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Story by Exodus Travels

Posted: May 17, 2016

Exodus Travels – the world’s leading adventure tour experts for more than 42 years – have turned winter travel upside down and made active cold-weather trips a hot trend. The travel pioneers launched an innovative collection of 50 cold weather journeys to get outdoor lovers and globetrotting thrill seekers off the beaten path and showcase the best of the winter season. With world class skiing (there are 27 ski tours alone), extreme races, wildlife safaris, snowshoe treks, Northern Lights, cultural encounters and UNESCO sites, Exodus offers extraordinary experiences for every type of traveler.

Winter adventure travel is rapidly on the rise given fewer crowds, better flight deals, and unique experiential activities. From Iceland and Italy to the wilds of Bulgaria, Exodus’ thrilling new journeys invite sweater-weather aficionados to visit a bear sanctuary, dogsled across frozen lakes, cross-country ski the world’s most famous mountains, sip hot cider while exploring Christmas markets and much more. In the evening, travelers relax in unique accommodations, from traditional log cabins, locally owned mountain lodges, cozy igloos and quirky ice hotels.

Exodus’ top winter adventures for 2016 include:

8-day Southern Iceland Winter Explorer

 Marvel at the volcanic landscape, discover frozen waterfalls and steaming geysers and search for the Northern Lights.

Rates start at $2,550 USD.

8-day Mont Blanc Winter Activity Week:

Cross-country ski the French Alps, snowshoe to Hamlet les Baptieu, picnic in charming Chamonix and dogsled in Megeve.

Rates start at $2,005 USD. 

8-day Snowshoeing in the Dolomites:

 Walk Italy’s most spectacular mountain range and explore areas only accessible by snowshoe.

Rates start at $1,530 USD.

8-day Finnish Wilderness Week

Discover Finland’s remote Oulanka National Park, snowshoe along the Kitkajok, dogsled through fairy-tale forests near Riisituntiru, and sleep in an igloo.

Rates start at $1,615 USD.

 7-day Bavaria Winter Discovery

Explore castles and palaces in the Bavarian Alps, ascend Germany’s highest mountain, and indulge in caramelized apples and mulled wines.

Rates start at $1,870 USD.

5-day Ski Touring in Norway

Ski from sea to summit in wild Lyngen. Soak in nearly 24 hours of daylight and explore off-piste runs and perfect snow conditions with a stunning ocean backdrop.

Rates start at $2,720 USD.

For the complete collection of Exodus Travels’ winter holidays, visit