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Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland

Eilean Donan

The most iconic structure in Scotland has been home to bishops, colonels, and Sean Connery characters.
Nordkapp, Norway

North Cape, Norway

At the very tippity-top of Europe is a cliff from which you can view the midnight sun.
Averøy, Norway

Atlantic Road

A serpentine highway twists and turns over the treacherous Norwegian Sea.
Gildeskål, Norway

Uredd Rest Area (Ureddplassen)

Norway has built what may be the world's most beautiful public toilet.
Iceland

Great Auk Sculpture at Valahnúkamöl

This five-foot-tall bronze bird is a memorial to a species that was hunted out of existence.
Lund, Sweden

Horologium mirabile Lundense

This Swedish astronomical clock was in storage for almost a century before its glorious workings were put on display once more.
Lund, Sweden

Lund Observatory Clock

This antique clock once gave the most accurate time in the area.
Lund, Sweden

Runstenskullen (The Rune Stone Hill)

These ancient rune stones plucked from the countryside now call this university park home.
Lund, Sweden

Skyddsmantelmadonnan

A modern, secular take on a traditional Virgin Mary motif.
Seattle, Washington

Union Station

Though strikingly beautiful, Seattle's other railway station is now largely forgotten.
São Miguel, Portugal

Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Vitórias

This fairy-tale, neo-Gothic church in the Azores is a world of magical realism.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Elephant Gate

Pre-Nazi swastikas adorn the sculpted pachyderms flanking this brewhouse portal.
Gudhjem, Denmark

Christiansø

This remote island, home to the easternmost point in Denmark, once hosted pirates and a military fortress.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Jorck's Passage

Site of the first radio and telephone broadcasting companies in Copenhagen.
Odense, Denmark

St. Canute's Cathedral

The last Viking king of Denmark is buried inside the crypt of this cathedral.
Odense, Denmark

Odinstårnet (Odin Tower)

A model memorial to the original Odin Tower, the second highest tower in Europe before it was sabotaged by Danish Nazis.
Odense, Denmark

Tidens Samling

This museum is a portal to 20th-century Denmark.
Skørping, Denmark

Rebild National Park

This Danish park has celebrated the American independence day since 1912.
Tølløse, Denmark

Brorfelde Observatory

Built after WWII, the observatory site for the University of Copenhagen exhibits once world-class instruments.
Hvide Sande, Denmark

The Wind Turbine Beach

Along this stretch of beach in Denmark resides several massive bastions of energy.
Odense, Denmark

Danmarks Jernbanemuseum (Danish Railway Museum)

An exhibition of preserved locomotives housed in a 1950s depot shows the history of Denmark's railway.
Læsø, Denmark

Museumsgården

This antique farmhouse is one of Læsø's rare seaweed houses.
Rønne, Denmark

Slau's Stones

A whimsical sculpture garden right out of a children's storybook.
Herning, Denmark

Elia

This huge industrial sculpture looks like a UFO and a factory had a baby.