Up Your Selfie Game! 10 Scenic Spots for Taking Epic Holiday Selfies

Haven’t the slightest clue on where to go on your next holiday? Taking the quintessential selfie on holiday is akin to carving ‘I Was Here’ into tree bark, except that it won’t be regarded as vandalism and you get to share where you’ve been with the entire world on social media. Here are 10 scenic spots for the epic holiday selfie where you won’t need any filters to garner a gazillion likes on Instagram.

1. Trolltunga, Norway

Trolltunga, or Troll Tongue as it’s known to locals, is one of the most spectacular scenic cliffs in Norway. It was formed during the Ice Age, approximately 100,000 years ago and hovers 2,300 feet above the north side of the lake Ringedalsvatnet.  The 4-hour scenic trek will be worth your while for taking an epic selfie.

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2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Antelope Canyon, also known as Corkscrew Canyon, is a slot canyon located on Navajo land east of Page, Arizona. The characteristic “flowing” shapes in the rock is formed by erosion due to flash floods during the monsoon seasons. With the stunning streaming light and colourful rock surfaces, it’s no wonder why these stunning natural sculptures are popular with photographers and sightseers alike.

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3. Mendenhall Glacier and Ice Caves, Alaska

In the Medenhall Ice Caves, water runs over rocks under blue ceilings inside a partially hollow glacier. These awe inspiring ice caves are only accessible to those who are willing to kayak to, and then ice climb over the glacier. Due to the effects of global warming, the glacier has been slowly but surely retreating which makes capturing a selfie in this natural wonder even more appealing.

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4. Santorini, Greece

Santorini, one of Greece’s most popular island destinations for honeymooners and families alike, is one of the Cyclades islands in the Agean Sea. The island is essentially a natural wonder, created from a devastating volcanic eruption in the 16th century. With the whitewashed and blue roof-topped cubist houses clinging to the cliffs above an underwater caldera overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Agean, Santorini makes an amazing scenic background for an unforgettable selfie.

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5. Loch Ard Gorge, Australia

The world-famous limestone stacks named The Twelve Apostles are usually the main highlight of a trip on the Great Ocean Road. Equally as stunning is the lesser known Loch Ard Gorge, a 3-minute drive west of The Twelve Apostles. The picturesque gorge is flanked by two yellow-washed cliffs and tufts of vibrant greenery allowing an inlet of clear, blue water to flow through it. The orange sand beach is accessible by stairs, where you’re free to frolic and snap selfies.

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6. Cappadocia, Turkey

The surrealistic Cappadocia landscape is known for the forests of mushroom-shaped peaks also known as ‘fairy chimneys’ and curious pigeon houses carved into the rock formations. Water and wind erosion through the centuries have shaped this magical landscape to what it is today. Hot air balloon rides drifting over the spectacular and unique rock formations, impressive valleys and fruit orchards is the best way to appreciate the natural wonders of the region.

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7. Rock Bar, Bali

Rock Bar is one of Bali’s most famous bars, perched 14 metres above the waves on the side of the secluded limestone cliffs at the luxurious Ayana Resort & Spa Bali. People endure the long queues, especially before sunset, to obtain a coveted spot in the bar to admire the stunning sea view and dramatic sunsets as they sip on the signature cocktails. Hotel guests are given priority and have a ‘fast lane’ access to the open-top bar. Either get a room at the resort or get to the bar by late afternoon if you want a space at this scenic selfie spot.

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8. Reed Flute Cave, Guilin, China

Helmed as a must-see destination for those visiting Guilin, China this natural limestone cave is decorated by peculiar-shaped stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations that are lighted up by a multitude of coloured lights which transforms it into a subterranean magic fairyland. The 787 feet-long cave is also known as The Palace of Natural Arts, and apart from the natural art, also features more than 70 inscriptions of poems and travelogues written on the rock with ink dating as far back as 792 AD in the Tang Dynasty.

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9. Yi Peng Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand

This Festival of Lights or Lantern Festival, celebrated on the full moon day in the second month of the Lanna Lunar Calendar in honour of Buddha is meant as a time for tham bun, to make merit. During this ancient Lanna festival dating back from the 15th century AD, thousands of candle lit Lanna-style lanterns crafted out of rice paper are released into the night sky at the same time. The sky is magically transformed into a sea of lanterns floating away making it a most mesmerising spectacle.

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10. Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and in Southeast Asia as well as the the 20th most prominent mountain in the world by topographic prominence. The summit of this UNESCO World Heritage Site is located over 13,400 feet above sea level and offers breath-taking views of the lush surroundings below and the seemingly never ending sea of clouds. It is impossible for one not to be moved by the spectacular natural views and humbled by the mountain’s awesomeness.

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Looking for that epic selfie of a lifetime? Leave it to Summit Holidays to plan your trip to your perfect selfie spot. All you’ll have to do is pack your bags and say cheese!

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