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Barentsburg, Norway

Barentsburg

This Arctic mining town is home to a cat that's spent years masquerading as a fox.
Longyearbyen, Norway

Longyearbyen

In the northernmost city in the world, it's illegal to be buried because it’s too cold for bodies to decompose.
Inari, Finland

Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church

This disused church, left to the elements of the Arctic Circle's forests is open for exploration.
Inari, Finland

Siida Museum

A beautiful Arctic museum and nature center preserves the culture of the Sámi people.
Nordkapp, Norway

North Cape, Norway

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

Polaria

The world's northernmost aquarium looks like it has fallen over.
Tromsø, Norway

Roald Amundsen Monument

The great polar explorer is remembered in this far north Norwegian town, where he embarked on his final expedition.
Tromsø, Norway

Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen)

This functioning parish church is also the site of many concert performances due to its wonderful acoustics.
Luleå, Sweden

Luleå Ice Roads

Explore the frozen river and take a walk to a nearby island on some of the longest ice roads in Sweden.
Paris, France

The Bouquinistes of Paris

The tradition of open-air secondhand and antiquarian bookselling in Paris dates back to the Renaissance.
Kathmandu, Nepal

Amideva Buddha Park

This religious site features Nepal’s largest statue of Buddha.
Singapore

Merlion

This statue once earned the distinction as one of the "Three Major Disappointments of the World."
Singapore

Sri Mariamman Temple

Singapore's oldest Hindu temple.
Copenhagen, Denmark

CopenHill

The world's first combination ski slope and power plant.
Pokhara, Nepal

International Mountain Museum

A museum with a window view of the Himalayas and an on-site climbing wall.
Kyoto, Japan

Rokuon-ji Temple

This 14th-century temple is also known as the "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" for its gorgeous gilded reliquary hall.
Tokyo, Japan

The Asahi Flame

This enormous monument is one of the most iconic structures in Tokyo, rudely nicknamed "The Golden Turd."
Stockholm, Sweden

Aifur

Dine on food tied to Viking history and legend at this subterranean Stockholm spot.
Stockholm, Sweden

Sweden Solar System

The world's largest model of our planetary system.
Stockholm, Sweden

Stortorget Cannonball

Several cannonballs of mysterious origins decorate two buildings in Stortoget's main square.
Stockholm, Sweden

Östermalm Echo Dome

Sound travels strangely in this underground whispering gallery.
Stockholm, Sweden

Battle of the Elms

The scars of a remarkably organized public protest to save 13 elm trees are still visible in this Stockholm park.
Stockholm, Sweden

Mårten Trotzigs Gränd

Stockholm's narrowest alley is barely over two feet wide.
Stockholm, Sweden

Järnpojke

Stockholm's tiniest statue is of a small boy looking at the Moon.