A network of seemingly infinite trails in the Bernese Oberland (Bernese Highlands) area of Switzerland, these pastoral paths are some of Europe's most lauded. The trails traverse the vibrant green foothills of the Swiss Alps, encircling the stark granite peaks of Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.
Located in the extreme north of Sweden, Kungsleden (The King's Trail) bisects one of Western Europe's largest remaining wilderness areas. Used by hikers in the summer, and cross-country skiers in the winter, Kungsleden serves up an Arctic dreamscape of glaciers, tundra, and birch forests.
Iceland is famous for its crater lakes, but one of the most visited and attractive is Kerid. Like many of Iceland’s attractions, it’s a pretty surreal sight; the pool has a brilliant aquamarine colour and the surrounding steep barren walls gives it an almost lunar-esque feel.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is known for its extraordinary beauty, its woody hills are home to sixteen turquoise lakes that are connected by waterfalls and cascades. Wildlife fans are also in their element here, it’s one of the few places in Europe where bears and wolves still roam.
Covering a huge area of 4,400 square km, Lake Saimaa is the fourth largest lake in Europe. It’s also one of the most beautiful. One of the most scenic sights in Finland, most of the lake is dotted with 14,000 small islands of different shapes, making it look like a watery labyrinth.