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You wouldn’t think this was in Iran

In north of Iran in Mazandarin Province I found paradise. I went by car with a couple of Iranian friends who wanted to show me some of their favourite places. Getting to these locations does require a car, and a four wheel drive is not only recommended but in the mountains of Mazichal I think it’s almost required. You CAN do it with a small car but there will be bumps so get an off road car if possible. Or you could hike up there.

We started from Tehran around 9-10 in the morning taking the gorgeous Chalus Road. We did both of these locations, finishing as the sun went down. It was a perfect day trip but next time I will bring a tent and camp up at Mazichal.

Mazandaran Province, north of Iran

Chalus Road

Valasht Lake




Eco warrior from Sweden traveling full time Former jetsetter who quit flying for the environment Plant based nature and hiking lover


  • 16th May 2017

    Wow, it really does look amazing! And I think you’ve inspired many and opened up many people’s eyes to this country… 🙂

  • 16th May 2017

    Wow.. amazing ..

  • 16th May 2017

    What a trip to the north. I can’t wait to go back and explore this part of Iran.

    You’re so lucky.

    Safe travels ☀️✈️

  • 16th May 2017


    Please write about transportation, how the hotels are prices etc.

  • 16th May 2017



    I’ve been to Iran, but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to see this part of the country.

  • 16th May 2017


    I’ve been to Iran, but unfortunately I didn’t have the time to see this part of the country.

  • 17th May 2017


    Nice pics!
    Thank you for your explanation and wonderful photos!

  • 22nd May 2017


    Now I am wishing to visit Iran ?

  • 10th June 2017

    I’m very happy to hear such reassuring ideas and comments about Iran. North of Iran has got a lot of beautiful natural attractions, but it’s important to know when to visit the area. It could be quite wet and humid in certain times of the year.

    The other point is if you know where to go and what to see in some parts of North Iran, you can learn a lot about people’s everyday lives. This will add to your trip’s sweet time.

  • 11th June 2017


    Hi Evelina.
    Thanks for your info on Iran. My wife and i are traveling there in October and we loved your pictures! We will definitely be trying some of the places you recommend.
    If you are still in Slovenia try to get to Logarska Dolina. It is a beautiful valley near the Austrian border. We have been to Slovenia many times and think it is the most underrated holiday destination in Europe and we have seen plenty!
    If you ever come to Ireland please contact us. We live in the middle of the wild Atlantic Way.

    Francis and Eileen

  • 1st November 2019


    Hello. I’m amir from iran. Thank you very much for introducing my country. I wish you good days.

  • 12th November 2021

    We are very happy that you were satisfied with your trip to Iran. We hope you come to Iran again.

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