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Iceland

Hekla

A stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, with a long history of charted activity and a rich mythology attached.
Reykholt, Iceland

Friðheimar

Inside this Icelandic greenhouse, geothermal energy keeps tomatoes warm and growing.
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.
Reykjavik, Iceland

The Volcano Show at Red Rock Cinema

A charmingly eccentric magma chaser presents his complete history of the island's eruptions since 1947, in cinematic form, just for you.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Iceland

Rauðfeldsgjá

This mountain fissure hides a secret path to a secluded mossy grotto within the rock itself.
Iceland

Búðakirkja

This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock.
Selfoss, Iceland

Öndvegissúlur

A replica of the decorated wooden pillars Viking sailors threw overboard when finding new places to establish a settlement.
Iceland

Grave of Bobby Fischer

The final resting place of the controversial chess champion.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

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

Ha Ha Tonka Castle Ruins

European castle ruins in an American state park are actually the product of death and grief.
St. Louis, Missouri

Turtle Playground

This is not your typical jungle gym.
Goodland, Kansas

Giant Van Gogh Painting

Massive still life just off the highway in Kansas.
St. Louis, Missouri

Eros Bendato

A creepy sculpture of a decapitated head invites viewers to see St. Louis through its empty eyes.
St. Louis, Missouri

City Museum

Less a museum than a bizarre fantasy world created by artists and engineers.
Noboribetsu-shi, Japan

Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

A steaming, boiling hellscape sources Hokkaido's thermal baths.
Carthage, Missouri

Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens

An adorably sweet display of sculpted Hummel figurines.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Pivot Rock Park

This century-old roadside attraction is full of bizarre rock formations.
Kansas City, Missouri

Union Station Lamp Post Clock

This recently restored timepiece has stood all around Kansas City.
Kansas City, Missouri

Boy and Frog Fountain

A beloved, quirky little fountain featuring a large frog spitting water at a naked boy.
Kansas City, Missouri

Imperial Brewery

Undone by Prohibition, this abandoned brewery-turned-flour mill is now ready for its third act.