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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.
Theth, Albania

Lock-In Tower of Theth

Once a safe haven for locals engaged in blood feuds, this 400-year-old fortified tower is now a museum showing what life was like for those lying in wait within its walls.
Saturnia, Italy

Terme di Saturnia

Geothermal waterfalls in Tuscany.
Cape Town, South Africa

The Most Southwestern Point of Africa

The Cape of Good Hope is not quite as low as you can go on the African continent, but it's still geographically significant.
Palma, Spain

Miquel Barceló Installation in the Cathedral of Santa Maria de Palma

A contemporary art installation housed within a Gothic cathedral.
Kaltenbach, Austria

Kristallhütte

Part ski resort, part modern art space, this lodge brings giant metal spiders and bloody doors to the Austrian Alps.
Campillo de Dueñas, Spain

Castillo de Zafra

This awesome Spanish castle is so fantastical it was actually used on Game of Thrones.
Nuévalos, Spain

Monasterio de Piedra

12th-century holy complex shares land with a natural park full of heavenly waterfalls and raptors.
Berrioplano, Spain

Fort of San Cristóbal

This huge abandoned fortress hidden inside a mountain holds a world of subterranean secrets.
Talayuelas, Spain

El Cañón de Talayuelas

A fiery-red region of scooped out land still largely untouched by civilization, tourists or otherwise.
Torrevieja, Spain

The Pink Lake of Torrevieja

Bacteria and algae give the salty water its bubblegum hue.
Puerto de Mazarrón, Spain

Erosiones de Bolnuevo

An enchanting landscape of ancient sandstone structures eroded into otherworldly shapes.
Rodalquilar, Spain

Rodalquilar Gold Mine

This abandoned gold mine found a second life as a post-apocalyptic film set.
Granada, Spain

Muslim Gravestones of the Alhambra

Spanish architects used seized Muslim gravestones to rebuild parts of the fortress.
Ardales, Spain

El Caminito del Rey (The King's Little Pathway)

Spanning the El Chorro gorge, this pathway used to be one of the most dangerous crossings in the world.
Piódão, Portugal

Piódão

Nestled in the mountains of Portugal is a tiny village made almost entirely of schist.
Portugal

Covão dos Conchos

This gaping hole in the middle of a remote mountain lake looks like a portal to another dimension.
Alcantarilha, Portugal

Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones)

This unassuming chapel in Portugal plays host to a ghoulish collection of bones.
Baiona, Spain

J-4 Abandoned Coastal Artillery

This abandoned naval battery stood at the ready as recently as the 1980s.
Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Cango Caves

Largest cave system in Africa.
L'Agulhas, South Africa

Cape Agulhas Marker

This small monument marks the divide between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the southernmost tip of Africa.
Cape Town, South Africa

Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary

This African beach is home to thousands of rare mainland penguins that are known for their annoying voice.
Cape Town, South Africa

Chapman's Peak Drive

This road winds through the steep coastal cliffside offering spectacular views for those who brave the drive.