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Places visited in Akureyri, Iceland
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Hólmavík, Iceland

The Museum of Icelandic Sorcery & Witchcraft

Staves, storm-calling, and of course, necropants.
Iceland

Grafarkirkja

The oldest church in Iceland is one of the few to feature ornate decoration.
Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston Statue

World's tallest statue of an American hero.
Saint Hedwig, Texas

Woman Hollering Creek

A tiny waterway named after a ghost story.
Houston, Texas

Destination Mound Town (Hermann Park Train Tunnel)

A little bit Wonkatania, a little bit pink elephant.
Balmorhea, Texas

Balmorhea State Park Pool

A spring-fed pool so deep it's used for scuba diving as well as swimming.
Houston, Texas

Museum of Health and Medical Science

A health museum containing a 27’’½-foot intestine.
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

Grjótagjá

This volcanic cave lake is essentially hard proof that Iceland is the most magical place on Earth.
Akureyri, Iceland

Akureyri Heart-Shaped Traffic Lights

Instead of solid circles, the stoplights in this northern Icelandic town have glowing red hearts.
Iceland

Öskjuvatn and Viti Lakes

Two volcanic lakes in an enormous crater formed in a prehistoric eruption.
Iceland

Dimmuborgir

These ominous lava formations were said to be an entrance to the netherworld so of course they inspired a famous metal band.
Iceland

Godafoss

This elegant arc of a waterfall marks a religious turning point.
Akureyri, Iceland

Giant Viking Beer Can

Akureyri is home to an oversized can of one of Iceland's favourite beers.
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Akureyri, Iceland

Santa's Icelandic Workshop

Iceland: home to volcanoes, waterfalls and, apparently, Santa?
Iceland

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

Skeiðará Bridge Monument

Twisted girders are all that remain of an Icelandic bridge that was wiped out by a combination of volcanic heat and glacial floods.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat

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

Hallgrimskirkja

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

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile 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.