Wouldn’t you like to be able to say that you’ve been to the smallest town in the world? Or visited a lake that turns into a park during the summer? We’ve put together a list of some of the most unusual and interesting European travel destinations to give you some inspiration for yournext trip – hopefully at least one of these makes it to your travel bucket list.
Norway itself is a unique and interesting country, so it’s no surprise that it attracts thousands ofvisitors every year. Kjeragbolten is a mountain rock that you can find in Rogaland county,Norway. This unique and famous boulder is situated between two cliffs at an altitude of almost1000m; when you stand on top of it you feel like you are floating in the air. It’s a hugely populartourist attraction and a great spot for adventure sports like base jumping. From Norway, you cango on to visit many other unique destinations, like Lapland – check out these vacation packages to Lapland here.
Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
Located in the vicinity of Bushmills in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway is a famous and unique natural reserve. It’s a natural wonder unlike any other around the world – consisting of around forty thousand basalt columns that are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site list,thanks to their unique shape. The rocks are a result of a volcanic eruption, but legend has it that they were built by a giant, hence the name. Learn more about visiting Ireland at https://triptile.com/ireland.
Popeye Village, Malta
This village didn’t even exist around fifty years ago – until Disney decided to use the site, located near Mellieha, as a film set for the Popeye movie. Primarily named Sweethaven, the Popeye Village was constructed with influences from EC Segar’s comics and in the film, it’s the village where Popeye goes in search of his father. Today, the village is a hugely popular family fun park where you can meet iconic characters like Popeye, Wimpy and Olive or take a boat trip around the village bay. It’s a great destination idea if you want to travel with kids.
Mont Saint Michel, France
This is one of the most iconic landmarks in France, visited every year by over three million tourists. It’s a unique, fortified town located on an island, and the Mont, or bay is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At one time, it was only possible to access the island if there was an ebb tide, but today you can get across easily thanks to a bridge. The Benedictine Monastery on the top of the island hill attracts over fifty thousand pilgrims on St. Michael’s Day yearly, and since the island was used as a prison during the reign of Louis XI, the Museum of History holds a rich collection of paintings, sculptures, old weapons and even old cells. Read more here.
Tinto River, Spain
The Rio Tinto is a river flowing through the city of Huelva in southwest Spain. The name of the river means ‘painted’ in Spanish, and this is due to its unique brick red color. For centuries, the area along the river was a mine of gold, copper and many other metals, which turned the water extremely acidic after many years of mining. Today it’s a unique place to visit that makes for stunning photographs.These are just some of the most unique and interesting destinations to visit across Europe.Whether you’re traveling alone, with friends or with family, there’s something different for you to see with a wide range of experiences.