Be it a magical winter holiday in Iceland watching the Northern Lights over Christmas or New Year or a refreshing spring break in Zurich biking through the city in full bloom, you can fly to over 200 destinations in the UK, Europe and North America this winter, courtesy of British Airlines.
The airline company picks five top places to travel to for a winter getaway, including destinations with great vacation packages and deals.
Iceland is touted as the ideal country to discover the stunningly beautiful Northern Lights.
This phenomenon is visible nearly eight months a year – from September to April – in this
scarcely-populated country. The bonus is that they are just a short distance away from
Reykjavik. A word of caution though, weather conditions must be right as the lights are
most active under clear skies. A full week’s stay would increase the chances of seeing
them. Visitors can also go whale-watching or soak in Iceland’s famous geothermal spa at
the Blue Lagoon. For the more adventurous, rent a car and drive to Golden Circle, an area
famed for its rugged natural beauty.
The skiing destination of the world, Switzerland, is synonymous with all winter sports –
skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, for a start. Visitors can try out the Alpine
accommodation experience by staying in one of the igloo villages along the ski slopes.
Imagine staring into the beautiful starry sky before falling asleep. To top it off, make a trip
to the Cailler Chocolate Factory where visitors can design and customise their own
chocolates. Now that’s a treat! The special all-inclusive fares to Switzerland start from
If visitors are not keen on hitting the slopes, they may want to head over to Toronto, a
city that boasts over 50 outdoor artificial ice rinks. One of the must-visit spots is the
Nathan Philips Square ice rink, which is in fact a frozen reflecting pool. Located in front of
the City Hall, it is popular with both locals and visitors during the winter. Another spot to
hit is the Bloor-Yorkville Icefest, also known as the ice sculpture festival, held in the Village
of Yorkville Park and famous for its creativity and ingenuity. British Airways now flies to
Toronto via London Heathrow with its special all-inclusive fares starting from 5,888
New York, USA
If there is one place in the world where people long to spend their winters, it has to be
New York! From the lights along Fifth Avenue, the avenue of high-end brands, the
mesmerising and animated window displays of Macy’s, to the picturesque and quiet
glamour of the Hamptons, New York offers visitors a winter vacation that they will never
forget. Travellers from Malaysia can now fly to New York on British Airways from 4,888
There is no better way to kick off a Berlin trip with a beer and a stroll in the delightful
Christmas markets. With nearly 80 Christmas markets across the city, visitors are spoilt
for choice! If time is a factor, head straight for the Weihnachtszauber at the
Gendarmenmarkt. From handcrafted leather goods to traditional pastries, from jewellery
to special deserts, the fair would be a true German experience for the visitors. To top this
off, head to the astoundingly beautiful Berlin Cathedral and be amazed by the magical
view of the snow-covered vista. British Airways is offering special all-inclusive fares to
Berlin from Kuala Lumpur from 2,869 MYR.*
Malaysians planning their winter vacation can now fly to London on British Airways’ latest and most technologically-advanced Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. For bookings and more information, please visit ba.com.