- 1 Halgurd and Sakran National Park — the biggest national park in the Middle East, located in North Erbil, on the Zagros mountains.
- 2 Mount Korek — The only ski resort which is open in the region is accessible by a 4 km long Teleferic (cable car) from Bekhal. Has a resort and activities park at 2,127 m above sea level.
- 3 Erbil Observatory — the largest astronomical observatory in Iraq with a 30 m telescope, staring into the night sky from Mount Korek.
Erbil is an international gateway with both domestic and international flights from several regional hubs. It's also possible to travel to nearby Sulemania and then continue by bus or taxi into Erbil.