26 Most Breathtaking Views on Earth

Cliffs of Dover, England

The white cliffs of Dover are the most iconic part of the English coastline, often the first or the last part of England that travelers would see. Their iconic white color is due to the large amount of chalk present in the composition of the rock, which reaches over 100 meters at their highest point. Walking along the bluffs, travelers are treated to the sight of the stark white cliffs against a background of the blue sea. On a clear day, the white cliffs can be seen across the English Channel in France.

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Erta Ale, Ethiopia

Erta Ale is an active volcano in the heart of the Afar region of Ethiopia. This volcano is the most active in the country, and if visitors can survive the intense heat to make it to the heart of the volcano, they are treated to one of the most stunning sights in the world: a smoking lake of entirely molten lava that is one of only 6 lava lakes in the world.

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Jökulsárlón, Iceland

The experience of seeing huge, deep blue-green icebergs floating in a tranquil lagoon is something many people have to see to believe. This glacial lagoon is the home of many large icebergs that have broken off nearby glaciers. Visitors are able to take boat tours where it’s possible to reach up and touch a piece of centuries-old glacier, or search for washed up icebergs along the shore. For the most breathtaking experience possible, try and time your visit for sunrise or sunset to see the shifting colors of the sky against a backdrop of ice.

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