Apart from the great culture, architecture and cuisine, Europe has wonderful places where Mother Nature prevails with glory. The beauty of the natural surroundings in Europe seems to be intensified by the mesmerizing waterfalls present there. Yes, Europe has some of the most beautiful waterfalls of the world that will just soothe your eyes and soul. These waterfalls represent the stunning scenic beauty of a continent that will always leave you wanting more. Throughout the year, millions of tourists all over the world come to Europe to visit these wonders and be enthralled. If you are planning your next trip to Europe, do not miss any of these waterfalls present there.
Here is a list of 11 most beautiful waterfalls of Europe.
Rhine Waterfalls, Switzerland
This is one of the most visited waterfalls of Europe and all for the right reasons – The height, the notoriety, the nearby ambience are all so wonderful. This waterfall can be seen from any side. There are huge rocks in the middle of the waterfall that are accessible to the visitors, so you can see the waterfall from inside! There are also boat services available to help visitors along. Whatever you do, never miss this one if you’re in Switzerland.
Staubbach Waterfall, Switzerland
This 300 meters high waterfall is the second highest waterfall of Switzerland. It looks best during summer when the warm wind swirls on it and the water droplets are sprayed all around. This beauty draws many tourists from all across the world during the summer holidays. This waterfall is one of the 72 waterfalls that are all located in the Lauterbrunnen Valley. The ambience around it is so serene and picturesque that it seems like one of the best pictures drawn by Nature. The area is very much convenient for the visitors; there are many other waterfalls and scenic beauties that you can experience nearby.
Bigar Falls, Romania
One look at this waterfall and you will not be able to believe your eyes! This waterfall is so beautiful and intense that it seems to be straight out of a fairy tale. The wonderful waterfall amidst Mother Nature is all that you need to see to make your day worth it. The stones and the moss make the waterfall look more mystic and serene. You would never want to take your eyes off from such a scene. The photos of these waterfalls seem so unreal that people actually come to confirm whether it is as mystic as it looks in the photos or not. Bigar Falls has millions of visitors throughout the year.
Gullfoss is the most famous waterfall of Iceland. This waterfall is also called “Golden Falls” as the brownish water seems to be golden in color during sunny days. You will most certainly feel rejuvenated after seeing this waterfall in all its glory. The raw energy and its charm will surely stun all your senses, making you feel alive and energetic after visiting this charming waterfall.
This is another famous waterfall in Iceland which is very easy to access; this is one of the major reasons why people prefer to visit Skogafoss falls. The waterfall looks stunning and almost geometrically rectangular in shape, which makes it quite unique. The force of water is also quite strong when compared to the other falls which only add to its intensity. This waterfall looks wonderful during winter which is the best place to visit.
Haifoss Falls, Iceland
This is a 122 meters high waterfall in Iceland that is surrounded by stony heights. There is another waterfall in close proximity that is of the same height but not as beautiful as this one. The water gushing out, the view and the sounds are all very soothing. If you are lucky, you may also be able to view a rainbow in the scene just like a cherry on top of the cake.
Detifoss Falls, Iceland
Detifoss Falls is the most powerful waterfall in Europe that is located at a National Park of Northeast Iceland. When there are volcanic movements nearby, this glacial waterfall moves so fast and powerful that the stones vibrate which can be felt by the tourists. This beautiful waterfall is also accompanied by two other substantial waterfalls, but the perfect view is somehow lessened by the water spray from this fall, which goes straight into a canyon.
Langfoss Falls, Norway
This is the most majestic waterfall that is present in Europe. The ambience is so pure and blissful that you’ll be transported to another world. It’s no surprise then that the picture perfect view of this waterfall draws many visitors. This waterfall is beautifully cascading along a mountain. The waterfall is also very high that makes it look very iconic and serene. This fall is very easy to access by the visitors and thus always tops their visiting list, throughout the year.
Mardalfossen Falls, Norway
This waterfall looks beautiful and has 297 meters of free-fall, also being Northern Europe’s highest waterfall. However it was a victim of hydroelectric projects and thus was closed for the visitors for a long period of time. But now again the flood gates are opened for a certain period of time every year and tourists can enjoy the scenic beauty of this serene waterfall.
Waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
The waterfalls of Plitvice lakes of Croatia are divided in two sections: upper lakes and lower lakes. Both the lakes are mesmerizing and have amazing waterfalls. The scene seems to be much more beautiful during the summers filled with sweet smell, greenery and mystic sounds of ripples and gushing water. The lower lakes and the waterfalls are more photogenic than the upper ones. All these together make this a wonderful tourist spot. This lake is indeed one of the most beautiful lakes of Europe.
Latefossen Waterfalls, Norway
Latefossen Waterfall is situated at Odda in Norway – one of the most visited spots in Norway and even of Europe. It gushes down from a majestic height of 324 meters. There is an old stone bridge that arches there; this bridge makes the waterfall look more dramatic and mesmerizing. The waterfall has visitors throughout the year, but prefer to visit during early summers as the access to this place is easier and the area is less crowded.