One of the best aspects of traveling is not only getting the opportunity to explore the world, but to see its natural beauty in all its glory. Mother Nature has endured our time on this planet long enough to not be appreciated for all that she gives us. With that said, your next vacation should commemorate her spirit. The follow are just a few of many destinations around the world that offer breathtaking views, and bring visitors one step closer to nature.
Finland is one of the greatest countries to visit for a clear view of the northern lights. The scenic outdoors here are perfect for the many outdoorsy hotels, like the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort. Visitors can stay in literal igloos for hotel rooms here, or other, warmer accommodations that still provide stunning views of the woodlands and night sky.
While the temperatures here are almost always cold, the amenities Finland provides make it all worthwhile. Winter sports enthusiasts will find endless opportunities here, as well as hikers or just curious sightseers.
Volcanic hot springs and seemingly never-ending jungles are just some of the many natural wonders that Dominica has to offer. The mud baths, waterfalls, and natural swimming holes here are perfect for travelers wanting to quite literally immerse themselves in nature. For animal lovers, there are several sanctuaries dedicated to the preservation of leatherback, hawksbill, and green turtles, as well as an array of whale watching opportunities.
British Virgin Islands
Mostly known for The Baths, the British Virgin Islands are home to some of the most amazing rock formations that allow for the perfect snorkeling conditions in near crystal clear waters. Devil’s Bay in The Baths is another great snorkeling spot, or for those just looking to dip their feet in.
Gorda Peak National Park is a great destination for hikers, as this spot seeings a plethora of blooming flowers and wildlife throughout.
Nowhere else in the world can you see a truly stunning mountaintop like that of the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. Aside from a rugged landscape that makes you feel like an ant in a universe of giants, the Matterhorn comes with beautiful valleys boasting colorful flowers and green grass as far as the eye can see. Of course, the mountain itself is surely something to marvel at, reaching heights of over 15,000 feet.
A popular honeymoon destination, British Columbia in the western regions of Canada has some of the most picturesque landscapes, mountain ranges, and lakes in the entire world. Banff National Park is home to an impossibly blue Lake Louise and a breathtaking woodland scene perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Here, guests can hike, kayak, canoe, and even horseback ride through the wilderness.