With as much as I love caves, I couldn’t wait to go into my first ice cave. We drove on difficult terrain with another one of the “snow tank” type vehicles to get out here.
When I said that the place where we went to the lava tube cave was the 2nd coldest I was on the entire trip, this was the coldest I ever was in Iceland. We got out of the trucks and I wanted to run to the cave just to get warmer.
Headed towards the opening in the glacier to enter the ice cave.
Finally warm enough for a smile!
I love how the ice looks like bubbles.
Finally fully inside the ice cave. This is probably my favorite place I have ever been. I could not have thought of a more magical place to be on Christmas!
Hard to get great pictures because there wasn’t much light, but I think we got some decent ones!
Looking back on the way we came in.
Holding up the roof!
We finally figured out how to get better pictures, use the light from one camera and shine it on our faces, and then use the other camera with the flash off to take the picture. Because no flash on means the person’s face is dark, but if you just use the regular flash on the one camera then the person’s face is bright but everything else is washed out.
I like this picture because it really shows the texture of the ice in the cave.
Photo credit again to our bus driver lol! Someone put Christmas ornaments into the ice. See it in the picture with us? One of my favorite Christmas pictures of Jeb and I. (Up there were the picture of us in Ouray on Christmas Eve in 2014 right after Jeb had proposed).
Headed back out into the normal world!
One more last look back towards where we had just been.
For me the ice cave was the highlight of our trip to Iceland!