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Atlas Obscura Prästens Badkar (The Priests Bathtub)

When thinking of a volcano, one probably envisions a giant mountain, with tufts of smoke rising from the top. This is not always the case however, especially if the volcano is created on a sandy beach and is also underwater. 

The Priest’s Bathtub is the result of an artesian aquifer erupting millions of years ago. An artesian aquifer is a source of water that is trapped between two impenetrable layers of soil, like clay. This puts pressure on the source and if it mounts, the water will break through at the weakest point, spraying up and becoming a spring.

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Atlas Obscura 2020
Gryteskogen Troll Trees

Discover Gryteskogen Troll Trees in Lund NO, Sweden: This collection of Dwarf beech trees were once believed to be enchanted trolls in disguise.

Atlas Obscura 2021
‘Famntaget’ (‘The Embrace’)

Discover 'Famntaget' ('The Embrace') in Trelleborg Ö, Sweden: This statue standing near Sweden's southernmost point was based on the grandmother of a modern movie star.

Atlas Obscura 2020
Simrislundsristningen (Simrislund Carvings)

Discover Simrislundsristningen (Simrislund Carvings) in Simrishamn, Sweden: These Bronze Age rock carvings are among the oldest in the region.

Atlas Obscura 2020
Smygehuk Utkiksplats (Sweden’s Southernmost Point)

Discover Smygehuk Utkiksplats (Sweden's Southernmost Point) in Trelleborg Ö, Sweden: Sweden's southernmost point is located in this charming fishing village.

Atlas Obscura 2020
Sankt Olof Holy Springs

Discover Sankt Olof Holy Springs in Simrishamn V, Sweden: These two springs are tied to several legends, one of which involves the travels of Saint Olof.

Atlas Obscura 2021

Discover Christiansø in Gudhjem, Denmark: This remote island, home to the easternmost point in Denmark, once hosted pirates and a military fortress.

Atlas Obscura 2016
Yangtorp Sanctuary

Discover Yangtorp Sanctuary in Jönstorp, Sweden: A Chinese meditation center in the middle of rural Sweden, partly funded by a member of ABBA.

Atlas Obscura 2020
Jättegrytorna i Tararp (The Tarap Giant Kettles)

Discover Jättegrytorna i Tararp (The Tarap Giant Kettles) in Karlshamn N, Sweden: A geological wonder that helped fuel myths of trolls and giants.

Atlas Obscura 2019
Østerlars Church

Discover Østerlars Church in Gudhjem, Denmark: The largest of Denmark's seven mysterious round churches stands on an island in the Baltic Sea.