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A heavenly light: in the depths of the Arctic winter, the aurora borealis blazes over the Norwegian coast

How and where to see the Northern Lights

Destination: Iceland

Every winter the Arctic night skies put on a mesmerising light show: the aurora borealis. There are lots of ways, and places to see it. Here are suggestions in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland

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Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Markets - Gluhwein, Gifts and Gingerbread

Destination: Munich

Christmas markets are a major part of the festive season in Germany and Munich is no exception. The smells of mulled wine, spicy gingerbread and hot snacks - who can resist? Come and see for yourself

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Relaxing in the bath

Monkeying around in Nagano

Destination: Japan

During the winter months, the mountainous area of Nagano, in Japan, is famous not only for skiing and snowboarding, but also for bathing macaques, who hang out in their own private hot spring

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Beach huts in winter, Southwold

Old wold charm on the Suffolk coast

Destination: Southwold

Take a winter break in the quintessential English resort of Southwold and find out exactly why it’s nicknamed Chelsea-on-sea

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Heading towards Lauvåsen

Nordic delights: cross-country skiing in Norway

Destination: Vinstra

Gliding silently through snowy forests or venturing into a white wilderness: Gålå in central Norway is a perfect base for cross-country skiers, whether experts or complete beginners

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Husky sledding

Montreal you need for the perfect winter treat

Destination: Montreal

Montreal's winter temperature often dips well below zero. But from ice-skating and husky-sledding to Canada's cosiest and friendliest bars, this snowy wonderland has plenty to keep the heart pumping

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La Rosiere offers slopes for beginners and advanced black runs for experienced skiiers

Want skiing without queuing? Then slope off to La Rosiere

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Destination: La Rosiere

Looking for a skiing holiday with superb slopes, cosy chalets and outstanding apres action - without the queues endured at big resorts? Then head to La Rosiere, France's best-kept skiing secret

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