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Step into ice, ice babyJokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Did someone spill a giant bottle of Blue Loo in here? Iceland’s Crystal Caves will have you wondering just that as you descend into an otherworldly realm. Pull on the contents of your wardrobe (and then some) and follow glacier expert Throstur Thor Agustsson on a caving adventure unlike any other. On the outside the Vatnajökull glacier’s white crust is UV-bleached and scuffed. On the inside it is transformed into a striking, glassy-blue cathedral, thanks to the tremendous weight of ancient ice pushing air bubbles out.

Come summer the caves melt and buckle, and in autumn Agustsson sets out in search of new hidden chambers to explore. Their impermanence makes Iceland’s caves all the more magical.

get there

We’d recommend hiring a car once you’re in Iceland. Hertz has plenty of different types of cars available.
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For this tour your guide will collect you from the Icelagoon Café at Jokulsarlon Lagoon in the southeast of the island.
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Extreme Iceland runs three-hour Ice Queen tours twice daily from November to March for about US$156.

It’s a pretty cruisy trip. The walk into the cave is about 1 kilometre and you’ll be walking on ice with crampons.

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You’ll need proper hiking boots.

 

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