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The lighthouse.
Key Biscayne, Florida

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Located within a historic park, the beacon is the oldest standing structure in Miami.
25.6666, -80.1560
Street of Armenian Quarter.
Jerusalem, Israel

Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem

The only quarter of the Old City not dedicated to a major world religion.
31.7749, 35.2287
The building lit up at night.
Los Angeles, California

LAX Theme Building

This quirky UFO-shaped curiosity is often mistaken for the airport’s control tower.
33.9441, -118.4024
Akureyri, Iceland

Giant Viking beer can

Akureyri is home to an oversized can of one of Iceland's favourite beers.
65.6911, -18.0902
Höfði
Reykjavik, Iceland

Piece of Berlin Wall In Iceland

A bit of the Berlin Wall was gifted to the Icelandic capital to commemorate the 25th anniversary of German reunification.
64.1464, -21.9059
All that remains of the bridge is two girders entangled on the edge of the sandur plain.
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.
63.9760, -17.0018
Þingvellir Church
Valhallarvegur, Iceland

Þingvellir Church

This beautiful, historic church looks like something out of a simpler past.
64.2572, -21.1211
Þingvellir
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
64.2581, -21.1250
Harpa at night
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
64.1503, -21.9325
Iceland

Öskjuvatn and Viti Lakes

Two volcanic lakes in an enormous crater formed in a prehistoric eruption.
65.0111, -16.7485
Snæfellsjökull under clouds.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
64.9072, -23.9222
Krafla
Iceland

Krafla

This tumultuous Icelandic lava field looks so alien European researchers want to use it as a stand-in for Mars.
65.7333, -16.7833
A toxic-smelling steam rises from the mud.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
65.6391, -16.8377
Homes inside the Viking village set.
Höfn, Iceland

Viking Village Film Set

This replica Viking village was created for a film that was never shot and is now open to visitors.
64.2500, -15.2083
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

Three columns of volcanic rock shoot out of the ocean.
63.4087, -19.0173
The Church
Iceland

Dimmuborgir

These ominous lava formations were said to be an entrance to the netherworld so of course they inspired a famous metal band.
65.5903, -16.8994
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
Silfra
Iceland

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates.
64.2564, -21.1181
A Strokkur geyser eruption
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.
64.3104, -20.3023
Dettifoss waterfall.
Iceland

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
65.8153, -16.3854
Vista over Goðafoss
Iceland

Godafoss

This elegant arc of a waterfall marks a religious turning point.
65.6800, -17.5400
Reykjadalur
Hveragerði, Iceland

Reykjadalur

Iceland's "Smoky Valley" is a beautiful river that is shrouded in a constant cover of steam clouds.
64.0000, -21.2000
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Phallological Museum

An encyclopedic collection of mammal penises.
64.1430, -21.9156
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

Iceland's largest lagoon is home to stunning multi-colored icebergs.
64.0736, -16.2048