Friday, December 6, 2019

Wonders of Europe

Most interesting wonders in Europe.

Caldeirão Verde Falls

Some 100 m tall waterfall which is sliding down along nearly vertical cliff. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7744 N 16.9354 W Categories: Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Portugal, Madeira, Santana,...

25 Fontes Falls

A group of waterfalls from springs, falling into a pool. Falls are up to 30 m high. Location, GPS coordinates: 32.7653 N 17.1253 W Categories: Springs, Waterfalls Values: Geology, Visual Rating: Where...

Deserta Grande ecosystem

The small Desertas Islands have numerous unique species. On Deserta Grande lives the largest European tarantula - 4.5 cm long body as well as...

Madeiran laurisilva

Unique, roughly 150 km² large subtropical humid forest, remnant of once widespread forests. The most impressive subtropical forest in Europe and largest laurisilva forest...

Þingvellir (Thingvellir)

A unique monument of history. In 930 AD there was established parliament of Iceland which acted here until 1789. The site still contains remains...

Ruins of a house in Hafnir

Remnants of the earliest settlement in Iceland – a cabin which was abandoned in the time between 770 and 880 AD. Location, GPS coordinates: 63.9345 N...

Akureyri Botanical Gardens

One of northernmost botanical gardens in the world, established in 1912. Botanical garden aims to select plants suitable for Iceland. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.6753 N 18.0936...

Glaumbær Turf Houses

TOne of the best representatives of traditional Icelandic turf houses – a group of carefully restored turf houses in Skagafjordur Folk Museum. The site...

Bessastaðir

Historical manor house, built in the site of royal stronghold. Since 1944 – residence of the President of Iceland. Location, GPS coordinates: 64.1060 N 21.9955 W Categories: Palaces,...

Hóladómkirkja

The largest traditional stone church in Iceland, built in 1763. Location, GPS coordinates: 65.7333 N 19.1139 W Categories: Churches Values: Architecture, Visual Rating: Where is located? Europe, Iceland, Norðurland vestra, in Skagafjörður district,...