Europe’s main touristic attractions consist in its capitals which are bursting with history. Although these capitals are indeed mesmerizing, the most beautiful places to visit in Europe are not man made, but represent the glorious works of Mother Nature. There are numerous national parks in Europe, all with unique beauties. If you wish to escape from the stress and the worries of the cities, we strongly advise you to book a trip to any of the national parks featured below, as they can all make for unforgettable experiences.
Triglav National Park
This is the only national park in Slovenia, but it suffices in order to put its country on the European map of wonders. Located in the Julian Alps and covering 838 square kilometers, Triglav park contains the majority of Slovenia’s 2000 meter mountain peaks. Here, you can also find the largest glacial lake in Slovenia. In this park, you can also admire breathtaking mountain valleys, mesmerizing waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland
Those of you who prefer to spend your holidays sunbathing on a golden beach might not understand Iceland’s appeal. However, if you only take a look at some pictures of the 3 Icelandic National parks, you will certainly be fascinated with these ice beauties. Out of the three parks, Vatnajökull is considered to be the most beautiful one and for good reason. Most of the park lies underneath the glacier’s ice cap. However, the overall park offers a wide variety of environments as it also has a high volcanic activity. The park is a real life battle between fire and ice. On your visit here, you can admire the biggest glacial lagoon in Island, mesmerizing mountain ridges, magical ice caves, crystal clear springs and a diverse vegetation. Here, you will also find the most powerful waterfall in Europe, the Dettifoss waterfall.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
As the oldest national park in Croatia and a recognized UNESCO World Heritage site, this park is one of the most popular places to visit in Croatia. The park features countless breathtaking cascades which fall into crystal clear waters, creating a magical, fairytale environment. The park is the result of powerful geological processes which have been at work for thousands and years and continue even today, giving birth to natural dam lakes, amazing caves and superb waterfalls. The park also has a rich fauna which encompass bears and wolves, but also numerous rare species.