06 Dec Frozen Beauty: The Look Inside Europe’s Largest Glacier
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Photo by Einar Runar Sigurdsson/Mediadrumworld.com
More shots show the caves sparkling like crystal with one ice formation appearing to resemble bubble wrap. In one picture, a brave tourist stands at the edge of a river flowing through the centre of the frosty caves. The incredible pictures were taken by local mountain guide, Einar Runar Sigurdsson (48) at the Vatnajokull Glacier in Iceland. Einar used a Fujifilm X-Pro2 camera to capture the spectacle, a brand he has used for three years.
The Vatnajokull Glacier is the largest glacier mass in Europe, covering an area of around 8,200 square kilometres and is 1000 metres thick at its thickest point. In 2008, the glacier and its surrounding area was declared a national park. In South East Iceland where the glaciers are located, ice cave season lasts from November to March but some are unsafe all year round.