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The Complete National Parks Check List – Nature Itinerary for the UK and Northern Europe

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Europe is known for its rich history, the diversity of its colorful cultures and the breathtaking beauty of its natural wonders. If you’re a nature fan and it’s all about finding stunning sights and unbelievable landscapes, then check out our complete national parks check list to help you plan your nature itinerary for the UK and Northern Europe! Let’s go!

So what are you waiting for? Start planning your road trip to Europe using our road trip planner to get you to these national parks today!

Wadden Sea National Park, The Netherlands\Germany\Denmark 

Just north of the mainland, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea is known as a sanctuary for migrating birds and home for large numbers of sea life creatures but the extreme tides are what makes it so special and beautiful to explore, that’s why if you’re planning a trip to Germany, you can miss this natural beauty.

Ebb tide, National park Wadden Sea, Lower saxony, Germany, Europe.

Sarek National Park, Sweden 

Home to some of Sweden‘s highest mountains, this challenging national park is popular among expert hikers and mountaineers.

Ebb tide, National park Wadden Sea, Lower saxony, Germany, Europe.

Rago National Park, Norway 

With fewer annual tourists than other parks, this untouched stretch of natural beauty spans ragged cliffs, granite mountains, glaciers, valleys, lakes, and a wide range of local wildlife.

Rago National Park, Norway

Jotunheimen National Park, Norway 

Covering most of the mountainous region of Jotunheimen, this national park features rivers and lakes and is home to a variety of animals.

View of turquoise lake gjende and Bessvatnet lake from the famous Besseggen hiking trail in jotunheimen national park, Norway

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Check out Europe’s largest glacier, volcanoes, rivers, and some of the most beautiful nature in Iceland at this national park.

Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland

Oulanka National Park, Finland

A unique national park, which features pine forests, river valleys with sandy banks and rapids, and in the north of vast mires.

Curving Oulanka river in Oulanka National Park (alongside river several hiking routes).

Lahemaa National Park, Estonia

Get a taste for most of Estonia’s remarkable natural features in this amazing park, known for its wide range of geological variety including beaches, forests, cliffs, and more.

Lahemaa National Park, Estonia

Gauja National Park, Latvia

Other than its natural beauty, breathtaking river, and lush forest, the park also offers great trails that lead to stunning hidden caves, beautiful castles and amazing view points. You can even bungee jump off a cable car above the river!

Sandstone cliffs in Gauja national park, Latvia

Trakai Historical National Park, Lithuania

Trakai lakes and castle are one of the most beautiful and lively places to visit. Enjoy a dip in the crystal clear water or a spin on a paddle boat, and finish off with some local pastries in one of the small restaurants that you can find everywhere around.

Trakai Historical National Park, Lithuania

Curonian Spit National Park, Lithuania

A gorgeous turquoise lagoon that will make you feel like you’re in an exotic country far far away, rather than up in the Baltic sea! Explore the beautiful sand dunes and sea-life of the lagoon and the witch forest in this amazing park.

Dancing forest on the Curonian Spit in the Kaliningrad region, Russia. Pine forest with unusually twisted trees in the park on the Curonian Spit.

Białowieża Forest National Park, Poland\Belarus 

Poland‘s oldest national park is considered Europe’s largest primeval lowland wood, retaining a remarkably diversified ecosystem.

Białowieża Forest National Park, Poland\Belarus

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

With vast areas of natural untamed beauty, these 823 sq miles are pristine and breathtaking, with the highest mountain and the largest lake in the UK, and endless possible activities.

View to a mountain lake and houses in Snowdonia National Park in North Wales of the United Kingdom. Snowdonia is a mountain range and a region in North of Wales.

Lake District National Park, England

Mesmerizing lakes reflecting the clouds and mountain tops, wind in your hair with the promise of freedom, and scenic rides are just a moment away as you explore the most beautiful lakes on the British isle. This park is a “must” for any nature Itinerary for the UK!

An aerial view of Grasmere from the slopes of Silver Howe. English Lake District National Park

Killarney National Park, Ireland 

This magical national park is real life Middle Earth. With towering mountains, streams gushing over rocks, woodlands, waterfalls, and pristine lakes – it is hard to believe that it’s real and that’s why you absolutely can’t miss it on your trip to Ireland!

Killarney National Park, Ireland

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Scotland 

Located in one of the largest British Isles, this national park boasts a stunning hilly landscape. It is at the top of my list for my nature Itinerary for the UK, and it is perfect for anyone looking to do some wildlife watching, trekking, hiking, and climbing.

Autumn on the banks of Loch Lomand, Scotland

With such a great wishlist, the best thing to do is to close your eyes, and then randomly put your finger down on the screen – This is your next destination!

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