Volodymyr Riabchuk's User Profile - Atlas Obscura
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Places visited in Älvdalen N, Sweden
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Oyer, Norway

'Fakkelmannen' ('The Torchbearer')

This mountainside mural of a person carrying a torch was created for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Jevnaker, Norway

Kistefos Museum

The grounds and buildings of an old wood pulp mill have been transformed into an innovative art park and museum.
Vlychada, Greece

Tomato Industrial Museum

A former factory serves as a shrine to the industry that sustained Santorini for decades.
Perissa, Greece

Paralia Perissa

This black sand beach was crafted from volcanic explosions including the historic Minoan eruption.
Santorini, Greece

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri

A Bronze age settlement on the Greek island of Santorini might have been the inspiration for Plato's Atlantis.
Oía, Greece

Atlantis Books

A quirky bookstore hidden beneath a sea of whitewashed Greek villas.
Nordingrå, Sweden

Silverpilen (Silver Arrow)

Stockholm's famed ghost train is now on display at an art park in northern Sweden.
Bjurholm SV, Sweden

The Elk House (Älgens Hus)

The world's only producer of moose cheese!
Öjebyn, Sweden

Paltzerian

A tiny village is home to the world's only diner completely devoted to the many varieties of traditional Swedish dumplings.
Luleå, Sweden

Shopping

The world's first purpose-built indoor shopping mall opened in Sweden in 1955.
Luleå, Sweden

Facebook's Arctic Circle Data Center

The first overseas server for Facebook in Sweden's tundra.
Skellefteå, Sweden

Västerbottensost Visitors Center

This little gallery is devoted to one small town's passion for a very special cheese.
Robertsfors N, Sweden

World's Largest Cheese Slicer

The cheese slicer may be a Norwegian invention, but the biggest ones in the world are found in Sweden.
Szymbark, Poland

Upside-Down House

Communism's topsy-turvy effect on Poland has been brought to life in this wacky tourist trap.
Odry, Poland

The Stone Circles at Odry

Deep in a Polish forest, this collection of Iron Age megaliths still holds onto many of its ancient secrets.
Kartuzy, Poland

Carthusian Church Monastery

The coffin-shaped church was once home to monks who slept in coffins.
Gdańsk, Poland

Gdansk Astronomical Clock

A huge wooden clock that is so beautiful its creator was forcibly blinded.
Malbork, Poland

Malbork Castle

This 13th century Gothic brick castle is the largest in the world by surface area.
Holmenkollen, Norway

Holmenkollen Ski Jump

A stunning architectural yet functional feat, towering over Oslo.
Oslo, Norway

The Mini Bottle Gallery

Tens of thousands of tiny bottles stuffed with various items.
Oslo, Norway

Edvard Munch's Grave

The painter of "The Scream" is laid to rest under a stoic bust of himself in the humble corner of an Oslo cemetery.
Oslo, Norway

The Devil of Oslo

In downtown Oslo, a menacing and terrifying relief clings to a church wall.
Oslo, Norway

Grass Roots Square

Thousands of miniature bronze sculptures have taken over this city square creating a unique art installation.
Frangokastello, Greece

Frangokastello Castle

Every spring, locals see the shadowy figures of a ghost army of slain Greek soldiers descend upon this ruined fort.