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Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

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

Godafoss

This elegant arc of a waterfall marks a religious turning point.
Iceland

Dimmuborgir

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

Grjótagjá

This volcanic cave lake is essentially hard proof that Iceland is the most magical place on Earth.
Iceland

Námaskarð

A sulfuric martian landscape that looks far better than it smells.
Iceland

Krafla

This tumultuous Icelandic lava field looks so alien European researchers want to use it as a stand-in for Mars.
Iceland

Hvítserkur

Rising from the sea like a stone monster.
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

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

Silfra

This natural Icelandic fissure allows divers to swim right between two volatile tectonic plates.
Iceland

Hekla

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

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Freetown Christiania

Danish tourist destination well known for open stalls where vendors sell marijuana on the street.
Malmö, Sweden

Øresund Bridge

This chimerical bridge/tunnel appears to dead end right into the sea.
Malmö, Sweden

Turning Torso

Swedish skyscraper with a 90° twist.
Odda, Norway

Trolltunga

Walk 2,300 feet above the ground on the "Troll's Tongue."
Oslo, Norway

Vigeland Sculpture Park

One man's exploration of the human form, including the bizarre and delightful "Man Attacked by Babies."
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger Cathedral

Norway's oldest cathedral still in use.
Skagen, Denmark

Grenen

The northernmost point in Denmark is a turbulent sandbar created by two clashing seas.
Norresundby, Denmark

Lindholm Høje

This Danish rock field is actually a sprawling ancient cemetery holding the bodies of 700 vikings.
Aalborg, Denmark

The Singing Trees

Dozens of musicians have planted trees in this Danish park, and donated songs to go with them.
Lerum, Sweden

Stenkullen ACDC Pylons

Only electricity pylons carrying both AC and DC circuits.
Aarhus, Denmark

Your Rainbow Panorama

This colorful artistic feature atop a Danish art gallery allows visitors to stroll through a rainbow.
Ängelholm, Sweden

Ängelholm UFO Memorial

A memorial to a Swedish hockey player's "encounter" with aliens.
Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen's celebrated theme park and gardens.