29/11/2012 12:17 GMT | Updated 03/12/2012 11:27 GMT

Travel: 9 Of The Best Winter Holidays (PICTURES)

The temperature has plummeted this week and put HuffPost UK Lifestyle in the mood for log fires, squashy sofas and big glasses of red wine.

But if you're willing to open your mind, and brave the initial feelings of cold, then you might be surprised by how lush, magical and cosy a holiday can be at this time of year.

Imagine eating dinner under the glow of the Northern Lights of Sweden. Or kissing your partner in a Finnish igloo. Or even heading out in the winter chill to spot Killer Whales in Iceland.

Click through our gallery to see a range of wonderful winter escapes courtesy of Discover The World.

Winter Wonderland Adventures