Langjökull Ice Cave Now Open - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Langjökull Ice Cave Now Open

Published June 2, 2015

Photos by
Axel Sigurðarson

The long-awaited Langjökull Ice Cave has opened, and has already received a warm reception from tourists who have paid a visit.

RÚV reports that the first daily trips into the ice cave sold out quickly, and tourists reporters spoke to were quite pleased.

“This is unbelievable, and I’ve never encountered anything like it,” said Marjolion Bor of Holland, who visited the ice cave with her friend Cheryl Geerts. “We’ve been up on the glacier, have travelled around the glacier, and even climbed part of it, but we’ve never been inside it. This was a completely new experience.”

If you’re interested in checking it out yourself, Grapevine’s own John Rogers took an exclusive look at the digs, pre-opening, replete with photos.

The cave is only about 130km north of Reykjavík, and relatively easy to get to by car. For more information on bookings, visit the official site.

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