It’s time to visit Europe. Find out the best, undiscovered places to travel on the continent.
There are many destinations to see in Europe. Take in the fields of lavender in France or rent a chalet in a ski village in Finland. View the incredible natural wonders of canyons, waterfalls, mountains, and cliffs.
So what are the five best places and breathtaking sites to visit across Europe? They are probably not what you think.
- Trolltunga Norway:
Trolltunga is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. Situated about 1100 meters above sea level, it soars 700 meters over lake Ringedalsvatnet, in the city of Odda. The view from the top of the cliff is breathtaking. The hike, which is 23 km long, starts in Skjeggedal and travels through the high mountains. It can take between 10 to 12 hours to reach the top, and the ascent is about 900 meters. The hike is usually possible from mid-June, depending on when the snow melts in the mountains, until mid-September.
- Rakotzbrücke, Germany:
Rakotzbrücke is the kind of place that from the first time you see a photo of its ethereal beauty, you know you have to plan a trip there. Immersed in the green Kromlauer park in Saxony, the Rakotz Bridge has been specifically constructed to create a perfect circle when reflected into the water. Like many other bridges in Europe, Rakotzbrücke is also known as the Devil’s Bridge. The ends of the Rakotzbrücke are formed from thin rock spires with octagonal basalt columns that support such a perfect arc that it seems to be made by the devil himself. Walking on the bridge is forbidden, but if you are crazy enough to do it…
- Lake District, United Kingdom:
If you are looking for solitude and wildness, there is nowhere in Britain quite like the Lake District. Lake District, in the north of Britain, has the finest scenery, greenest countryside, and most stunning vistas. Literature lovers will want to visit Dove Cottage, the home of the poet William Wordsworth, and if you have children visit The World of Beatrix Potter, experiencing the life and creations of the famous writer. Renting a car is the best way to explore the region.
- Lapland, Finland:
There is no doubt that gazing at the Aurora Borealis in Finland appeals to all of us. Visiting Finnish Lapland is almost like living out a dream in a mythical land. The contrasts are key factors to its beauty, featuring 24 hours of sunshine during the summer and the equally darker days in the winter. Leave the noise of the ski areas and cities in exchange for the calm of unspoiled nature. There are almost 200,000 reindeer, 749 fells, and of course, 1 Santa Clause. For most people, the opportunity to admire the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Provence, France:
From the Drôme to the Maritime Alps, passing from the Hautes-Alpes, the Vaucluse, and the Alpes de Haute Provence, the Lavender Roads invite you to discover an exceptional area and sensational meetings. Between mid-June and until mid-July, Provence is filled with purple hues. If you have never had the chance to see the lavender fields and the rolling hills enclosed by cottages and monasteries, the best time to admire them in the right light is quickly approaching. In the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux, in the region of Sault and that of Valréas, amazing scenery and atmosphere make the lavender fields one of summer’s must-sees in Provence.