It is broadly accepted that Europe's legendary heritage has defined the essence of civilization as we know it today. Its history, from prehistoric times to the present day, is still influencing recent events, while the arts and cultures that flourish on European soil are a source of ongoing inspiration.

Given all the available information on the Internet, one may mistake Europe for a familiar, non-adventurous destination. Nothing, though, could be further from the truth. Chase with us the Northern Lights in Iceland; sleep in an igloo in Finland; hike along the magnificent Norwegian Fjords; explore the mountainous landscape of the Balkans; go whale-watching in Greenland; or live like a local in Greece. The lesser-known face of Europe is waiting for you.

Discover the best Europe destinations for your holidays!