Published: 07 July 2015 by: Ginny Cumming

® Roman Gerasymenko

Iceland’s newest tourist attraction – a man-made ice cave located on Europe’s second-largest glacier, Langjökull – is now open for adventure-loving holidaymakers.

Langjökull (“Long Glacier”) is located in the mid-west highlands, not too far from Reykjavik and close to attractions including Iceland’s famous geyser (called, appropriately, Geysir), Thingvellir national park and the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall.

While there are other such man-made caves in Iceland, this latest addition to the icescape is truly special. Visitors (who arrive via an eight-wheel-drive glacier truck) walk through an ice tunnel that leads about 200-300 metres into the glacier, towards the magnificent, rarely seen blue ice that lies deep within.

And for couples wanting even more inspiration (as if the largest man-made ice structure in the world wasn’t enough), there’s even a small chapel if you fancy getting married in the ice cave.

Discover more: Into the Glacier 

® Roman Gerasymenko

Images courtesy: Into the Glacier

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