12 National Parks That Show Europe’s Natural Diversity

Many people think of Europe as the world’s hub of culture and art, and they’re absolutely right to do so. However, it also boasts some the world’s most spectacular landscapes. If you’re into nature and hiking, you’ll surely want to visit the following national parks in Europe.

12 Gorgeous National Parks in Europe for Nature Exploration

They’re among the best places on the continent for outdoor adventures; home to gorgeous landscapes and—it wouldn’t be Europe without it—often a good chunk of culture or history as well. Also, it’s worth mentioning that nearly all national parks in Europe are super-accessible. The only exceptions to this rule would be some of the parks in northern Scandinavia; but even those can be reached fairly easily by car.

Unlike many other blog posts here on Go 4 Travel Blog, this one doesn’t contain a whole lot of text. Instead, it’s all about the pictures!

1. Rock Formations: Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany

Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany - National Parks in Europe
Saxon Switzerland National Park

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2. Peaks: Belluno Dolomites National Park, Italy

Belluno Dolomites National Park, Italy - National Parks in Europe
Belluno Dolomites National Park

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3. Waterfalls: Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park

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4. Mountains: Picos de Europa National Park, Spain

Picos de Europa National Park, Spain - National Parks in Europe
Picos de Europa National Park

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5. Lakes: Lake District National Park, England

Lake District National Park, England - National Parks in Europe
Lake District National Park

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6. Geology: Thingvellir National Park, Iceland

Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park, Iceland
Oxararfoss, Thingvellir National Park

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7. Meadows and Bogs: Connemara National Park, Ireland

Connemara National Park, Ireland - European National Parks
Connemara National Park

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8. Forests: Black Forest National Park, Germany

Black Forest, Germany - European National Parks
Black Forest

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9. Coast: Cinque Terre National Park, Italy

Coastal Towns in Italy: Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy
Manarola, Cinque Terre National Park

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10. Wildlife: Hiidenportti National Park, Finland

Hiidenportti National Park, Finland - National Parks in Europe
Hiidenportti National Park

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11. Glaciers: Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland - National Parks in Europe
Vatnajokull National Park

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12. Rock Sites: Goreme National Park, Turkey

Goreme National Park, Turkey - National Parks in Europe
Goreme National Park

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A final word: these national parks in Europe are some of the absolute greatest on the continent; if not on the planet. There are, however, so many more that are worth visiting as well, so get out and explore. Let this photo-based list be an inspiration for your travels in 2018!

About Bram

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Bram is a Belgian guy who's currently living in the USA. For over four years now, he has been wandering the globe, with jobs here and there in between. So far, his travels have taken him to four continents and twenty-two countries. Bram likes to try different styles of travelling: from backpacker and adventurer to tourist and local, he has been all those stereotypes and probably will be many more in the future. You can follow his adventures on his travel blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.

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