Sneak peak of Iceland’s new glacier ice cave

World’s first ice-cap glacier cave to open in June

The Guardian gives a photographic tour of what will be the world’s first ice-cap glacier cave when it opens in June. The attraction is being created on the western slopes of Iceland’s Langjökull ice cap. Work began on it in May 2014.

“Five thousand cubic metres of glacial ice have been excavated to create the three-metre-wide tunnels and the chambers of the Ice Cave,” the newspaper says. “Combined, these awe-inspiring spaces will take approximately an hour to explore, in the company of an expert guide.”

A single 400-metre-long corridor will run into the heart of the glacier, with chambers at intervals along the way for educational exhibitions on the science of glaciers and the effects of global warming. One chamber in the glacier will be a chapel for couples to get married in.

The Guardian’s pictures can be seen here.

The Guardian

[pictured: Inside Langjökull; photo courtesy Extreme Iceland]

x

Check Also

Emirates, Australia, flights, Bali, New Zeland, Aukland, stopover, Dubai, UAE, seating, beds, cabin, first class, business, Europe, Clark

Emirates to start Dubai-Auckland via Bali

Flights via Bali allow the airline to continue serving Auckland via a stopover, maximising passenger loads.

Laudamotion, Niki, buy, Lauda, Condor, sell, flights, Spain, Malaga, Mallorca, Ibiza, holiday, Dusseldorf, Germany, leisure

Condor sells “new Niki” Laudamotion flights

Niki Lauda used Laudamotion for buying back his airline Niki. The new flights are to Spain and the Balearics.

Carnival Cruise Line, cruise, hell, Australia, Melbourne, police, fight, brawl, evict, family, agressive, passengers, security

Fights “go on for days” on “cruise from hell”

Cruise passengers stay locked in their cabins in fear of a nightmare family group.

Scandic, sustainability, director, appoint, management, social, environment, integration

Scandic appoints new sustainability director

Vanessa Butani has previous work experience at Electrolux, Plan International and Accenture.

Alaska Airlines, usa, domestic, flights, wine, free, fly, California, Washington, West Coast, wine flies free, mileage, crate, loyalty

Alaska Airlines lets (more) wine fly free

Alaska Airlines expands its Wine Flies Free program as it becomes increasingly dominant on the West Coast.

Emirates, Ryanair, Flybe, Austrian, Virgin, British Airways, easyjet, American Airlines, airlines, load factor, PLF, fullest, planes, aircraft, environment, business, profit

Airlines with best and worst load factor

Flying planes full makes airlines far more profitable, and it’s better for the environment.