4 Alternative Holiday Ideas for Your Next Getaway

Skiing in French Alps

Does relaxing on the beach while you top up your tan and listen to the waves crashing sound good to you? Of course, they do. However, perhaps you’ve already been there, done that, and the typical summer holiday in the sun just isn’t for you anymore.

There’s nothing wrong in thinking this, it just means you’re ready to do something a little out of the ordinary. And aren’t you lucky, as we’ve come up with four unconventional ideas for planning your next exciting getaway.

Road trip through Iceland

Blessed with shimmering glaciers, soaring mountains and dramatic fjords, Iceland is a great idea for an out-of-the-norm holiday.

The island has so much to see and do and isn’t particularly large, meaning you can drive around the whole of Iceland in about 17 hours or 2-3 days. Obviously, you’ll want to spread this out slightly to fully enjoy this Nordic wonder.

Some highlights to include in your list are the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Gullfoss Falls and Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach. And don’t forget to treat yourself to a trip to the Blue Lagoon, a popular geothermal spa in Reykjavik known for its rejuvenating properties.

Norway getaway

Norway image by Enrique from Pixabay

Ski holiday in France

There’s a reason why people love skiing so much: that feel-good state between your mind and body as you dash past incredible landscapes. And there’s the array of après-ski activities too. Whether you plan to ski as a family, with friends, or as part of an organised group, France is a great bet.

From the confidence-building slopes of Flaine and La Plagne to the steep pistes of Chamonix and Alpe d’Huez, there are options galore for your ski holiday in France. After your day on the slopes, indulge in some French cuisine before heading to one of the après-ski bars – Bar360 and La Folie Douche in Val Thorens in particular have a good reputation.

Adventure holiday in Costa Rica

Apart from the fact that Costa Rica is absolutely stunning, it’s the perfect place to partake in some activities of the adrenaline kind. You can pack a lot into a week here that you wouldn’t be able to anywhere else, from white water rafting to ziplining through rainforest canopies.

On the days you’d rather take things slow, you can trek to the top of a volcano, such as the now-inactive Cerro Chato. We’d also recommend a guided tour through Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll be able to observe a range of animals in their national habitat, such as sloths and crocodiles.

Reconnect with nature in Norway

Just because your holiday doesn’t involve sitting on the beach and sipping sangria doesn’t mean you can’t relax. Sometimes reconnecting with nature and embracing the culture of another country can do wonders for our health and wellbeing.

Norway is known for its fascinating culture and tourists are welcomed with open arms to experience it for themselves. From walking along ancient pilgrimage trails to speaking with a Sami storyteller and learning how to cook traditional recipes, activities here are both relaxing and wholesome. It’s a much-needed escape from the bustle of everyday life and is ideal for intrepid types.

Top skiing image by katerinavulcova from Pixabay

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