Visiting Scotland in the winter gives you the perfect opportunity to view Scottish nature in a different light, especially when travelling in a VW camper van. Here are a few reasons why you should visit this beautiful country this winter.
You might have to put up with more rain and wind, but popular tourist destinations like Inverness are much quieter, with fewer people visiting this time of year. This also allows you to leisurely drive your camper van along the Scottish roads, stopping every now and then to capture the surrounding landscape without having a crowd of chattering people ruining the view.
Scottish landscapes are stunning all year round - however, in winter, the mountains are covered in a blanket of snow and lochs freeze over. You can see these magnificent views from the comfort of your camper van and watch the wildlife roam the frozen wilderness.
Winter in Scotland is home to many festivals and markets, especially when Christmas is closing in. There are several markets in Scotland that are worth visiting, for example, the ones in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. What's more, is that you can travel to each city in a VW camper van, while also having enough room to store the festive gifts and food that you purchased. Hogmanay is also worth attending, with ceilidhs, music stages and much more happening in many parts of Scotland.
With long nights having arrived in Scotland, you can get some late-night photography done. The Northern Lights are a true wonder to photograph and, if you forgot to bring your camera with you, sitting on the bonnet of your camper van watching the lights and stars shine is something truly magical. The best spots to watch the night sky is from Galloway Forest Park and the Cairngorms National park - you've never seen night skies like this before!
Kelpie Campers is the place to go to if you want the best VW camper van hire Scotland has to offer. We have a wide range of VW camper vans available, so get in touch today.