The Most Beautiful and Picturesque Spots in the World
We guarantee you’ll want to travel the world after you read this article. Charge your camera batteries and start packing now while we describe the most beautiful and picturesque spots in nature. The spots described in this article are extraordinary. Let’s get started!
Keep in mind when you travel to these destinations to take care of the environment. We ask that you respect it by not littering, for example. Always take care of the plants and animals in the places you visit and stay on the trails.
Norway is home to a spectacular, natural panorama. There is an impressive rustic rock called Trolltunga that offers a view of the Ringedalsvatnet (a beautiful reservoir). If you enjoy being out in nature with scenic views, this attraction is definitely right for you!
Trolltunga towers 700 meters above the lake, and it takes an extensive hike to get to its base. The rock looks like it belongs on a postcard. Photograph it yourself, or have someone take a picture of you with the rock behind you for the best images. Limit yourself to two photos though, since many people want a photo of themselves with the popular rock.
Keep in mind, the hike to get to Trolltunga is 28 kilometers long, and it climbs 800 meters in altitude. Make sure your fitness level is high enough to take on this challenge. The hike lasts about 8 to 12 hours, so the summer months are best for this. There is a slightly shorter route available if you’re not up for it. Or, if you just don’t want to conquer the hike alone, you can go on a group hike. Trolltunga Active or Trolltunga Adventures are programs that set you up with other hikers. Regardless, the view is absolutely worth the journey.
Picturesque spots in Iguazu Falls
The view of the Iguazu waterfalls alone is spectacular. Imagine vast amounts of water tumbling down from 275 waterfalls at heights of 60 meters or more. The sound alone will give you goosebumps! These waterfalls are located between Argentina and Brazil, and they make up some of the most picturesque spots in the world. Take care to avoid water damage when you whip out your camera.
The national park is split between the two countries, so you’ll have many options for your point of view. There are different paths and locations where you can take great photos. You can even catch rainbows in the waterfalls if you get the right angle!
Try taking pictures of the national park’s gorgeous fauna and flora as well. Don’t miss out on capturing images of the many butterflies, birds, or even the local coati. As always, we ask you to treat the animals with respect.
Salar de Uyuni
After you visit Iguazu Falls in South America, stay on the same continent and travel to the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. It’s the largest salt flat in the world. It was created when large amounts of water evaporated thousands of years ago. The water left a thick layer of salt that reaches over 100 meters wide! When you visit, keep in mind that there is no cell reception on the flats and there are no supermarkets nearby.
You can easily get there by bus, train, or plane. When you get there, try taking a guided tour! Photos are a must since the salt flats look incredible. Additionally, the flats create a perfect location to photograph the stars due to the lack of light nearby.
If you travel to Bolivia during its rainy season, you will see that a thin layer of water remains on the surface of the flats. This creates a mirror effect with the sky! Breathtaking pictures can be shot at sunset, as you can see in our example image.
The United States is home to millions of picturesque spots in nature. One such spot is called The Wave. It’s a petrified sand formation located on the border between Utah and Arizona.
The Wave is over 35 meters long and almost 20 meters wide. It has its wave-like shape due to the wind, which has removed part of the sand and dirt over time. These abstract shapes and orange tones are gorgeous in photos!
However, this spot is very popular. Therefore, there are access restrictions, and visitors get selected through a random drawing. In total, there are around 50 tickets available per day. If you want to visit this place, plan to get tickets in advance.
Keep in mind, the hike to this spot can be exhausting, especially in the summer when temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius. If you decide to hike in the summer months, try to get there in the morning or the evening and bring at least four liters of water with you!
You will find Kelingking Beach on Nusa Penida Island in Indonesia. The beach has become famous due to a gigantic cliff face that almost turns the beach into a lagoon. The water surrounding the island is bright blue, and the white sand provides a beautiful contrast to the water. This makes this spot another one of the most picturesque spots in the world.
However, getting to the beach itself can be tricky. This is because the path is no longer in good condition, and there are many wild monkeys in the area. Therefore, it’s recommended to photograph the cliff or beach from above.
It is best to use the Kelingking Viewpoint. From there, you’ll have the best view of the beach. It is worth getting up early to avoid crowds. Take care when taking photos to avoid stumbling and falling down the rocks.
The Twelve Apostles are several impressive limestone stacks off the coast of Australia. They’re located on the south side of the continent, and you can find them in the middle of Princeton and Port Campbell.
Despite what their name suggests, there are actually eight rock stacks instead of twelve. There used to be nine, but in 2005 the 9th rock stack collapsed into the sea due to erosion at its base.
The limestone stacks reach up to 60 meters in height. Get up early when the light hits the rocks to get the best photos and avoid crowds. You can also go down to the beach and take pictures with different angles. Be creative and enjoy the moment!
Overall, there are thousands of picturesque spots in nature in the world. It’s astonishing what our environment can offer.
Keep in mind that it can often be difficult to get to these sites. For example, Trolltunga has a long and strenuous hike that can take over 11 hours, and Kelingking Beach has a dangerous descent.
Remember, when it comes to The Wave there are limited tickets, and it can get extremely hot. Also, in the salt flats of Bolivia, there are no markets or cell reception nearby. However, these places are worth the trip for the gorgeous photo opportunities and memories.
If you want to stick to the safer side, try visiting the Iguazu waterfalls in South America or the Twelve Apostles in Australia. All that’s left to do now is decide where you’ll go first!