Map of Spain

Map of Spain
Map of Spain

Spain is a lovely place to visit, with one of Europe’s best climates and friendly people to boot. A vacation to Spain will leave you with some amazing lasting memories. Travel around this wonderful country is easy. You can’t escape Spain’s history and culture even if you wanted to. It is simply everywhere. Spain wears it’s history proudly from the Basque region in the north to the borders of Portugal in the south. A summer holiday in Spain is something everyone should at least once in their life. The warm weather will even allow for you to backpack around Spain and if you cant get accommodation just camp somewhere. All you really need is a sleeping bag and a small roll up mattress, this is even better (safer) if you do it as a group. As with anywhere there are elements that could spoil your holiday so make sure to take out some good travel insurance. There are many good travel insurance companies around the web, so do some research and ask your travel agent to get you some quotes. However make sure you check as travel agents can often have incentives to push certain insurance policies and may not always be offering the cheapest or the best. A good map of Spain will not go amiss when travelling through this wonderful country.

Cheap tickets to Spain are always on offer. Budget airlines are constantly fighting each other for business. If you wait and time your purchases right you can get some incredible deals. Spain has one of the best train networks in Europe and rail is a viable alternative to flying. The beauty of rail is that it also lets you take in the magnificent vistas that the countryside offers, rather than just flying over the top of it.

Like France, every type of tourism is catered for. Scenic tourism, cultural tourism, historical tourism, relaxation and shopping. You can do one or more of these in a day. You could take in the historical sites of Madrid by day and then go out to some of the best restaurants, bars and cafes at night. Culture comes in many forms and Madrid has them all from bull fights and running with the bulls all the way through to opera. Madrid has been voted one of the worlds most liveable cities on a number of occasions and there is no wonder why. A gorgeous town with a wonderfully friendly population.

Here are some facts about Spain

Official name is the Kingdom of Spain. It is situated in central Europe. Bordered by the countries : Portugal and France. The Seas that border it are : Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscal and Mediterranean Sea. The land mass is 504,030 km/squared and a population of approximately 46 million people. The capital city is Madrid. Spain’s political system is a Parliamentary democracy and constitutional and the official language is Spanish.

Map of Monaco

map of Monaco

Quick facts about Monaco
Location: Western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy
Geographic coordinates: 43 44 N, 7 24 E
Area: “total: 1.95 sq km
land: 1.95 sq km
water: 0 sq km”
Land boundaries: “total: 4.4 km
border countries: France 4.4 km”
Coastline: 4.1 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm
Climate: Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Terrain: hilly, rugged, rocky
Elevation extremes: “lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mont Agel 140 m”
Population: 36,371

Monaco Travel Guide and Destinations

If you are planning to go for a European vacation, why not spend some time to go to Monaco. It has lots of things to offer to every traveller  from its multi-million pound of yachts to the bottomless flow of champagne and more. It is worth to spend your next holiday in Monaco.

Geography of Monaco

By looking at the map of Monaco, one can see that Monaco is found in Western Europe that borders the Mediterranean Sea on the Southern coast of France close to the border with Italy.

Getting to Monaco

There is no airport in Monaco, as the nearest airport is Nice-Cote d’Azur or NCE. To get there, you may travel Europe through the following:Monaco’s total population is 36,371. The ethnic groups in Monaco are the Italian, Monegasque and French. French makes the majority of its people. Their dialect includes English, Italian and French and the majority of their life and culture has been influenced by the French and Italian’s way of living.

  • Travel by road: Places like Cannes and Nice are 50km and 18km west of the country while the French or Italian border and Menton are 12km and 9km east of the country. There are 3 attractive roads though in between Monaco and Nice: Highway 98, Highway 7, and the Grand Corniche. Taxi can be available with a surcharge after 2200 and a usual tip of 15%.
  • Travel by rail: The train service includes daily and overnight trips running through the principality of all the neighboring towns.
  • Travel by water: Main harbors are at Condamine or Hercule portand Fontvieille. They are equipped in handling yachts of every tonnage.

Tourists Destinations

Flag of Monaco on Map
Flag of Monaco on Map

Monaco is a perfect place to explore. Located at the Southern part of the Mediterranean Sea coast, the country offers a pleasing scenic wonders. Their tourist destination brims with natural beauty and historic spots.

  • Monaco- Ville – This is one of the best place to visit in Monaco which offers various places to go. It is an ancient city hall which includes ruins of the ancient dynasties which ruled the region before. The region also highlights the Oceanographic Museum found in the year 1910 by Prince Albert I. Chapelle de la Misericorde is also one of the ancient buildings of the region , Prince’s Palace and Saint Nicholas Cathedral may also be found in the region
  • The Monte Carlo – This region is known for its cosmopolitan culture and is one of the preferred places to go in Monaco having its colorful lifestyle which includes casinos, glamour, and residence of popular people.
  • The Fontvieille has recently become one of the key destinations in Monaco where wonderful mix of historical findings and scenic beauty are found.

Weather and Climate in Monaco

Throughout the year, Monaco maintains a mild climate with its hottest months in July and August with the coolest in January and February. Rainfall happens during the cooler months with an average of only 60 days of rain every year.

Clothes to wear

Lightweight clothes may be worn with a wrap to warm you during cooler summer nights. Light to medium weights have to be worn during winter. The beauty and historical places in Monaco is waiting for you. Travel Monaco and experience the culture of its people and a place rich in historical value. Do not forget to check out the best deals of cheap flights for this one-of-a-kind destination.

Map of Wales

Map of Wales

We have finally added a political map of Wales. How can we be a site that claims to know things about the map of Europe and not have a map of Wales? Well finally we have rectified that situation.

Wales is one of the countries that make up the United Kingdom. Which of course is situated in Western Europe.

The 8 preserved counties of Wales were created in 1972 and the 22 single-tier principal areas were created in 1996.

CountiesPrincipal AreasAreaPopulation
ClwydConwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Wrexham
2,910491,100
DyfedCarmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Pembrokeshire
5,780375,200
GwentBlaenau Gwent
Caerphilly
Monmouthshire
Newport
Torfaen
1,553560,500
GwyneddGwynedd
Isle of Anglesey
3,262187,400
Mid GlamorganBridgend
Merthyr Tydfil
Rhondda Cynon Taf
781423,200
PowysPowys5,196132,000
South GlamorganCardiff
Vale of Glamorgan
475445,000
West GlamorganNeath Port Talbot
Swansea
820365,500

In the near future we will be bringing maps of all the counties of Wales and all the Principal areas.

UK Map

Hi friends, We have a new a updated for 2018 map of the United Kingdom (UK Map). Has much changed? No not really. The Orkney Islands are still in the same place and the Shetland Islands have not wandered off to the Americas. Internally the UK is basically the same although, there is still a chance that Scotland may separate from England due to this Brexit fiasco. If that does happen we will be rushing out a new map of the UK as soon as the dust settles.

What does this map offer that previous UK maps didn’t? This map is much larger and all the big cities and counties marked. Counties like Northumberland, Cumbria and Strathclyde. We have plans on adding maps of all these counties to mapofeurope.com.

This map also highlights the large motorways and railway routes that cross the United Kingdom. So it is a good travel companion for those tourists who are lucky enough to be exploring the UK.

Map of Western Europe

Map of Western Europe

Western Europe as we know it, is a geopolitical construct that came into being at the time of the Cold War. Although references to West and Eastern Europe can be traced back to the Roman empire.

Shortly after World War 2 the alliance between the USSR and England/USA broke down and in it’s place rose the cold war. The two sides where named the East and the West. The west was made up of the Western alliance countries of Europe, including countries such as Spain, England and France. However in this stand off even countries not in Europe like the United States of America were considered part of the “The West”.

Eastern Europe was a conglomeration of countries that the USSR annexed and countries that were subservient to the USSR. most if not all of these countries were communist countries.

Post Cold War, the terminology of Western and Eastern Europe remained, even though technically the lines between East and West were becoming blurry.

In the map above the countries in blue are considered western countries, although during the cold war Germany was split into East and West. The Green countries are countries that are becoming more and more Westernized and would probably consider themselves as part of Western Europe now. many of which have joined or are attempting to join the European Union.

Map of the United Kingdom

map of the United Kingdom

This is without any doubt the most popular country in Europe. It also enjoys a remarkable popularity around the world. Its capital city is London and the official language here and in the entire kingdom is the famous English language. The United Kingdom has a remarkable population of over 60,100,000 people. This marvellous kingdom is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The kingdom is led by a queen.

Getting around London can be tricky if you are visiting the city for the first time. Make sure you get a map of the United Kingdom before going around. There are car rental services throughout the city and the kingdom as a whole. All the car rental services accept payments in sterling pounds which is the official currency. There are other car rental services that accept major currencies like the dollar and the euro. You can also get car rental services online any time you wish.

One of the most interesting things that attract people to the United Kingdom is the royal family. People study about it so much and most of them visit the kingdom to learn more about it. There are other great attractions especially in London that one cannot afford to miss during his or her time in the United Kingdom. The big Ben is one of them. It is a big city clock in the city that dates back to the toddler years of London. There is also the Thames River that runs across the city where tourists can enjoy boat rides as the river is wide enough to allow easy navigation.

For theatre lovers, the United Kingdom has the best theatres in the world. There are numerous theatres within London and other great cities in the United Kingdom. Sport lovers will also find a good place in London. The United Kingdom is home to the famous soccer English premier league.  The league is the most popular worldwide as the best clubs such as Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester united actively participate in the league. There are also other fun activities United Kingdom is known for. The London marathon for example, attracts more than 200,000 fans and as well as athletes each time it is held. It’s not all about sports as there are art galleries,museums,parks and zoos throughout the country. With all these places and activities, there is no doubt every tourist falls in love with the United Kingdom.

It is indeed a great idea to travel United Kingdom. But do take time to look for cheap flights. They are hard to find any time of the year but with a little patience or may be luck you can find a cheap flight at almost half price the normal charges. This mainly happens through airline offers and promotions that are so common during festive seasons. The cheapest airport to fly into is the Heathrow international airport in London which is open throughout the year except in times when the winter weather is too harsh.  During such times flights outside the kingdom may be delayed or even postponed. To avoid flight hitches and a wonderful time in the United Kingdom, always travel during summer or spring when everything is cool.

Map of Switzerland

map of Switzerland

Switzerland is a true winter wonderland, just check a map of Switzerland if a skiing holiday is what you are after then there are few places in the world that offer better ski packages than Switzerland.

However summer holidays in Switzerland can be Just as fulfilling. The mild climate of the Swiss summer makes for a holiday to the glorious green Alpine foothills a truely rural escape. Thousands of holiday makers will take driving holidays around Switzerland, so renting a car and making for the Swiss border is an excellent option.

The railways around Switzerland are excellent and Eurorail passes are easily purchased from any train station. Infact a rail holiday around Switzerland is argueably one of Europes great holidays. Three train rides you must try are :

  • The Mount Pilatus railway the steepest railway from Lucerne to the top.
  • The Glacier ExpressSt. Moritz to Zermatt, which is a 8 hours travel in the Swiss Alps.
  • The Jungfraujoch railway Interlaken (560 meters) to the Jungfraujoch station (3450 meters) in few hours. And many more.

Flights around and to Europe are cheap these days. So booking a flight to Geneva, Berne or even Zurich is as easy going to your favourite online travel agent and making a few clicks. For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Hotel Reservation in Bern for more information.

Here are some facts about Switzerland

Official name is the Swiss Confederation. It is situated in central Europe. Bordered by the countries : GermanyFrance and Italy. It is a landlocked country so has no Seas or Oceans bordering it The land mass is 41,285 km/squared and a population of approximately 7.8 million people. The capital city is Bern and the political system is a Federal republic, with parliamentary system and direct democracy. The official languages are German, French, Italian and Romansh.

Map of Sweden

map of Sweden Sweden is definitely one of the most common countries in the map of Europe. It has a population of over 9.3 million people. Its capital city is Stockholm. Swedish is the official national language of Sweden with only a few people within the country speaking English as their second language. The national currency in Sweden is the krona. Sweden is an active member of the European Union. It has been a member since 1995 and since then, it has taken part in major decisions made by the union. Sweden has one of the best tourist facilities for tourists who come to the country each year. Whether visiting the country for a short holiday or vacation, be sure to have fun. You will experience the best vacation or holiday of your lifetime in Sweden. There are good lodges across the country where spending a holiday or a vacation is ideal. All of them are affordable therefore; you do not have to worry about spending too much. Bookings to these lodges can be made online or through calls. Remember that, early booking attracts lower charges. Therefore, book early to save more money for that holiday or vacation you so much wish to spend in Sweden. There are parks, zoos, and lakes around the country where one can enjoy quiet times. For those who love indoor activities and games, there are museums, theatres and galleries where one can enjoy the greatest artistic creations in Europe and around the world.  There are also lawn tennis courts and indoor swimming facilities around the city where one can either play the games or take part as a spectator. For soccer lovers there are top rated soccer clubs that represent the country in the European soccer league. Whatever one enjoys doing, be sure to find a wonderful time in Sweden. Before taking that long flight from your country to Sweden, consider the weather condition you are going to find in Sweden. The country experiences the four major seasons of the year; summer, autumn, winter, and spring. Winter seasons in Sweden can be very cold and damp. If you are flying in during this season carry some heavy clothing or you will experience a hard time in Sweden.  Summers on the other hand are generally cool with little or no showers at all. This is a good season to fly into Sweden and feel the sun and the warmth it brings. Spring is the best season to consider flying into Sweden as everything during this season is cool. Before taking that flight back home, take time to walk around the city and in other popular places around Sweden. Travel Sweden and carry a map of Sweden with you and take your time to chat with the locals. They are very warm and receptive people with a strange love of their country and language. The only barrier that can come between you and the people is the language barrier factor. To avoid this ask your tour agency to provide you with a bilingual tour guide who can converse in both English and Swedish.

Map of Scotland

map of Scotland

Scotland is like a magazine with amazing articles. You never get tired of it and only wish the end will never come. Scotland is no doubt one of the most common countries in the wide continent of Europe. Its capital city is called Edinburgh and is popular to many people around the world just as the country itself. The official language spoken in Scotland is English.

Before flying to Scotland, ensure you have enough information of the services you will need there. One of the most common services you will need is car rental services. There are numerous car rental services both in the city and outside the city. The car rental services are offered at competitive prices. To save money, visit online car rental services and compare prices. You can also book a car from any of the car rental services online and secure a nice car before you get to Scotland. You should also ensure that you have a travel insurance to take care of your stay in Scotland. This will keep you secure should you fall sick or lose your luggage. To find the best travel insurance, consult your travel agent and ask for extensive advice about the best travel insurance for a tourist.

There are numerous tourist attractions in Scotland. The most common one is the bag pipe. You will notice Scottish men playing bag pipes in Edinburgh and other cities skillfully. The bag pipe is arguably the best trade mark Scotland has. Then there are several Scottish whiskey distilleries. Wine and whiskey lovers will find the distilleries very interesting as the alcoholic drinks can be bought from their depots at amazingly reduced prices. Another great attracting is the Scottish ferries where you can take rides to islands like Aran and Shetlands. The islands are great for tourists as there is tasty seafood in all the islands. They are sold at affordable prices so you do not have to worry that you will spend too much on the seafood. For more information about all the tourist attractions in Scotland, consult your travel agent or check for any available information about Scotland online.

It is highly recommended that you know the weather you are going to find in Scotland once you get there. The country experiences the four weather season in a year; summer, autumn, winter and spring. The best time to fly to Scotland is during spring when almost everything can be done without the fear of the weather conditions. Summer is also good especially for scrubber divers or for any tourist madly in love with anything to do with the waters. Winter seasons are sometimes very cold so it is highly recommended that you carry heavy clothing to beat the cold if you intend to visit the country during winter. Note that, cheap flights are available during this season as there are fewer people flying to Scotland during this season.

When you travel Scotland, take a map of Scotland with you each time you visit any place in the country you do not know. This will come in handy should you get lost and will help you get around easily. Before you leave, take time to chat with the locals and know more about the Scottish culture. You will find that the culture has got more than just the famous kilts and the Scottish dance.

Map of Portugal

map of Portugal

Portugal is sometimes considered Spain’s little brother. Although if you asked the Portuguese, they would hotly dispute this! However having said that, the Portuguese people have the same easy going manner as the Spanish and are friendly and generally happy to help out the lost tourist. Portugal is truly a great country to tour. A very modern country it boasts all the things you would expect from a civilised European country. Things like great roads, excellent railway network and fabulous mobile phone coverage.

Travelling Portugal can be very cheap as it tends to be overlooked compared to the bigger tourist centres such as Spain and France . This can be used to your advantage when booking hotels and flights and rental cars. As the Portuguese love to haggle. Mentioning that it was cheaper in some other country, can often fire up the competitive streak that is found in almost all Portuguese.

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is as cosmopolitan as any of the other cultural centres of Europe, such as Madrid, Rome or Vienna. It boasts a population of about a half a million people (545,245 population), which is small when compared to many other European capitals. It is still a big enough population base to give the city a wonderful international feel. However it is not to big to feel crowded and constricted. It is definitely one of Europe’s most liveable cities and with its growing financial centre, it is quickly becoming a city of the affluent.

Portugal being situated where it is, is one of the southern most countries in Europe and there fore experiences a very mild climate. Lisbon is known to have the warmest winters of any European capital city and the rest of the country follows Lisbon’s lead. It’s position within the European continent has often meant that rampaging armies have used it as a base to either attack northern Africa or as a staging place to attack Europe. This was especially so during the Muslim period when the Moors from northern Africa attacked Europe and reached deep into Portugal and Spain. They were eventually pushed out by the Christians however the Moors left a lot of influences on the Portuguese population that carries through to this day. This cultural heritage is wonderful and makes travelling through Portugal a joy as the food definitely has a Moroccan feel about it with lovely aromatic spices featuring heavily.

A good  map of Portugal is a must when touring this country. in these days of gps units, which are fantastic! It is nice to have a paper backup just in case. Even though the mobile/cell phone network is excellent you can not always get a signal as is the case in any part of the world, so you can’t rely totally on the internet for your directions. Have a  backup plan and the lack of worry will allow you to better enjoy your trip.

Map of Norway

map of Norway

Being known for its beautiful mountains, fjords, and midnight sun, Norway is considered to be one of the prime tourist destinations nowadays. In fact, the Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord are just some of the well known fjords in Norway which has been featured in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Upon travelling, you will see beautiful and overwhelming scenarios in the country’s mountains and glaciers.

Just like any other tourist hubs in the world, Norway has a lot to offer. For nature lovers, you would surely love engaging in activities such as skiing, rock-climbing, fishing given that the country possesses a kind of weather which suits best for these kinds of activities. You could also enjoy the beautiful sceneries found in the countryside.

You could reach Norway through the major airlines present in the country which include Norwegian Air Shuttle, SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Ryanair and Widerøes Flyveselskap. Coming from London, you could reach Oslo within 2 hours and 15 minutes, Bergen in just 2 hours and 10 minutes, to Trondheim in 2 hours and 15 minutes and going to Stavenger will just take you 2 hours to travel by air. However, there is also a direct flight from New York going to Oslo which would take you 7 hours and 30 minutes to travel. You could also get to Norway by rail, by road or by water. If you are with your entire family in taking a vacation in Norway, it is best advised to acquire travel insurance for your family’s sake.

You need not to worry about car rental for they are actually rampantly available in the airports as well as in main town of Norway. Since this service is relatively expensive, you may take the bicycles for hire services.

With regard to accommodation, you could also avail of the discounts being offered by some of the first class hotels in the country during summer and weekends. However, if you opt for a nature-friendly accommodation, you could have offsite camping. For those who had been run out of slots in the hotels, they could stay in guest houses and rorbu, a cottage used by fishermen during winter season. These rorbus are often found in Lofoten Islands.

In the map of Norway, you will find lots of potential tourist destinations. The country’s wild wilderness is a great venue to engage in hiking, cycling and jet skiing. In fact, Norway is considered to be the best place to play winter sports such as alpine and cross country skiing. To travel Norway would surely be an unforgettable experience for you and you family given that you get to engage in a lot of exciting family activities.

You would also love some of the Norwegian cuisines which include lukket valnøtt, a kind of cream cake, and geitost, a goat’s cheese.
If you have gone to Norway, you should not miss attending some of Norway’s best festivals which include North Norway Festival which is a month long celebration portraying the country’s culture. It is said that the people from Norway are considered the tallest among the Europeans. Also, it is claimed that the Scandinavian countries which include Norway, Finland and Sweden are considered to have the fairest complexion in Europe. If you visit Norway, it is advised to bring large bucks of money for the services offered are relatively expensive.

Map of Netherlands

map of the Netherlands

The Netherlands (Holland) has mild maritime climate, so even in winter you do not get the low harsh temperatures like you do further in land. This allows for quite a strong tourist industry. Amsterdam is definitely the center of the holiday trade in the Netherlands. History and charm are available by the bucket load in Amsterdam. You can take canal cruises, which are tourist throw back to yester-year, visit the museums including the following Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and of course Anne Franks House. Amsterdam Walks, being Such a compact city, it is easy to walk and discover it’s heritage, Cafe Culture and much more.

Dutch history is so intertwined with the sea, that you can hardly talk about the Netherlands without in someone way touching on their seafairing past. It has been a love hate relationship with sea. The famous dykes keep the sea out are legendary and the picturesque and have often been breached by mother nature with devastating results. Rows of equally famous windmills lazily turn their massive sails ion the breeze to help keep the land dry are everywhere and are a must to see on any Dutch holiday.

However Netherlandsis a true winter wonderland. Skiing is now very established and so are most of the other winter sports. Truly experience a white Christmas, those same Alps that offer such wonderful bush walking and natural adventure during summer become some of Europes best ski resorts.

Although flights to Netherlands are cheap, you will still want to have Travel Insurance to cover any possible problems that might arise. Knowing that any eventuality will be covered by your insurance allows you to enjoy your holidays without the worry of always thinking what would happen if you lost your luggage. Being able to book a hotel if your cheap flight is cancelled is a real bonus.

Here are some facts about the Netherlands

Official name is the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is situated in North West Europe. Bordered by the countries :Belgium and Germany . It is bordered by the North Sea. The land mass is 41,848 km/squared and a population of approximately 16.6 million people. The capital city is Amsterdam The political system of the Netherlands is a Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy and the official language is Dutch.

Map of Ireland

map of Ireland

Ireland is no doubt one of Europe’s most famous countries. It is like an art book with magnificent photos and snaps. You never get tired of feeding your eyes with the beautiful places throughout the cities and towns in Ireland. The capital city of Ireland is Dublin where diverse people from around the world live. Any tourist will have an easy time in Dublin as the official language here and the rest of the entire country is English. The city has a good transport and communication network and is one of the best maintained cities in the entire continent of Europe.

An extensive Travel insurance is one of the key travel necessities you need to travel Ireland. With good travel insurance, you will be assured of a good holiday or vacation throughout your stay in Ireland. In case you lose your luggage or fall sick, the travel insurance will take good care of you. You can always find a good travel insurance through you travel agency or through your attorney who will advise you of the best travel insurance. There are also sites that offer free advice to tourists who wish to apply for travel insurance. The bottom line here is, a travel insurance gives you confidence that you are in safe hands should anything unplanned event occur.

There are more than enough tourist attractions throughout Ireland. With a map of Ireland, you will be all set to go. The trinity college is one of them. It is a college established years ago and some of the world’s renowned scholars and professors studied here. Then there is the national gallery of Ireland where art lovers will certainly feel at home. The gallery has magnificent artistic works and inventions which are only exclusive to Ireland only. The phoenix park is a must visit to any nature lover visiting Ireland. It is the only place nature lovers can see for themselves what Ireland can offer in terms of flora and fauna. The list is endless so you can consult your travel agency for more information about Ireland tourist attractions.

The weather in Ireland is friendly and no doubt anyone will fall in love with the weather conditions here. The country experiences the four common seasons like any other country in the map of Europe. The common seasons being summer, autumn, winter and spring. Spring is the best season for anyone to visit Ireland as the temperatures are cool and almost everything else is cool. Winters are normally wet and damp with sometimes very low temperatures. The summer season is also a good season to visit Ireland. There is sunshine to enjoy with little or no showers in the afternoons.

Before leaving the country, take time to walk around the city and chat with the locals. You will note interesting things about them that other Europe and do not have or never show at all. Nearly all Irish men and women have a passion for their country that other Europeans do not have. They love their culture and language more than anything else.

Iceland

map of Iceland

Iceland is a country in Europe widely known for its beautiful glaciers and unmatched anywhere else in the world. It has an estimated population of over 300,000 people as of 2009. The language spoken in Iceland is Icelandic with a few other dialects in the small towns. Its capital city is known as Reykjavik and is much smaller in both population and size compared to other big European cities like Rome and Paris.

There are numerous places to spend your vacation or holiday but first you must grasp some travel facts before packing your bags. The best places for you to travel Iceland are found outside the cities where there are serene environments to be enjoyed throughout the day. If flying to Iceland for a short holiday, you can spend it anywhere as you will be there only for a short time. Always remember to have with you a good travel insurance cover as it is the only form of protection you can have away from home.

The main currency in Iceland is the kroner. You can always change your currency to the kroner from most local and international banks at competitive exchange rates. This is always important as most places accept payments only in the kroner. There are a few places where payments can be made in other major currencies but one should not rely on such places as things can change any minute.

Tourist destination are more than enough in Iceland and with a map of Iceland with you, you can get confused with where to start from. There are lakes, rivers, beautifulglaciers and awesome to look at waterfalls in different regions of the country. The longest water fall in Iceland is the Botnsa waterfall in Glymur falling at a remarkable height of 190 meters. The tallest mountain is Mount Hvannadalshnjúkurstanding at 2119 m. the largest glacier is the Vatnajökull glacier stretching 8300 km2 wide. These are just but a few tourist destination sites in Iceland. More information can be found at the Iceland tourism board.

Iceland experiences the four common seasons like any other European country. They are summer, autumn, winter and spring. Summers are generally cool and sunny with little or no showers at all. Winter on the other hand are very cold and can be extremely wet and damp sometimes. Spring is normally the best season to travel to Iceland as you can have the best time around with little or no fears of the weather.

If you do not enjoy sightseeing or travelling around the country, there are good theatres and museums in the city where you can have wonderful time by yourself and other theatre lovers. You can also go skiing or take a walk around the city and interact with the city dwellers. Some of them understand English and can converse pretty well with you in broken or perfect English. Language should be the least of your worries as most tour guides speak good English and can help you with the conversations. If you want to travel Europe then you can’t miss out Iceland as part of this experience.

Map of Finland

Map of Finland

Finland. It is the home of Nokia, Santa Claus, and the only country in the world that broadcasts its news in Latin!… And it is better seeing the place than just reading about it! When you travel Finland, its wonderfully eclectic culture and biodiversity can fascinate even the most fastidious of travellers!

Finland is situated in the northern part of Europe, and a map of Finland will reveal the country to be richly blessed with lakes and other bodies of water with more than 180,000 lakes! It even houses Europe’s fourth largest lake, Saimaa. It’s a Nordic country and it is officially known as the Republic of Finland, and its long history reveals that this water- laden country used to a part of Sweden. The country is largely agrarian, and its forest is one of the major sources of income, hardly surprising, really, with approximately more than 70% of Finland covered in trees and shrubs! It’s a veritable wilderness that is as strong as the spirit of the country is represents! Despite of its forests and mirror- smooth waters, it’s a nation whose bustling capital is as technologically advanced as the rest of the world!

Going to Finland on a holiday or vacation will be worth all the time and effort; one can feel the serenity and revitalizing atmosphere so much that all the stresses and hassles of everything you have left behind on another country just drains away. Take a trip to Lemmenjoki National Park and Oulanka National Park and hike through their treks, you’ll really appreciate the beauty and power of nature in the imposing heights of the conifers and clarity of the lakes, you’ll even get to see Finland’s national Bird, the Whooper swan!

For those who simply cannot let go of the city nightlife and all its excitement, then Corona Bar & Ka?e Mockba might just be the place for you! It is located in the city centre and is run by two of the most unique film makers in the industry! It has pool tables, dens and plenty of beer. It’s a great way to unwind after that long trek in the woods. If you’re feeling spoiled and you have that extra cash to spend for an exceptional bar experience, the Arctic Ice bar can cater to you. It’s expensive, but rightfully so with everything, from tables, bar, chairs all carved from ice! Plus, you get to wear a nice fluffy parka to keep you warm while sipping at your drink.

For individuals who prefer a *quieter* night out in Finland, then travel to Telakka in Tampere, its theatre offers its patrons with an inventive menu, theatre performances, and a bohemian air that can let you cut loose without losing your poise…or your consciousness!

When you travel Finland in June, be sure to drop by Olavinlinna Castle which is considered as the most outstanding and remarkable castle in North of Europe! By this month, you may be fortunate to catch some opera stars rehearsing for the Savonlinna Opera Festival which is celebrated the whole month!

Map of England

 

When planning a vacation to England, research is vital and good idea is to have a reliable and accurate travel map of England, the are not only useful but truly invaluable . England has a long established tourism industry, mainly based on it’s long a rich heritage. You will need a good tourist map, when discovering it’s wonders. Some obvious destinations are the town of Bath (a lovely Roman town), the obligatory Stonehenge, Salisbury plains and it’s wonderful prehistoric sites, the lakes district, York and Cambridge.

Make sure you get Travel Insurance. A vacation without travel insurance is just not worth it. The peace of mind you get, knowing that if your luggage gets lost or a flight gets cancelled you are covered by a good insurance policy that will get you into a hotel and replace the luggage you have lost. Although England is considered almost the centre of the civilised world, you can never be sure what will happen. Always be prepared.

Here are some facts about England
England is part of the UK. Other countries in the UK are Scotland and Northern Island. It is situated in the West of Europe and only bordered by Ireland. The Seas and oceans that border England are : Atlantic Ocean, North Sea, English Channel and the Irish Sea. The land mass is 130,395 km/squared and a population of approximately 50.3 million people. The capital city is London and the political system is a constitutional monarchy. The official language is obviously English

When visiting London a tour of all the political establishments is a must do. There are double decker bus rides that take you passed all these places and many other non political monuments and historical landmarks.

If you are interested in travel Europe then make sure you investigate all the cheapest options as thoroughly as possible.

Map of Denmark

map of Denmark

Denmark is a land of rich history, fascinating monarchy and magnificent terrain. When you travel Denmark, one cannot help but be enthralled with the menagerie of places and hot spots to go to! Going around the area with a map of Denmark in hand is a great method for selecting the best sites to go to by highlighting the areas you want to visit, and before doing so, you can check out the great travel spots on the web and ask around for the most interesting sites.

The country is Scandinavian and sits at the Northern portion of Europe. It sports a temperate climate, which means no extremes of temperature all year round. Although their autumn is their wettest season, so one would think twice about traveling to the country walking in soggy socks and shoes. The place is ranked as one of the countries with the lowest unemployment rates and with this, you can expect very happy people, in fact, Denmark is statistically one of the happiest countries in the world! It’s also home to so many world wonders like the Viking boat burials, the bog mummies, and magnificent castles that simply take your breath away! It’s like living the fairy-tale only it’s real! Spending your holiday and vacation here are well worth the trip!

Copenhagen is Denmark’s capital, it boasts of cafes and restaurants that serve you with Denmark’s finest cuisine. Their cuisine, like any other Nordic nation, their meals consist primarily of fish and meat. Foods will include rye bread sandwiches and the main food of the day called Frokost that features smoked eel and pickled herring. One can also enjoy Copenhagen’s cold roast beef or liver pate with bacon and mushrooms. If you’re out to taste the best of Denmark, then opt top go out in the evenings and enjoy their Middag, the largest meal for the day that’s made of meat with plenty of rich gravy with boiled potatoes, pasta or rice.

Aside form the food, Copenhagen can offer the tourist more exciting places to go to. Downtown Centrum is the “Historical Center” of Copenhagen and is filled with splendid church spires, excellent shopping options, and historic buildings. Vesterbro is one cool district which has transformed tremendously over the years. Christianshaven is a neighborhood known for its canals.

Another interesting fact about Copenhagen is that it is the leader in the Bright Green Environmental Movement in Denmark and was cited as the key Cleantech cluster by Clean Edge.

Denmark has also contributed greatly to the world in terms of fashion, architecture, and graphic design, their flawless craftsmanship are exhibited in Denmark’s castles, paintings, artifacts, and buildings!

Denmark’s rolling plains is also an irresistible invitation to nature lovers. Its ground has been renowned for its burial rites and historic bog people, mummies which have been preserved by the high acid levels of the bog. Denmark’s castles are a major tourist attraction, too. You can’t help but feel awed by the sheer size and magnificence of these architectural wonders.

Map of France

map of France

France has one of the strongest tourism industries in Europe. Travelling around France has become one of those must do travel experiences. The south of France although expensive, has some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe. Cheap tickets are available on rail and with most airlines these days, so you can really make your travel dollar/euro work for you. Group travel is especially welcomed in France and its tourist industry has a long history of catering for this kind of travel.

Like Germany you can find a tourist destination to cater for any taste. If you are planning a vacation that takes in natural wonders like mountain, forests, beaches and fields. Then nearly every region can cater for this. If you want history and culture, then every region can cater for this, especially Burgundy, Normandy and Brittany. Each region has its own culinary delights and specialities, you will find Wines, cheeses, hams, seafood, sausages and restaurants that are putting all the local delicacies on their menu’s. So a food buff touring France could spend years and not have tasted the wonders of every region.

There are few towns in the world more history rich and cosmopolitan as Paris. The capital of France has its own wonders for travellers to explore. History is everywhere in Paris, you can’t get away from it. Notre Dame, the Eiffel tower, the Arc de Triomphe are but a few sites to visit. Every era has left its mark on Paris. From the days of the Romans through Napoleonic times to modern day. Paris has absorbed it all and is a town willing to steep itself in it’s past but also looking to the future. Whether you want to take in the tourist sites or whther you want to while taway the hours in paris’ thousands of cafe’s or whether you want to shop your heart out. Paris has it all. There are direct flights to Paris from almost any major city in the USA, Europe or for that matter almost anywhere in the world. A map of France is a must have when travelling around counry side as it can get a little confusing

Always remember to take out travel insurance, it is one of the last things we think about when travelling. However a good travel insurance policy is the best investment you can make. Make sure you read and understand what you are being covered for, as all insurance policies are definitely not equal.

Here are some facts about France
Official name is the French Republic. It is situated in central Europe. Bordered by the countries : Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Luxembourg and Germany. The Seas that border it are : the North Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Bay of Biscal and Mediterranean Sea. The land mass is 547,030 km/squared and a population of approximately 61.7 million people. The capital city is Paris. Frances political system is a Unitary semi-presidential republic and the official language is French.

Map of Belgium

map of Belgium

Having three different national languages might make you think that travelling around Belgium would be difficult. Nothing could be further from the truth, in fact not knowing any of the languages will not hamper you. Most of the population has a good understanding of English. Beer is another thing Belgium is famous for and as a result the nightlife is incredible. You could spend your whole holiday just going from bar to bar and not get bored. They cater for every taste and the variety is astounding.

The bed and breakfast niche is covered well in Belgium and is highly recommended for those on a budget while travelling. With a mild climate similar to the netherlands, you could pretty much holiday any time of the year. One particular town that should be visited by all holiday makers is Bruge. It is considered the venice of the north and with its quaint canals and sea side living, it is a place to come and relax. Don’t forget to get yourself a good map of Belgium, to help you navigate around the country.

Three recommendations when travelling around Belgium are

  • Car rental, being such a small nation lends it perfectly to a driving holiday. This way you are in complete control of your destinations and you are never more than 5 hours away from Brussels.
  • The railways, belgium has an excellent railway network and is also a part of the Eurorail network. So travelling around Belgium by train is an easy option. Also it will be a nice and scenic way to enter and leave the country.
  • Travel Insurance, Always take out travel insurance. No matter where you go in Europe. Do this! It is always wise to have a good travel insurance policy up your sleave.

Remember there are cheap tickets available with airlines and eurorail being offered all the time. Times are tough and competition is fierce so make sure you haggle for the best price on travel you can possibly get.

Here are some facts about the Belgium
Official name is the Kingdom of Belgium. It is situated in North West Europe. Bordered by the countries : France and the Netherlands . It is bordered by the North Sea. The land mass is 30,528 km/squared and a population of approximately 10.8 million people. The capital city is Brussels The political system of the Belgium is a Federal parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy. The official languages are Dutch, French and German

Map of Andorra

map of Andorra

There are no words that can describe Andorra. It is simply nature.s best friend and Europe fully agrees with this fact. It is a small country in Europe located among the Pyrenees Mountains. A brief look into the map of Andorra may make you think the small country has nothing to offer. But wait till you get there, then you realize you are literally in paradise on earth. The country’s mountainous terrain is a perfect feature for extreme sport lovers.

Before flying off to travel Andorra, take time to find cheap flights and other travel essentials like a good travel insurance policy. Cheap flights are available mostly during winter when tourists are not flying to Andorra in numbers, simply because of the cold weather. Alternatively you can have cheap flights to Andorra during one of the promotional offers that mainly come in festive seasons. As of the travel insurance, confirm with your travel agency and have them advice you on the best travel insurance policies.

Andorra experiences wet, damp and cold winters and hot dry summers. It has an estimated population of 83,888 as of 2009.Andorra is the sixth smallest country in Europe and its capital city is known as Andorra La Vella,meaning Andorra of the valley. The main revenue earner of Andorra is the tourism industry which receives more than 10.2 million tourists a year.

There are interesting facts about Andorra that attract tourists to the country each year. First, Andorra.s capital, Andorra La Vella,is the highest city in Europe, standing at a remarkable elevation of 1023 meters above the sea level. Also, Andorra has the second highest human life expectancy in the world that is,82 years at birth.

Any ski loving tourist will tell you that Andorra is the best place on earth to ski. But there are other tourist attractions in Andorra as well. Eglesia de sant Esteve where you can see the Romanesque style is a must see for any tourist visiting AndorraLa Vella. It is the central place of the city so with a map of Andorra with you or even without,you will easily find the place. The winter festival held every year is another big tourist attraction. There is also the Pic de Coma Pedrosa which is the highest peak of the region and stands at 2942 meters above the sea level. Tourists can also visit museums,theaters,art galleries,parks and zoos where they can have quiet time enjoying themselves.

Your travel agency will organize everything for you. This includes a guest house or a motel, most of which are affordable and are located in the outskirts of the city. Check with your agent and confirm if it will cater for any cheap flights back home. This is very important as some agencies sometimes cause tourists inconveniences during departure time.

Finally, sum up your stay in Andorra by socializing with the city dwellers. They are friendly people with a warm heart and some form of unexplained passion for their country. Alternatively, you can drive around the city just sightseeing or even visiting gift shops to buy souvenirs. You might even be tempted to stay for more days you had not planned.