When I was about 10 at school we had to read Journey to the Center of the Earth. While overall I found it difficult to get into, the one thing that intrigued me was the idea of descending down into a volcano. This stuck with me and when I was old enough I started investigating if doing this was a possiblity. To my disappointment unless I had a lot of money and specialized equipment it was not. Until now.
This summer a new tour opens in Iceland and will take people like you and me down into a volcano. And not just a few feet down into a volcano… 400 feet down into the unpronounceable Thrihnukagigur! It’s called Inside the Volcano (aren’t the Icelanders clever?) and opens in June for a few months. And the nice thing about it is that it’s just a short drive from Reykjavik in the picturesque Blue Mountains.
So what’s down there? Icelandic elves? Hot magma? Snakes like in Indiana Jones? While it’s hard to say about the elves, this is a dormant volcano so you don’t have to worry about it being too hot and mercifully there are no snakes in Iceland. What you will see is a lot of colorful rock formations and if the photos on the website are anything to go by you will want to bring your camera. And the acoustics should be awesome. Now I just have to figure out what song to sing when I’m down there.
Check it out at www.insidethevolcano.com