1. Kummakivi, Finland
Legend says this huge boulder was brought to the middle of the forests of Finland by giants. In reality, Kummakivi, which means “Strange Rock,” was carried by a glacier before being left precariously on top of another rock during the last Ice Age, scientists believe.
7. Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand
These perfectly round boulders may seem out of place on the beach in New Zealand, but they were actually formed by the ocean. Just like oysters make pearls from grains of sand, these rocks were formed from items like shells, then deposited on the beach.
8. Underwater Arena, Japan
Japan’s Underwater Arena might not actually deserve to be on this list. There’s some serious contention among geologists as to whether the Underwater Arena’s steps, arenas and pyramid were created by natural erosion of sandstone or if it is in fact Japan’s own Atlantis. Either way, it’s an eerie and inspiring dive for any adventurer.
11. Valley of the Moon, Argentina
This aptly-named geological landscape features a valley filled with weird round boulders, and towering mushroom-like cliffs, making an otherworldly view. It also has rich fossil beds with some of the oldest dinosaur remains ever discovered.