20 Weird And Wonderful Places On Earth That Are Strictly Off-Limits To The Public; Caren Gibson; Scribol

Behind these stunning exteriors lie secrets and hidden dangers making them inaccessible to the public. Most people have heard the phrase “harder to get into than Fort Knox.” In fact, it’s the most highly protected place in the world, with what’s rumored to be electric fences, lasers, radar, machine guns and landmines making its gold reserves nigh on impossible to access.

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Seven extraordinary places you couldn’t have visited anyway; Irish Examiner

Coronavirus isn’t the only thing keeping you from these amazing destinations.

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12 Most Forbidden Places On Earth You Cannot Visit; WOW TRAVEL

The world is so vast yet technology has made it possible to unearth cities and places that have been buried underground for centuries. Faster and more efficient travel has made it possible to reach places that were quite inaccessible in the past, yet despite all this advancement, there are some places that remain a mystery.…

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10 Forbidden Destinations That You’re Not Allowed To Visit; M David Scott; Listverse

There are countless beautiful destinations to visit around the world. But some places are either too dangerous, too protected, or too mysterious to explore…

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5 Amazing Places You Just CAN’T Visit; Viral Planet

Iceland – Surtsey

From the famous Room 39 in North Korea to the Area 51 in the United States, there are plenty of places on earth with high protection and limited access. Many of these spots are usually linked with military services and political circumstances. Namely, you actually don’t want to be there. Yet, here is a list of places on earth you wish you could visit but can’t.

1. Vatican Secret Archives, Italy

Hidden behind the walls of Vatican City, there exists an immense collection of history. The Secret Archives of Vatican is home to an abundant number of historical documents and correspondences. With letters written by Michelangelo, King Henry VIII’s marriage annulment request and many more, the archives contain about 35,000 items.

Apart from the Pope and a small group of staff who work there, access to the archives is strictly limited. Although any document from the archives can be requested, personally entering into the archives is definitely forbidden.

2. Surtsey, Iceland

Surtsey, located in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago in the south of Iceland, is one of the newest islands in the world.

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Researchers will drill into one of Earth’s youngest islands to understand how land forms; Alexandru Micu; ZME Science

Iceland – Surtsey

One of the world’s youngest islands will be drilled in an effort to understand how land forms on Earth.

The tiny island of Surtsey wasn’t even there 50 years ago. This 1.3 square kilometer island was formed off Iceland’s southwestern coast somewhere between 1963 and 1967 by a series of volcanic eruptions. And next month, a team of scientists will drill two holes into the depths of this young land. Supported in part by the International Continental Scientific Drilling Program, this will be the most detailed look at newly-formed land, which researchers hope will help them understand how molten rock, cold seawater, and the underground biosphere interact.

Why here

Being so new, Surtsey could probably boast some of the wildest, most untouched environments currently on the planet.

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Iceland drilling project aims to unearth how islands form; Alexandra Witze; Nature

Iceland – Surtsey

Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption.

Geologists and biologists are about to pierce one of the world’s youngest islands: tiny Surtsey, which was formed by a series of volcanic eruptions off Iceland’s southwestern coast between 1963 and 1967. Next month, the team plans to drill two holes into Surtsey’s heart, to explore how warm volcanic rock, cold seawater and subterranean microbes interact.

It will be the most detailed look ever at the guts of a newly born oceanic island. “Surtsey is our best bet at getting a detailed picture of this type of volcanic activity — how ocean islands start to form,” says Magnús Guðmundsson, a volcanologist at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.

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