Travel To These Hotspots To See The Most Beautiful Rainbows On The Planet

Travel to These Hotspots to See the Most Beautiful Rainbows on The Planet

Rainbows are not an extremely rare phenomenon, even though they feel that way. You would think that because they need sunlight and water in the air in the form of mist, fog or rain, they would be seen more often. From Hawaii to Ireland and Brazil, there are many destinations around the world where you can see the beautiful multi-colored arc in the sky. Rainbows create an incredible spectrum of colors; they can turn any average photo into an Instagram worthy picture.

Lake Neusiedl, Austria

This is one of the most beautiful lakes in Austria. From north to south it is approximately 22 miles long. There are tons of wildlife viewing opportunities around the lake along with beautiful towns and villages.

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

This is one of the oldest and most iconic bridges in the United States. The Brooklyn Bridge connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1964.

Hilo, Hawaii

This is a photo of a natural pool casting a colorful rainbow in Hilo, also known as Big Island, Hawaii. With tons of waterfalls, jungles and gorgeous beaches, Hilo is full of scenic views and incredible photo opportunities.

Jasper National Park, Canadian Rocky Mountains

Located in Alberta is this beautiful national park. View this gorgeous rainbow amongst pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife. People love this park for its mountains, valleys, glaciers, forests, alpine meadows, more than 600 hiking trails and variety of whitewater rafting opportunities.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, straddles the international border between the United States and Canada. It consists of three falls, the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls. The view is absolutely stunning. Now imagine photographing it with a rainbow in the distance...


Paris is home to one of the most beautiful skylines, and as you can see in this picture, gorgeous rainbows as well. Visit the Eiffel Tower and head to the top of the Pompidou Centre (National Museum of Modern Art) for an amazing view of the city.

Deep Harbor, Antigua

Antigua is visited by tourists year-round; it offers a luxurious Caribbean escape. White sand beaches, clear blue waters and gorgeous rainbows – what else could you ask for?

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Amongst its gorgeous rainbows, this beautiful national park in Chile offers some of the most spectacular panoramas in the world. Capture views of incredible waterfalls, go hiking and relax by Lago Pehoe.

Iguazu Falls, Brazil

If you are going to Brazil, make sure you see the Iguazú Falls. They are the largest waterfalls system in the world and the rainbows are absolutely beautiful. They are not a rare phenomenon there.

Khao Yai National Park, Thailand

Tourists in Tahiland usually start their journey from Bangkok. The Khao Yai, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is just three hours away. The trip is totally worth seeing spectacular rainbows over lush, mountainous valleys and pounding waterfalls.


This view from a hillside on Bere Island, on a wet day with the rainbow in background is magical. Walking in Ireland's world-famous countryside, an adventure that will take your breath away, is just a bonus. You'll be surrounded by woodland paths, cliffs, lake shores, farmlands, and mountains.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Pristine forests, incredible mountains, spectacular hikes, stunning lakes, and rainbows...These are just some of the many things you have to look forward to when visiting Glacier National Park. Hike Grinnell Glacier for views of beautiful waterfalls.

Chania, Greece

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the westernmost side of the island. The touristy town is a very romantic place to go to stunning beaches, walk around, admire Medieval architecture, authentic villages and elegant mansions.  

John Day Fossil Beds, Oregon

Colorful rock formations preserve a world class record of plant and animal evolution, changing climate, and past ecosystems that span over 40 million years, according to the NPS. Scenic drives and hikes to explore the prehistoric past of Oregon are only topped when there is a rainbow above.

Skogafoss, Iceland

Finding reasons to visit Iceland is easy. More adventurous hikers' favorite will mostly likely be trekking the 50-mile Laugavegur Trail. They will see some of the most remote, wild and breathtaking scenery on the planet, pass by unique waterfalls, and finish at the famous Skogafoss waterfall where a rainbow can be glowing already.

Victoria Falls, Zambia

This is one of the greatest attractions in all of Africa. Victoria Falls is classified as the world's largest sheet of falling water with a width of 5,604 feet and height of 354 feet. Spray from the falling water can be seen miles away during the wet season. 

Sarek National Park, Sweden

This beautiful park is home to 100 glaciers and six of Sweden's 13 highest peaks, according to Visit Sweden.  It boasts more than 1,240 sq. m. of regal and unspoiled wilderness. The the breathtaking beauty of the park's peaks, valleys and fast-running rivers is only matched by the stunning rainbows.


Namibia is an unforgettable bucket list trip you can do on a budget. Go on a self-drive safari. Track the Big Five on foot, horseback, camel, or in a jeep. Sandboarding in the desert and hot air ballooning over the magnificent Namib-Naukluft National Park should be on your list as well.

Madeira, Portugal

There are tons of reasons why Portugal should be your next adventure destination – sea caving, cliff jumping and watersports, just to name a few; but it's also full of gorgeous scenery. Madeira specifically is full of incredible hiking opportunities, spectacular beaches and delicious food.