This northernmost tip of Denmark and mainland Europe has produced a sand-and-moorland landscape of luminous light.
It has the air of a place gazing outwards - to adventure, danger, excitement and mystery - a springboard to the polar darkness.
Its impressive restoration, and enviable location, makes the Admiral a smart base from which to explore the engaging Danish capital.
It's friendly and walkable, with world-class architecture, design and cuisine. What's not to love?
A severed body was discovered lying on the bridge - thankfully it was only in fiction.
Norway, land of 1000 waterfalls and possibly the world's most successful society, has a secret. It's called friluftsliv.
Two absurdly cute polar bear cubs cuddle each other, intertwined like little white clouds.
The tiny island has been a refuge for criminals, a holiday island for royalty and a smugglers' lair.