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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort
Kakslauttanen, Finland

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort

Rent out a glass igloo to watch the Northern Lights like you live in the future
68.3345, 27.3341
Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church as it appears today
Inari, Finland

Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church

This disused church, left to the elements of the Arctic Circle's forests is open for exploration
68.9515, 27.1155
The world's largest knitted mitten in Lovikka, Sweden.
Pajala N, Sweden

Lovikkavanten (Lovikka Mitten Statue)

The world’s largest knitted mitten is displayed in one of Sweden’s smallest Arctic villages.
67.3386, 22.5924
The Snow Castle looms over the Bothnian Bay in 2006
Kemi, Finland

Kemi Snow Castle

Castle and surrounding structures built anew every winter
65.7353, 24.5621
Icehotel
Kiruna, Sweden

Icehotel

The world's first ice hotel is still one of the most elaborate and beautiful
67.8509, 20.5954
Tire Gorilla
Helsinki, Finland

Tire Gorilla

A giant gorilla made of used car tires sits sentinel over a Helsinki college campus
60.2273, 25.0121
We've all been there
Helsinki, Finland

Bad Bad Boy

This endearingly discomfited urinating statue commemorates the sneaky pees had by us all.
60.1559, 24.9207
Stockholm Public Library
Stockholm, Sweden

The Stadsbiblioteket (Stockholm Public Library)

The library's graceful rotunda is like a bibliophile's temple.
59.3434, 18.0548
A bell depicting the Italians young Nicholas Green helped through the donation.
Bodega Bay, California

Children's Bell Tower

A poignant memorial to a young boy whose death spurred a dramatic increase in organ donations in Italy—dubbed the "Nicholas Effect."
38.3409, -123.0518
Memorial plaque at the place of the assassination.
Stockholm, Sweden

Olof Palme Memorial Plaque

A golden plaque marks the site of the mysterious unsolved assassination of the former Swedish prime minister.
59.3366, 18.0627
Havana, Cuba

Havana's Steam Engine Museum

Cuba's historical trains remind natives of their country's sugary sweet past.
23.1305, -82.3484
Hemingway's typewriter.
Havana, Cuba

Finca Vigía

The house that birthed The Old Man and The Sea is now a museum devoted to the old man who wrote it
23.0676, -82.2960
Mausoleo Ernesto Che Guevara
Santa Clara, Cuba

Che Guevara Mausoleum

This imposing memorial contains the remains of Che Guevara — and 29 other guerrillas who died with him in Bolivia
22.4026, -79.9795
View of the valley
Trinidad, Cuba

The Manaca Iznaga Tower

An old slave lookout in Cuba's historic sugar cane fields.
21.8423, -79.8667
Partying
Trinidad, Cuba

Discoteca Ayala

Subterranean disco dance club in a Cuban cave comes with bright lights and a dark legend.
21.8084, -79.9810
Cienfuegos, Cuba

Mal Tiempo Steam Locomotives

Four antique Baldwin trains are kept on display in the Mal Tiempo train depot
22.1451, -80.4574
Cuba

Cuba's Abandoned Nuclear Plant Construction

A nuclear power plant abandoned along with an international allegience.
22.0666, -80.5134
The roadside sign announcing the park.
Viñales, Cuba

Parque Prehistórico

Prehistoric history as seen through the lens of an outsider artist.
22.6170, -83.7118
Painted onto the side of the valley (Flickr/plαdys)
Cuba

Viñales Mural de la Prehistoria

Neo-cave art on the macro scale
22.6195, -83.7428
Ministry of Interior building, adorned with a steel sculpture of Che Guevara
Havana, Cuba

La Plaza de la Revolución

A focal point of the Cuban government, this city square features one of the most iconic images in the country.
23.1243, -82.3859
Havana, Cuba

John Lennon Statue

His music once banned in Communist Cuba, John Lennon is now imortalized in bronze by Castro, who considers Lennon a "fellow dreamer"
23.1319, -82.3998
Outside José Fuster's studio.
Havana, Cuba

Fusterlandia

A Cuban artist reclaimed his impoverished neighborhood as a dreamy folk art kingdom.
23.0899, -82.4833
Colina Lenin monument
Havana, Cuba

Colina Lenin

A bronze sculpture of Lenin’s likeness outside Havana surrounded by 12 human figures in solidarity with the Bolshevik Revolution.
23.1238, -82.3258
A view from inside one of the prison blocks.
Nueva Gerona, Cuba

Presidio Modelo

A series of five defunct panopticon prisons in Cuba
21.8774, -82.7664