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Winter in South Korea
Spanning the months of December, January, and February, winter is the frostiest of Korea’s seasons, with icy winds, and freezing temperatures. It’s also the only time of year for sparkling lights, festive vibes, and unique events and festivals that can only happen when the thermometer drops below 0.
What to do in Korea in Winter
From brilliant glowing lanterns to ice-filled events, winter in South Korea is packed with amazing festivals. It’s the ideal time to hit the slopes for skiing or sledding, lose yourself in a snowstorm, or be astounded by a fantastical kingdom of ice.
Best Winter Day Tours in Korea for 2023 / 2024
Snowy landscapes, frosty air, and sparkling lights turn Korea into a winter wonderland for the months of December, January, and February. If you’ve always wanted to experience snowy winter vibes, you’re in luck. There are so many excellent activities, events, and festivals to explore in these months, you’ll never run out of things to do!
Taking place for a few months each year, these day tours make it easy to get to some of the more challenging winter hotspots in mountains and rural areas around the country – keeping you warm AND saving you precious time on your travels.
- Elysian Ski Resort + Nami Island + the Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival | December 11th, 2023 – February 23rd, 2024
- Alpaca World + Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival | December 9th, 2023 – March 11th, 2024
- Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival + Alpaca World OR Sledding + Strawberry Picking | December 10th, 2023 – March 12th, 2024
- Vivaldi Park Snowy Land Sledding Tour | December 10th, 2023 – February 29th, 2024
- Sanjeong Lake Sledding Festival, Herb Island + Pocheon Art Valley | December 21st, 2023 – February 9th, 2024
- Eobi Ice Valley, Nami Island, Alpaca World + Garden of Morning Calm | December 26th, 2023 – February 29th, 2024
- Cheongyang Alps Village Ice Fountain Festival + Strawberry Picking | December 26th, 2023 – February 29th, 2024
- Pyeongchang Trout Fishing and Ice Festival Tour | January 2nd – 29th, 2024
- Hwacheon Ice Fishing Festival + Garden of Morning Calm Starlight Festival | January 8th – 26th, 2024
- Skiing, Snowboarding, and Sledding Tours across Korea | Various dates