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Corofin, Ireland

The Burren

A hugely vast Irish landscape of barren rock that stretches for miles.
Dublin, Ireland

Ashtown Castle

After it was swallowed by a Georgian mansion, this medieval castle remained forgotten for centuries.
Iceland

Into The Glacier

Travel deep inside of Europe's second largest glacier in the world's largest man-made ice cave.
Djúpivogur, Iceland

Rakkaberg

This natural rock formation features seemingly unnatural vertical ridges that have been blamed on elves.
Iceland

Rauðfeldsgjá

This mountain fissure hides a secret path to a secluded mossy grotto within the rock itself.
Iceland

Berserkjahraun

This scenic Icelandic lava flow is named for a pair of Berserkers who were murdered, according to a famous Saga.
Iceland

Búðakirkja

This black church sits alone among a field of lava rock.
Iceland

Snæfellsjökull

A formerly glacier-tipped volcano that inspired none other than Jules Verne.
Iceland

Hvítserkur

Rising from the sea like a stone monster.
Iceland

Grjótagjá

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

Námafjall

In Northeastern Iceland lies something of an oxymoron: a steaming desert.
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

Dettifoss

The most powerful waterfall in all of Europe.
Iceland

Godafoss

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

Friðheimar

Inside this Icelandic greenhouse, geothermal energy keeps tomatoes warm and growing.
Iceland

Red Chair

A giant red chair bolted to a rock on a remote mossy hillside in Iceland.
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.
Iceland

Þingvellir

The picturesque birthplace of Icelandic democracy is drenched in the blood of its brutal past.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Harpa

This stunning concert hall has become a symbol of Iceland's national recovery.
Iceland

Hallbjarnarstaðakambur

Three million year old fossils are exposed for all to see on this Icelandic shore.
Reykjavik, Iceland

Icelandic Punk Museum

This tiny museum's sizable collection is jammed into a former underground public toilet.
Vik, Iceland

Reynisdrangar

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