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Are you also looking for vast landscapes, rich colors, timeless atmosphere and alpine flair? But don't you want to give up the comfort and pleasure of your vacation in the hut? Then the alpine lodge is just the thing for you! Take a look at our offers and enjoy your holiday in an alpine lodge!

Diverse landscapes

The vegetation of Europe was finally formed after the Quaternary glaciation. Historically, the vegetation has undergone major changes under the influence of human activity. In many areas, cultivated plants are almost completely displacing wild ones. Europe is home to many cultivated plants. The Arctic desert area covers the islands of the Arctic Ocean. It lacks trees and shrubs, lichens and mosses predominate. The tundra zone covers the northernmost parts of the Russian plain, the Kola and Scandinavian peninsulas and the coast of the island. Iceland. Shrubs, mosses, lichens, marsh vegetation predominate. To the south is the forest tundra subzone. In the temperate latitudes of Europe is the forest area, which is divided into the following subzones: taiga, mixed forests, deciduous forests, forest-steppe, steppe, semi-deserts. In the taiga mainly European fir and pine, Siberian fir and larch, and in the mountains there is mountain tundra and birch.

The subzone of mixed forests is characterized by forests of oak, linden, maple, ash, beech, fir and pine. The subzone of deciduous forests is best developed in Western and Central Europe, incl. and in the northern part of the Balkan Peninsula. Beech and oak forests predominate, and there is also a little linden. clear maple, hornbeam, chestnut. In the south, the forest-steppes alternate with the steppes, in which grassy areas predominate. The steppes are best represented in the South. The semi-desert subzone occupies a small area in the southeastern part of the Volga region. Drought-loving shrubs and some steppe grass species predominate. In the Mediterranean area there are forests of different species of oak and coniferous, as well as evergreen shrub formations(maquis, gariga, frigana). There are low-stemmed palm trees in the southeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula.

In zoogeographical terms, Europe belongs to the Holarctic(Palearctic) zoogeographical area. Human activity(deforestation, plowing of celery, hunting, etc.) has caused changes in the composition and distribution of wild animals, and in some places until their extinction. Polar fox and partridge are common in the tundra and forest tundra, and seagulls, gulls and seals are found in the coastal areas. The forest area is characterized by moose, wild boar, fox, wolf, brown bear, wild cat, hedgehog, rabbit, squirrel, red deer, and many birds. Rodents and ungulates predominate in the steppes and forest-steppes(rabbits, partridges, partridges, etc.). In the Mediterranean area there are wild goats(alpine and Pyrenean), mouflon, many birds, reptiles and more. In the area of ​​Gibraltar lives the only species of monkey in Europe - the tailless macaque(magot).

What activities can you undertake?

Enjoy a dog sled tour

Few experiences can compare to the pleasure of racing through white mountains, snow-covered forests, far from civilization, pulled by a sled and harnessed huskies. This can happen to you if you visit the Finnish city of Kuusamo. It is located very close to the Russian border, deep in the icy desert of the Arctic. Together with the boredom you will cross frozen lakes where you can see deer, elk or other forest dwellers.

Watch the whales under the Northern Lights

You can only see this magical sight in Norway. There you will be able to admire the majestic whales and the unique Northern Lights! During the day, take time to observe the marine world. If you're lucky, you can also see dolphins jumping over the water. The evening begins with a real symphony of colors - green, blue, yellow, which run over you. This is the Northern Lights, which only in Norway is so intense and impressive.

Go to an alpine lodge In Europe

Тhere are countless alpine lodges that are easily accessible and offer comfort and all the amenities for a pleasant holiday. In Italy you will find alpine lodges at very affordable prices, where you can relax after snowshoeing or skiing in the mountains. They are a great option for a relaxing family vacation or a party with great friendly company. If you want to be in the center of events, choose an alpine lodge in France. Ski resorts in France have won the greatest popularity among ski lovers and luxury alpine lodges. France has the most advanced ski lift system in the world and excellent skiing opportunities for both beginners and seasoned skiers.

Make an igloo

Yes, this is not a joke. It is quite possible to make your own igloo in which to spend the night. This attraction is especially popular in the French Alps. First you will be taken to a very remote place, then you will receive some invaluable tips for building an igloo and finally you will have to do everything yourself! Finally, you will be able to spend the night in the igloo that you have built yourself!

European weather

Most of Europe has a temperate climate(in the west - oceanic, in the east - continental, with snowy and cold winters). The climate in the northern islands is subarctic and arctic, and in southern Europe - subtropical. The average January temperature is from -24°C(in the Arctic islands) to 12°C(in the subtropical parts of the south); the average June temperatures are from 3°С to 29°С, respectively. Precipitation is from 1500 - 2000mm per year in the mountains, up to 200mm per year and less in the Caspian lowlands. In general, the dryness of the climate is increasing from northwest to southeast. The height of the snow line is from 50m(Franz Josef Land) to 3900m(Caucasus). The area of ​​the glaciers is about 118,000km².