Backpacking in Albania on a Gap Year

Countries  »  Albania

Sightseeing Trips
See all the wonders Albania has to offer
Water Sports
Enjoy the pristine beaches and soak up the sun
Multi-Country Trips
Visit Albania has part of a tour of Europe

Gap Year Albania

It may not sit at the top of many backpacking itineraries, but Albania is one of Europe’s top up-and-coming travel destinations.

It boasts pristine, crowd-free Mediterranean beaches, a diverse range of stunning national parks, including forests, lakes, and mountains, UNSECO World Heritage Sites, and a fascinating Communist legacy to explore. It might be small, but Albania has a huge amount to offer on your gap year.

Albania once served as a crossroads of civilisation, and it shows to this day. History buffs can get lost in ancient landmarks like the Rozafa fortress, which overlooks Shkoder, a city dating back to the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. Nature lovers can wander the massive Tomorr National Park, while sun-seekers will adore the unspoiled Albanian Riviera. If cities are more your thing, capital city Tirana offers a unique blend of Communist past and contemporary chic.

Albania has been overlooked for too long. It’s time to add it to your bucket list and visit one of the most incredible countries Europe has to offer.