It is the world’s largest man-made ice cave. Tunneled into Europe’s second largest glacier, Langjökull “the Long Glacier”. Giving visitors a chance to experience the magnificent “blue ice” which is buried deep beneath the glacier’s surface.
The tunnel is 500 meters long. The layers of ice walls show the chronological story of the glacier and each black line shows a volcanic eruption. Even from the famous Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption. Each layer tells a story. The tunnel consists of numerous nooks and dens and even a small chapel.
Since glaciers are constantly moving and also climate change is taking its toll, it is not known for how long this ice cave tunnel is going to last. But it is estimated that it will last for about 10 years with maintenance.
An 8-wheel drive glacier monster truck, which was converted from an ex-NATO cruise missile launcher, takes visitors from base camp to the tunnel entrance.