The best winter vacation for those who don't ski

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Not a fan of skiing? Then there are winter holidays where you can leave your skis at home.

Winter holidays are not necessarily related to skiing. In some cases, they can be much more adventurous. Check out the British newspaper selection The Standard, which presented a selection of the most fascinating adventures in winter days, where you can ditch the snow boots and skis.

Cruise on the ice and see the northern lights

Northern Norway turns into a true paradise on earth during winter days, at least for fans of cold and snow. The northern lights are a treat in themselves, and every true traveler wants to see them at least once in their life. A six-day cruise through the north discovers many more sights. Spend part of the trip on a cruise ship MS Quest, but also includes an unforgettable journey on the new Northern Lights Expressu. In addition, the unforgettable adventure includes dog sledding and snowmobiling, as well as spotting unique polar life, from orcas to humpback whales.

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Cruising from Argentina to Antarctica

Another cruise, this time all the way from Argentina to Antarctica. On this express trip that he organizes The Ultimate Travel Company you will visit the southernmost part of the planet, Antarctica, in just six days. You'll set sail from the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia, Argentina and head to the remote Cape Horn Island, then on to King George Island across icy dramatic waters. You will sail on a luxury cruise ship Magellan Explorer, and at the destination you will board a smaller boat and visit a colony of penguins with it.

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In the snowy land of Count Dracula

Starting and ending in Bucharest, this one-week trip gives you an insight into some of Romania's most picturesque medieval cities and their history. From snowy Dracula's Castle to dog sledding in the Harghita Mountains. The last night will be spent in a stunning ice igloo hotel in Transylvania, accessible only by cable car.

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Lapland for adults

The magic of Lapland shouldn't be reserved only for children visiting Santa. Untold Story Travel offers a week-long adventure that's sure to delight travelers of all ages. It includes reindeer riding and dog sledding, as well as snowmobiling on frozen lakes. In addition, you are very likely to see the northern lights, especially in Levi, which according to the WHO has the cleanest air on the planet.

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