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Snæfellsjökull under clouds.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
64.9072, -23.9222
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
63.4087, -19.0173
Rainbow
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.
64.3270, -20.1200
Hekla with Reflection
Iceland

Hekla

A stratovolcano located in the south of Iceland, with a long history of charted activity and a rich mythology attached.
63.9035, -19.3520
Hallgrimskirkja
Reykjavik, Iceland

Hallgrimskirkja

The tallest building in Iceland, and certainly one of the most visually impressive.
64.1417, -21.9266
Gljúfrafoss, Iceland
Iceland

Gljúfrafoss

This fantastical waterfall is hidden in a cave located in a cracked cliff.
63.6213, -19.9881
Blue Lagoon
Grindavík, Iceland

Blue Lagoon

Medicinal spa created with the discharge from a geothermal energy plant.
63.8801, -22.4494
The Ancient Burying Ground in downtown Hartford.
Hartford, Connecticut

Ancient Burying Ground

The oldest place in Hartford is a cemetery with thousands of bodies stacked beneath the grass.
41.7647, -72.6743
Rock of Ages Granite Quarry
Barre, Vermont

Rock of Ages Granite Quarry

Tour the world's largest deep-hole dimension granite quarry, view the plant where gravestones are made, and roll a ball down the outdoor granite bowling alley.
44.1567, -72.4914
Statue of William Morgan
Batavia, New York

Morgan Monument

A towering cemetery monument honors a man who threatened to expose the Freemasons and paid with his life.
42.9923, -78.1726
The Mystery Spot, hidden in plain sight.
Lake George, New York

Lake George Mystery Spot

A mysterious echo seems to defy the laws of acoustics.
43.4226, -73.7130
Original bridge across the southern end of Lake Champlain, demolished in 2009
Addison, Vermont

Crown Point Bridge

Lake Champlain Bridge, the recently demolished and rebuilt bridge where they filmed "What Lies Beneath".
44.0361, -73.4189
The old Western store
Schroon Lake, New York

Abandoned Frontier Town

This theme park in Upstate New York boomed in the heyday of the Western, but went bust like an old ghost town.
43.9455, -73.7341
The Olana mansion.
Hudson, New York

Olana

The Hudson River School comes alive at this palatial estate.
42.2171, -73.8293
Haines Falls, New York

Kaaterskill Falls and the Bayard of Dogs

A stunning, two-tiered waterfall made famous by poets, artists and the legend of a ghost dog.
42.1924, -74.0699
Howes Cave, New York

Howe Caverns

Why have you never heard of the second most popular tourist site in New York?
42.6946, -74.4087
The Mark Twain House
Hartford, Connecticut

The Mark Twain House & Museum

The former home of Samuel Clemens and family remembers the happiest period of the author's life.
41.7663, -72.7010
Dinosaur State Park
Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Dinosaur State Park

The ancient past meets the retro-future at these dinosaur tracks that are protected by a geodesic dome.
41.6512, -72.6585
Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History
Richfield Springs, New York

Petrified Creatures Museum of Natural History

This roadside dinosaur park offered up lumpy neon thunder lizards in the name of kitsch and education.
42.8534, -74.9854
Beardslee Castle
Little Falls, New York

Beardslee Castle

Not even a series of devastating fires could keep this odd castle in upstate New York from bouncing back.
43.0081, -74.7475
Massachusetts War Memorial Tower at the Summit
Adams, Massachusetts

Mount Greylock

Inspiring Herman Melville and Henry David Thoreau, Mount Greylock in western Massachusetts is the highest point in the state at 3,491 feet above sea level.
42.6376, -73.1662
North Adams, Massachusetts

Harmonic Bridge

Resonating tubes make music from highway overpass.
42.7009, -73.1137
The Florida, MA, mouth of the Hoosac Tunnel.
North Adams, Massachusetts

Hoosac Tunnel

The railroad tunnel nicknamed the "Bloody Pit" for taking the lives of hundreds during its construction.
42.6754, -73.0913
The Hole of the Sorrows
Clare, Ireland

The Hole of the Sorrows

This singular Irish dolmen is more Frank Lloyd Wright than upright stonehenge.
53.0376, -9.0760