Discover European wilderness--from Croatia's coastline to Scotland's highlands--in this comprehensive guide to pristine parks and wild spaces, full of photos, maps, and tips.
In these rich and informative pages, the travel pros at National Geographic bring you the premier guide to 460 national parks of Europe. Find your way to Snowdonia in Wales, offering more than 1,490 miles of walking trails through thick forests, coastal beaches, deep lakes, and jagged mountains. Catch a glimpse of more than 10,000 species inhabiting Germany's Bavarian Forest. Explore the flora and fauna while camping amid the twin peaks of France's Pyrénées. Or visit "the home of the giants," Norway's Jotunheimen park, containing the country's 29 highest peaks and plenty of backcountry hiking. This breathtaking tour spans the entire continent and will inspire your next grand adventure with more than 400 photos, 55 maps, rich histories, exciting itineraries, and need-to-know tips from what to do and how to get there. Each entry includes favorite spots for viewing scenery and wildlife, the best trails to walk or hike, and insights into what makes each of these parks worth visiting. Inspiring and informative, this illuminating guide will help you to experience Europe in a whole new way.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC is one of the world’s leading nonfiction publishers, proudly supporting the work of scientists, explorers, photographers, and authors, as well as publishing a diverse list of books that celebrate the world and all that is in it. National Geographic Books creates and distributes print and digital works that inspire, entertain, teach, and give readers access to a world of discovery and possibility on a wide range of nonfiction subjects from animals to travel, cartography to history, fun facts to moving stories. A portion of all National Geographic proceeds is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.
“This book has only intensified my #wanderlust heart and desire to explore this region.” –Instagram: @southerbellereading
“I’m 100% sure my sister is going to steal this from me when she goes overseas this summer. This is as close as I’m going to get to these amazing places for quite a while tho so at least I have this book!” –Instagram: @dropandgivemenerdy
“National Geographic's latest tome titled, Complete National Parks Of Europe, is AWESOME!! Think about it, a book chock full of gorgeous photographs of beautiful parks, beaches, forests, and mountains - how could you not fall in love with it?! I did.” –A Bookish Way of Life
“I love America's National Parks, so it was really nice to learn about the plethora of parks in Europe that I have never even heard of!!” –Instagram: @nature.books.coffee
“It really opened up my eyes about how much there is to explore outside the major cities of Europe.” –Gone With the Family
“I found myself flipping through the pages and planning a trip to REI for some gear!” –Instagram: @wellreadtraveler
“You won’t find a better guide to the most beautiful national parks in Europe, 460 to be exact!
The pictures are breathtaking and the visual descriptions having me want to book a flight tomorrow!” –Instagram: @books_with_bethany
“This book reminded me of how much world there still is to see and why you should make the effort to return to some locations. It made me realize that the next time I travel to France, I’m going to visit Vanoise National Park rather than immediately resorting to Paris or Nice. As always, National Geographic awakens even the most reluctant explorer to seek lesser-known areas and to enjoy the world for all of its beauty.” –The Wayfaring Voyager
“My husband and I have an extended list of European trips we want to take before we settle down, and having this book has been amazing for our trip we're planning our Northern Ireland and Ireland trip this fall!” –Instagram: @colbywilkins
“Whether you’re into hiking, climbing, photography, history, mythical legends, or just enjoy the quiet beauty of nature, these destinations cater to many interests. I loved this book. I’ve never wanted to trek across Europe more than I do now.” –Tabi Thoughts
“As you can imagine, this is another stunning National Geographic book. It completely ignites my wanderlust. I would eagerly visit any and all of these parks. It includes places of which I am familiar and ones that were completely new to me, and I enjoyed the exploration and all I learned. Snowdonia especially piqued my interest because of my family’s Welsh ancestry.” –Jennifer – Tar Heel Reader
“The book is filled with amazing photographs and brief descriptions of the region. Also, included are possible wildlife sightings as well as brief history tidbits. I have my favorite dream places all mapped out. I hope I get to visit some of them one day. Now I just need to win the lottery!” –From the TBR Pile
“It's National Geographic, so obviously high quality, informative and full of beautiful pictures.” –Instagram: @places_and_books