From the far-reaching taiga of Russia to the snow-capped mountain peaks of Switzerland to the rolling hills of Italy’s Tuscany: Europe has plenty of places that let you experience nature in all its variety. Many countries have a long history of preserving natural areas, resulting in almost pristine spots waiting to be explored. Hundreds of carefully curated National Parks across the continent find the right balance between visitor experience and habitat conservation.

Some nature areas in Europe are located close to large agglomerations and provide a welcome opportunity to take a break from bustling city life. Others fall into the wilderness category and allow visitors to view wildlife or to enjoy great sceneries. For those travelers who are looking to experience more than what everybody else has seen, a day trip to one of Europe’s unique natural areas should be high on the list.

The following is a list of articles covering nature experiences in Europe:

BulgariaSeven Rila Lakes
North MacedoniaMatka Canyon
SerbiaTara National Park