Think Scotland think Glencoe

Chances are, when you think of Scotland, you think of weathered old mountains rolling down into a valley, with a stream running along the bottom and green everywhere. If you are, then you’re thinking of Glencoe.

via Hillwalking and History: Glencoe – AsparAdventures

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Is Durmitor NP wild enough for you?

Durmitor National Park, a magnificent massif in the Dinaric Alps where wild wolves and brown bears roam freely. Its grassy meadows, silent glacier lakes and various towering peaks, the highest being mount Bobotov Kuk at 2523 m, had lured us to Zabljak, the gateway to the national park.

via Staring down mountain eyes – hiking in Durmitor National Park, Montenegro – SAY YES TO NEW ADVENTURES

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Green water I saw at Grüner See

Green water I saw in Austria. There is a place called Grüner See. It is a lake in Styria, Austria in a village called Tragöß. The lake is surrounded by the Hochschwab Mountains and forests. The name “Green Lake” originated because of its emerald-green water.

via What colour does water have? – LATVIAN WANDERER

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Bergen as your gateway to the fjords

Bergen is marketed as the ‘Gateway to the Fjords’; it’s where countless excursions to glaciers, Fjords and mountains depart from, and the ease of getting to some of Norway’s most incredible landscapes was probably the main reason we wanted to go there.

via 10 things to do in Bergen, Norway – Sophar So Good

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Landmannalaugar is not your easy Sunday morning

Imagine a wide open area with black volcanic soil, lava rocks and colorful mountains patched with snow. Welcome to Landmannalaugar, one of the most beautiful areas of Iceland. A place where only the toughest Icelandic people live.

via Landmannalaugar Iceland – Mute Photography

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Snowdonia, a full spectrum for the senses

Snowdonia is known for its wet weather, but variation is the spice of life. On a grim day its moody and then when the sun shines, the region sparkles with crisp clarity. In the summer, the hours are long and in the winter, the peaks are coated with snow.

via 4 reasons I love Snowdonia | Katrina Megget

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Pack a picnic and head to Seealpsee

Nestled in-between the cantons of St. Gallen and Appenzell, the Alpstein massif is home to a mountain lake that promises to take your breath away. Climb through the shadows of the pine forests, under the watchful eye of the Säntis’ pyramidal peak, as you make your way to this the pristine lake.

via Switzerland: the Magic of the Mountains – Next Step To

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No modern conveniences in Prokosko Jezero

Located 1670 meters above sea level this shepherd town with no electricity attracts tourists during spring and summer. When winter hits, the entire town is covered in snow forcing the inhabitants to take their flocks and reside in towns at the base of the mountain. The scenic mountaintop is perfect for hiking but don’t expect modern conveniences!

via 13 Reasons to Visit Bosnia – Jet – Lagged – Jacque

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Tranquil reflections on Lake Obersee

Obersee is only accessible by boat and there is nowhere to stay once you get there, so we were repeatedly warned that if we miss the last boat, we were stuck on our own! The boat ride was about an hour long and the whole way we were surrounded by amazing views.

via Day 16: Lake Kongissee – Matt and Rosie’s Travel Diary

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Ostrog Monastery is carved in a cliff

We aren’t here to worship, we aren’t here on a pilgrimage, we are here because this is one of the major cultural attractions in Montenegro. No one has questioned our presence here, in fact the only attention we’ve had is from some Dutch tourists.

via Up the Mountain to Ostrog Monastery – 27th & 28th July | The Voyages of Red Dwarf

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