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Natural Sights & National Parks

If you’re not the type for the hustle and bustle of the big cities and want to see the natural beauty and wonder of the European continent here are some of the best sites. Go to our Geography page to see a list of Europe’s most scenic rivers, majestic mountains, tranquil seas and beautiful islands. However, there’s much more for the natural enthusiast to choose from the list below.

 Flag_of_Albania copyAlbania
  • Dinaric Alps
  • Syri Kalter Spring
Flag_of_AndorraAndorra
  • Pyrénées Mountains
Flag_of_AustriaAustria
  • Achensee
  • Danube River
  • Eisriesenwelt Cave
  • Hallstatter See
  • Schafberg Peak
  • Wachau Valley
  • Wolfgangsee
  • Zellersee
Flag_of_BelarusBelarus
  • Bialowieza Forest
Flag_of_BelgiumBelgium
  • The Ardennes
Flag_of_Bosnia_and_HerzegovinaBosnia Herzegovina
  • Dinaric Alps
Flag_of_BulgariaBulgaria
  • Balkan Mountains
Flag_of_CroatiaCroatia
  • Dalmation Coast
  • Dinaric Alps
  • Kornati Islands
  • Mljet Island
  • Plitvice Lakes – 
Flag_of_CyprusCyprus
Flag_of_the_Czech_RepublicCzechia
  • Elbe River
  • Macocha Abyss Gorge
  • Moravian Karst Cave
Flag_of_DenmarkDenmark
  • Cape Enniberg – Faroe Islands
  • Risin og Kellingin – Faroe Islands
Flag_of_EstoniaEstonia
Flag_of_FinlandFinland
  • Aland Archipelago
  • Finnish Lakeland
  • Scandinavian Mountains
Flag_of_FranceFrance
  • The Alps
    • Bernina Range
      • Piz Bernina
    • Graian Alps
      • Aiguille Verte
      • Grande Jorasses
      • Mt. Blanc
  • Massif des Calanques Coast
  • Camargue Delta
  • Corniche d’Or Coast
  • Dune of Pyla
  • Étretat Coast – Normandy
  • Gorges du Fier – Annecy
  • Gorge du Verdon – 
  • Iles d’Hyeres Islands
  • Lac du Salagou
  • Lac de Sainte Croix
  • Lake Annecy
  • Loire River
  • Mount Saint-Michel
  • Pyrénées Mountains
  • Rhone River
  • Seine River
Flag_of_GermanyGermany
  • Bavarian Alps
    • Zugspitze 
  • Black Forest
  • Eisriesenwelt Cave – 
  • Elbe River
  • Königssee
  • Lange Anna-Heligoland Island
  • Moselle River
  • Oder River
  • Rhine River
Flag_of_GreeceGreece
  • Aegean Islands
    • Chios
    • Samos
  • Cape Sounion
  • Cyclades Islands
    • Delos
    • Fira – Santorini
    • Mykonos
    • Naxos
    • Paros
  • Dodecanese Islands
    • Rhodes
  • Ionian Island
    • Corfu
  • Kleftiko Beach Arch – Milos Island
  • Samariá Gorge – Crete
  • Víkos Gorge
Flag_of_HungaryHungary
  • Danube River
  • Lake Balaton
Flag_of_IcelandIceland
  • Askja Caldera
  • The Blue Lagoon
  • Dettifoss Falls
  • Gullfoss Falls
  • Haukadalur Geyser Basin
  • Myvatn Lake
  • Jokulsarlon Lagoon
  • Laugavegur Trail
  • Látrabjarg Coast
  • Reynisfjara Beach
  • Seljalandsfoss Falls
  • Skogafoss Falls
  • Svartifoss Falls
  • Vatnajokull Ice Caves & Galcier
Flag_of_IrelandIreland
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Great Pollet Arch – Donegal County
  • Slieve League – Donegal County
Flag_of_ItalyItaly
  • The Alps
    • Graian Alps
      • Grand Paradiso
      • Grande Jorasses
      • Mt. Blanc
    • Penninie Alps
      • Dent d’Hérens
      • Monte Rosa
      • Matterhorn
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Apennine Mountains
  • Cinque Terra Coast
  • The Dolomites
  • Lake Como
  • Lake Garda
  • Lake Maggiore
  • Lake Orta
Flag_of_LatviaLatvia
Flag_of_LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
Flag_of_LithuaniaLithuania
  • Curonian Spit & Lagoon
  • Nemunas Delta
Flag_of_LuxembourgLuxembourg
Flag_of_MaltaMalta
  • Azure Window Arch – Gozo
  • Dingli Cliffs
Flag_of_MonacoMonaco
Flag_of_MoldovaMoldova
Flag_of_MontenegroMontenegro
  • Bay of Kotor – 
  • Dinaric Alps
    • Mount Lovcen
  • Sveti Stefan Island –
Flag_of_the_NetherlandsNetherlands
  • Rhine River
  • West Frisian Islands
Flag_of_MacedoniaNorth Macedonia
  • Lake Orhid
Flag_of_NorwayNorway
  • The Fjords
    • Geirangerfjord
    • Hardangerfjord
    • Lysefjord
    • Nordfjord
    • Sognefjord
  • Hornelen Mountain – Bremangerlandet Island
  • Scandinavian Mountains
Flag_of_PolandPoland
  • Bialowieza Forest
  • Masurian Lake District
  • Slowinski Sand Dunes
  • Carpathian Mountains
    • Tatra Mountains
  • Oder river
  • Vistula Lagoon
  • Vistula River
Flag_of_PortugalPortugal
  • Algarve Coast
    • Praia da Marinha 
    • Sagres Cliffs
  • Azores
  • Duro Valley
  • Madeira Islands
    • Cabo Girão coast
  • Tagus River
Flag_of_RomaniaRomania
  • Carpathian Mountains
    • Făgăraş Mountains
      • Moldoveanu Peak
    • Transylvania Alps
  • Danube River & Delta
  • Iron Gates of the Danube
Flag_of_RussiaRussia
  • Curonian Spit & Lagoon
  • Sail Rock – Black Sea
  • Ural Mountains
  • Ural River
  • Volga River 
Flag_of_San_MarinoSan Marino
Flag_of_SerbiaSerbia
  • Balkan Mountains
  • Beljanica waterfalls
  • Danube River
  • Dinaric Alps
  • Iron Gates of the Danube
Flag_of_SlovakiaSlovakia
  • Carpathian Mountains
    • High Tatras
      • Gerlachovský štít Peak
  • Danube River
  • Dinaric Alps
Flag_of_SloveniaSlovenia
  • Lake Bled
  • Skocjan Cave – Divača
Flag_of_SpainSpain
  • Cantabrian Mountains
  • Cliffs of Giants – Tenerife Canary Islands
  • Gaztelugatxe Peninsula
  • Guadalquivir River Delta
  • Playa de las Catedrales Arches- Ribadeo
  • Pyrénées Mountains
  • Sierra Nevada Mountains
  • Tagus River
Flag_of_SwedenSweden
  • Scandinavian Mountains
Flag_of_SwitzerlandSwitzerland
  • The Alps
    • Bernese Alps
      • Aletschhorn
      • Eiger
      • Finsteraarhorn
      • Jungfrau
      • Mönch
      • Schreckhorn
    • Dauphiné Alps
      • Barre des Écrins
    • Penninie Alps
      • Dent Blanche
      • Dent d’Hérens
      • Dom
      • Grand Combin
      • Lagginhorn
      • Matterhorn – Zermatt
      • Ober Gabelhorn
      • Rimpfischhorn
      • Weisshorn
      • Weissmies
  • Lake Constance
  • Lake Geneva
  • Lake Lucerne
  • Lake Lugano
  • Lake Thun
  • Rhine Falls
Flag_of_TurkeyTurkey
  • Bosphorus Strait
  • Cappadocia Landscape
    • Göreme Volcanic Rock Formations
  • The Dardenalles
  • Pamukkale Springs
Flag_of_UkraineUkraine
  • Askania-Nova
  • Granite-steppe lands of Buh
  • Dniester Canyon
  • Dnieper River
  • Lake Svitiaz
  • Lake Synevyr
  • Oleshky Sands
  • Optimistic Caves
  • Tovtry of Podillya
Flag_of_the_United_KingdomUnited Kingdom
Flag_of_EnglandEngland
  • Durdle Door Arch – Dorset
  • Lindisfarne Holy Island – 
  • Old Harry Rocks – Dorset Coast
  • St. Micheal’s Mount Island – Cornwall
  • River Thames
  • White Cliffs of Dover
 
Gibraltar
  • Rock of Gibraltar
Northern Ireland
Flag_of_ScotlandScotland
  • Eilean Donan Island – 
  • Eilean Tioram Island
  • Glen Coe Valley
  • The Hebrides Islands
  • Loch Awe
  • Loch Lomond & the Trossachs
  • Loch Ness
  • Old Man of Hoy – Orkney Islands
Flag_of_WalesWales
  • Prembrokeshire Coast
Grindelwald below

Europe has followed America’s lead by setting aside and preserving some of the last vestiges of wilderness and natural beauty. For centuries pristine forest and ecco systems where destroy by growing civilizations. Much of the land was converted into use for agriculture, growing populations and cities encroaching onto the natural ecco systems.  Most of all Europe’s untouched forests are gone but, Europe has preserved the few that remain and in the past decades has done much to start preserving it’s natural resources. As you travel east and north in Scandinavia, you will encounter more forests and unspoiled lands.

As you travel east you will encounter more forests and unspoiled lands. The implementation of National Parks in most countries has preserved these areas for all to see and enjoy forever.

Besides the natural beauty these parks, they offer plenty of hiking trails and facilities to camp.
The implementation of National Parks in most countries has preserved these areas for all to see and enjoy forever. Besides the natural beauty these parks, they offer plenty of hiking trails and facilities to camp.

Flag_of_Albania copyAlbania

  • Butrint National Park
  • Dajti Mountain National Park
  • Divjaka-Karavasta National Park
  • Lurë National Park
  • Llogara National Park
  • Prespa National Park
  • Thethi National Park
  • Tomorr Mountain National Park
  • Valbona Valley National Park
  • Fir of Hotova-Dangëlli National Park
  • Fir of Drenova National Park
  • Shtamë Pass National Park
  • Zall-Gjoçaj National Park
  • Shebenik-Jabllanica National Park
  • Karaburun-Sazan National Park
  • Korab-Koritnik National Park

Flag_of_AustriaAustria

Flag_of_BelgiumBelgium

Flag_of_Bosnia_and_HerzegovinaBosnia Herzegovina

  • Sutjeska National Park
  • Kozara National Park
  • Una National Park

Flag_of_BulgariaBulgaria

  • Central Balkan National Park
  • Pirin National Park
  • Rila National Park

Flag_of_CroatiaCroatia

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Paklenica National Park
  • Risnjak National Park
  • Mljet National Park
  • Kornati National Park
  • Brijuni National Park
  • Krka National Park
  • Sjeverni Velebit National Park

Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic Czechia

  • Šumava National Park
  • Krkonoše National Park National Park
  • Podyjí České Švýcarsko National Park

Flag_of_DenmarkDenmark

Flag_of_EstoniaEstonia

  • Lahemaa National Park
  • Karula National Park
  • Soomaa National Park
  • Vilsandi National Park
  • Matsalu National Park

Flag_of_FinlandFinland

  • Archipelago National Park
  • Bothnian Sea National Park
  • Eastern Gulf of Finland National Park
  • Ekenäs Archipelago National Park
  • Helvetinjärvi National Park
  • Hiidenportti National Park
  • Isojärvi National Park
  • Kauhaneva-Pohjankangas National Park
  • Koli National Park
  • Kolovesi National Park
  • Kurjenrahka National Park
  • Lauhanvuori National Park
  • Leivonmäki National Park
  • Lemmenjoki National Park
  • Liesjärvi National Park
  • Linnansaari National Park
  • Nuuksio National Park
  • Oulanka National Park
  • Päijänne National Park
  • Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
  • Patvinsuo National Park
  • Perämeri National Park
  • Petkeljärvi National Park
  • Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park
  • Pyhä-Häkki National Park
  • Pyhä-Luosto National Park
  • Repovesi National Park
  • Riisitunturi National Park
  • Rokua National Park
  • Salamajärvi National Park
  • Seitseminen National Park
  • Sipoonkorpi National Park
  • Syöte National Park
  • Tiilikkajärvi National Park
  • Torronsuo National Park
  • Urho Kekkonen National Park
  • Valkmusa National Park

Flag_of_FranceFrance

  • Calanques National Park
  • Cévennes National Park
  • Écrins National Park
  • Mercantour National Park
  • Port-Cros National Park
  • Pyrénées National Park
  • Mercantour National Park
  • Vanoise National Park

Flag_of_GermanyGermany

  • Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park
  • Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park
  • Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park
  • Jasmund National Park
  • Western Pomerania Lagoon Area National Park
  • Müritz National Park
  • Lower Oder Valley National Park
  • Harz National Park
  • Kellerwald-Edersee National Park
  • Hainich National Park
  • Eifel National Park
  • Saxon Switzerland National Park
  • Bavarian Forest National Park
  • Berchtesgaden National Park
  • Black Forest National Park

Flag_of_GreeceGreece

  • Ainos National Park
  • Alonnisos Marine Park
  • Oeta National Park
  • Olympus National Park
  • Parnassos National Park
  • Parnitha National Park
  • Pindus National Park
  • Prespes National Park
  • Samaria National Park
  • Sounio National Park
  • Vikos–Aoös National Park
  • Zakynthos National Marine Park

Flag_of_HungaryHungary

Flag_of_IcelandIceland

  • Snæfellsjökull National Park
  • Vatnajökull National Park
  • Þingvellir National Park

Flag_of_IrelandIreland

  • Ballycroy National Park
  • Connemara National Park
  • Glenveagh National Park
  • Killarney National Park
  • The Burren National Park
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park

Flag_of_ItalyItaly

Flag_of_LatviaLatvia

  • Gauja National Park
  • Rāzna National Park
  • Ķemeri National Park
  • Slītere National Park

Flag_of_LithuaniaLithuania

  • Aukštaitija National Park
  • Dzūkija National Park
  • Kuršių Nerija National Park
  • Trakai National Historic Park
  • Žemaitija National Park
Flag_of_MontenegroMontenegro

  • Durmitor National Park
  • Biogradska Gora National Park
  • Lovćen National Park
  • Lake Skadar National Park
  • Prokletije National Park

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsNetherlands

  • Lauwersmeer National Park
  • Schiermonnikoog National Park
  • Alde Feanen National Park
  • Drents-Friese Wold National Park
  • Dwingelderveld National Park
  • Drentsche Aa National Landscape
  • De Weerribben-Wieden National Park
  • Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park
  • Veluwezoom National Park Hoge
  • Veluwe National Park
  • Utrechtse Heuvelrug National Park
  • Dunes of Texel National Park
  • Zuid-Kennemerland National Park
  • Oosterschelde National Park
  • De Biesbosch National Park
  • De Zoom – Kalmthoutse Heide Cross-Border Park
  • De Loonse en Drunense Duinen National Park
  • De Groote Peel National Park
  • Maasduinen National Park Meinweg National Park

Flag_of_MacedoniaNorth Macedonia

  • Pelister National Park
  • Mavrovo National Park
  • Galičica National Park

Flag_of_NorwayNorway

  • Ånderdalen National Park
  • Blåfjella–Skjækerfjella National Park
  • Breheimen National Park
  • Børgefjell National Park
  • Dovre National Park
  • Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park
  • Færder National Park
  • Femundsmarka National Park
  • Folgefonna National Park
  • Forlandet National Park
  • Forollhogna National Park
  • Fulufjellet National Park
  • Gutulia National Park
  • Hallingskarvet National Park
  • Hardangervidda National Park
  • Indre Wijdefjorden National Park
  • Jostedalsbreen National Park
  • Jotunheimen National Park
  • Junkerdal National Park
  • Làhku National Park
  • Langsua National Park
  • Lierne National Park
  • Lomsdal–Visten National Park
  • Møysalen National Park
  • Nordenskiöld Land National Park
  • Nordre Isfjorden National Park
  • Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park
  • Øvre Anárjohka National Park
  • Øvre Dividal National Park
  • Øvre Pasvik National Park
  • Rago National Park
  • Reinheimen National Park
  • Reisa National Park
  • Rohkunborri National Park
  • Rondane National Park
  • Saltfjellet–Svartisen National Park
  • Sassen – Bünsow Land National Park
  • Seiland National Park
  • Sjunkhatten National Park
  • Skarvan and Roltdalen National Park
  • Sør-Spitsbergen National Park
  • Stabbursdalen National Park
  • Varangerhalvøya National Park
  • Ytre Healer National Park

Flag_of_PolandPoland

Flag_of_Portugal Portugal

 Flag_of_RomaniaRomania

  • Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park
  • Rodna National Park
  • Retezat National Park
  • Cheile Nerei-Beuşniţa National Park
  • Semenic-Cheile Caraşului National Park
  • Călimani National Park
  • Cozia National Park
  • Piatra Craiului National Park
  • Munţii Măcinului National Park
  • Defileul Jiului National Park
  • Ceahlău National Park
  • Cheile Bicazului-Hăşmaş National Park
  • Buila-Vânturariţa National Park

Flag_of_RussiaRussia

  • Bashkiriya National Park
  • Buzuluksky Bor National Park
  • Chavash Varmane
  • Bor National Park
  • Kalevalsky Bor National Park
  • Kenozersky National Park
  • Khvalynsky National Park
  • Kurshskaya Kosa National Park
  • Losiny Ostrov National Park
  • Mariy Chodra National Park
  • Meshchyora National Park
  • Meshchyorsky National Park
  • Nechkinsky National Park
  • Nizhnyaya Kama National Park
  • Orlovskoye Polesye National Park
  • Paanajärvi National Park
  • Pleshcheyevo Ozero National Park
  • Prielbrusye National Park
  • Pripyshminskiye Bory National Park
  • Russkaya Arktika National Park
  • Russky Sever National Park
  • Samarskaya Luka National
  • Park Sebezhsky National Park
  • Smolenskoye Poozerye National Park
  • Smolny National Park
  • Sochi National Park
  • Ugra National Park
  • Valdaysky National Park
  • Vodlozersky National Park
  • Yugyd Va National Park

Flag_of_SerbiaSerbia

  • Đerdap National Park
  • Kopaonik National Park
  • Tara National Park
  • Šar Mountain National Park
  • Fruška Gora National Park

Flag_of_SlovakiaSlovakia

  • Veľká Fatra National Park
  • Malá Fatra National Park
  • Low Tatras National Park
  • Muránska planina National Park
  • Pieniny National Park
  • Poloniny National Park
  • Slovak Karst National Park
  • Slovak Paradise National
  • Park Tatra National Park

Flag_of_SloveniaSlovenia

Flag_of_SpainSpain

  • Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park
  • Cabrera Archipelago National Park
  • Cabañeros Caldera de Taburiente National Park
  • Doñana National Park
  • Garajonay National Park
  • Guadarrama National Park
  • Illas Atlánticas de Galicia National Park
  • Monfragüe National Park
  • Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park
  • Picos de Europa National Park
  • Sierra Nevada National Park
  • Tablas de Daimiel National Park
  • Teide National Park
  • Timanfaya National Park

Flag_of_SwedenSweden

  • Abisko National Park
  • Ängsö National Park
  • Björnlandet National Park
  • Blå Jungfrun National Park
  • Dalby Söderskog National Park
  • Djurö National Park
  • Färnebofjärden National Park
  • Fulufjället National Park
  • Garphyttan National Park
  • Gotska Sandön National Park
  • Hamra National Park
  • Haparanda Archipelago National Park
  • Kosterhavet National Park
  • Muddus National Park
  • Norra Kvill National Park
  • Padjelanta National Park
  • Pieljekaise National Park
  • Sånfjället National Park
  • Sarek National Park
  • Skuleskogen National Park
  • Söderåsen National Park
  • Stenshuvud National Park
  • Stora Sjöfallet National Park
  • Store Mosse National Park
  • Tiveden National Park
  • Töfsingdalen National Park
  • Tresticklan National Park
  • Tyresta National Park
  • Vadvetjåkka National Park

Flag_of_SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Flag_of_TurkeyTurkey

  • Yozgat Pine Grove National Park
  • Karatepe-Arslantaş National Park
  • Soğuksu National Park
  • Kuşcenneti National Park
  • Uludağ National Park
  • Yedigöller National Park
  • Dilek Peninsula – Büyük Menderes Delta National Park
  • Spil Mount National Park Mount
  • Kızıl National Park
  • Mount Güllük (Termessos) National Park
  • Kovada Lake National Park
  • Munzur Valley National Park
  • Beydağları Coast National Park
  • Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park
  • Köprülü Canyon National Park
  • Mount Ilgaz National Park
  • Historical Başkomutan National Park
  • Ancient Göreme National Park
  • Altındere Valley National Park
  • Ancient Boğazköy Alacahöyük National Park
  • Mount Nemrut National Park
  • Beyşehir Lake National Park
  • Kazdağı National Park
  • Altınbeşik Cave National Park
  • Hatilla Valley National Park
  • Karagöl-Sahara National Park
  • Kaçkar Mountains National Park
  • Aladağlar National Park
  • Marmaris National Park
  • Saklıkent National Park
  • Ancient Troya National Park
  • Mount Honaz National Park
  • Kastamonu-Bartın Küre Mountains National Park
  • Sarıkamış-Allahuekber Mountains National Park
  • Mount Ararat National Park
  • Gala Lake National
  • Park Sultan Reeds National Park
  • Tek Tek Mountains National Park
  • İğneada Longoz Forest National Park
  • Nene Hatun Historical National Park

Flag_of_UkraineUkraine

  • Azov-Syvash National Park
  • Bug Fort National Park
  • Carpathian National Park
  • Charming Harbor National Park
  • Cheremosh National Park
  • Derman-Ostroh National Park
  • Desna-Stara Huta National Park
  • Double-River National Park
  • Dzharylhach National Park
  • Gomolsha Forests National Park
  • Great Meadow National Park
  • Halych National Park
  • Hetman National Park
  • Holosiyvsky National Nature Park
  • Homolsha Forrest National Park
  • Hutsulshchyna National Park
  • Ichnya National Park
  • Khotyn National Park
  • Krеmеnеts Mountains National Park
  • Lower Dniester National Park
  • Lower Sula National Park
  • Mezyn National Park
  • Northern Pоdіllya National Park
  • Podillya Hills National Park
  • Pyryatyn National Park
  • Saint Mountains National Park
  • Shatsky National Park
  • Siveria-Donets National Park
  • Skоle Bеskyds National Park
  • Sloboda Ukraine National Park
  • Synevir National Park
  • Tuzly Lagoons National Nature Park
  • Ukraine Littoral Azov National Park
  • Uzh National Park
  • Verkhovyna National Park
  • Vyzhnytsia National Park
  • White Coast of Svyatoslav National Park
  • White Lake National Park
  • Yavorivskyi National Park
  • Zalissya National Park

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomUnited Kingdom

Flag_of_EnglandEngland

  • Peak District National Park
  • Lake District National Park
  • Dartmoor National Park
  • North York Moors National Park
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Exmoor National Park
  • Northumberland National Park
  • The Broads National Park
  • New Forest National Park
  • South Downs National Park

Flag_of_ScotlandScotland

Flag_of_WalesWales