Top 5 best places to travel in December

To help inspire you we have put together some of the top 5 best places to travel in December worth seeking out. Let check it out now.

  1. Spotting the Northern lights in Iceland

***EXCLUSIVE*** ICELAND - UNDATED: An aurora seen over the Grundarfjordur Harbor in Iceland. NEON green lights reflect in the freezing waters of southern Iceland in some of the clearest snaps of the aurora borealis ever taken. Media analyst Larry Gerbrandt, 60, captured the breathtaking naturally occurring phenomenon with state-of-the-art equipment last month. Larry, from San Juan Bautista, California, braved temperatures of minus 20 degrees and icy winds of up to 40 miles per hour during the expedition. PHOTOGRAPH BY Larry Gerbrandt / Barcroft USA UK Office, London. T +44 845 370 2233 W www.barcroftmedia.com USA Office, New York City. T +1 212 564 8159 W www.barcroftusa.com Indian Office, Delhi. T +91 11 4101 1726 W www.barcroftindia.com

Usually seen in the polar region, Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights, as they are scientifically known, are one of the world’s most great natural sightseeing. When electrically charged corpuscle from the sun hit the earth’s atmosphere, it creates sheets of impressive dancing color. Dec. is in the center of winter across Iceland with the long, cold and dark night that is ideal for catching a glimpse of these amazing visual performances with a wintery backdrop of white frozen sea and snow-covered pines.

  1. Geminids Meteor Shower in Morocco

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Each Dec. planet Earth crosses the orbital path of an asteroid that gets close to the sun so that its rocky body begins to crumble, resulting in what is known as the Geminids Meteor Shower. The astral potsherd vaporizes on contact with the upper atmosphere and from terra signal it appears as streams of colored light tracing a path on the sky. The Moroccan Sahara is one of the warm places to visit in December with no light pollution and expansive vistas.

  1. Celebrate Christmas in Russia

Celebrate Christmas in Russia

Even though Russians celebrate Christmas on the 7th January according to the Julian calendar, Russia is an interesting place to experience your Christmas with the likelihood of snow. The old colorful cathedrals and imposing Soviet buildings look like magical world when covered in many layers of white. At the same time, Russia’s steamy banyas and reputable alcoholic export are the ideal way to warm you up when the mercury hits rock bottom.

  1. Harbin Ice Festival in China

Workers and scaffoldings are seen next to newly-built ice sculptures illuminated by coloured lights ahead of the 30th Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province December 26, 2013. According to the festival organizers, nearly 10,000 workers were employed to build the ice and snow sculptures, which require about 180,000 square metres of ice and 150,000 square metres of snow. The festival kicks off on January 5, 2014. Picture taken December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sheng Li (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA - RTX16UR4

In late Dec. the quiet city of Harbin becomes alive with hundreds of amazing sculptures made from ice and lit with lighten neon colors. Established in 1985, the festival has attracted professional ice artist throughout the world looking to outdo one another with creative designs and towering structures. Spread across about 3 venues, it is a time for wintery relaxation with sledding opportunities, making it become a persuasive reason to visit an oriental country like China for a unique Christmas.

  1. Meet Santa Claus in Lapland

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The cold and short days in Finland maybe make it become one of the best places to go in December. It is really fantastic for a truly wintery Dec. with snow guaranteed. You can have opportunity to meet Father Christmas and his merry elves, drive a herd of reindeer. Let try your hand at husky sledding, feel a thrill ride on a snowmobile and attempt to catch your healthy lunch on an ice fishing trip. With a splendiferous Arctic landscape and an immense sky decorated with the Aurora Borealis for almost 200 nights of the year, Finland is really a wonderful Dec. destination for you.

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