If you are not already aware of the incredible natural beauty on offer in this incredible country then check out part 1 of Iceland Photo Tour series which showcases the mesmerizing and breath-taking landscapes.
Although it is a relatively small nation, Iceland can offer diverse and varied experiences depending on which part of the island you visit, with the temperate and well populated South West of the island contrasting with the rugged and sparsely populated West Fjords.
Iceland is also a place where you can experience the Aurora Borealis - aka the Northern Lights - a natural phenomenon that can cast surreal colors across the night sky - one of the world's truly incredible sights.
This Baltic nation may be in our list of European holiday destinations you may not have thought of but in actual fact Croatia is an increasingly popular location for Brits looking for a combination of vibrant nightlife and rich history.
However it is a popularity that has yet to impact on the nation in any visible manner, and the charm and character of the old Croatia still very much remains. It is also home to a veritable cornucopia of natural beauty, with over a thousand islands that boast luxuriant vegetation and more than enough quiet and off-the-beaten track locations that can offer an unrivaled peaceful and relaxing experience.
From all-night beach parties through to iconic and unique architecture, Croatia has something for everything.
Porto & Douro Valley, Portugal
If you're seeking a holiday destination that encompasses art, culture and some of the very best cuisine and wine in Europe then look no further than the Portuguese city of Porto. It has become renowned as a vibrant capital of the arts, thanks to its booming bohemian art scene, large museums such as the Museu de Arte Contemporanea, and the famous Casa da Música which offers musical performances all year round.
If food and drink are your bag then you won't be disappointed either, as the city used to be best known for its fortified wines, while that tradition is now complimented by widely celebrated new restaurants that make the most of local ingredients with a contemporary twist.
Where are your favorite lesser-known European holiday destinations? Let me know in the comments below.
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