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I have always been fascinated with Iceland. The rugged beauty of this country has long captured my imagination. One of my favorite music videos from the 90ies is one by Icelandic singer Bjork, which shows Iceland’s glaciers, dark volcanic rock, and moss covered landscapes all twisting and turning, eventually breaking open to reveal the ice and lava below. I have wanted to visit ever since I saw that video as a kid.
One of the unique things you can do in Iceland is to visit some of the ice caves that exist underneath its many glaciers. Ice caves are formed underneath the Vatnajökull glacier, which is the largest glacier in Europe. In summer, water streams create tunnels through the glacier, which you can visit on a guided tour. The ice caves actually change every year, and so every fall the local guides have to hunt for new ones. Since the structure and condition of the caves can change between years, going on an ice cave tour is really a unique experience.
The blue ice caves are unique to Iceland and one of the most beautiful natural phenomenas in the world. They’re extremely popular with professional photographers, and from the photos you can easily tell why!
There are many different ice cave tours around Iceland. Since the ice caves are a naturally formed and unpredictable phenomenon, in some extreme cases touring them may not be possible. Though there are also man-made ice tunnels to visit year-round, as well as rock caves where you can see countless lava tubes and craters.
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