Walk on the most beautiful European national parks
Among the tourists it believed that better enjoy nature somewhere in the jungles of Asia, in the South American rain forests or so, at least, in the vast Siberia. In Europe decided to go rather beyond architectural beauty, history, culture and shopping. Meanwhile, the natural wealth of Europe worthy of wonder. Edition of the famous travel guides Lonely Planet released a guide to the best national parks in Europe. Let's take a look!
Jotunheim National Park, Norway
The highest mountains in Norway, glaciers, waterfalls and unusual blue mountain lakes - this land of great beauty known as "the home of the Giants", and he really deserves to be home of the gods.
Parco del Etna, Italy
where you can take a walk on the slopes of the most famous and violent temper European Etna, among lava and ash. Summer - a great place for walking, and in winter - a first-class ski resort, national park on the slopes of Etna is waiting for you at any time of the year.
The National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia, Spain
In the Atlantic Islands of Galicia is the world's best beach - Praia dos Rodas. This alone is enough to visit here. Also here a paradise for birdwatchers: they are many, and the many different kinds - from herring gulls to pelicans.
National Park Dolomiti Bellinezi, Italy
250 million years ago, this part of the land was part of a coral reef in the prehistoric Tethys Ocean. When the ocean receded, these places have become a natural paradise, full of prehistoric fossils. Green valley surrounded by picturesque rocks, which the architect Le Corbusier once called "the most beautiful buildings erected by nature."
Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom
The most beautiful National Park of Wales boasts magnificent scenery, ancient burial grounds of tribal leaders on the tops of hills and stone circles, evokes Stonehenge - the ancient monuments of religious beliefs. In secluded valleys can be seen early Christian chapels and castles of the Normans, the main of which - Karega Kennen. Molodzh come here to wander through the mountains, ride bikes and take part in music festivals "Hay" and "Green Man".
Keyrngormsky National Park, Scotland
This is the largest UK National Park and the wildest place in Europe, not including the Norwegian national parks. The harsh landscape of granite and ice does not scare many tourists eager to measure themselves with nature.
Natsionalntsy Park Chinkvae Terre, Italy
The park's name means "five lands". We are talking about five villages of the XV century, located by the sea. These places are many call the most beautiful in Europe. Rustic winery with a young domestic wine added to the charm of the landscape.
Dartmoor National Park, England
bare rocks and swamps of Dartmoor immortalized Arthur Conan Doyle in his "Hound of the Baskervilles." But many fans of horse riding, kayaking and rock climbing are not afraid of the old legends.
Durmitor National Park, Montenegro
For lovers of mountain climbing in the park Durmitor are 18 glacier lakes and 48 peaks over 2000 meters. And for lovers of wildlife - 163 species of birds and 50 species of mammals, to watch who came from all over Europe.
Hardangervidda National Park, Norway
This northern park - a place cold and unfriendly, but ideal for observing the northern fauna in the park is home to about 7,000 wild reindeer, as well as a huge number of foxes.
Jostedalsbreen National Park, Norway
Jostedalsbreen - the largest glacier in Europe, to admire and to which tourists come here. Along the way, you can observe a lot of animals - here are found in a variety of brown bears, moose, hares, squirrels, foxes.
Lake District National Park, England
The most romantic of England National Park is popular as a place of solitary walks to Victorian times. In summer, it becomes, as they say romance, "come to life in the poetry of William Vudsvorta".
National Park Nordvest-Spitsbergen National Park
On the territory of this northern park live longer polar bears and walruses, than people. Most travelers coming here to observe these giants of northern wildlife.
Peak District, England
The park - a monument not only nature, but also of the industrial revolution. Here you can see the first factory for the industrial production of tissue, mines and quarries, which begins with British industry. Truly, this is a place where nature merges with the story!
Picos de Europa, Spain
This place was called "Peaks of Europe", as the top of these mountains were the first European mainland, which noticed the sailors from the ships on their way from America. Climb the limestone cliffs, walk along the beautiful gorge of the Garganta del Cares, and if you are tired - take a ride through the clouds on a cable car.
Park Plitvice - it emerald green forests that hide under the shadow of its many pristine lakes and waterfalls. On the world of water and forests come to admire more than a million people annually.
National Park of Port-Cros, France
The park is located on the two skeletons, which are an ideal place for a beach holiday. The sandy beaches in the shade of Mediterranean pine trees and the absence of cars - that still need to be happy in the sea?
"Pyrenees" National Park
Pyrenees stretch for 430 kilometers between Italy and France, their peaks soar more than 3, 5 kilometers up. Those wishing to touch the real wild in the heart of European civilization here - straight road!
This rocky land between Lapland and Norway fans love hiking in the present, vzapravdashnih natural wilderness. By chance, you can come across a huge herd of wild reindeer that roam here in abundance.
Park "Saxon Switzerland", Germany
Beautiful, considered by many, the German National Park is a huge hill with a confusing maze of hiking trails and stretching to the heavens on the slopes of stairs. We get to the top as a reward - swimming in the clouds and a stunning view of the valley.
This place is so picturesque that here and then come out of Hollywood film crews. Where you shoot the film "Interstellar," "Batman Begins," "Lara Croft - Tomb Raider" and "Game of Thrones". Variety and intricate icy rocky scenery is just incredible.