All people are different. Some love the sun while others hunger to be amongst the mist, fog, rain and the comforts of the cold. Young people are no different, but students are often taken on excursions when the months are warm at their given destination – regardless of whether or not the students enjoy the heat. However, there are ways for young people to enjoy cooler places, where, in fact, they are at their best when they are at their coldest.

Snow in Russia’s blood

Mink hats, heavy coats, and burning samovars are the image of Russian day-to-day life for many foreigners. The fame of this nation’s bone-numbing chill has been born from stories of Tsars marching through snowdrifts and visions of dank northern prisons. But school tours will allow students to stumble upon an electric energy in Russia, endemic to a potent culture shaped by the cold that has long endured in this historic land.

The Cold Fire of New York

New Yorkers seem to enjoy moaning about the snow in winter, maybe because it allows the brightness of their summer days to appear all the more valuable! But not everyone would forgo spending the end of the year here to head to a sunny haven. In fact, people from around the globe come here for Christmas and New Years Eve, despite the chance that a soft peppering of snow may turn into a storm without warning. Students on school tours will find a wonderful warmth and poignancy to winter in the Big Apple – made famous by film and television. The wealth of museums, exhibitions and tours doesn’t dim during the colder season.

Wrap yourself in Reykjavik

“Iceland” is a bit of a misnomer and, in fact, from the vibrant towns to its wild and desolate landscape, it is a country of many climates and colours. Indeed, students on school tours here may not expect the sheer extent of culture, atmosphere, and beauty in this small nation. Even during the cold, the city of Reykjavik is a joy. With wonderful teaching institutes and stunning natural wonders, even the rain and sleet will not dampen students’ spirits and thirst for learning in this fascinating destination.

Fog and Fun on the Cornish Coast

At times the fog and cold bring to mind days of ancient history and the passing of great events. This is especially true around the rugged coasts of Cornwall. Students on school tours here have an opportunity to enjoy an atmosphere of myth that lingers in the drifting mists. With the right context and explanation, students can immerse in tales of Arthur and the myths and legends of days past.