Europe is well known for its culture, heritage and beauty. There are many things you would include in your European trip but most of the tourist guides don’t tell you about Europe’s hidden treasure, that is the waterfalls. If you are a fan of the natural beauty, these falls won’t ever let you down. Situated in many countries, waterfalls are one of the best scenic views in the continent. Be it France or Switzerland, you will find tons of water falling from the height in a perfect way. The sight is purely majestic. Though you will never include these waterfalls in your trip but my sincere advice is to have a look at them before you plan for Europe. Most of the waterfalls have the facilities for water sports like hiking and rafting in them. So, if you are planning to visit the continent, include them in your trip to make it all the more memorable. If you don’t want to miss out on an experience, scroll down to have a look at the 10 best European waterfalls.
10. Gullfoss Falls:
Gullfoss is a two-tiered waterfall situated on the south west coast of Iceland. The sight of water falling on the cliff is incredible. The first fall of water drops on the right side and hits a rocky cliff which makes the water turn towards the left and drop again. If you want to experience a sight that will be engraved in your mind for long, you should never miss on this one. The best time to visit the Gullfoss is in the months of June, July and August when the temperature there is the warmest.
9. Langfoss Waterfall:
Situated in Norway, Langfoss waterfall has the best scenic view because of its natural state. The waterfall is not used for hydroelectric power, which helps in preserving its natural glow. In summers the vegetation in the background gives the white water a beautiful contrast of green color. With a height of 2008 feet, the water of Langfoss falls down covering the rocks in a royal way. If you want to experience the nature at its best, you definitely have to visit this fall in Norway. The weather here is at its best in the months of June till September.
8. Plitvice Lakes:
Located in the mountainous region of Lika in Croatia, The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most beautiful places on this planet. With 16 lakes there are thousands of waterfalls in this area. The color of the water ranges from dark turquoise to algae green, depending on the mixture of minerals and organisms from the Dinaric Alps. You will need one whole day to experience the beauty of these falls. This area has a lot of bird and animal species, there are in total 126 types of birds to be found here. Don’t ever think of missing this one on your Europe trip, you will lose the chance of watching the heaven on the earth.
7. Cascade de Rouget:
You will find Cascade de Rouget in the village of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval located in the region of French Alps. This waterfall has a unique look; it falls onto the limestone shelf and then divides itself in two parts. The total height of water is around 90 m. You can even watch Cascade de Rouget while travelling through this region as it faces the road. There are many other falls in France but this one is known as the ‘Queen of Alps’. If you are planning to go hiking around the area, you will have to be very careful as the rocks here are slippery due to their composition. The best time to visit Cascade de Rouget is during the spring.
6. Danska Fallet:
Popularly known as the Danish Falls, they are situated in Simalangsdalen valley on the west coast of Sweden. The best way to reach these waterfalls is by walking through the woods. The whole view is purely magical. It is said that a long time back Danish soldiers drowned here and that is the reason these falls are named after them.
5. Voringsfossen Waterfall:
Voringsfossen is located in Norway and is one of the most furious waterfalls of the world. There are many falls here with the highest at 145 meters. The sight here is splendid, which makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. The best time to visit Voringsfossen is in the summers as it is switched off in winters for the hydro electric use.
4. The Ingleton Waterfalls:
Situated in the north of Engalnd, The Ingleton Waterfalls excels in giving the tourists a splendid view of nature. There are many falls here and they all have different names like First Pecca Falls, Snow Falls, Rival falls etc. To have a look at all these waterfalls, you will have to walk around the area which usually takes 2 to four hours. The walk has been made very easy with paved roads and bridges built everywhere. Situated in London, these falls are the easiest to reach on a Europe trip.
3. The Jungfernsprung:
Located near the village of Heiligenblut, The Jungfernsprung is the main tourist attraction of Austria. The height of this waterfall is 130m and can be seen directly from the road. There are many stories about this waterfall. It is said that a virgin fell down from here and was caught by an angel. This waterfall is also known for a spiritual connection.
2. Vintgar Gorge:
Vintgar Gorge is bound to impress you with steep depths, long walls and a lot of vegetation beneath it. Located in Slovenia, Gorge is the largest waterfall of this region. There is a safe trail constructed here, which will take to through the Vingtar Gorge. You will find a lot of waterfalls here with different heights and widths. It’s an experience of a lifetime to visit this one.
1. The Rhine Falls:
Located in the Northern Switzerland, The Rhine Falls are believed to be formed during the last ice age. Also known as, ‘Europe’s Niagara’, these falls are a perfect example of nature at its best. Many tourists visit them all around the year to experience some great moments in the lap of water. The height of The Rhine falls is 75 feet and the width is around 150 feet. If you are visiting Switzerland, you definitely have to visit these falls to make your trip all the more romantic.