Visiting Korea this winter? Although so far the weather has been unnaturally warm in Seoul,there are plenty of outdoor winter themed activities that are open, and some that are easier to attend BECAUSE the weather is so nice!
We’ve gathered 6 of the best winter activities for you to experience this Winter!
Visit Winter Themed Everland!
Everland is one of the most popular theme parks in Korea, and with our 25% off ticket you can save money also!
Winter is one of our favorite seasons to visit Everland because there are some amazing Christmas attractions that are available only now! From snow sledding (that is available for FREE if you book through BnBHero!), to the amazing Everland White Christmas Parade, and also an amazing 26 meter high super sized flower themed sculpture!
Attend the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Festival!
Hwacheon Sancheneo, mountain trout festival will begin early January and takes place in Gangwon-do. It is visited every year by millions of tourists and residents alike, and includes events ranging from ice fishing, ice sleigh, bobsledding, and others!
For ice fishing, 12,000 ice holds are cut along the river! You are able to see the mountain trout swimming below the ice, and every festival, even beginners and children are able to catch fish!
Period: January 7- 29
Location: Hwacheon, Gangwon-do
Boseong Light Festival!
One of the most beautiful sites, we posted about this last year including directions on how to set to Boseong by public transportation!
Right now might be the best time to visit because it is not too cold, but any time is great! The Boseong Light Festival lasts until the end of January, and Monday~ Thursday until 10:00pm.
You can be sure to catch it on Friday and Saturday night until Midnight!
Special Time: Be sure to check it out on New Years Eve, because you will be able to see the lights until 7 am!!
Period: December 16 – January 31
Location: Boseong-gun, Jeollanam-do
#1 Winter Activity- Enjoy the Slopes!!
What is the number one winter activity in Korea?
Skii-ing and snow-boarding of course!
Whether you hit the slopes for half a day or decide to spend more than one night in a ski resort, your winter trip to Korea will not be complete without a trip to the slopes!
Interested in combining skiing with another activity? What about #1 Destination Nami Island??
Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort is a great destination because the ski slopes range from beginners to advanced! You will depart from Seoul from 7.40am and return by 7.00pm! Enjoy lunch at Nami Island and a few hours of skiing!
The bus package not only covers transportation, your Nami Island tickets, but also Ski equipment and a basic ski/snowboarding lesson for beginners!
Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival
This is one of the biggest lighting festivals in Korea, and one you definitely should not miss out on! Illuminated by 30,000 lights, the lighting festivals can be enjoyed until the end of March, and is open until 21:00. (The lighting show begins at 18:00, so don’t get there too early!)
Not only is it a beautiful sight, it is close to some other top destinations in Korea! If you are looking to combine the Garden of Morning Calm with some other sightseeing, check out our shuttle packages!
Period : December 2 ~ March 26
There are plenty of indoor skating rinks you can enjoy in Seoul all year round, but one of the reasons Winter is beloved is because you can enjoy the outdoor skating rinks!
Yeoui Ice Park
Open until February, it costs 2,000 won to rent a pair of skates and a helmet for an hour and a half! you can also buy a day pass which is only 3,000 won, or think about investing in a season pass for 20,000 won! (
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