If you love a breathtaking view then travelling is certainly the best way to get it. There are some incredible places to see on our tiny planet. Some are inspiring, some a jaw-dropping, and others are simply awesome. So where are the best places to go to find the most incredible view in the world? Here are our fave five for 2016:
This amazing little country on the Northern tip of Europe is one of the most incredible places on Earth. Be sure to pack a camera when you take on any tours of the Norwegian Fjords. Norway is so quiet and serene and completely barren in places. But the Fjords are dramatic, imposing, and relentless. Nature continues to add beauty to this place. The Aurora Borealis can be seen almost all year round from parts of Norway. And the Atlantic Ocean Road may be the road with the best views anywhere!
The Grand Canyon is a phenomenal natural gorge that looks stunning from any angle. There are plenty of activities you can do to get closer to the view. Helicopter rides, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting can all provide astounding view points. The sound of the wind when it whistles around the rock is quite spectacular to experience as well. The light and shade on the rock face create a different appearance as the day goes on too. For action, adventure, and stunning views try the Grand Canyon.
Taiwan is a beautiful country full of gorgeous colors from native flowers and plants. Perhaps one of the prettiest places in Taiwan is the Shifen Waterfall. It’s by no means the biggest or most spectacular waterfall in the world. But we think it deserves a mention for its beauty. It’s easy to find, located just outside the New Taipei City. It is also quite accessible making it ideal for the keen photographer.
Antrim, Northern Ireland
The Giant’s Causeway is a collection of forty thousand columns that were created by an ancient volcanic eruption. The stories that accompany the phenomenon are many and varied too. They’re all part of the fun of the place! It is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and an absolute must if you’re visiting Northern Ireland. If you’re travelling with small children, be careful around the water’s edge.
The iconic Split Pinnacle is an incredible sight to see. It defies the senses to see that it is standing there unsupported. If you get a chance to see this place from the air, it is certainly worth doing. There are trees and other plants growing from the rock face. The whole area is full of wonder. You could take a small boat along the river to see the sight from another perspective. It’s tough terrain to get close to these rocks, but if you’re up for the challenge, you won’t be disappointed.
Not all the most incredible views are easy to enjoy. Perhaps that’s what makes them worth the challenge. What incredible places will you visit this year?