Nami Island is one of the most world-famous destinations in Korea. It has become a hit since its appearance in the famous Korean drama, Winter Sonata. It boasts the ethereal atmosphere and gorgeous natural landscapes that make this island picturesque. Among the four seasons, winter is the best season to visit Nami Island. Image walking along the beautiful tree-lined road with snowflakes fluttering, all you can see is a vast expanse of romantic whiteness. Want to take a look at this getaway island? We are going to introduce the 10 best attractions here. Read on and learn how to enjoy winter in Nami Island to the fullest!
1. Take an icebreaker to Nami Island
Nami Island is situated in the middle of the Bukhangang River, which will freeze over in winter. You can go there either by ferry or zip riding. Because it will be freezing to zoom down along the cable, we recommend you to take an icebreaker crossing the frozen river and start your trip to the ice wonderland, Nami Island.
2. Sled down a snowy hill
If you are with your kids or if you like activities, you’ll definitely want to try this out. It’s a season limited special zone with all kinds of fun waiting for you. Sled down a snowy hilltop whilst admiring the beautiful scenery of Nami Island surrounding you.
3. Enjoy some marshmallows by a campfire
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Winter hasn’t passed until you’ve had your fair share of roasted marshmallows by a campfire and that’s exactly what you can do at Nami Island! With a cup of hot chocolate in one hand and a stick of roasted marshmallows in the other, gaze into the warm campfire and zone out for a moment or two.
4. Capture all the special moments
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Like a scene straight out of Frozen, Nami Island is filled with amazing snow sculptures and Christmas decorations all around. Explore each nook and cranny but not whilst forgetting to capture each special moment at the photo zones with your loved ones.
5. Enjoy the sunrise on Nami Island
Sunrise is only for those who stay overnight in Nami Island! Hotel Jeonggwanru is the only place you can stay overnight in Nami Island. Plan a 2D1N trip here and don’t wake up late, nor you’ll miss out on the amazing sunrise!
6. Admire the starry nights on Nami Island
If you are staying overnight in Nami Island, look up to the sky! Since Nami Island is well protected, there’s no such serious light pollution like big cities. You can enjoy the innumerable stars in the night sky with your beloved ones as if you own the island.
7. Share a kiss on the First Kiss Glass Sequoia Bridge
First Kiss Glass Sequoia Bridge is where the lead actor and actress had their first kiss in the Korean drama, Winter Sonata. It has glass sequoia along the bridge and is one of the best spots to take pictures. If you are with your beloved ones, have a romantic kiss here!
8. Walk along the Cheongdam Lantern Lane at night
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There are several pine tree lanes in Nami Island, but Cheongdam Lantern Lane is recognizable by the lanterns hanging between the trees. It runs from the Nami wharf to the center of the island. It especially looks fantastic when the lanterns lighten up at night.
9. Take a back view photo at Metasequoia Lane
After Winter Sonata had the scene shot at Metasequoia Lane, it became a global symbol of Nami Island. It’s a luxuriant and magnificent path that creates a secluded atmosphere. This is also the spot where you should take a picture! Try to take one with the background of Metasequoia Lane. You will love it for sure!
10. Be amazed by the Frozen Elysian Waterfall
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Heading south from the Center Plaza, you will find the Gingko Tree Lane. Stroll down the path, and there’s a beautiful garden where Elysian Waterfall is located at. It looks very different in the winter since it usually stays frozen.
11. Stroll down Hyeonhorim Woods (White Birch)
White Birch Lane is one of the famous lanes in Nami Island. It lies on the southeastern shore and the trees were planted from seeds by the founder of the island. The cortexes of trees are bright, and look even more heaven-like in winter with snow covering on the lane.
12. Step into the wilderness by the Hut Bridge
Located on the southeast side of Nami Island, this wooden bridge was built to cross a small marshy area. In winter, you can find the Hut Bridge stretching over the frozen river with stunning landscapes around. If you are lucky to see the area covered with snow, it will make you feel like stepping into a different wilderness world.
Nonetheless, there are still so many things to explore like animals, museums, and villages. However, the above are the most stunning parts that you shouldn’t miss out on. You know that trip to Korea won’t be completed without visiting Nami Island, right? If you are planning your holiday to Korea in winter, do not miss out on this ultimate guide we made for you to enjoy Winter in Nami Island to the Fullest!
Most Popular Tours for You!
Joining the day tour is one of the best ways to visit Nami Island, here are the most popular tours for you!
Nami Island Shuttle Bus from Seoul
Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm Day Tour
Nami Island + Gangchon Rail Bike + Garden of Morning Calm / Petite France 1 Day Tour
Nami Island + Gangchon Rail Bike + Hyvaa Finland 1 Day Tour
Nami Island + Alpaca World (+ Gangchon Rail Bike/Petite France) 1 Day Tour
Nami Island & Seoraksan National Park 1 Day Tour
👉Light Festival & Drama Location Tour:
Nami Island & Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival/Petite France in 1 Day
Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival + Seoraksan National Park 1 Day Tour
Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm Light Festival + Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Tour
Nami Island + Petite France + Garden of Morning Calm Lighting Festival + Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Tour
👉Winter Exclusive Tour:
Nami Island & Elysian Gangchon Ski Resort 1 Day Package
Nami Island & Vivaldi Park Ski Resort 1 Day Shuttle Bus Package
New Year Sunrise Tour: Naksan Beach + Seoraksan + Petite France + Nami Island + Garden of Morning Calm 1 Day Tour (Jan 1)
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