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Inside Iceland / Vatnajökull Ice Cap

An Ice cave in Vatnajökull ice cap, southern Iceland. Vatnajökull is the largest ice cap in Europe, around 3,100 km³ constanly changing it's formation. I teamed up with my friend and talented photographer

Örvar Atli from Arctic Photo (the model in this shot) , for an adventures winter tour to the southern part of Iceland for a weekend. Searching the glaciers for icecaves and sculptures along with the standard aurora and landscape hunting. It´s pretty hard to photograph the real depth of the ice inside the caves, but looking into the walls is like an endless 3d depth of blue ice. There was also plenty of ash inside the cave, from the recent erupting volcano in Grímsvötn last spring.

 

For safety reasons I'll not recomment anyone to travel into the glaciers without local guiding. We have a recent tragic accident where a photographer died while exploring the glaciers. Never hike alone into the glaciers.

 

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Taken on December 4, 2011