As a family, we are quite partial to a cold holiday.
As long as everyone is dressed appropriately, the temperature doesn’t matter. It might be -10 but you can have lots of fun when it’s cold and snowy outside.
You can build a decent sized snowman.
You can go on a reindeer trek.
And of course there is always sledding.
Even the adults can enjoy themselves. Taking control of a husky team is surprisingly satisfying.
If you aren’t that keen on snowy activities, then how about renting a cottage somewhere cold and just chilling? (See what I did there?)
You could rent a fisherman’s hut, like this.
And enjoy a view like this.
Rent a car and drive around in the snow. With snow tyres, it’s easy and fun to go exploring.
We found a beach.
Even the rock pools were frozen.
But the scenery was truly spectacular.
We’d recommend a cold family holiday. As you can see, you don’t have to go skiing to have a good time in the snow!
ETA that these photos were taken during 2 separate holidays. The first seven were taken in Finnish Lapland in December 2011 when we visited Father Christmas with Esprit.
The second eight were taken when we rented this fisherman’s cottage 30 miles from Tromsø in Norway during February halfterm in 2013 and spent a week just driving around playing in the snow and looking at scenery.
This post was written for this week’s Gallery over at Sticky Fingers.