The King of Landforms

The most majestic of all landscapes is the fjord, a glacial formation that carves out deep, narrow valleys filled with sparkling waters. High walls preside over the water, providing spectacular views and excellent hiking. Although there are many glacial features that resemble fjords throughout the world, the truest and most beautiful fjords can be found in Europe.

 

The East Fjords of Iceland are full of quaint waterside spots like the one pictured here.

 

Fjords are the most ideal landform for exhilarating outdoor recreation. Geirangerfjord in Norway boasts snow-covered mountain peaks and cascading waterfalls, forcing travelers to catch their breath as they hike. For a completely different experience, take a sightseeing cruise or kayak by water and look up in wonder upon the fjords, mountain peaks and cliffs.

 

Mweelrea Mountain offers some of the best views of Killary Harbor in Ireland.

 

Discover the fishing towns among the East Fjords in Iceland and explore the majestic mountains, rolling hills, and crystal lakes via hiking and horseback riding. For an even more nature-filled experience, visit Killary Harbor in Ireland, a fjord covered in lush emerald flora. Take a break from the everyday with a ride on the beach on the back of a Connemara pony and bring your binoculars to see local pods of dolphins jump among the waters.

If exploring a fjord isn’t on your bucket list, be sure to add it. You won’t be able to forget the mighty majesty of Europe’s incredible fjords.

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Mountains of Fun

The snow-white scenery of the Dolomites is an ideal destination for those who love skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, climbing, snowshoeing and trekking. Internationally famous for its ski resorts, it’s a magic realm offering numerous slopes in one track for hundreds of kilometers while being surrounded by magnificent heights and enchanting landscapes. There are so many sports to practice on Mount Rosa and its valleys; the three valleys of Ayas, Gressoney and Valsesia have some of Italy’s biggest ski resorts.