The most beautiful areas of Europe

The most beautiful areas of Europe

The best of the regions of Europe

Although Europe is one of the smallest continents, but also because of the diversity of landscapes one of the most beautiful. You will find here not only amazing mountains, stunning coasts and some of the best beaches in the world

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#1 Lofoten

The most beautiful area of Norway

Lofoten are located in the north of Norway. It consists of about 80 islands and is literally a magnet for photographers and tourists. Nature is really beautiful here. Directly from the sea there are several hundred meters high mountains with steep walls. The charm creates picturesque fishing villages. The tourist center is the town of Reine.

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#2 The fjords of West Norway

A beautiful remnant of the Ice Age

One of the most beautiful areas of the world is the monumental area of the fjords in the west of Norway. Around the city of Stavanger in the south to the Trondheim in the north, the whole Norwegian coast is crowded with a huge number of fjords. Here you will find stunning rock walls, glaciers, mountain lakes and scenic roads. There is also the most famous natural site of Norway - Geirangerfjord

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#3 Dolomites

The most beautiful area of Italy

The Dolomites are amazing mountains in the north of Italy. You will not find a continuous ridge here, but individual massifs are like strongholds from the surrounding countryside. The Dolomites are famous for their rock towers, of which the most famous are the Tri Cime. Beneath the massifs, fairy meadows and villages are spread out. This mountain range is not just a paradise for tourists, but also for cyclists and devotees of via ferrata.

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#4 Bernese Alps

Europe's most picturesque mountain range

The Bernese Alps is without a doubt one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. There are famous mountains such as Eiger or Jungfrau. Aletschgletscher glacier is the longest in Europe with its 26 kilometers. The glacial valley at Lauterbrunnen with several waterfalls is really impressive. In addition, there are amazing meadows with a wide range of hiking trails under the massive glacied peaks .

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#5 Wallis Alps

The most mountainous region of Switzerland

The Wallis Alps have the highest average height in Europe. The highest peak of the Wallis Alps is the Dufourspitze (4,634m above sea level) in the Monte Rosa Massif. It is after Mont Blanc the second highest mountain in Europe. The biggest attraction here, however Matterhorn (4,478m asl), one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

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#6 Mont Blanc Massif

The most beautiful area of France

The Mont Blanc massif is the highest part of the Alps, spread over the territories of three countries: France, Italy and Switzerland. Interesting is not only with the highest mountain in Europe - Mont Blanc (4,808m asl), but also with the beautiful Aiguilles rocks and massive glaciers. The magnificent trek of the Tour du Mont Blanc is all around the mountain range. There is also a great cableway to the top of Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m above sea level)

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Plitvice Lakes
44.902, 15.611
523 m / 1 716 ft

#7 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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#8 České Švýcarsko and Labské pískovce

The most beautiful region of the Czech Republic

Area loved by photographers and tourists surrounding the Elbe canyon at the border with Germany. You will find here the most famous rock bridge in Europe - Pravčická brána. The whole area occupies the Děčín Highlands and falls into the Labské pískovce Protected Landscape Area and the National Park České Švýcarsko.

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Rainbow mountains of Landmannalaugar
63.983, -19.067
662 m / 2 172 ft

#9 Rainbow mountains of Landmannalaugar

The most beautiful region of Iceland

The Landmannalaugar is the second largest geothermal area in Iceland. The main access road is the F225 road, but only for off-road vehicles. The surrounding obsidian and rhyolite peaks are colored with many orange, green and gray belts. There are several hiking trails and a well-known four-day trek to Thorsmörk.

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#10 Broumovsko

The breathtaking rock towns and table mountains

The picturesque area of Broumovska was famous mainly for the fairytale rock town of Adrspach-Teplice Rocks. You will also find nice table mountains such as Ostaš and other rocky towns.

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Julian Alps
46.379, 13.834
2 587 m / 8 488 ft

#11 Julian Alps

The highest mountains in Slovenia

The Julian Alps are largely located in Slovenia and the rest are in Italy. The highest mountain of this mountain range is Triglav (2,863 m above sea level). The mountain range is of limestone origin. Julian Alps is part of the Triglav National Park and since 2003 has been registered with UNESCO. From a historical point of view, the Julian Alps are known for the bloody struggles of the 1st World War on the Soča River, nicknamed the Bloody River where it fell or wounded to 2 million soldiers.

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#12 Ortles

The beautiful mountains of the Eastern Alps

Ortles is the second highest mountain range in the Eastern Alps. The highest peak is Ortler (3,905m asl), followed by nearly one hundred of three thousanders. You will also find the largest glacier of the East Alps - Ghiaciao dei Forni. Most of this mountain range is situated in the Stelvio National Park. The most famous road of the entire Alps lead across the Stelvio pass

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#13 High Tauern

The highest Austrian mountains

The High Tauern are the highest Austrian mountains. The highest peak is Grossglockner. You can also find here the most famous Austrian waterfall - Krimmel and the most famous Austrian road. It is a beautiful mountain landscape with lots of hiking trails and a range of three thousanders peaks

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Skaftafell National Park
64.065, -16.863
502 m / 1 647 ft

#14 Skaftafell National Park

Paradiese of Glaciers

The Skaftafell National Park is bordered by the Öræfajökull glacier from the east and Skeiðarárjökull from the west. 1,700 km2 of desolate, low-lying sandurs and higher-lying slopes dotted with wild flowers, alternating sharp mountain ridges and, of course, glaciers. The most accessible part of the park is the Skaftafellsheiði, a plateau protruding between the Skaftafellsjökull glaciers and Morsárjökull, lining the beautiful valley.

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#15 Lipari Islands

Islands marked by fire

The Aegean islands (Lipari Islands) are located north of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are situated on the connection between Etna and Vesuvius. They are actually the tops of submarine volcanoes rising above the see. It is a total of seven islands - Lipari (the largest), Salina, Vulcano (famous name), Stromboli (famous active volcano), Filicudi, Alicudi and Panarea

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#16 Malá Fatra

Range with the most beautiful mountain in Slovakia

Malá Fatra is the fourth highest mountain range in Slovakia and one of the most visited. The highest peak is Velký Kriváň (1,709 m asl), but the real symbol of this mountain range is the most beautiful mountain in Slovakia - Velký Rozsutec (1,610 m above sea level). The most popular hiking trail is, of course, a main ridge and then a wandering through local gorges such as Jánošíkove diery.

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#17 The High Tatras

The smallest high mountains in the world

The highest slovak mountains – the High Tatras are the biggest tourist and climbing attraction all over the country. Their main 26 km long ridge practically does not fall below 2,000 meters above sea level. The highest peak - Gerlach (2655 m asl) is also the highest peak over the Carpathians. The main attractions are beautiful panoramas, mountain lakes, nice waterfalls and also local antelope - chamois.

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#18 Veľká Fatra

Infinite meadows

The National Park of Veľká Fatra is one of the dominants of Slovakia, which is covered by a large number of hiking trails. The mountain is typical mainly due to the mountain meadows. The mountain scenery is also underlined by typical beech and spruce forests with typical relief forms that form the mountain range.

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#19 Salzkammergut

A beautiful area of lakes and limestone mountains

The Salzkammergut is a beautiful area with many lakes and picturesque villages and towns. Lush limestone massifs are directly above the lakes. The whole area is ideal for hiking, cycling and water recreation.

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#20 Causeway Coast

The most beautiful coast of Ireland

The most beautiful and well-known part of the Irish coast is located in the northeast of the island between Londonderry and Belfast. You will find here the most famous natural attraction of Ireland - Giant's Causeway. It is an area of beautiful beaches and cliffs.

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#21 Slovak Paradise

Area full of beautiful gorges

The Slovak Paradise is one of the world's unique regions due to the large number of wild gorges, which are accessible to the general public thanks to the ladders. You will also find a number of nice waterfalls and views of the High Tatras

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Saxon Switzerland
50.921, 14.154
173 m / 568 ft

#22 Saxon Switzerland

The most beautiful area of Germany

Saxon Switzerland is located in the east of Germany at the Czech border and connects to the area of N.P. České Švýcarsko and Labské Pískovce. There are many natural, spa and cultural monuments, such as the largest fortress in Europe, built by King Václav I

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#23 Ötztal Alps

The most beautiful area of Austria

Ötztal Alps are among the most beautiful mountains in Austria. Mainly due to the massive glaciation (the largest in the entire Eastern Alps) and hundreds of threethousands peaks. Centre of the Austrian part of mountains are three long valleys Kaunertal, Pitztal and Oetztal,which is with its sixty seven kilometers in length the longest side valley in Austria. It is a paradise for tourists from early spring to autumn and for skiers in winter. Also the highest mountain in Tyrol - Wildspitze lies here. Picturesque villages, herds of cows and lots of waterfalls give Ötztal Alps unmistakable charm. 

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#24 Czech Paradise

Rock town all around

Fabulously looking rock towns with high sandstone towers and wild gorges, ancient tertiary volcanoes with basalt quarries, nice ponds, folk architecture and beautiful views of the highest Czech mountains - Giant mountains. All this can be found in this picturesque part of the Czech Republic. The area is riddled with countless number of hiking trails and roads suitable for cycling.

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