Six natural attractions around the world that can be visited for free online

Cave in Vietnam, northern lights and Grand Canyon are among the thousand possibilities of virtual tour ...

Northern lights in Norway
Lying north of the Arctic circle within the severe waters of the Norwegian sea, the Lofoten archipelago is known for its wild nature, majestic mountains, deep fjords, noisy bird settlements, the purest water and long sandy beaches. These lands were the habitat for Vikings and they still have some evidence of their life. In the small village of Borg archaeologists uncovered the longest Viking dwelling ever found. An 83-meters-long house was restored and now operates as a historical museum of the legendary Vikings.

The Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon was our inaugural collection using the Street View Trekker. Trekker, our newest image collection equipment, consists of a backpack with a camera system that allows you to reach places accessible only on foot. The ability to take Street View to remote and difficult-to-move places, like the Grand Canyon, is a great opportunity to spread the beauty and history of places like this to a global audience.

The Giant's Causeway
Choose one of our virtual tours and explore the rugged landscape around the Giant's Causeway from the comfort of your own home.

Patagonia, Argentina and Chile 
The wilderness of Patagonia – shared by Argentina and Chile – has frequently been threatened by logging and oil industries. But in January, Chile signed a historic act of conservation, creating five protected national parks covering 4m hectares 

Mount Everest, Nepal
Inspired by the love of mountaineering, four Googlers decided to travel to Everest Base Camp in 2011. Before leaving, they discovered that they could capture images of the trip to Google Maps with a tripod and a digital camera, in addition to making the photos available on Google Maps for everyone to see. So they loaded their backpacks with cameras, tripods, wide-angle lenses, solar chargers, batteries and laptops and took a plane to Nepal.

Hang Son Doong, Vietnam
Hang Son Doong, is a cave located in the province of Quảng Bình, Vietnam, 500 km south of Hanoi, close to the Laos-Vietnam border and is currently considered the largest cave on the planet. It is located in the Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, declared a World Heritage Humanity by UNESCO in 2003. The largest of these caves is 200 meters high and 150 meters wide, and the other is 150 meters high and 130 meters wide. There are several criteria for measuring the size of a cave, and in this case the width of the room was taken into account.