The most beautiful places in Europe

The most beautiful places in Europe

Best of nature in Europe

Check out the overview of the most beautiful places in Europe. It's an overview of beautiful natural wonders not monuments

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Geiranger fjord
62.106, 7.191
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#1 Geiranger fjord

The most famous fjord of Norway

Geiranger fjord is one of the most visited places in Norway. From nearly vertical rocky walls, many beautiful waterfalls run right down to the fjord. The best view to the fjord is from Dalsnibba mountain.

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45.983, 7.762
2 758 m / 9 049 ft

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Mountain ridge Arieiro-Ruivo
32.736, -16.929
1 794 m / 5 886 ft

#3 Mountain ridge Arieiro-Ruivo

Madeira's roof

The mountain ridge of the highest peaks of Madeira is one of the most beautiful mountain passages you can find in the world. Hiko here is one of the most amazing experiences in Madeira.

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Lauterbrunnen Valley
46.594, 7.909
788 m / 2 585 ft

#4 Lauterbrunnen Valley

The most beautiful valley of Switzerland

The monumental Lauterbrunnen Valley and its surroundings are among the most beautiful places not only of Switzerland but of the whole world. Above the valley there are several hundred meters high mountain walls rise from which fall the highest waterfalls of Europe.

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Verdon canyon
43.763, 6.306
517 m / 1 696 ft

#5 Verdon canyon

Grand Canyon of Europe

Verdon Canyon (Gorge du Verdon) is one of the most beautiful canyons in Europe. Verdon river here carved a path in the vertical limestone walls of Provence and the Maritime Alps. This canyon is 21 km long, with a depth of up to 700 meters

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Reine
67.932, 13.089
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#6 Reine

The most beautiful village of Norway

The small village of Reine is considered to be the most beautiful village not only in Lofoten islands, but also of Norway. Tourists come here mainly due to the amazing surrounding mountain landscape. The view from iconic mountain Reinebringen is famous.

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Mont Blanc
45.831, 6.865
4 810 m / 15 781 ft

#7 Mont Blanc

The highest mountain of the Alps

Mont Blanc (the Italian Monte Bianco, translated as White Mountain, 4,810m above sea level) is traditionally considered Europe's highest peak, but due to the inconsistent methodology for accurately determining the Euro-Asian border, this title is also attributed to the Elbrus Caucasus Mount (5,642m). First ascent was on the 8th of August 1786 by Frenchmen Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard.

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Dettifoss waterfall
65.815, -16.385
325 m / 1 066 ft

#8 Dettifoss waterfall

Europe's mightiest waterfall

Waterfall Dettifoss (100 m wide, 44 m high) in river Jökulsá is most massive European waterfall. Only a few hundred meters further down the basalt columns falls the smaller Selfoss and t Dettifoss Waterfall (100 meters wide, 44 meters high) on the river Jökulsá at the deserted north of Iceland is Europe's most massive waterfall. Only a few hundred meters further down is the smaller Selfoss waterfall and two kilometers further south to look out of the Hefragilsfoss waterfall.

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Grenzgletscher Glacier
45.948, 7.815
3 019 m / 9 905 ft

#9 Grenzgletscher Glacier

A glacier from Monte Rosa

The Grenzgletscher glacier is adjacent to Gornergletscher, Zwillingsgletsher, Schwärzegletscher. Together, it is a massive group of glaciers around the Monte Rosa massif and is one of the largest in the Alps after Grosser Aletschgletscher. With the warming of the globe, however, the glaciers are also dwindling.

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Masca Gorge
28.295, -16.846
558 m / 1 831 ft

#10 Masca Gorge

The most beautiful gorge in Tenerife

Masca gorge is, after ascent of Pico del Teide, most famous tourist feat that you can take on Tenerife. Here awaits descent of six hundreds vertical meters down on the beach of the same name.

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Passo Sella
46.509, 11.758
2 240 m / 7 349 ft

#11 Passo Sella

Passing between magnificent massifs

Passo Sella (2 240m above sea level) is one of the most beautiful dolomite passes. It lies between two interesting massifs - Sasso Lungo and Sella. It's part of a beautiful circle around the entire Sella massif

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Adršpašsko teplické rocks
50.61, 16.117
544 m / 1 785 ft

#12 Adršpašsko teplické rocks

The most beautiful rock city in the Czech Republic

Adrspach Teplice Rocks are the largest rock town in the Czech Republic. Rock towers reach a height of up to a hundred meters. Among the most prominent rocks are: Lovers, Mayor and Mayor, Sugar Hole. The viewpoint of the Great Panorama is well known. Picturesque is the Pískovna Lake or Little and Big Adršpašský Waterfall. In Teplickské skály is a popular ascent to the rock castle Střmen.

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Plitvice Lakes
44.902, 15.611
523 m / 1 716 ft

#13 Plitvice Lakes

The most famous lakes of Europe

Plitvice Lakes are the most famous national park in Croatia. You will find here beautiful lakes, wonderful waterfalls and overall scenic surrounding countryside.

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Giant's causeway
55.241, -6.512
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#14 Giant's causeway

The greatest natural wonder of Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, volcanic organ that lead to the sea. It is the largest natural and tourist attraction in Northern Ireland. In addition, there are beautiful cliffs and beaches, making it the perfect place for several hours of hiking.

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Cliffs of Moher
52.972, -9.431
170 m / 558 ft

#15 Cliffs of Moher

The most massive cliffs of Ireland

Cliffs of Moher, two hundred meters high cliffs, are among the most beautiful coastal passages in Europe. The beautiful scenery is complemented by the O'Brien turret and the mighty rocking needle that hovers from the ocean - The Stack

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Lookout May
49.831, 14.456
401 m / 1 316 ft

#16 Lookout May

The best known Czech river viewpoint

The most famous and beautiful view of the Vltava River is the May viewpoint, where you can see the beautiful meandering of the river in the former Svatojánské streams. Surprisingly, there is no any marked trail only footpath.

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Krimml Falls
47.208, 12.171
1 490 m / 4 888 ft

#17 Krimml Falls

Austria's most magnificent waterfall

Krimml Falls is a three-tier high waterfall of total high of 380 meters. Especially in spring, when snow melts in the mountains looks absolutely impressive. Not for nothing is regarded as the greatest natural attractions in all of Austria. You can walk along the waterfall on beautiful trail and enjoy your fill of all three stages.

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Via Mala Gorge
46.663, 9.448
826 m / 2 710 ft

#18 Via Mala Gorge

A place that humbles the power of the wa

Via Mala is located near the town of Zillis. In earlier times, it served as an access road to the Alps. Her name - Via mala ("The Bad Way") - testifies to the fact that this was a very dangerous stretch of travel. The gorge is created by the Hinterrhein River, which is one of the two main tributaries of the Rhine.

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Stromboli
38.793, 15.215
924 m / 3 031 ft

#19 Stromboli

Active stratovolcane in the Tyrrhenian S

Stromboli is a small island lying in the Tyrrhenian Sea, consisting of a volcano of the same name, still active. The island is part of the Italian Aegean Islands. The base of the volcano lies 2,100 meters below sea level, the highest point of the island is the summit of Vancori - 924 meters above sea level.

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Volcano Pico de Teide
28.272, -16.643
3 718 m / 12 198 ft

#20 Volcano Pico de Teide

The highest mountain in Spain

The Canary Islands belong more to Africa than Europe, and although there is the highest mountain of Spain - Pico de Teide (3718 m above sea level), which for about 250 meters altitude exceeds the highest mountain in the Iberian Peninsula and the "mainland" of Spain - Mulhacen (3479 m asl) . Teide volcano is absolutely dominant greatly exceeding their surroundings. Moreover, its peak lies only 13 km as the crow flies from the sea. Yet all this is only a small remnant of a giant volcano that exploded before 700,000 years ago and left her an enormous caldera diameter of fifteen kilometers, which now falls under the National Park of Las Canadas del Teide. According to some calculations, could have the original volcano and ten kilometers tall and would be the world's tallest mountain.

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Pravčická brána
50.884, 14.282
441 m / 1 447 ft

#21 Pravčická brána

The largest sandstone arch in Europe

Pravčická brána is one of the largest natural attractions in the Czech Republic. It is the largest sandstone arch in Europe, located in the Czech Switzerland National Park.

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Súľovské Rocks
49.181, 18.586
816 m / 2 677 ft

#22 Súľovské Rocks

The famous Slovak rock town

Suľovské skaly is located about 20 km southwest of the town of Žilina, in Súľovské vrchy. The highest point is the peak Brada (816 m asl). There is relatively small area of rock towers, steep beams, needles, rock windows, and often bizarre holes. Probably the most famous building is the Gothic Gate. There are also two caves and the ruins of the Súľovský Castle in Souľovské skály. There are rare fauna and flora. There is a marked educational trail throughout the area. The route is not demanding

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Los Gigantes cliffs
28.252, -16.835
443 m / 1 453 ft

#23 Los Gigantes cliffs

Gigantic cliffs of Tenerife

One of the great attractions of Tenerife are more than 500 meters high cliffs of Los Gigantes - Giants. The most famous views of the cliff are directly from the same name city. However, you can also go on a great hike through these beautiful cliffs.

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Finstaler lake
47.194, 11.026
2 330 m / 7 644 ft

#24 Finstaler lake

Gorgeous dam in the Alps

Lake Finstertaler is a typical mountain dam with a small hydroelectric power plant. However, it is beautifully set in the surrounding countryside, and thus it is among the most beautiful lake in Austria.

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El Chorro Gorge
36.916, -4.773
250 m / 820 ft

#25 El Chorro Gorge

The most interesting gorge of Spain

El Chorro gorge is one of the most interesting and most beautiful gorges in Spain. Throughout the gorge trail leads famous Caminito del Rey, sometimes known as the path of suicide. Since 2015 is again open for tourists!

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Jökulsárlón lagoon
64.078, -16.231
130 m / 427 ft

#26 Jökulsárlón lagoon

Ice beauty

Jökulsárlón is the largest lagoon of its kind in Iceland. It was created by the melting of the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The lagoon is only 76 years old. It is filled by ice floes that have loosened from the front of the glacier. The kilometer-long river Jökulsár, the shortest river in Iceland, flows out of it.

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Durdle Door
50.621, -2.275
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#27 Durdle Door

Famous rock arch on the Jurassic Coast

Perhaps the most beautiful part of the English coast are snowy white cliffs near Lulworth town. The most famous rock formation there is a huge rock window Durdle Door.

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Skogafoss waterfall
63.531, -19.511
100 m / 328 ft

#28 Skogafoss waterfall

Iceland Waterfall curtain

Skogafoss belongs to most photographed Icelandic waterfall, where water falls from former offshore cliffs. Today it is five kilometer far from the sea. From here leads trail over the pass to the valley Fimmvörðuháls Porsmork (about 23 kilometers altitude 1000 meters). You can see here amazing scenery and dozens of other waterfalls.

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Ordesa Canyon
42.635, -0.032
1 656 m / 5 433 ft

#29 Ordesa Canyon

The famous Pyrenean canyon

The center of the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park is the beautiful Ordesa Canyon. You will find here the waterfalls, the steep canyon walls and the beautiful surrounding mountains.

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Latefossen waterfall
59.948, 6.585
300 m / 984 ft

#30 Latefossen waterfall

Double waterfall

Waterfall Latefossen is not only beautiful, but also quite original and interesting. This waterfall is split by mighty rock into two streams. Its height is placed 165 meters.

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36.719, -2.184
10 m / 33 ft

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Glacier Pasterze
47.09, 12.717
2 500 m / 8 202 ft

#32 Glacier Pasterze

The largest glacier in Austria

More than eight kilometers long glacier Pasterze is not only the largest glacier in Austria, but also throughout the entire eastern Alps. It flows down from completely glaciated mountain Johannisberg (3 453 m asl). Additionally, the highest mountain in Austria - Grossglockner (3 798 m asl) towers above it. It belongs among the biggest attractions throughout scenic Großglockner road.

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Cliffs at Bonifacio
41.386, 9.166
28 m / 92 ft

#33 Cliffs at Bonifacio

The most beautiful cliffs of Corsica

The ancient city of Bonifacio is renowned for its snow-white cliffs. You can see them from adjacent prospects or from the popular cruise along the city.

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Gibraltar Rock
36.143, -5.343
426 m / 1 398 ft

#34 Gibraltar Rock

Natural fortress

Gibraltar Rock rises more than 400 meters above sea level. It is the symbol of Gibraltar. In the vicinity of the top of the rock you will find the only wild monkeys in Europe (Makaks). The rocks also have a wonderful view

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47.475, 13.606
2 995 m / 9 826 ft

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Formentor Peninsula
39.955, 3.212
169 m / 554 ft

#36 Formentor Peninsula

The most beautiful part of Majorca

The Formentor peninsula is one of the most beautiful mountain landscape in the Mediterranean. An interesting road full of prospects will take you to the famous beacon.

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Aletschgletscher Glacier
46.489, 8.053
2 640 m / 8 661 ft

#37 Aletschgletscher Glacier

Europe's largest glacier

Aletschgletscher is the largest glacier in Europe, and in the Alps. It is 23 km long. It is located in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. There are several cable cars leading to the glacier, which can be enjoyed by magnificent sightseeing routes. In the vicinity of the glacier there is a mountain village where you can stay.

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Lago di Garda
45.605, 10.635
62 m / 203 ft

#38 Lago di Garda

The most beautiful Italian lake

Lake Garda is the largest and perhaps the most beautiful Italian lake. It was excavated by glacier. It is surrounded by two thousand high peaks with magnificent views of this beautiful lake

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Rhonegletscher Glacier
46.613, 8.396
2 787 m / 9 144 ft

#39 Rhonegletscher Glacier

Famous glacier under Furka Pass

Thanks to its good availability, the Rhonegletscher glacier is among the most visited glaciers. Here you will see how the glaciers disappear when you take a look at the photos from 1900s. In addition to beautiful views, you can also visit the local ice cave.

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Lake Bled
46.364, 14.094
476 m / 1 562 ft

#40 Lake Bled

The most beautiful lake of Slovenia

Lake Bled, located in the north of Slovenia, is most famous and beautiful lake in this country. Thanks to the thermal springs, it belongs to the warmest lakes of Europe. The lake is well-known due to the island with the church, which adds to its attractions.

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Skradinski buk waterfall
43.806, 15.963
6 m / 20 ft

#41 Skradinski buk waterfall

The most beautiful Croatian waterfalls

On the Krka river you will find a number of waterfalls, the most famous of which is Skradinski Buk, which consists of many cascades. Apart from the beautiful swimming, there is also a nature trail

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46.419, 13.565
959 m / 3 146 ft

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Dune du Pyla
44.591, -1.213
59 m / 194 ft

#43 Dune du Pyla

The highest dune of Europe

In the west of France, next to the Bay of Biscay, you will find the highest dune of Europe - Dune du Pyla. The most popular activity here is the walk on top of a dune and overlooking the sea. Forest on the other side of the dune resists with difficulty of this massive sand mass.

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Grande lagoon
40.253, -5.277
1 940 m / 6 365 ft

#44 Grande lagoon

The starting point for the Almanzor peak

Directly below the highest peak of the Sierra de Gredos - Pico Almanzor (2 592 m) lies the beautiful Grande lagoon (1945 m above sea level). There are plenty of granite rocks and a large number of relatively fearless ibex.

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63.779, -18.177
140 m / 459 ft

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46.619, 12.303
2 806 m / 9 206 ft

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