The Perfect Gift Book for Dads and Grads.
Give them a summer of discovery and wonder.
Newly Added Places
Most Popular Places
Add a Place
Newly Added Places
View All Places »
Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
California Avocado Plaque
Dressed John Milton Statue
Bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park
Roosevelt Inlet Shipwreck
DESTINATIONS IN THE ATLAS
BROWSE STORIES BY
Most Recent Stories
View All Stories »
This Dog Sits on Seven Editorial Boards
How a Synagogue Caretaker Solved the Mystery of a Forgotten Graveyard
A Ghostly White Moose Was Captured on Video in Newfoundland
Morocco's Tree-Climbing Goats Prefer Spitting Out Seeds to Eating Them
View All Events »
Lebanese Food Shopping Tour
Church of Type
Secret Mausoleum Club: The First Gathering
The Secret Mausoleum Club: A Four-Part Series of After-Dark Soirees
Where We Travel
View All Trips »
Music and Medinas of Morocco
Jun 23–Jun 30, 2017
Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist
Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night
Sep 08–Sep 14, 2017
Festivals and Mountaintop Temples of Bhutan
Sep 28–Oct 06, 2017
for Place Results
Objects of Intrigue
What's near me?
33 Items Tagged
A stone in Wolin, Poland, marks the possible location of a legendary Viking fortress.
Added by AaronNetsky
Brough of Birsay
This tiny island featuring 9th century viking ruins is only accessible at low tide.
Added by wmorden
Ruins of the Jumiège Abbey
Sacked by Vikings, blessed by William the Conqueror, dealt a fatal blow during the French Revolution—these ruins have it all.
Added by Diviciac
Found: Viking Jewelry Sent to a Museum by an Anonymous Donor
The simple packages also included two Bronze Age axes.
December 29, 2016
Eskilstuna N, Sweden
Sigurdsristningen (Ramsund Carving)
Stone carvings record the Norse myth of Sigurd, providing a glimpse into Scandinavia's transition from paganism to Christianity.
Added by Ehnfors
Jelling Viking Monuments
Mounds, rune stones, and a thousand-year-old church left behind by Denmark's first two kings.
Added by TLara
Urnes Stave Church
An intricately carved Viking church overlooks a glistening fjord.
Added by Molly McBride Jacobson
Found: A Giant Viking Axe
This axe meant business.
July 22, 2016
Found: A Second North American Settlement That Was Likely Vikings
Satellite imagery led archeologists to a site that shows Viking-like activity.
April 01, 2016
Stave Churches Are All Wood, Dragons, and Beauty
These austere churches mix Nordic dragons with Christian saints.
March 28, 2016
FOUND: The Remains of a 1,500-Year-Old Viking Settlement
December 24, 2015
Fleeting Wonders: Be A Crew Member On A Modern-Day Viking Ship
December 18, 2015
Why Exactly Did the Vikings Flee Greenland?
December 04, 2015
Roskilde Viking Ship Museum
Nordic giants resurrected from the sea and restored to their former greatness
Added by jjxlite
How One Runestone Suddenly Reappeared After Being Lost for 300 Years
September 03, 2015
Sverd I Fjell
Monuments don't get much more metal than these three giant viking swords planted in a Nordic hill
Added by Axopatrick
Object of Intrigue: The Possibly Viking Runestone of Massachusetts
June 16, 2015
This Danish rock field is actually a sprawling ancient cemetery holding the bodies of 700 vikings
Added by troelslundlaursen
Questions or Feedback?
Add Some Wonder to Your Inbox
Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you.
We'd Like You to Like Us
Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed.
Like Us on Facebook