The Vatnajökull glacier is already beautiful on the surface, but what’s underneath is one of the most spectacular caves on the face of the planet.
The natural phenomenon of the ice caves beneath the Vatnajökull Glacier in Iceland are one of the most breathtaking sights on earth and could be considered the eighth wonder of the world. They’re even more spectacular than the bioluminescent caves of New Zealand. The caves leave scientists, researchers and visitors in complete awe.
The fascinating ice formations and colors are ever-changing. With the light pouring through the semi-transparent ice, the vibrant array of blues will take your breath away.
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Science explains that the Icelandic caves are formed by meltwater flows and geothermal activities which create an underground oasis beneath the Vatnajökull Glacier.
Iceland has some incredible scenery and the ice caves are no different. Iceland was even the site where scenes from Christopher Nolan’s incredible space-exploration movie, Interstellar, were filmed.
Using the Icelandic scenery to his benefit, Nolan shot scenes at the Svínafellsjökull Glacier. Another location was Máfabót. The Icelandic surface is a dull gray from the volcanic ash, allowing the astronauts in Interstellar to appear to be roaming on another planet.
As with any mind-blowing sight, people want to experience the magnificence of this natural wonder and Glacier Guides provide such a service with all kinds of tour allowing visitors to explore these marvels.