Best landscapes in Europe

Have you ever wondered where you can find some of the best landscapes in Europe? Where are the gems that can literally take your breath away by just the views they offer? One sure way to discover these places is to figure out where landscape photographers flock to. Here is a list of countries and places that are top of every photographers bucket list.

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Unsurprisingly, Iceland is home to some stunning landscape and scenery. This is a dream location for photographers where you can find a bit of everything. The night landscapes here cannot be compared to anywhere else in the world. With strikingly beautiful northern lights reflecting off of still water, you will catch an unbelievable glimpse of the Aurora Borealis. The mix of hot springs, monolithic glaciers, striking waterfalls and powerful volcanos make this country one of the best places in all of Europe to find amazing landscapes.

While Norway offers many similarities to that of Iceland, it also has many unique and breathtaking sights for visitors. In western Norway, there are easily accessible and world class fjords where you can see the power of glacial erosion up close and personal. This has the added bonus of serving as a reminder of just how small we really are. The little fishing villages that are found on the Lofoten Islands greet you with white beaches, clear green water and domineering mountains. Throughout Norway, the bright houses constantly stand out amongst the stunning nature that surrounds them.

If you are looking for something a little more green, head to Scotland to explore the wide variety of landscapes that can be found there. In Scotland, you will have a chance to see everything from coasts and islands to forests. For those that enjoy a landscape that includes castles, abandoned houses and decaying structures, then this is the ideal place for you. One of the most photographed castles in Scotland is the 15th century Kilchurn Castle that can be found in Argyll. With rolling hills as a backdrop and still water at the entrance, this is a must see of you are in country.

One of the best city landscapes to visit can be found in the Italian Riviera located between the Ligurian Sea and the Maritime Alps and Apennines mountains. The colourful buildings that sit on the waters edge make for outstanding views. Built into the cliffs, layers of houses seem to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. With white sandy beaches contrasting the clear green water, it is hard to find a view that is not beautiful. The famous Cathedral, Palazzo Reale also stands out in the city centre of Genoa.

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