Forget shelling out hundreds of thousands of dollars to travel into space: Instead, make an intergalactic journey without ever leaving Earth. Travel to one of these locales for a glimpse of an extraordinary landscape that will make you feel like you’re on another planet.
The Blue Lagoon in Iceland consists of man-made pools that are filled from hot springs created by volcanic activity on the island. Largely consisting of mineral-rich waters. On cold winter days, the steam rising around these pools, surrounded by snow and ice, creates an eerie ambience. —Sonja Groset
Photo by Sindre Sørgård Jacobsen