution are almost non existent. It’s the best time to explore the country’s ancient heritage and get to experience local culture.
For fairy tale European winter, it’s hard to beat the home of Hans Christian Andersen. Forget the over-hyped Little Mermaid and head to the city’s cosy bars and cafes to watch snow flurrying outside. In the heart of town, the 19th-century Tivoli amusement park is a romantic, kitsch delight around Christmastime, with heartwarming illuminations and body-warming mugs of glögg. If you get a chance one evening instead of cooking your tea in a motorhome try splash out on a meal at Noma, considered by many to be the world’s best restaurant.
Slovakia offers high-quality skiing at affordable prices. Accommodation and food are reasonable too, and there’s a friendliness that’s missing from some of the snootier Alpine slopes. Jasná is the best Slovakian resort, with long descents flanked by snow-laden spruce trees, set in the ruggedly lovely Tatras Mountains. Flights to Slovakia can be quite expensive which is an added reason so visit it in your motorhome.
Parts of Andalucía are further south than the African coast so expect mild temperatures in winter. Accommodation is cheap, and crowds are smaller at standout attractions like Granada’s Alhambra or Seville’s cathedral. Plus tapas and nightlife in the cities are as enticing as ever. If you fancy a some snow sport action then it’s best to head to the Sierra Nevada near Granada.
Hauntingly beautiful and rather weird, Venice’s Carnevale in February is a European highlight. Elaborate costumes and spooky masks bring the canal city’s colourful history to life. Costumed dances are pricey affairs, but you can have a ball enjoying the free events with a mask bought on the street, but be prepared for epic crowding.
Hopefully through the suggestions above you can find a nice place to travel in your motorhome this winter. If you do not own your own motorhome don’t let that stop you, take a look at out motorhomes for hire and get your winter holiday preparation started.