Journey Through an Icelandic Glacier Cave

Caitlin Schneider
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Iceland is known as "The Land of Fire and Ice" for a reason: the country is filled with geographic features on both ends of the heat spectrum, from glaciers to volcanic springs, all of which contribute to its stunning photo ops.

If you can’t make it out for a vacation anytime soon, you can still journey to (and through) the icier side of Iceland with the video below from Blue Eden, a video series from brothers Patrick and Henrick Shyu. In the four-minute clip, the brothers travel inside an ice cave located near "Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and Skaftafell in South Iceland, at the base of Svinafellsjokull Glacier," according to the YouTube description. They traveled there in the winter of 2014, when it was cold enough that the risk of collapse was relatively low. The video is an extended version of a snippet that was featured in a previous timelapse, which showcases even more of Iceland’s wondrous beauty.

Ice cave tours are a common attraction in Iceland. From the Jökulsárlón glacial to the Vatnajokull or Breiðamerkurjökull glaciers, there are plenty of places to bask in the blue light of these stunning ancient bodies.

[h/t Boing Boing]

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