“There is no happiness for him who does not travel”…Travel indeed allows a person to take a break from their sedentary lifestyle and dwell in the beauty of nature. That’s why we are presenting to you some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, you should visit once in a lifetime. These amazing landscapes are a treat for sore eyes and the scenic views of these places will leave you spell-bound.
1. Goðafoss, Iceland
The Goðafoss waterfall in northern Iceland is located between Akureyri and Lake Myvatn. The waterfall is also known as the "waterfall of the gods." Visitors can spend the night camping in Goðafoss. During the winter, the waterfall is a wonderful site to visit. Lake Mvatn, Mvatn Nature Baths, Mt. Hverfjall, Dimmuborgir Lava Park, and Grjótagjá Hot Spring and Cave are just a few locations to visit around the waterfall for sightseeing. When visiting this location, it is recommended that you dress for the chilly weather by layering and wearing sturdy shoes.
2. Kirkjufell Mountain, Iceland
Kirkjufell is a mountain in the western part of Iceland, in the Snæfellsnesnes peninsula. Also known as Arrowhead Mountain, it will be instantly recognised by any Game of Thrones fan. Iceland's most photographed mountain is sandwiched between two glaciers which moulded the mountain into its current shape.
3. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher can be seen in a number of films and television shows, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Princess Bride, The Yank, Into the West, and The Mackintosh Man. The landscape's main feature is that it is entirely vertical, with a sharp cliff edge. Meanwhile, on a clear day, you can take pictures that will take anyone's breath away.
4. Hallstatt, Austria
Hallstatt is a fairy-tale-like village on Lake Hallstatt's western shore in Austria's mountainous region. The bright red and yellow hues of this Austrian town's residential and commercial structures draws attention with ease. Surprisingly, the town still has 16th-century architecture. Visiting this Bronze Age town around October would be advantageous because the village is usually crowded during the summer.
5. Lavender fields, Provence, France
The purple rows of lavender epitomise the appeal of Provence like no other. During early summer, the change in season becomes quite visible as the bright lavender flowers start to transform the landscape into a patchwork of colour. By late June, these lavender fields enter the blooming period and early July is the best time to visit when the entire region is peppered with vibrant purple fields.
6. Keukenhof Park, The Netherlands
Keukenhof, widely famous for its tulips, is known as the Garden of Europe. With a variety of 800 different tulips, every year more than 7 million flower bulbs are planted making it one of the world's largest flower gardens. The fact that the Garden of Europe is open to the public for a blissful period of just eight weeks can make anyone want to visit this place once in their lifetime. A hardcore nature lover would not want to miss the sight of thousands of flowers in bloom!
7. Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The easy walking trails, boardwalks suspended over the turquoise water, stunning viewpoints, and photogenic waterfalls makes this place one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Interestingly, Plitvice Lakes were internationally recognised in October 1979 when they grabbed a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
8. Oia, Santorini, Greece
If breathtaking sunset views excite you, then Oia is a place for you! The unique architecture, captains’ houses, blue domes, cave houses, and sunsets in this coastal town on the northwestern tip of Santorini make it the perfect tourist spot. The best time to visit Oia is from September to October when the weather is not too hot and the place is not too crowded.
9. Sossusvlei, Namibia
Situated in the largest conservation area in Africa, Sossusvlei is characterized by large red dunes. Despite the harsh desert conditions, all of the attractions surrounding Sossusvlei are easily accessible. In Sossusvlei, one can experience a hot-air balloon safari, which gives a glimpse of a sunrise over the stunning landscapes that will leave you thrilled.
10. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls is one of the world's largest waterfalls. It is also known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means 'the smoke that thunders.' The location of the landscape falls in between the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Visitors can catch the finest view of the waterfall at the Eastern Cataract, the Main Falls, and the Boiling Pot.
Vacation like never before at these places and bag an experience for a lifetime.