Weird Places: Ice Crystal Caves Iceland | Are you up for chasing some ice? At wintertime, when people in the northern hemisphere do anything but traveling, Iceland offers a rare tourist attraction: Between November and March ice caving tours are a popular treat for tourists. It’s the time of the year when ice caves are stable enough to enter, because outside temperatures constantly settle far below freezing.
These crystal caves within Icelandic glaciers are just mesmerizing wonders of nature. But unfortunately they are far off any civilization, which means: 5 hours away from Iceland’s capital Reykjavik. Several companies offer guided tours at around US$150 for 3 hours of ice caving. Some head to the Vatnajokull Glacier in South East Iceland, others to the Langjokull glacier in South West Iceland.
One of these ice caving tour guides is GlacierGuides.is. Don’t try to enter the caves alone. You will not survive. And book well in advance. The tours are usually sold out for people arriving at the site on short notice.
Ice Crystal Caves Iceland
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