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Places visited in Eskifjörður, Iceland
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Solvang, California

OstrichLand USA

Get up close to emus and ostriches, or buy their tasty meat.
34.6063, -120.1765
Photo by Anhie Nguyen
Santa Monica, California

Jadis

Legendary prop shop filled with one man's collection of scientific curiosities.
34.0010, -118.4824
Civic Musical Road
Lancaster, California

Civic Musical Road

Finale of "William Tell Overture" can be heard as drivers pass over grooves in the road.
34.7259, -118.2019
The sign welcoming visitors to the Red Rock National Conservation Area.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Dyed by iron oxide over centuries, these sandstone rocks rise thousands of feet into the sky.
36.1357, -115.4279
Fuller St., part of the main drag.
Bridgeport, California

Bodie State Historical Park

Standing in a state of "arrested decay", this ghost town allows for a detailed peek into Gold Rush life in an unusually harsh climate.
38.2088, -119.0142
The Alabama Hills
Lone Pine, California

The Museum of Western Film History

The hundreds of movies and television shows shot in this high desert town are commemorated in a unique museum.
36.6008, -118.0617
Tufa tower on south shore of Mono Lake
Lee Vining, California

Mono Lake

Aqueducts have dramatically changed this old lake, now home to tufa towers and its very own species of tiny brine shrimp.
38.0165, -119.0093
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
Mammoth Lakes, California

Devils Postpile National Monument

Towering basalt columns, a creation of fire and ice.
37.6501, -119.0740
Vista over Goðafoss
Iceland

Godafoss

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

Grjótagjá

This volcanic cave lake is essentially hard proof that Iceland is the most magical place on Earth.
65.6302, -16.8795
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
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
Sören and Sigurborgar's Rare Stone Collection
Eskifjörður, Iceland

Sören and Sigurborgar's Rare Stone Collection

This elderly couple's hand-picked collection of rare gems is one of the finest in all of Iceland.
65.0710, -14.0109
(Flickr/Surf Cologic)
Iceland

Jokulsárlón

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

Gljúfrafoss

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

Svartifoss

Unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric lava columns.
64.0210, -16.9816
The fissure from the outside.
Iceland

Rauðfeldsgjá

This mountain fissure hides a secret path to a secluded mossy grotto within the rock itself.
64.7929, -23.6459