May 24, 2013

Vatnajökull Ice Cave, Iceland

Photograph by Skarphéðinn Þráinsson

The jewel-like interior of an ice cave beckons adventurers on Iceland's Vatnajökull glacier. The glacier was the site of a volcanic eruption in November 1996 that melted billions of gallons of ice and triggered a flood that lasted two days. The floodplain was littered with huge blocks of ice.

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