Elevation: 5,642 meters (18,510 feet)
Mount Elbrus is located in the Caucus region of Russia, near the border with Georgia. There is some disagreement over whether or not this location qualifies as part of Europe, but most sources agree that Mount Elbrus is the tallest peak on the continent. An inactive volcano, the Elbrus has a magma flow deep beneath it but the last eruption was estimated to have taken place between 0 and 100 AD. The mountain has a cable route that takes visitors to nearly 4,000 meters (over 12,000 feet) on the mountainside. In 1997, a Land Rover was famously driven to the summit of the mountain, snagging it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.