The ambitious new Into The Glacier attraction—the world’s first ice cap glacier cave—has been four years in the making and on June 1st, as the project came to complete fruition, the creators invited us on a fascinating first look. We had already taken a sneak preview of the work-in-progress earlier this year, which, with its makeshift fairly-light illuminations, was impressive enough, but the final effects, complete with extensive LED light installations, were entirely spellbinding. The images below, taken during our tour, were captured using the new canon 11-24 lens. Enjoy!
Tours cost: ISK 27,900 pp (£148) including equipment and collection from Reykjavik or ISK 17,900 pp (£88) including equipment and collection from the Into The Glacier base camp at the glacier edge. A shuttle service (ISK 2,000 for adults; 1,000 for teens and children free of charge) will also be available from Húsafell (June-Sept.) to and from the edge of the glacier: see their website for map, driving instructions and further details. (+354 571 4006, intotheglacier.is). The tour takes about 9 hours from Reykjavik (2-3 hours from Husafell), including one hour inside the Ice Cave. Icelandair (020 7874 1000, icelandair.co.uk) flies to Keflavik International Airport from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.