Unusual winter fun of the world, which is especially popular with tourists.
Why do you need standard skis and snowboards, when you can go ice skating right through the city canal, and make a snowball game a serious sport! What unusual winter entertainments can be found abroad - we tell further.
Would you like to ride along the canals of Amsterdam ... ice skating? Such winter entertainments were invented by the inhabitants of the city, who noticed: the canals of the capital of the Netherlands, which are frozen in winter, are covered with such a layer of ice that it is the time to turn them into a skating rink! This winter fun was also supported by tourists, who enjoy skating along city attractions.
Overnight in the needle
Non-standard overnight accommodation is surely included in the winter fun of tourists in Finland: an igloo-hotel instead of the traditional one! Extreme sensations, of course, do not have to wait - no one will let you sleep on the bare snow - but in more comfortable tourist conditions, the overnight experience will be completely different,rather than in a boring hotel room.
Meet the deer
After spending the night in the Finnish igloo, you can continue your journey through Lapland and go on a winter holiday to the famous Santa Claus Village. In the same place, deer will be waiting for you, who are allowed to iron and feed, and in the same place you will be able to ride a reindeer sleigh.
Walk with alpacas
And in the Swiss Alps there are farms with alpacas, which can also provide tourists with a kind of winter fun, namely, a mountain walk and socializing with these cute animals. At the same time, the Alpacas will carry your luggage through the mountainous terrain, while you can slowly walk alongside and admire the landscapes around you. Lepote!
Ice and snow festival
The Chinese city of Harbin is famous for its annual winter Festival of Ice and Snow: here you can find winter entertainments for those who prefer to simply enjoy the frost and snow-ice beauty, and for those who like active rest. For two weeks in an area of 500 thousand square meters. an entire ice park is created, where visitors admire ice sculptures, play games, ride snow slides, visit ice bars and try Chinese and Russian dishes. And this whole program can fit in one day, so that the mass of impressions remains!
Yukigassen - snowballs in Japanese
The Japanese are very fond of winter fun and active winter recreation: they even took the classic snowball game to a new level, turning it into a real competition - “Yukigassen”. For this competition, a field measuring 40 x 10 meters is allocated, and the players are divided into two teams of 10 people each. Total game lasts nine minutes - three rounds of three minutes. The goal is simple: “knock out” rivals with snowballs and capture their flag, and you must either dodge or hide behind retaliatory “fire” from retaliatory “fire”. All snowballs also need to blind in advance - to replenish stocks in the process is prohibited.
Bathing in the hot springs
Even in conditions of a rather mild winter climate, the inhabitants of Iceland have their own winter fun: they love how to relax in the waters of geothermal sources. One of the favorite places of tourists is the famous source of the Blue Lagoon: while around it the temperature can drop to -2, in the water at this time is +39. Although this kind of rest is not active, but useful - there are legends about the healing properties of local thermal waters. You can see in more detail what this resort is like in the following video: