5 Best Destinations To Visit In The New Year


With another year drawing to a close, its a good time to consider a January getaway to help you and your family relax after the hectic festive season. Whether you’re hoping to take the kids on an adventure-filled UK staycation, or if you’re looking for the perfect romantic holiday destination, the Rieker guide to the 5 best destinations to visit in the new year will provide some welcome travel inspiration.

New Year Travel Inspiration

It may involve lower temperatures for your January getaway, but that doesn’t mean a compromise on experience. Pack wisely with comfortable winter boots and cosy jumpers and your new year break can be just as fulfilling as a summer holiday. Alternatively, pick a holiday destination with guaranteed sun and warmth!


Spend a memorable New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh, the capital of Hogmanay celebrations, and enjoy a few days soaking up the historical sights. As one of the most vibrant nights of the year, New Year’s Eve in Edinburgh is full of party spirit with firework displays and a big countdown to the new year. Treat yourself to afternoon tea at The Dome, or start your new year off on the right foot with a brisk walk up Arthur’s Seat for amazing views of the Scottish city.



For a truly magical January getaway that will suit a family just as perfectly as a couple, opt for Iceland. You’ll experience unforgettable views of the vast Icelandic landscape if you choose to stay in a log cabin in the countryside, while a more cosmopolitan stay in the capital city of Reykjavik provides equally incredible cityscape views. Explore impressive glaciers, expansive waterfalls and the legendary Hekla volcano for unparalleled adventures in a whole new world.

When visiting Iceland, remember to bring reliable boots that will take you to the Northern Lights and beyond. In our Rieker ladies boots range we have some stylish yet practical knee high boots that are perfect for providing an extra layer of warmth. We love the ladies black Tex boots with a faux fur trim and textured sole that will no doubt fit in with that infamous Icelandic style.



The first month of the year can be a great time to escape the dreary weather of home and head for warmer climes. The Maldives is a cluster of islands in the Indian Ocean that is popular during the summer months, but retains its appealing heat even in January, so you can expect a quieter holiday whilst basking in the sun on the beautiful white sandy beaches.


Another New Year holiday idea for sunseekers has to be the good-time island of Barbados. The Caribbean island offers a daily average of nine hours of sunshine in January, allowing you and your travel companions to top up on vitamin D and experience delicious barbecue food right on the beach for the ultimate relaxation holiday. Whether you prefer the lively nightlife of St Lawrence Gap or would like the more laid back vibe on the east coast, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.



This German city is a fantastic place to visit any time of the year, but take advantage of the lower prices in January for a mini-break closer to home. Indulge in a stein or three and sample the street food for the ideal bratwurst for a simple yet enjoyable European city break.

Berlin is bursting at the seams with culture and historic landmarks, so be prepared to fit in a lot of walking to ensure you take it all in. Our Rieker men’s boots department offers a whole host of ankle boots for men that would be suitable for long days pounding the pavements on your expedition of Berlin.

We hope that our collection of January holiday destination suggestions has provided you with enough travel inspiration to kick start making your New Year holiday dreams a reality. Make sure you’re ready to go and explore with our collections of Rieker shoes, boots and sandals.

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