Sunsets can be breathtaking in any given landscape, but some do stand out more than others. There are actually places in the world that heighten all five senses during the process of day to night and if you are one of the lucky ones to be in the right places at the right time the memories are unforgettable and will remain with you forever.
The experts at Baltic Travel Company have listed the 10 perfect locations which you can be sure to add to your travel list and witness the masterpiece that others can only dream of.
1) Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
This is one of the USA’s most popular tourist destinations. Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms carved the Colorado River decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon’s beauty is emphasized at sunset, when the explosive color palette of the canyon changes as lights hit against giant rock cliffs and shadows wrap around entire gorges. It is a magnificent viewpoint for sunset with the views being second to none.
2) Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is one stunning view; you can watch the sun dip into the clear waters whilst resting on a hammock. Take in the sunset over Mount Otemanu which is home to black-tip reef sharks, unicorn fish and peacock damselfish. It will make for a memory of a lifetime.
3) The Matterhorn, Switzerland
The Matterhorn is the icon of the Swiss Alps, with the sight of the sun setting in behind snow drenched slopes it is a really a magnificent experience. One of the most scenic views is from the eco-friendly Monte Rosa hut, the trip is not one for the faint hearted as it requires plenty of energy and adrenaline, but the views are certainly worth it.
4) Isle of Skye, Scotland
Quiraing is a landslip on the Isle of Skye’s Trotternish Ridge. It is fan favourite for eager photographers who are keen to catch the light bouncing off the crevices. The light show is a true captivating experience.
5) Grundarfjordur, Iceland
This is a small Icelandic town situated between a mountain range and a lava field which creates the upmost intense background scenery as you watch the sun fall below the horizon. The town has only a few hotels so reside at one for the best view of the water.
6) North Cape, Finnmark, Norway
North Cape is so far north that it’s nearly in the Arctic Circle. During the summer, the sun hardly even sets. Visitors can relish in the midnight sun or the sun that sets just to the horizon but never actually fully sets. Seeing the sunset phenomenon in the way it is can really be a once in a lifetime experience.
7) Taj Mahal, Agra, India
The Taj Mahal is an international destination to visit at dusk, when the sunset hits, the stunning colours reflect around the building making it a visual masterpiece which resembles an oil painting.
8) Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher is one of the most visited spots in Ireland, but it is hard to experience this location without enduring the real Irish weather. The unique natural beauty is a must see any time of the day but the sunset it worth sticking around for, the crowds are less, and the Atlantic coast ignites with color.
9) Biarritz, France
Biarritz is located on a southern west coast of France and attracts many tourists each year. It is must commonly full of surfers looking for the perfect wave, but it is home to a breathtaking sunset, off season you will find the town much quieter making it prime time to spot the sunset.
10) Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is beautiful. Every summer evening the sky produces something that doesn’t require any filters or edits. Cape Town sees the full colour spectrum across the oceans, Big Bay provides a premium view of Table Mountain with a clear view of the mountain and beaches that go on for miles.