We have an awesome group that we work with to create our annual Iceland trip. They are amazing at getting the details sorted for us so that we can arrive and just... go. This year, though, I was looking for something new. I had been seeing photos that made me want to add a bit more of an adventurous element to the trip. (I know... as if glacial lagoons and superjeeping up snowy summits wasn't enough!)
We decided we need to add an ice cave to the itinerary. Oh man. Great choice. We went to INTO THE GLACIER, a man made ice cave that is dug straight into a glacier. It's one of the most stunning things I have have ever done. The endless maze of tunnels is lit with colorful LED lights, and the experience is one you'll never forget.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
The glacier is located about an hour and half from Reykjavik, to the North.
You'll be driven up on the glacier to the entrance on the biggest machine you'll have ever seen. It's shocking, and it will carry you up to the start from the base of the site.
You'll be given clamps to wear on your feet to give traction to you throughout the caves.
The tunnels are a bit drippy.... wear waterproof shoes to keep your feet dry.
There's a chapel inside the tunnels- and it is awaiting its first wedding. (Can it please be someone who reads this?)
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*images by Ashel Parsons for Aspiring Kennedy