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OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 15-Sep-11 17:12:55

if you had a holiday where you got to see the most amazing natural bits of Europe what would you see? (never mind the travelling bit!)
fantasising a bit!

ice caves in austria

Volcanoes in Iceland and Italy

Le Gorges de Verdon

where else.....?

mrspear Thu 15-Sep-11 17:21:03

Valbone in Albania; DH keeps promising but still waiting

Done Iceland before it was fashionable and it was amazing!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 15-Sep-11 17:23:29

I would love with all my heart to go to iceland!

Valbone looks stunning - old fashioned wilderness!

wearymum200 Thu 15-Sep-11 20:38:18

Northern Finland in the summer: midnight sun, huge reindeer herds and amazing emptiness
Come to that, Northern Finland in the winter, to see the Northern lights...

Aletsch glacier

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 16-Sep-11 14:21:19

That sounds utterly beautiful wearymum smile

Seeline Fri 16-Sep-11 14:25:37

Iceland is fantastic! Volcanos, geysers, bubbling mudpools, waterfalls, glaciers, icebergs..... Went for my honeymoon 15yrs ago and would love to go back someday.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 16-Sep-11 16:58:33

I think I'm going to have to save my pennies Seeline!

Seeline Fri 16-Sep-11 17:00:36

It certainly ain't cheap but so worth it!! we hired a car and drove round the island - beautiful. We stayed in some fairly basic B&Bs to help keep the cost down.

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 16-Sep-11 17:05:06

I think I'm going to have to look into it seriously. What a shame you cant get a ferry from the uk - then we could take our tent. Would be ace to camp around Iceland!

PortBlackSandWitchIsThere Fri 16-Sep-11 17:06:48

I would love to visit the Giants Causeway ...

PortBlackSandWitchIsThere Fri 16-Sep-11 17:07:13

And i would also love to see the Northern lights ...

PortBlackSandWitchIsThere Fri 16-Sep-11 17:08:05

Oh and go Wolf Watching in Romania - not sure if that counts as a natural wonder but the forests there are supposed to be beautiful ...

OhYouBadBadKitten Fri 16-Sep-11 17:12:01

The Giants Causeway would be awesome! (to coin a phrase)

GnomeDePlume Sat 17-Sep-11 19:19:43

Chamonix Mont Blanc we went up in the cable car a few years ago in early June. Over 30 degrees in Chamonix, minus 3 at the top. A view to stun. I swear we could see our house it was that clear!

Picos De Europa and coveniently there is a Paradore! The milky light is wonderful.

Puy de Dome - a volcano

Calanques de Cassis - Fjords, but warmer.

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 17-Sep-11 20:16:31

There are so many wonderful places! I love the alps in the summer - its somewhere where i feel more than alive iyswim.

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