7 Natural Wonders of Europe
Europe is the second largest continent covering 11.7 million square miles (30.3 million sq. km) accounting for 20% of the world’s land area. Although Europe is home to the only remaining original member of the 7 Wonders of the World, it is often most frequently associated with the world of wildlife. The continent has 16,000 miles (26,000 km) of coastline.
The Aurora Lights are one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World and serves as the Ambassador to the wonders of Europe.
Dune of Pilat
The Dune of Pilat, which is sometimes referred to as the Grande Dune du Pilat, is the tallest sand dune in Europe. The dune is found in La Teste-de-Buch of the Arcachon Bay area along the coast of France.
The Eisriesenwelt Cave is located in Werfen, Austria not far south out of Salzburg. The cave is located within the Hochkogel mountain, which is part of the Tennengebirge portion of the Alps.
Mount Elbrus reaches a height of 18,510 feet (5,642 m) making it the highest mountain in Europe and the tenth most prominent peak in the world. Mount Elbrus is located in Southern Russia as part of the Caucasus Mountains.
The Plitvice Lakes are renowned for the grandeur of the stunning cascading lakes and water that ranges is beautiful colors. The park area expands over 114.6 square miles (296.85 sq. km) creating one of the most serene places in the world.
Sognefjord, also called Sognefjorden, is a fjord located in the Sogn og Fjordane county of western Norway. The fjord extends 127 miles (205 km) inland earning it the nickname, “King of the Fjords.”
Vatnajokull, also referred to as the Water Glacier, is the largest and most voluminous ice cap in Iceland. Based on volume, it is the largest ice cap in Europe. It has an area of 3,100 square miles (8,100 sq. km).
The Volga River stretches a distance of 2,193 miles (3,530 km) making it the longest river in Europe. It runs from central Russia, crossing no other country border, and empties into the Caspian Sea.