10 Spectacular Holiday Travel Destinations

From renting out your own Alpine mountain to a yoga getaway in the middle of the Indian Ocean, make this year's Christmas vacation one to remember. 

Courtesy Visit Finland
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Experience the Northern Lights in the Lapland, Finland

Finland’s northern wilderness is a peerless destination for a thrilling, snowy adventure, but this winter is particularly special thanks to predictions of strong auroral activity. To make sure you never miss the lights, even when indoors, book one of the brand-new Kelo-glass igloos at Kakslauttanen. (In addition to a glass roof over the master bedroom, these larger, cabin-like accommodations also boast a private sauna, fireplace, and kitchenette.) The resort’s staff can arrange for all sorts of fun excursions, like a husky safari, where you’ll be tasked to steer your own pack of beautiful dogs, a visit to a reindeer farm with the Sami people, a sleigh ride through the forest, and more. From $590; Kiilopääntie 9, Saariselkä; 358-16/667-100; kakslauttanen.fi.