Europe is full of bustling cities to explore, but what you should be adding to your travel plans wasn't made by any man. There are several natural wonders scattered around Europe that should be on your itinerary. These places showcase the natural beauty of the Earth and might even bring a tear to your eye.
We have created this list to help you find the perfect natural wonder or two to add to your travel plans. They are all magnificent and put any skyscraper you might find in the city to shame. Keep reading to learn about 10 awe-inspiring natural wonders you can only see in Europe!
10 10. Bigar Waterfall
This natural wonder can be found in Romania and is beautiful to the eye, as well as aesthetically pleasing. The water flows over a moss-covered rock and into the Minis River below. It is located in the Aninei Mountains and people from all over the world travel to see it.
The best way to witness this piece of nature is to park on the side of the road and take the short walk to its location. It deserves to be praised for its beauty and the sight that will greet you will make your trip to this country entirely worthwhile.
9 9. Matterhorn
This peak in the Alps sits on the border of Italy and Switzerland. This is not for the faint of heart as more than 500 people have died trying to make the climb, but the sight that greets you from the ground is almost as impressive.
The faces of the peak point in the four cardinal directions which only adds to its unique wonder. If climbing isn't your thing then a stay in the igloo village at its base will be just as memorable. There are plenty of other activities to do in the area, but seeing this natural wonder with your own eyes should be at the top of everyone's list.
8 8. Fairy Pools
These can be found on the Isle of Skye in Scotland where crystal clear water allows for some inspirational pictures. You could attempt a swim in their freezing depths, but a picture and the memory is just as wonderful.
It is easily accessible and requires a short walk, so there is no reason you shouldn't make the journey. There are several waterfalls to see and only the bravest decide to make the jump into the water below. You won't be disappointed and everyone back home won't believe something as beautiful as this escaped in the natural world.
7 7. Verdon Gorge
This is the deepest gorge in France and there are so many ways to experience it. You can look down from atop the high cliffs or take a leisurely excursion down its waterways on a rented kayak or paddleboat.
The more adventurous souls like to climb the rocky faces of the gorge and take their hobby to new heights on the limestone cliffs. It is a great way to experience a hot summer day as there are so many options at your disposal in this breathtaking part of France.
6 6. The Fjords
These are located in Norway and provide you with views of amazing landscapes and unbelievable plant life. There are small villages scattered throughout them as well as plenty of waterfalls that provide the perfect picture for your album.
There are plenty of boating tours that help you see the scenery, but hiking trails and other adventurous activities will truly immerse you in the landscape. You will be breath taken as you gaze upon the beauty the area provides and find yourself at a loss for how to accurately describe such a beautiful location.
5 5. Giant's Causeway
The unique rock formation in Ireland is unlike anything you will find anywhere else in the world. They are located at the bottom of some basalt cliffs and is made up of basalt columns that stick up out of the sea.
It was created by volcanic activity some 60 million years ago and now will have your head exploding in wonder. There are several paths you can take to see this natural wonder and the trip is definitely worth it. You won't believe your eyes, but you will know in your heart that you were lucky to have witnessed something so spectacular.
4 4. Brimham Rocks
These rock formations in England were created by years of erosion from wind and ice and tourists from all over the world travel to see them. Many of the rocks seem to balance in place which makes them so spectacular to interested onlookers.
There are guided tours available throughout the year so you can understand the history behind these massive structures, as well as see the most infamous formations created by time. If you are an experienced climber then rock climbing is also available to give you one amazing adventure to remember.
3 3. Vatnajokull Glacier Ice Caves
The caves can be found in Iceland and they are only accessible in the winter. You must go with a guide in order to ensure your safety as it can be quite dangerous to attempt this feat on your own.
The ice formations change each year as it melts and reforms, but they are always incredible to see for yourself. It is truly a unique experience and a natural wonder everyone needs to see because nothing else in the world can compare to these epic formations.
2 2. Plitvice Lakes
This is actually part of a national park in Croatia and is the perfect sight for anyone who doesn't like to travel too far off of the beaten path. It is comprised of several lakes which are the main attraction because of their beauty and the unique formation of the waterfalls cascading from them.
The pictures you take will be incredible and a ferry or train can transport you to different areas around the park itself. You will be awe-struck the moment you set foot in this location and will wonder why you haven't made the trip there sooner.
1 1. The Dolomites
This is a mountain range in Italy that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. You will be greeted with breathtaking views, as well as unrivaled hiking trails that are like nothing you have ever seen before.
You can venture out on your own, or have a guide show you all there is to see in the area. It will be an adventure you never forget and a natural wonder that you wish you never had to leave.