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Hotel Sidi Driss
Matmatat-Al-Qadimal, Tunisia

Hotel Sidi Driss

The original film set of Luke Skywalker's Tatooine home from the "Star Wars" trilogy.
33.5458, 9.9685
Sidi Bouhlel
Daqas, Tunisia

Sidi Bouhlel

A seemingly simple canyon that was the backdrop to a number of famous movies.
34.0379, 8.2791
Mos Espa set.
Tozeur, Tunisia

Leftover Star Wars Sets

Buildings from the fictional planet of Tatooine still litter the Tunisian desert.
33.9240, 8.1312
A view of Lenin.
Moscow, Russia

Lenin's Mausoleum

Embalmed remains of the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution.
55.7532, 37.6215
(WikiCommons)
Ambato Canton, Ecuador

Chimborazo

Massive volcano in the Andes is the farthest point from earth's center.
-1.4692, -78.8175
Fairy Chimneys
Aksaray, Turkey

Cappadocia

Turkey's historic city is carved into ancient volcanic rock formations.
38.4174, 34.1382
Steps leading up to rooms in the hotel
Hajvali, Turkey

Gamirasu Cave Hotel

Live a night as a Byzantine King, with a minibar and private jacuzzi.
38.5473, 34.8693
St. Paul's Catacombs in Rabat, Malta. (christine592/Flickr)
Rabat, Malta

Maltese Catacomb Complexes

Burial grounds for more than 1,000 bodies deep under the modern town of Rabat.
35.8843, 14.3897
Belpasso, Italy

Mount Etna

The world's most active stratovolcano is almost always erupting.
37.7498, 14.9998
Steinsdalsfossen
Kvam, Norway

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

Walk behind a 50-meter-high waterfall.
60.3708, 6.1032
Iceland

Jökulsárlón

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

Svartifoss

The unique waterfall in Iceland's south features a backdrop of geometric black lava columns.
64.0210, -16.9816
The Reynisdrangar from the cliffs above.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

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

Gljúfrafoss

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

Drangsnes Hot Tubs

A trio of hidden hot tubs takes advantage of Iceland's natural geothermal vents.
65.6885, -21.4499
Kunoy, Faroe Islands

Skarð

The abandoned village of Skarð aptly illustrates the idiom "Don't put all your eggs in one basket."
62.3242, -6.6525
Ben Lomond and Loch Lomond as seen from the grounds of Ross Priory. (Margaret MacGillivray/Atlas Obscura)
West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Loch Lomond

Largest lake in Great Britain measured by surface area.
56.0453, -4.5356
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Launch Site of the Titanic

A museum marks and documents the site of the Titanic's launch.
54.6107, -5.9086
Half-filled
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland

Loughareema

The lake that fills and empties itself at random.
55.1571, -6.1081
The Dark Hedges at night
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

The Dark Hedges

The atmospheric road was never meant to be so creepy.
55.1356, -6.3828
County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway

Northern Ireland's Brobdingnagian stepping stones.
55.2417, -6.5112
Newgrange Passage Tomb Entrance
Meath, Ireland

Newgrange

The ancient tomb acts as a calendar that keeps perfect time.
53.6917, -6.4500
Sligo, Ireland

The Glen

A tiny microvalley etched into the side of Knocknarea Mountain hides another world.
54.2498, -8.5604