10 winter landscapes from around the world

We’re preparing for some winter weather at WorldStrides’ headquarters in Charlottesville, but a little snow hasn’t stopped us from daydreaming about travel! As we wait for the flakes to start falling outside our office windows, we thought we would share some of our favorite winter landscapes from the around the world.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Snow lovers from around the world flock to Zermatt, Switzerland. Nestled below the iconic Matterhorn Mountain peak, Zermatt is a mecca for snowboarding, skiing, and climbing enthusiasts.


Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Jökulsárlón, Iceland

Jökulsárlón is a large glacial lake in southeast Iceland, and provides a breathtaking view of the Northern Lights. Jökulsárlón is one of the many reasons we love traveling to Iceland.


Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg, Austria

The hills are alive with glittering snowflakes when it snows in Salzburg, Austria. From the banks of the Salzach River to the peaks of Hohensalzburg Castle, this historic town is stunning in the snow.



London, England

It doesn’t snow often in London, but when it does, it offers visitors and Londoners alike some spectacular views. Who wouldn’t want to take a ride on the London Eye on a snowy night?



Paris, France

Like London, Paris doesn’t see a lot of snow. But, a little snow certainly makes the City of Lights even more romantic.


New York City

New York City, United States

New York City is a magical place, no matter what the weather. But, a fresh layer of snow somehow makes the lights of NYC shine just a little brighter.



Prague, Czech Republic

Nicknamed “The Golden City,” Prague becomes a glittering blanket of white during snowfalls. A stroll along the Charles Bridge on a snow day is unforgettable.


New South Wales

New South Wales, Australia

In the southern hemisphere, winter begins in June, meaning snow lovers in the northern hemisphere can head to Australia during their summer vacations for a ski vacation in New South Wales.


Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Located in Chilean Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park’s snow-capped peaks offer stunning views for those exploring the area.


Great Wall of China


The Great Wall of China is one of the most stunning sights in the world, but covered in snow? It’s breathtaking.


As we wait for the snow to start falling here along the east coast, we’re working to ensure that groups traveling with us in the coming days to destinations around the world have an outstanding, and safe, experience.