Things To Do In Transylvania This Winter

As winter paints the landscape with its icy touch, Transylvania emerges as an alternative winter wonderland from the usual suspects that promises an equally enchanting experience but offers far better value. With its historic charm, breathtaking landscapes, and a touch of folklore, this Romanian region transforms into a winter wonderland that beckons travellers to explore its unique offerings. From festive Christmas markets and a hotel made entirely of ice to thrilling skiing adventures and grey wolf trekking, Transylvania offers an array of activities that are bound to make your winter getaway unforgettable! So read ahead and be prepared to be inspired.

Festive Christmas Markets

When winter blankets the region in snow, Transylvania’s towns and cities come alive with the vibrant festivities of Christmas markets. immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with the aroma of freshly baked treats, the glow of twinkling lights, and the joyous sounds of carolers creating an atmosphere straight out of a fairy tale. Marvel at the bright lights in Bucharest, warm up with mulled wine as you enjoy the Christmas market in Sibiu or skate around the ice rink in the central square, and definitely don’t miss out on Brasov’s spectacular Christmas tree! Dressed in beautiful bright lights combined with the colourful, old Saxon buildings that surround makes it arguably the prettiest of all the markets. Why not join us on our festive 3-Night Transylvania Christmas Market Experience and save £40pp on selected dates throughout December!

Sleep in a hotel made entirely of ice

For adventurous souls seeking an unparalleled experience, the Ice Hotel at Balea Lake is a must-visit! Nestled high in the Carpathian Mountains, this hotel is redesigned each winter so every single room is individual and boasts unique snow sculptures fitting the yearly theme. Enjoy warm bedding and a professional sleeping bag for a surprisingly cosy night’s sleep! Indulge in a delicious 4-course candle-lit dinner where you’ll dine at an ice table, sitting on an ice chair under the beautiful, colourful lights of the Ice Hotel’s restaurant. From its intricately carved ice sculptures to its frosty rooms adorned with warm blankets, spending a night here is a one-of-a-kind adventure that will surely leave you with lasting memories. We’ve just released the 23/24 Winter dates for our 4-Night Ice Hotel Experience and dates are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment!

Husky sledding in the mountains

Husky sledding in Transylvania adds another layer of excitement to your winter adventure. Imagine gliding through snow-covered landscapes while being guided by energetic and friendly huskies. The rhythmic sound of paws against the snow, the crisp winter air, and the stunning scenery create an immersive experience that’s both exhilarating and serene. After a short introduction with the excitable pups, you’ll have the opportunity to sled yourself. Feel the wind rush past you as you’re pulled by your team of huskies pulls you through the snow. So whether you’re a dog lover or simply seeking a unique way to explore the region, husky sledding offers an exhilarating and surreal experience you’ll never forget! Join us on our 4-Night Transylvania Husky Experience and absorb some of Romania’s most picturesque medieval towns and enjoy an epic dog sledding experience in the heart of Transylvania. 

Skiing in the Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains provide an excellent backdrop for winter sports enthusiasts. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced skier, the slopes of Transylvania offer a range of options for every skill level. Poiana Brasov and Straja are popular ski resorts where you can hit the slopes, take in breathtaking panoramic views, and indulge in après-ski relaxation.

Grey Wolf Trekking through the forest

 For a truly unique and thrilling experience, consider embarking on a grey wolf trekking expedition. The Carpathian Mountains are home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the elusive grey wolf. Accompanied by experienced guides, you can explore their habitat, learn about their behavior, and witness these majestic creatures in their natural environment. Animal enthusiasts absolutely love our 4-Night Grey Wolf Experience, where we start off in the charming Saxon town of Brasov before venturing deep into the forests of Transylvania in search of the elusive wolf. Using a basic, but cozy, wooden cabin as your base, you will explore the great outdoors, tracking the great Grey Wolf. You will have plenty of chances of spotting it during the experience, so be patient! You will also have the opportunity to opt for visits to the Libearty Bear Sanctuary and Bran Castle if your flight is late enough in the day.

The Ultimate Winter Getaway

For the ultimate getaway this winter we have the adventure-packed 7-Night Winter Transylvania Experience that combines husky sledding, a night in the Ice Hotel, a visit to Dracula’s Castle and the Libearty Bear Sanctuary and so much more! This week-long whirlwind adventure will leave you with a full heart and those pesky winter blues at bay… Just what the doctor ordered!

For any questions or queries about the experiences mentioned above, don’t hesitate to get in touch at info@untravelledpaths.com!

Written by Lucy Kaufmann