Wild Garrano ponies trot about freely in this national park in northern Portugal, and you can even arrange to hop on the back of a domesticated one for a tour through its oak forests and sierras.
In Lapland near the Finnish-Russian border, Oulankanational park looks stunning all year round. The Karhunkierros trail that runs through it is Finland’s most popular hiking route; the full 80km trail can take up to seven days to complete – through forests and over rivers on wooden footbridges.
Slovenia’s only national park, Triglav is a beautiful alpine expanse filling the north-western corner of the country. Although it’s easy to explore from the resort of Bled, a lakeside town just beyond the park’s border, you’ll get a better sense of its tranquility if you stay within it.
Shifting sands, beautiful forests, vast heathlands, flocks of sheep and gently flowing streams… That is the Veluwe!
Knivskjellodden or Knivskjelodden is a peninsula located in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is the northernmost point on the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway. It is sometimes considered the northernmost point of the entire continent of Europe.