Want to get the best out of your winter trip to Jeju Island in Korea? Read on!

Winter in Korea can be perishingly cold but the charming Jeju Island never looks more beautiful than in winter. Located far down south across the ocean from the Korean Peninsula, Jeju Island usually has a mild and temperate climate compared to the mainland.

However, with Hallasan Mountain soaring up high into the sky in the middle, Jeju Island offers dynamic natural conditions that fit your needs and whatever you want to experience. If you’re planning to visit Jeju Island during this winter season, create a near-perfect Jeju itinerary with our top picks for things to do in Jeju Island during winter.

1. Hike up Hallasan Mountain

Take a hike up to the top of Hallasan Mountain, the tallest mountain in South Korea, and relish the sheer beauty of Jeju’s nature. It is arguably at its most picturesque in winter. Standing atop the peak, hikers are rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the mountain’s massive crater lake.

2. Walk along the flower paths at Camellia Hill

This winter flower garden in Jeju is an extremely popular Instagrammable spot as visitors can stroll through the gardens of spectacular winter camellia explosions. These camellias, also known as the Queen of Winter Flowers, bloom until late spring and when they burst with vibrant colors in winter, every single photo taken in Camellia Hill will absolutely get you some extra likes for your Instagram.

3. Explore Hallim Park’s gardens and Folk Village

With so many botanical gardens to choose from, travelers will find themselves wondering which one to visit. Simply visit the best that Jeju has to offer. Hallim Park features 9 different themed gardens and offers various attractions including two lava caves and a Jeju folk village. If you visit the park in winter, you can enjoy the incredible winter arrangement of daffodils.

Also, travel back in time to the 19th century at Jeju Folk Village, where yo can experience the old Jeju with its rich and diverse cultural heritage and learn about its turbulent historical background.

  • Jeju Folk Village Discount Ticket

4. Get lost in Maze Land

For those who want to add some fun to their winter trip to Jeju (but not too active), the Maze Land is the perfect place to be. There are 3 mazes at this eco-friendly park, each featuring its own theme: stone, wind, and Haenyeo (Jeju’s female diver). Not only it is exciting to find the way out, but the experience is also actually good for the health as these mazes emit substances called phytoncides which stimulate the body’s immune system. So go ahead, take a walk through the maze walls in winter when it is not easy to do exercises.

5. Explore Jeju Island’s bizarre indoor attractions

1) Jeju Alive Museum

For those who love to pose in front of a camera, you’ve come to the right spot. The Jeju Alive Museum is a magical place brimming with 3D art. Give the camera your best pose in front of the artwork to bring it to life. With five different main themes including optical illusion, digital, sculpture, and Provence art, come and get creative with your friends and family!

2) Hello Kitty Island

Explore the world of the adorable Hello Kitty in the Hello Kitty Island Jeju! Showcasing a massive collection of uber-cute Hello Kittys, Roam around the three-story building full of Hello Kitty artworks and exhibitions. Of course, like any exhibition, don’t miss the Hello Kitty gift shop to grab all the cute accessories!

6. Experience target shooting at the Shooting Range

For those of you who seek an adrenaline rush, Lock and load and pull the trigger in this indoor shooting range! Gather your friends and family and enjoy some target shooting! See who is the better sharpshooter at this cool indoor shooting range when you visit Jeju Island!

7. Delve into Jeju’s marine life at Aqua Planet

While snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the best ways to enjoy the marine life of Jeju in summer, you can enjoy just about the same in winter. You will have to head over to Jeju Aqua Planet, a beautiful aquarium that showcases about 48,000 aquatic animals in 5,000 different species. Not only you can meet marine life from the five oceans of the world, but you also have the opportunity to see the marine life of Jeju Island’s waters. If you arrive right on time, you and your kids will be able to enjoy a performance by the women divers of Jeju called ‘Haenyeo’ in Korean.

8. Get on the Baldwin train at Ecoland Theme Park

Inside the stunning natural beauty of Jeju, there’s Ecoland Theme Park, one of the most family-friendly hot spots on the island.

It’s a great destination to visit all year round, but it is winter when the entire theme park turns into a winter wonderland, offering breathtaking views of pristine snowy fields and snow-covered trees. Here, you and your kids can make unforgettable memories by exploring the park on a special train that takes after the 1800s Baldwin steam train.

9. Visit the Biggest Moomin-themed Venue in Korea

Moomin Land is a unique park based on Finland’s Moomin fairy-tale characters. Opened in 202, it provides visitors with the experience of being a part of Moomin picture books with its variety of exhibitions and decorations. There are also art workshops and an outdoor garden where you can take Instagrammable pictures with your family and friends.

At the Moomin cafe and gift shop, you can enjoy Moomin-themed food and buy irresistible Moomin merchandise. Highly recommended for Moomin fans and family travelers!

10. Enjoy Korea’s Huge-Scale Media Art Exhibition

Nohyung Supermarket is a huge-scale exhibition that covers a total floor space of 4,000 square meters. This media art exhibition offers a highly immersive visual experience with five different themes and exhibitions to explore. Take stunning photos surrounded by colorful and sparkling lights!

After the exhibition, you can have a drink at the black-and-white Nohyung Dabang Cafe and shop for cute souvenirs.

11. Relax, recharge & rejuvenate at Therapy Shangri-La

Therapy Shangri-La provides a sanctuary for complete relaxation and revitalization! Skilled therapists ensure your massage experience with choices of foot care therapy, sports therapy, and aroma oil therapy. Rest in a tranquil and spotless environment that enhances your well-being.

12. Soothe your body at Mt. Sanbangsan Carbonate Hot Spring

Sanbangsan Mountain Carbonate Hot Spring is a unique hot spring where you can dip yourself in a tub of naturally carbonated water. Release your stress and relax your tense muscles from exploring Jeju Island in the fizzy tubs.

There are both indoor and outdoor areas, including Jjimjilbang (Korean Sauna) where you can sweat inside hot sauna rooms similar to the ones featured in K-dramas!

You can also visit the Healing Time Foot Bath Cafe, located not far from downtown Jeju, and treat yourself to a nice foot bath to relax your tired feet and freshen up.

Now, hurry up and visit Jeju Island right now or else you will wait another year for all these once-in-a-lifetime experiences that only winter can offer!

Looking for transport options in Jeju Island?

| Jeju UNESCO 1 Day Small Group Tour (+ Lunch)
| Jeju City Tour Bus: Hop On & Hop Off 1 Day Pass
| Car Rental from Jeju Airport
| Jeju Taxi Tour
| Jeju Private Driver & Van
| Jeju 3D2N/4D3N Taxi/Van Tour + Hotel Stay
| Seoul to Jeju Island Flight & Hotel (Airtel) (+ Private Tour option)

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Photo Credits:
Hallim Park Official Facebook
Maze Land Official Website
By 조정은(insta@jeongeun_jo)
Ecoland Jeju Official Website
Ecoland Official Facebook
Moomin Land Official Facebook

10 thoughts on “Top 12 Things To Do In Jeju Island During Winter

    1. I cant find any ski resorts in jeju through google do you happen to know any? And hey i went to hallim park incase you havent check it out its indeed a nice place to visit!

  1. Hi..i’ll be in Jeju this coming january for 6 days and im travelling alone,what can u recommend for a solo traveler like me?your help means a lot to me..thanks

  2. Hi, I don’t intend to stay overnight in jeju island so can I just have 1 day land tour & end of the day just return back to seoul…Please advise.

  3. Hi! Our flight going to Narita will be having a 10hour (4am-2pm) lay over in Jeju Island. Is it possible for us to get out of the airport and explore the island? What can you recommend us to do in Jeju?

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