Active winter holidays for teenagers
One of the biggest problems for teenagers is the long cold winter evenings which result in them sitting around the home not wanting to go out but not wanting to engage with what the rest of the family is doing either.
One way to overcome this is to take your teenage children away for a few days holiday. Holidays for teenagers can be notoriously awkward to plan with teenagers renowned for being difficult to please with their moods varying from hyperactive to sulky indifference in the space of a few minutes. Teenagers may be at that stage of their life where they are often reluctant to be seen with their parents but the opportunity of an active holiday to shake off the winter blues should be enough to persuade them to overcome any reluctance and let you spend time together as a family.
Here is our list of winter holidays for teenagers that will inspire even the most difficult young adult.
View the Northern Lights
The Aurora Borealis is something that everyone should try to see at least once in their lifetime and while not every teenager is going to be thrilled by the light display there is a lot more to this part of the world than just the night sky. Whether you choose to see the lights in Norway Iceland Sweden or Finland you will be able to enjoy a fun-filled snowy adventure that any teenager will love. Try snow biking husky dog sledding or even skidooing there is so much active fun here your teenager won’t want to go home.
Take to the Slopes
Most teenagers can be persuaded to try Skiing. The sport offers plenty opportunities to act independently of their parents that they can almost pretend they are holidaying by themselves or with the new friends they are sure to make. There are many different ski resorts across Europe catering for every budget. A few days instruction should see most teenagers able to ski confidently enough for you to stop worrying about them and concentrate on improving your own performance. The more exclusive ski resorts are regularly frequented by royalty and A-list celebrities so you never know who you might meet if you visit St Moritz or Klosters. If you want to opt for somewhere quieter then Ljubljana in Slovenia offers pristine slopes away from the crowds and is very affordable for families.
Not all winter activity has to be about sports. For a real winter wonderland that delivers an amazing experience every time why not visit Reykjavik? The capital of Iceland is one of the most unique cities in the world. The city is known as much for it’s colourful roof tops as for the fine selection of trendy restaurants and bars that can be found here.
The most famous attraction in Iceland is probably the geothermal spa known as the blue lagoon where you can relax in the warm spa waters surrounding by fantastic volcanic scenery. This is far from being the only point of interest to see during your stay. No trip would be complete without seeing the incredible Gullfos waterfall or even the famous Pingvellir National Park.
Whether you choose to take up one of these suggestions or have a holiday idea of your own in mind for this winter season enjoy your time together and stay active as a family.