Although most people envision spending their honeymoon on a tropical beach somewhere sipping pina coladas, there’s something to be said for the romantic winter getaway. There’s nothing more romantic than snuggling up together in front of a cosy fire, and winter can be the perfect time to score great deals on your travels if you’re planning your wedding on a budget. These are some of our top picks for romantic honeymoon destinations with a frosty edge.
Hotel Ranga, Iceland
This stunning spot just 60 miles southeast of Reykjavik is one of the most romantic places on earth. Couples visiting Hotel Ranga will spend most of their time in the dark- there are only three hours of daylight in winter, so it’s perfect for some quiet time alone. The hotel’s suites are styled out in themes for every region of the world, and you’ll have a perfect view of the Northern Lights. This is a great spot to take long walks together, see the stunning sights of Iceland and enjoy delicious gourmet food in the hotel’s restaurant.
Trappers Hotel, Norway
Adventurous couples will love this cosy hotel in Norway- there are snowmobile rides, glaciers to see, husky-sledding and the occasional polar bear sighting to make this a honeymoon to remember. Despite the Trapper’s wilderness location, this is a luxurious, comfortable hotel with beautiful rooms, amazing food and even a “Cognac Loft” to enjoy a drink from while you watch the Northern Lights.
Hotel de Charme Les Airelles, France
If you and your husband-to-be are ski bunnies, why not spend your honeymoon hitting the slopes and enjoying the very peak of luxury at this famous hotel. It has a restaurant with two Michelin stars, an incredible spa, plenty of high class shopping and outdoor jacuzzis to lounge in while you toast to your future together. You’ll even get your very own matching couples ski jackets upon arrival, for the ultimate winter honeymoon look.