We can not stop thinking about traveling to exotic and distant worlds. But on the same planet Earth we are lucky to be able to escape to places that look like another galaxy. If you want an experience beyond your imagination, these are the 7 most surreal destinations we have found in Europe!
1.Timanfaya National Prak, Lanzarote, Spain
It looks like Mars. Or the moon. At the interior of the National Park of Timanfaya you can observe a great variety of geological phenomena of volvanic nature, as well as a great biological diversity that reaches 180 species of different vegetables. It is an habitat where human presence has been practically null, being a real geological research laboratory. An unforgettable experience, just a few km from the beach.
2. Giant´s Causeway, Reino Unido
For centuries, countless visitors have been astonished at the majesty and mystery of the Giants Causeway. In the heart of one of the most magnificent coasts of Europe, its rock formations have been, for millions of years, a natural wall against the unbridled ferocity of Atlantic storms. The symmetry of the columns never fails to intrigue and inspire who visits. Walking through the Giants Causeway is like traveling to another planet.
3. El Bosque Torcido, Polonia
Strolling through a enchanted forest in a fairy tale? This grove of approximately 100 pines was planted around 1930, when its location was still within Germany. All the pines seem bent, just above ground level, curving backwards. It is believed that some human tool or technique was used to make the trees grow in this way, but the method and motive are still a mistery.
4. Torri del Vajolet, Dolomitas, Italia
A science fiction movie scenario? No, it’s northern Italy. The Vajolet towers (2,821 m) are a set of seven mountain pastures in the Dolomites. They form a spectacular setting loved by tourists from all over Europe, especially mountaineers and trekking enthusiasts.
5. Dune du pilat, Francia
The Dune du Pilat is by far the highest dune in Europe. But height is not everything. The most special part of the site is its fascinating atmosphere and its impressive panorama. To this you have to add its colors that vary with time, and light and the sense of immensity and freedom that you feel when you look at it.
6. Cappadocia, Turquía
A landscape, unique in the world, Cappadocia is a miraculous marvel of nature, situated in the central region of Anatolia. As a result of the volcanic eruptions in Erciyes, Hasandag and Gulludag, a large plateau of volcanic tuffs were formed in the region and together with the erosion of the Kizilirmak River and the wind more than ten thousand years later created the rocks that form Capadoccia today. A pleasure for the senses.
7. Northern fiords, Norway
Stunning, specially in winter. There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, all along the coast. But most of the iconic ones – those you may have seen on the postcards, like the Nærøyfjord, the Sognefjord, the Lysefjord the Geirangerfjord – are located on the west coast.The fjords resemble still blue lakes, but consist of saltwater – they are prolonged arms of the seas, often reaching deep inland with majestic cliffs towering above on both sides. In the most northern parts if you are luck, you can see the northern lights.