Honeymoons don't have to be synonymous with beach-bound getaways. For the couple that loves the crisp cold, the soft snow and nights by the fire, a wintery honeymoon might be the perfect option.
Winter Honeymoons: Norway
Spend your unforgettable winter honeymoon in an igloo in Finnmark, Norway. The Alta Igloo Hotel is a snow-and-ice-constructed luxury hotel. Snuggle in sleeping bags and curl up in reindeer fur. Warm up in hot tubs and a sauna, and take snapshots of the impressive ice sculptures. This hotel melts each spring, so book your stay accordingly. It is reconstructed annually and opens in January.
Winter Honeymoons: Canada
Head north to Canada's wintery gem of a city, Quebec City. Rich with history and European-influenced sophistication, Quebec City, often called the Paris of North America, comes to life every winter. The world famous Winter Carnival is not to be missed, with its parade, snow sculpture competition, dogsled racing and French cuisine proudly on display in Quebec's charming Old Town. Stay at the historic Chateau Frontenac, or choose more intimate accommodations at Auberge Le Vincent where you'll be both pampered and encouraged to take advantage of a Canadian winter playground.
Winter Honeymoons: Japan
Raise a few eyebrows by choosing a ski honeymoon in Japan. Head to the Niseko Kogan Hotel in the international ski town of Niseko. This ski resort will give you a luxurious East-meets-West experience as you honeymoon on the slopes of Japan's Niseko-Annupuri Mountain.
Winter Honeymoons: Austria
Ski the Alps, cross-country ski along snow-covered trails and explore silver mines in Innsbruck, Austria. If you're looking for a break from the snow, head to Innsbruck's palaces, Alpine Zoo or famous cathedral. Embrace the culture and history of this former Olympic outpost.
Winter Honeymoons: Chile
Summer brides can head south and still get a winter honeymoon. Consider skiing in Santiago, Chile. The Andes Mountains will give you romance on the slopes, while the Valle Nevado Ski Resort offers a Swiss ski experience in South America.
Winter Honeymoons: Colorado
It's hard to not consider North America's go-to ski-resort destination. The St. Regis Aspen Resort offers winter wonderland getaways packed with wintery romance. Relax in the outdoor heated pool, watch your meal prepared at the exhibition kitchen, and indulge in an incomparable relaxation experience at the 20,000 square foot spa, yoga-friendly waterfall room, or vapor caves.
Winter Honeymoons: Sweden
For those with the financial resources and a true love of the cold, Jukkasjarvi, Sweden, only 160 miles from the Arctic Circle, is home to one of the world's most breathtaking hotels. Accessible only by dogsled, the Kuruna's Ice Hotel is an annually built ice castle boasting 50 artist-designed rooms and reindeer-skin-covered floors. Nearby Scandinavian bungalows offer cozy wintery nights, too, in a town that boasts brilliant skies illuminated by the Northern Lights.