There are of course many beautiful places in the world. So many that you would need two or three lives to see it all. Unfortunately, we only have one. From the temples of Ancient Asia to the modern cities in America and of the natural wonders in Africa and South America, here is our list of places we believe you must see before you die.

1. Lofoten Islands, Norway

Lofoten Islands, Norway

Imposing fjords, snow-dotted peaks, sheer cliffs bordering white sandy beaches, hidden coves, and picturesque villages. The Lofoten archipelago in Norway is not only one of the most beautiful places in Europe but in the whole world. Travel to this unique, rugged archipelago above the Arctic Circle and discover its 80 fascinating little islands.

Why in this list? During the winter season, you can see the northern lights here or go on an orca safari.

2. Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu in Peru

Machu Picchu in Peru should of course not be missing from this list of the most beautiful places on earth. The ruins of the former Inca city are on the UNESCO World Heritage List and are called one of the seven new wonders of the world. Yes, you really have to go here!

Why in this list? Walk the Inca trail and witness the sunrise above the ruins before the crowds.

3. Forbidden City, Beijing, China

Forbidden City, Beijing, China

In the heart of Beijing lies the Forbidden City, which was originally the Imperial Palace from which Chinese leaders ruled the empire for five centuries. It is one of the best preserved examples of ancient Chinese architecture.

Why in this list? Asia has a rich culture and this unique place is a prime example.

4. El Salar de Uyuni

vEl Salar de Uyuni

The chance that this rings a bell is quite small unless you have seen it on Instagram. However, this place in Bolivia is one of the places you must see before you die. This is the largest salt flat in the world. What do you think is special about this? The salt gives the entire surface the effect of a mirror, and this over an extremely large area.

Why in this list? The perfect place to make unique holiday pictures.

5. Grand Canyon, United States

Grand Canyon, United States

New York and Los Angeles are fantastic, but the real beauty of the United States is in its nature. Few places on earth are as impressive as the Grand Canyon. In a whopping two million years, the Colorado River formed this 450-mile canyon.

Why in this list? One of the most famous symbols of the United States and an unmissable stop on a tour of America.

6. Acatenango volcano in Guatemala

Acatenango volcano in Guatemala

A literal highlight for your bucket list is of course the top of a volcano. The Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala is the perfect spot here. You can climb this volcano with basic stamina and the top has the most spectacular views.

Why in this list? From the summit, you have an excellent view of Fuego, an active volcano that erupts every half hour.

7. Patagonia, Chile / Argentina

South America is known for its incredible hikes, especially at the southern tip of the beautiful region of Patagonia in Argentina and Chile. The possibilities for hiking in Patagonia are endless. For a multi-day trek, head to Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile, where you can embark on the epic 9-day O-circuit route, which takes you through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

Why in this list? Patagonia is home to Perito Merino, the world´s largest glacier.

8. Serengeti, Tanzania

Serengeti, Tanzania
Zebra mingle with thousands of wildebeest on the banks of the Mara River during the annual great migration. In the Masai Mara, Kenya. Every year 1.5 million wildebeest make the arduous trek from Tanzania to Kenya

Going on a safari is on everyone´s bucketlist. And the Serengeti might offer the best place in Africa. The Serengeti National Park consists of grassland, savannas, and wooded areas. During a safari through the park, you have a good chance of encountering elephants, leopards, rhinoceroses, baboons, and ostriches.

Why in this list? The Serengeti is famous for the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. Nowhere in the world do animals move from one place to another as en masse as on the Serengeti.

9. Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan

In a canyon in Jordan, people have carved an entire city out of stone. The city was the flourishing center of trade from, among others, Yemen. Its wealth made it possible to build this beautiful city.

Why in this list? It is one of the wonders of the world.

10. Angel Falls, Venezuela

Angel Falls, Venezuela

In the middle of the wilderness, you will find the highest waterfall in the world; the Salto Angel. This immense waterfall, better known as the Angel Falls, starts at 979 meters high. The ultimate free-fall starts from 807 meters high. The waterfall plunges over the edge of the ‘Devil’s Mountain’, the Auyantepei, in the Canaima National Park.

Why in this list? The Angel Falls are the most impressive waterfalls in the world. You will not find a greater waterfall anywhere on this planet.

11. Himalaya, Nepal

The imposing Himalayas are very impressive. In addition to the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, Nepal is home to many other mountains with heights between 4,000 and 9,000 meters. The landscape makes Nepal very suitable for trekking and many people dream of climbing Mount Everest one day.

Why in this list? See Mount Everest with your own eyes.

12. Piramides of Giza, Egypt

Piramides of Giza, Egypt

West of Cairo, on the border of the Sahara and the Nile Valley, is the Giza Plateau. Here are the famous pyramids of Egypt, including that of Cheops. The pyramids were built in the middle of the third millennium BC. by the kings Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinos.

Why in this list? The pyramids have been regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world since ancient times and even today the perfect shape and the special construction arouse amazement and admiration.

13. Antarctica

Antarctica

The wet – and very cold – the dream of every travel enthusiast: Antarctica, the White continent. Inhospitable and magical and until recently unreachable. Pristine, rugged snow landscapes, glaciers, floating icebergs, and lots of penguins, orcas, and whales. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Why in this list? Be one of the happy few that set foot on the only uninhabited continent in the world.