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Iceland Volcano Makes CNN Must-see List

The volcanic crater Þríhnúkagígur, close to Reykjavík, is listed number 13 on CNN’s 27 “must-sees on this incredible planet.”



The Inside the Volcano tour, which takes visitors 120 meters into the heart of the volcano, has proved popular with foreign reporters.

The list, which consists of destinations and natural phenomena, also includes viewing the Northern Lights (in third place). Topping the list is Borobudur, Java, at sunrise, with the Brighton starlings a close second. The great migration (of wild beasts) in East Africa comes in fourth.

The star-filled sky in New Zealand and the Torres del Paine in Chile take the fifth and sixth spots. Morocco’s Djemaa el Fna is in seventh place, and California’s Yosemite peaks is in eighth place.

“There are some things you can see around the world that have the potential to give you photo-showing rights for decades,” CNN said.

“We haven’t got them all—in fact we barely scratched the surface. But we have picked out a few of the scenes that, if you’re lucky enough to witness them, will invariably leave you spellbound.”

The full list is as follows:

1. Borobudur at sunrise – Java, Indonesia.

2. Starling murmuration – Brighton Pier, England.

3. Northern Lights – Scandinavia.

4. The great migration – East Africa.

5. Star-filled sky – Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand.

6. Torres del Paine – Chile.

7. Djmaa el Fna – Marrakech, Morocco.

8. Yosemite peaks – California, United States.

9. Santa Maria della Salute –Venice, Italy.

10. Jungle pyramids – Palenque, Mexico.

11. Electrical storm –Tornado Alley, United States.

12. Sydney Harbour – Australia.

13. Inside the Thrihnukagigur volcano – Iceland.

14. Monument Valley – the United States.

15. Taj Mahal – India.

16. Kasanka bat migration – Zambia.

17. Carlsbad Cavern – New Mexico, the United States.

18. Lunar rainbow – Victoria Falls, Zambia.

19. Shubenacadie tidal bore – Canada.

20. Cape Tribulation – Australia.

21. Rock face city of Petra – Jordan.

22. Enrosadira – Dolomites, Italy.

23. Fairy chimneys – Cappadocia, Turkey.

24. Lake District lakes – England.

25. Sardine run – South Africa.

26. Pristine beaches of Islas Cies – Spain.

27. Cornwall’s ruined mines – England.


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