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Reykjavik, Iceland

Hólavallagarður Cemetery

This verdant, tree-lined Reykjavik graveyard is both enchanting and eerie.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

One of the tallest buildings in Iceland, and perhaps, the most visually impressive.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

Iceland's tribute to its thankless civil servants.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Reykjavik, Iceland

EVE Online Monument

This monument to one of the largest science fiction games of all time bears the names of hundreds of thousands of players.
Iceland

Gullfoss (Golden Falls)

If a glacial river suddenly diving into a sheer chasm via a dramatic, multi-stage waterfall isn't peak Iceland, it's certainly close.
Iceland

Geysir Glíma Restaurant

A restaurant devoted to "trouser grip" wrestling, an ancient form of Viking wrestling that is Iceland's national sport.
Iceland

Haukadalur Geothermal Field

This valley of hot springs and boiling mud pots is home to the record-holding "Geysir," which originated the English word.
Iceland

Bridge Between Continents

Walk in the footsteps of the gods and straddle two tectonic plates.
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
Reykjavik, Iceland

The Raven's Nest

This oceanside Reykjavik spot is speckled with recycled sculptures and large stones.
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
Kildare, Ireland

Irish National Stud and Gardens

See some of the world's greatest racing horses at this idyllic thoroughbred breeding facility and garden complex.
Meath, Ireland

Mound of the Hostages

An ancient neolithic tomb that only sees the sun twice a year.
Fingal, Ireland

Lambay Island

Wallabies live naturally on this Irish island.
Wicklow, Ireland

The Round Tower of Glendalough

This ancient Irish tower could easily have stood in for Rapunzel's prison.
Wicklow, Ireland

Glencree German War Cemetery

Ireland's only German military cemetery holds the remains of a spy who was moved there under the cover of darkness.
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Ireland

Puck's Castle

There might not be much left of these Irish ruins, but their linguistic legacy is still going strong.
Dublin, Ireland

The Famine Memorial in Dublin

The somber sculptures commemorating Irish Famine on the river Liffey in Dublin.
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin's Garden of Remembrance

Amidst the bustling streets of Dublin, there is a hushed garden that is dedicated to "All those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom."
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin General Post Office

The modern birthplace of Irish freedom.
Dublin, Ireland

Relics of Saint Valentine at the Whitefriar Street Church

The remains of one of the many St. Valentines resides in Dublin, Ireland.