Europe is a treasure trove of distinctive and diverse landscapes, cultural curiosities and world class architecture; all of which happen to be tremendously photogenic and Insta-worthy. From dramatic glacial rock formations to pristine pastel beaches, get your cameras at the ready to witness some of the most majestic views on the wonder-continent that is Europe…
One for the keen hikers and adrenaline junkies out there, reaching this jaw dropping view is not for the fainthearted. With a name like Trolltunga, or Troll's Tongue, it's not difficult to imagine why only the most daring hikers are up to the challenge. It's a testing 12-hour trek from a little mountain town, Skjeggedal, but once you find your feet dangling from the 2300ft fjord-lined plummet, you won't regret making the effort for a second - just don't attempt any selfie-taking close to the edge! After your thirst for adrenaline is satisfied, we recommend delving into the lesser-explored surroundings for a more private experience of the fjords.
Florence from the Piazzale Michelangelo, Italy
When someone mentions Florence, artistic wonders like Brunelleschi's Duomo, Botticelli's Birth of Venus and Michelangelo's David spring to mind. A lesser-known yet equally stunning sight is of the city as a whole from the Piazzale Michelangelo, a hilltop square with a beautifully photogenic panorama of Florence. In the summer months, if you aim to get there by 7.30pm you can grab a chilled Aperol Spritz sundowner from the bar and pick out the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio among the sea of terracotta roofs as the sun sets to the west of the city.
Elafonisi Beach, Greece
With six main bodies of water surrounding Europe, this list would be incomplete without a view of the ocean. Greece's Elafonisi beach straddles Crete and its satellite island, Elafonisi, with a water crossing separating the two. Although popular with tourists, this beach is popular for a reason - you'll struggle to find a more picturesque European beach than this one. Thanks to a collection of finely eroded shells on the shore, the sand has a magical pink hue, perfect for instabrag photos; the bright turquoise sea hits the pale pink of the shore like fairy dust sprinkled over the interspersed rocks. For the best snapshot opportunity, head to the beach for sunrise before the crowds hit.
Put simply, Cappadocia is home to one of most incomprehensible and beautifully bizarre landscapes in Europe. When negotiating your way around the burnt orange, towering chimneys and eddying caverns, you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd somehow taken a wrong turn at Istanbul and ended up on Mars. The unique landscape was sculpted by the enormous eruptions of three volcanoes some 30 million years ago. Now awash with sacred churches and Byzantine art, Cappadocia is fit for cultural and geographical enthusiasts alike. This topographical oddity is a rare example of a spot that looks almost as remarkable viewed through the lens of your camera as in real life.
If these views haven't inspired you to further explore the beautiful continent we call home, we don't know what will. So dig out your camera and get discovering. Europe awaits…