The Algarve is another natural wonder located in Portugal, read on for more about this beautiful region in Southern Portugal
Present-day Azoreans occupying the areas are intent on making sure these treasures are preserved. Only five percent of the environment is developed while the rest is protected areas and marine reserves.
Amazingly, the regional government intends to produce 75 percent of the energy needed on the islands.
The Matterhorn is not only a natural wonder, but it’s also Europe’s best know mountain
Matterhorn, Switzerland and Italy
The Matterhorn is the highest summer ski region in Europe, it is open 365 days a year. It truly deserves its spot on this list of wonders of the world in Europe.
The Matterhorn is at the border between Switzerland and Italy. It is mystical, majestic, and considered the mountain of mountains.
Ski-fanatics count down the days until they can hit the slopes of the glacier paradise, voted as the Jewel of the Swiss Alps. Most agree it is impossible to see enough of this magical wonder. This rugged rock offering its magical light offers amazing sights as it plays in a sea of clouds.
You will also want to visit the Gornergrat.
When reaching the top of this 3,000-meter mountain ridge, you can enjoy a dramatic view from the viewing platform. It offers, among many things, an unforgettable view of the Matterhorn, and the world that surrounds it. You can also view the Matterhorn from Rothorn. The climb to the top of the Rothorn showcases some of the highest peaks in the region.
In the summer it is a starting point for many popular hikes, in winter it is the gateway to beautiful sunny pistes.
The Matterhorn Museum provides some interesting information about the area. Allow yourself enough time so you can visit the other part: the Matterhorn, Italy.
When most people think of the Matterhorn, they relate it to Switzerland. What many people don’t know is that the summer ski region is shared with Italy. Skiers can cross the border for an Italian lunch. The Breuil-Cervinia Ski Resort in Italy has perhaps some of the most stunning ski resorts in Europe.
As it is also one of the highest ski resorts in Europe it provides the longest-running ski seasons in Europe, from October to late May.
The Matterhorn in Italy has the shape of a pyramid. The area is primarily an outdoor region for mountain climbers, skiers, and hikers.
However, the area also offers various small villages you can explore.
They are located in a beautiful setting and are near the base of the Matterhorn.
Cruising the scenic vineyards around Epernay
Champagne Region, France
This region is located to the east of Paris. It is loaded with history. It has always been rich in agriculture and today the region is dotted with grape vineyards and wineries.
You have many choices of places to visit.
One of these is Reims. You will most likely be impressed with the 13th-century cathedral. It is one of the most outstanding gothic cathedrals in northern France. Reims is also home to many major Champagne producers. Several of the producers offer cellar tours.
Reims also counts several lovely parks and gardens. The Parc de Champagne is particularly spectacular. You can also take a leisurely stroll through the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne which was founded in 1548. The city is also home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Reims. It was built as a diocese in 250.
Epernay forms the beating heart of the Champagne region.
This is where tourists should stay who want to cruise the narrow roads lined with never-ending vineyards. The rolling hills take you from one stunning sight to the next.
Many Champagne houses are situated at the heart of the city along the Avenue De Champagne.
The area has so many things to do and places to see that you should decide in advance what your itinerary will be. A few of these include Colombey les Deux Eglises, the village where General de Gaulle is buried. Nearby Troyes offers a 13th-century cathedral featuring a historic city center.
Families traveling with children should include a stop at Nigoland. It is one of the grandest theme parks in France.
Kirkjufell, traveling through Iceland takes you from one mystifying place to another
Kirkjufell Foss, Iceland
This is another of the natural wonders of Europe. It is said to be the most photographed mountain in all of Iceland. It is 463 meters above sea level. The jutting out into the sea creates a focal point for visitors as well as locals.
The mountain changes color every season from summer greens to winter whites.
The Kirkjufellsfoss waterfall, next to the mountain, is three-pronged and offers a beautiful sight. It is another magnificent sight during the dark winter nights as the Northern Lights prance across the sky. Nearby is another stunning waterfall, Grundarfoss.
Kirkja is the name for church in Icelandic so, interestingly, Kirkjufell means “Church Mountain.”
Kirkjufell has a great walking trail that surrounds it. There is also a steep climb to the top. As you get closer to the top the climb gets more challenging and at one point you will need to use the ropes that are attached to the rock slope.
It’s best to do this hike on a dry day as this part can get pretty slippery in the rain.
You will also be fascinated by all of the birds and marine life.
During the winter, if you are lucky, you will see killer whales in the fjord.
The town of Grundarfjordur has accommodations, restaurants, and a nine-hole golf course. You can also enjoy many outdoor activities which include hiking, ice-climbing, horseback riding, and camping.
These nine sights offer some of the magnificence for which Europe is known.
Are you ready to scrap these things off your bucket list? Planning all these amazing sights in one trip is going to be a difficult challenge.
There’s just so much to see and so much to do.
Make sure to plan your trip wisely but don’t limit your European adventure to these highlights, Europe has much more to offer than just this.