People who love nature will do well to take a closer look at the 5 best European countries that each enjoys a worldwide reputation for their beautiful landscapes, parks and waterfalls as well as walks. From Croatia to Switzerland to France and Norway, there are some truly exciting places that will gladden the hearts of any nature lover. Here is a brief look at 5 best European countries for nature lovers.
Croatia – A little bit of heaven on Earth
Croatia offers a little bit of heaven on Earth. In particular, be sure to check out its, that is home to a wondrous forest reserve that lies in the very heart of Croatia.
There are sixteen terraced lakes here that are flanked by some imposing and wonderful waterfalls. This place is truly charismatic. Also, be sure to check out the Zagorje Region which has a number of medieval castles and hilltop vineyards as well as thermal springs. The best time to visit here is in the months of May and June as well as in September and October.
Switzerland is world-renowned for its watches and chocolates but did you know that it is also home to Interlaken which is one of the bigger cities for nature and is easily accessible by train? The Matterhorn in the Alps stands at a height of 15,000 feet and has attracted nature lovers over the years. It is also known as the Mountain of Mountains and is also notorious for its dangerous mountain climbing. The best time to visit here is in the months of June to September.
The southern parts of Sweden are home to some very beautiful green landscapes but the north is also no less beautiful and would certainly be of interest to nature lovers. In the north of the country, there are 100,000 lakes and numerous cliffs to explore. Plus, forests and rolling fields ideal for a family adventure. Here, you can also view the midnight sun and this part of the country is perfect for long walks along the lakes.
Be sure to also visit Swedish Lapland where the wilderness attracts people in large numbers. Kiruna is also a destination worth visiting as here you get to see the Samis and their reindeer herds. Be sure to plan your trip here in the months between mid-October and Mid May. December to March are also good times to visit Lapland.
Norway is renowned for its national parks and beautiful scenery. It is the number one destination for true nature lovers. There are tons of hiking trails as well as imposing mountain peaks and plummeting waterfalls. All will warm a nature lover’s heart. Try and schedule your trip here in the months from November to May.
The Verdon Gorge in France is one of the most beautiful places in Europe and is the place where people in the Alps flock to in great numbers. The gorge runs for fifteen miles and offers inspiring swimming opportunities in lakes whose turquoise waters are truly exciting. There are also many interesting walks, ideal for enjoying the great outdoors. Spend the day loving nature. The gorge also offers excellent rock climbing opportunities. The best way to get here is by taking a train from Nice. Mini vans are also an option for those who love scenic roads. The best time to visit the Verdon Gorge is between mid-April and mid-October.