2 Dalarna, Sweden

Did you know that more than half of Sweden is covered in the forest? I didn’t. But knowing this, it should come as no surprise that the country has miraculous autumnal spreads. From early September to October, the forests are a stunning mix of vibrant reds and gold. One of the best locations to go solely for leaf-viewing would be the small province of Dalarna.

When there, the forests and other natural sights are going to leave you in a trance, especially if you visit one of the oldest Norway spruces in the world (dating back to 9,550 years) on Mt. Fulufjallet in northern Dalarna.