The Best Mountain Views in Europe

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Are you a mountain lover like me? Well after your here you must be..

So, you love the mountains, perfect! Do you also love amazing mountain views? Of course, you do. 

Wondering where to find the best mountain views in Europe? You’ve got to the right place. Let me show you!

I’ve asked some fellow travel bloggers to share their favorites places and like you’ll see those are some of the best mountain views in Europe

Note that this post contains beautiful photos and inspiration so strong that after you finish reading it you will start planning your next trip to one of those amazing places. 

So, where are the best mountain views in Europe? 


Kamen del, Vitosha Mountain, Bulgaria

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”Kamen del is a peak on Vitosha Mountain in Bulgaria rising to 1862 meters. A few people know that Kamen del is a peak which you can see from every place of Sofia. And the other nice thing is that from there you can see the entire city. When you get there you will become speechless. The beauty that you will see is stunning. That is one of the places where the peace reigns. If you are there on quite a weather you will be able to hear the noise of the city. That sound you just can’t imagine if you didn’t hear it.

Kamen del is one of the places where I can just sit and peer. That is the place where the Earth and the sky meet. Where you can see all the city and not only. You can enjoy the gorgeous sunrises and the magnificent sunsets.”

Victoria & Peter, Sunrising Life

Hasmas Mountains, Romania

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”One of the most rewarding views I recently seen was in the beautiful Hasmas Mountains of Romania. This particular mountain range, located in the Eastern Carpathians, is made up of limestone and sandstone, ensuring a myriad of impressive formations next to all the hiking trails. The best view in this mountain range, in my opinion, can be seen from Varful Ascutit (Sharp Peak, 1707 m).

The trail leading up to the peak is one of the easiest. It consists of a short but steep ascent in the forest, followed by a leisurely walk on a field. Though the climb is fairly simple and doable by anyone, the view from here is spectacular, overlooking part of the Carpathian Basin, the fascinating rock formations and the tallest peak of the Hasmas Mountains, Hasmasu Mare (1792m).”

Adrienn, City of The Week

Grossglockner Mountain, Austria

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”My favorite place to see the mountains in Europe is the idyllic town of Heiligenblut in Austria; it contains the highest mountain in Austria, Grossglockner, providing an absolutely stunning backdrop to this already amazing town. Although it’s small, it packs in gorgeous views. It may be a little off the beaten path, but I promise, a visit to Heiligenblut is well worth the detour. Even the drive there passes through winding roads through mountain passes; I looked in awe out the window at my very first site of the Alps, loving every moment!”

Danielle, Like Riding a Bicycle.. 

Landmannalaugar Mountains, Iceland

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”After a three-hour ride in a four wheel drive bus through narrow dirt roads, past volcanoes, and through rivers, we arrived at Landmannalaugar, Iceland. This volcanic area offers numerous hiking trails for day hikes as well as a backpacking trail to Porsmork on the Laugavegur Trail. The valleys and contours, shaped by volcanic activity, wind, rain, and rivers, combined with several different colors of sand and patches of snow are like nothing I had seen before. This is truly a landscape from another land that is not to be missed while visiting Iceland. There is a hut you can reserve a spot in well in advance, or very inexpensive camping offered if you wish to stay overnight to truly explore this magnificent land.”

Exploring Curiously

Monte Baldo Mountain, Italy  

best mountain views europe

”Whilst exploring all that Lake Garda in Italy had to offer, I heard about Monte Baldo in Malcesine (along with the north-east side of the lake). Not really knowing what to expect, but suitably intrigued, I made my way there and caught the cable car to the top.

I was instantly greeted with the best views of the lake I could have possibly had and reminded about how much Lake Garda is like a sparkling sapphire. This view was definitely worth the ferry trip from Sirmione and cable car to the top. Beautiful, stunning, just wow!”

Justine, Wanderer of the World

Pirin Mountains, Bulgaria

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”Vitamin Sea is good. But Vitamin Cliff is even better.

In an effort to pump your veins with more of the latter, one should take his/her hiney to the mountains. When imagining the best mountain view, I am visualizing a combination of protected plant species, drop-dead gorgeous nature, and breath-taking crags.

And this view is ubiquitous in the staggering Pirin Mountains, located in the South Western part of Bulgaria. You can literally see your jaw drop with every step you make there. Nature and God have united to paint a picture which will find its place in your awe-struck mind and settle there forever.

Not convinced yet? Take a look.”

Svetoslav, Svet Dimitrov

The Fingers, Tignes Mountain, France

best mountain views europe

”Tignes Le Lac in the beautiful French Alps. This view is one my favorite in the French Alps, looking across a frozen lake towards this impressive mountain (The Fingers). The Fingers are a dominant sight in Tignes Le Lac, in a landscape chockablock full of impressive peaks. Tignes has been in the news this winter, as two avalanches swept down the slopes, yet on days like this, it’s hard to imagine the deadly force that an avalanche can unleash. 

I have enjoyed immensely my time in Tignes, the photographic opportunities are endless. Photographing in a mountain environment can be a challenge but the rewards make it worthwhile. ”

Mike, Nomads On The Road

Stara Planina, Bulgaria

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”So green! So beautiful! The heart of Bulgaria! This is a view to the Rai hut (Rai is literally translated to Heaven).

I just can’t think of another word which can describe this place better than heaven does. You just need to see the whole incredible Stara Planina with your two own eyes. 

best mountain views europe

Photo credit: Moises Navaro

The bench of peace! This is how we called it. But it’s really so peaceful, so beautiful…

The bench is right next to Pleven hut and is looking at the highest peak in Stara Planina, Botev.”

by Me 

Daaamn! How beautiful are the best mountain views in Europe! Right?

Tying your hiking shoes already? Wait! First, share it with your friends. 🙂 


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Zascha April 29, 2017 at 9:04 am

These places are truly beautiful! I’m a big mountain lover and I adore landscapes like this, hence why Asia was so great for me. I didn’t know there was scenery like this in Europe. I think I know where I’m going next!

Laura April 29, 2017 at 5:03 pm

Interesting to see that some of these are of Bulgaria. I’ve been wanting to go there, and didn’t even know there were these incredible mountains there.

Bilyana April 29, 2017 at 5:09 pm

You will probably be surprised by the Bulgaria beautiful nature. 🙂

Sara April 29, 2017 at 5:10 pm

Making me wish I added Bulgaria to my travel plans this summer. Headed to Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro. Something tells me I will see some epic mountains there too!

Lisa - The Wandering Lens April 29, 2017 at 5:33 pm

Such a great idea to put this together, I love the mountains and Europe has so many to choose from! Landmannalaugar has been on my list for a while now, hopefully I’ll get there soon 🙂

Christine April 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm

Wow this is beautiful! I must visit these ASAP! I love Mountains!

Ingrid April 29, 2017 at 6:28 pm

I LOVE mountains and I am so lucky to live in Europe and especially in Romania where we have incredible mountain sites. I’m happy to see that one location that made it on your list is actually from my home country!

Ania April 29, 2017 at 6:53 pm

Awesome post! I love mountains and subsequently, the views – so much so, that my love for mountains influenced my blog name. I’ve been reading a lot about mountains in Bulgaria recently. I would love to see them/hike them in person.

Cristina April 29, 2017 at 7:57 pm

Great post! I love climbing and nice views so I’ll definitely keep this post in mind for when we’ll travel to eastern Europe next year!

Nouhaila April 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm

Beautiful pictures!! I’m actually in love with the beauty of Nature!! So lucky you got the chance to see this!!

Rhonda Albom April 30, 2017 at 2:14 am

Your photos of these mountains are excellent. I would like to think that each of these mountains has at least one outlook bench for peaceful viewing of the spectacular beauty.

Chrysoula April 30, 2017 at 9:23 am

I like a good mountain view but unfortunately, I haven’t been to any of the places you mentioned. I would love to get to the Landmannalaugar Mountains in Iceland though. The scenery is breathtaking.

Julia April 30, 2017 at 9:28 am

Such great photos, I love the post. I didn’t know there are such beautiful things to see, especially in Bulgaria. My favourite places include Tatra mountains in Poland and Slovakia and Scottish Highlands. Great post 🙂

Reshma May 1, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Wow! Great list of mountain views in Europe. I’m suprised to see Bulgaria topping the list with such wonderful landscapes. Being partial to snow-clad mountains, I loved the Tignes among all 🙂

Iza Abao May 1, 2017 at 11:18 pm

These are beautiful mountains! I usually think of Southeast Asia and U.S. having magnificent mountains. I’d like to visit at least one of these someday.

Megan Jerrard May 2, 2017 at 12:47 am

Incredible list! We’re huge outdoor enthusiasts so this is our kind of travel – we’ve been to Landmannalaugar Mountains, Iceland and it was stunning, another favorite was Jungfrau in Switzerland, which was glacial and snow mountain scenery at its best … will try to make our way through the rest of your list!

Jen Joslin May 2, 2017 at 3:14 pm

Great post! The Landmannalaugar mountains in Iceland look unreal! I would love to go there. Lots of great inspiration, and all the more reason to travel in Europe!

Christopher May 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

I love mountains. I think they symbolize strength and the3 test of time. Views from mountains can be spectacular. The only thing I’m not a fan of is trekking up mountains to get that perfect view lololol…great post though 🙂

Trisha Velarmino May 3, 2017 at 8:20 am

This is a good post especially that more often than not, people think of arts and architecture when they go to Europe. Mountains give a lovely view not to mention views of the beautiful places in Europe. Totally an eye-opener.


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