January 1, 2016

Víti Crater, Iceland

Photograph by Dirk Bleyer, imageBROKER/Alamy Stock Photo

The teal, still waters of the Víti crater in the north of Iceland, near Mývatn, cast a serene reflection of the clouds above. Situated in a lunar-looking landscape, Víti (the Icelandic word for "hell") is an explosion crater, formed during a volcanic eruption in 1724. Its water is hot and never freezes, and some adventurous visitors bathe in it.

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