When people think about Europe, they might not particularly consider the continent to be a nature destination. This might be due to the perception that people have on all the European capitals. These are more shopping destinations. However, certain places in Europe might just amaze you with their natural beauty and diversity of fauna.
The Scottish Highlands and Islands
The Scottish highlands have a lot to offer in terms of natural wonders. You would only need to head to the volcanic cliffs of St. Kilda. There are lots of seabirds and this makes the region one of the most prolific breeding ground in Europe. The species to watch out for would be gannet. The Bass Rock in Scotland houses the largest colony of gannet in the world.
The Douro River Valley
The Douro River is surrounded by granite cliffs and has various marvelously green hills. The area is the perfect example of an ideal blend between man-made and natural wonders. The Douro International Natural Park is home to one of the last remaining wolf packs in the world. Kayaking is one of the most exciting activities that you can do along the calm river.
The Svalbard Archipelago
The Svalbard archipelago is home to some of the most vibrant wildflowers in the world. The special species that you might find is the polar bear. Others species living in this archipelago are the seals, reindeer, foxes and walruses. Another fascinating aspect about the Svalbard region is the it experiences 24-hour sunlight during summer.