Białowieża Forest, Poland
This World Heritage Site, which straddles the border between Poland and Belarus, has been under royal protection for centuries and is incredibly well-preserved. Home to Europe’s heaviest land animals and ancient oaks, this primeval woodland should top your photography bucket list.
Another World Heritage Site, this former capital of the Spanish empire is like stepping back into time. The old city is located on a mountain top with a 150-degree view, so be sure to bring your wideangle lenses.
Black Forest, Germany
This dense forest in southwestern Germany gets its name from its conifers, which can block out the light completely. The Triberg Waterfalls are a must-stop for any photographer visiting the forest.
Cinque Terre, Italy
This rugged coastline along the Italian Riviera used to cost photographers a small fortune in film, as it’s impossible to not take a picture every second step as you hike the goat paths between villages. Tip: try the local dessert wine, Sciacchetra, and see how it gives your pictures a creative edge!
Côte de granit rose, France
This stunning coastline in Brittany offers 30 miles of pink granite rock formations and equally pink sand. It’s a landscape photographer’s dream, and can only be found in two other locations in the world: China and Corsica.
Despite being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this northeastern Italian mountain range sometimes gets forgotten behind Italy’s plethora of beautiful photo locations.
San Sebastian, Spain
This coastal city on the Bay of Biscay has your pristine beaches and gorgeous coastlines, but it also offers a bustling urban sprawl that is great for street photography.
Tourists flock to this sleepy mountain community situated along a glacial lake that shares its name. A haven for landscape photographer, be sure to capture the views from the castle overlooking the lake, as well as take the wooden row barge out to the old church on the island in the middle of the lake.
Aran Islands, Ireland
On the west side of Ireland in Galway Bay, the Aran Islands draw hordes of visitors to their many Iron Age forts and unusual mix of Arctic, Mediterranean and Alpine flora.
Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
This band of sandstone hosts the quaint town of Dingle, which is overlooked by the 951-metre-high Mount Brandon, offering unparalleled views over the peninsula and beyond.
What more do we need to say about this fascinating island that its hot springs, volcanoes and hills don’t already.
These mystical waterways are teeming with wildlife and stunning views that will make landscape photographers beg for another Ice Age.
A great base for shooting the Northern Lights, which everyone must do before they die.
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