Out of this world: Inside Iceland’s staggering blue crystal ice caves where no two days are ever the same

  • Stunning images revealing the incredible changing landscapes of one of the world’s most beautiful countries
  • Helen Björnsdóttir works as an ice cave expert – assessing the safety of the caves before leading tourists inside 
  • Ice caves are dangerous and there is often a lot of work to be done on the ice caves before tourists can enter

One of Iceland’s leading ice cave guides has released a series of stunning images revealing the incredible changing landscapes of one of the world’s most beautiful countries.

Helen Björnsdóttir works as an ice cave expert – assessing the safety of the caves before leading tourists inside – but also takes photographs herself.

Helen, who is from Reykjavik, said: ‘What attracts me to ice caves are how unique they are, the feeling to enter the glacier and being surrounded by the glacier ice is an amazing feeling.

‘Looking at the blue colours and the ever changing forms and shape of the ice caves also amaze me, that you enter an ice cave and you know that it will not be there next year and you have new ice caves to explore.

‘Before I moved here I had no interest in photography but when I became an ice cave guide, I just couldn’t resist taking pictures. It’s quite a complicated art.

‘The ice caves are very dangerous though – there is often a lot of work to be done on the ice caves before we can take tourists near them, like chipping the thin ice away from the ceilings.

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Now, she has released these images of the caves – that never look the same two days in a row.

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Iceland’s leading ice cave guide has released a series of stunning images showcasing Iceland’s beauty

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No two days are ever the same in Iceland’s stunning ice caves, as the landscape constantly changes
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The photo set reveals the incredible changing landscapes of one of the worlds most beautiful countries
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There is often a lot of work to be done on the ice caves before tourists can visit safely, like chipping the thin ice away from the ceilings
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Dangerous beauty: Just because a cave is safe to explore one day, it doesn’t mean that it will be the next day
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Helen Björnsdóttir works as an ice cave expert – assessing the safety of the caves before leading tourists inside – but also takes photographs herself

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Helen, who is from Reykjavik, said: ‘What attracts me to ice caves are how unique they are’
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The photographer added: ‘Looking at the blue colours and the ever changing forms and shape of the ice caves also amaze me’
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The adventurers have had to move boulders from the glacier above the entrance to make sure they don’t roll down and block them in
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This incredible image shows the inside of the caves, that almost looks like a bubble-wrap tunnel

‘We’ve also had to move boulders from the glacier above the entrance to make sure they don’t roll down and block us in.

‘We have to do this every day – just because a cave is safe one day, it doesn’t mean that it will be the next day.

‘The way the water melts can make a cave very dangerous very quickly.’

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Henry Sapiecha

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