Blue Diamond Tunnel, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

Caves, cracks and tunnels offer a look inside the biggest glacier in Europe – the Vatnajökull Glacier located in the southeast of Iceland. All pictures have been taken at the Breiðamerkurjökull outlet glacier, one of the tongues of Vatnajökull.

Gin & Tonic Crack, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Gin & Tonic Crack, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

The Icelandic guides that help you get on the glacier named the various spots creatively.

Anaconda Icecave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Anaconda Icecave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

The range of colors is magnificent: Blue ice, green ice as well as black ice – i.e. ice with ash inside – turning golden if touched by sunlight.

Anaconda Icecave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Anaconda Icecave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Anaconda Icecave, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Gin & Tonic Crack, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Blue Tunnel, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Blue Tunnel, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland
Blue Heavan Crack, Vatnajökull Glacier, Iceland

Another ice cave that I visited only two years ago, the Black Diamond Icecave, does not exist anymore. The speed with which this glacier is melting is breathtaking.

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