According to research, it reveals that environments can play a huge role in increasing or reducing our stress. What we are seeing, hearing, experiencing at any moment it impacts our moods.
That’s why being in nature, or even viewing scenes of nature, reduces anger, fear, and stress and keep us calm. Exposure to nature not only makes you feel better emotionally, but it also contributes to your physical wellbeing. All in all, nature heals, restores, and soothes.
If you are ready to experience the beauty of nature or to relieve some stress especially during this time, we found some of the best places for the nature lover you might want to visit sometime.
1. Vatnajökull, Iceland
Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland and it’s also the largest glacier mass in Europe. It covers an area of roughly 3127 sq. miles and 32014.7 sq. miles.
Vatnajökull is home to the largest national park in Europe which covers 13% of Iceland. It has magnificent surroundings with a stunning variety of landscape features, shaped by nature’s mightiest forces.
2. Kenai Fjords, Alaska
The best place to enjoy nature in Alaska is Kenai Fjords, National Park. This is a national park located in the state of Alaska in the United States.
The park covers an area of 1,046.9 sq miles on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, near the town of Seward. This glacial wonderland features stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, and aquatic adventures.
3. Serengeti, Tanzania
The Serengeti National Park is located in the Serengeti ecosystem in Tanzania. The park is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. Serengeti National Park is one of those rare destinations that allow you to enter and enjoy truly wild landscapes.
4. Iguazú, Brazil/Argentina
Located on the border of Argentina and Brazil, Iguazú falls is considered to be the most beautiful waterfall in the world. The falls are also shared by the Iguazú National Park on Argentina side and Iguaçu National Park in Brazil side.
These two parks were designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the 1980s. The Iguazu National Park is also the home to many species of animals and flora that create an important natural ecosystem in Latin America.
5. Fuji Hakone Izu, Japan
The home to the iconic Mount Fuji, Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is an isolated and majestic volcanic peak. While visiting here you can explore timeless forests, lava caves, and bathe in hot springs.
Another amazing thing you can do is swimming with dolphins. Fuji-Hakone -Izu is a nature lovers paradise that has a lot to offer such as a stunning view of Mount Fuji, Owakudani, also known as the great boiling valley of sulfurous vents.
The rugged cliffs of the Jogasaki Coast, the striking waters of Shiraito Falls, and numerous natural charms of the Izu Islands.
6. Triglav, Slovenia
Triglav National Park is the best place to explore unspoiled nature in Slovenia, this place is well known for its natural attractions.
The park is named after Slovenia’s tallest mountain. Triglav National Park has magnificent views from green Alpine valleys, babbling brooks, the tall peaks and lakes that reflect the blue sky, don’t forget a huge diversity of flora and fauna.
This is Slovenia’s largest protected area and only national park.
7. Sarek, Sweden
The best place to enjoy the beauty of nature in this part of Sweden is Sarek National Park. Home of the six of Sweden’s thirteen highest mountains and also has 100 glaciers.
Here you can enjoy the views of torturous delta landscape, and high alpine area while walking in deep, long narrow valleys passing wild turbulent waters.
8. Khao Sok, Thailand
When you are in South Thailand the best place to experience the beauty of nature is Khao Sok National Park. Khao Sok, it’s well known for its rainforest with a great diversity of plants and wildlife.
It is one of the few national parks in Thailand that be easily accessible by public transportation. You can see the amazing Cheow Lan Lake and beautiful raft houses spread over it. Also, don’t forget the iconic limestone hills, waterfalls, trails, caves, and rivers.
9. Gran Paradiso, Italy
Do you want to see the beauty of nature in Italy? the Gran Paradiso National Park is the place to be. Located in the south-west of the Valle d’Aosta region of north-west Italy.
The Gran Paradiso National Park has magnificent landscapes and woodlands, stunning mountain, valley scenery that are interrupted by glaciers.
10. Oulanka, Finland
The best place to experience nature in Finland is Oulanka National Park. The Oulanka National Park is located in the Northern Ostrobothnia and Lapland regions of Finland, It borders the Paanajärvi National Park in Russia.
Oualnka is known for its rich natural diversity and high cliffs that give way to mires and soft sandy beaches to lush forests.