Happy Thursday, everyone! Here’s another destination off of my growing bucket list. I’ve always wanted to visit Iceland, and the Crystal Cave of Skaftafell will be my first stop if I ever do. The unique texture and color of this particular ice formation has made it a natural phenomenon that looks quite otherworldly. Because of the immense pressure of the Vatnajvkull ice cap during this cave’s formation, all of the air bubbles have been squeezed out of the ice and the ice crystals are so clear that they take on a brilliant blue color.
Gorgeous, isn’t it?! I’ve heard that you can actually hear the crackle and pop sounds when you’re in the cave is moves along with the glacier. Even if it’s just a millimeter of movement, the immense volume of the glacier ensures that you will hear EVERYTHING. The glacier this ice cave is attached is called the Vatnajvkull glacier, and it’s the largest one in Europe with an average thickness of 400 m and a maximum thickness of 1000m. That’s a lot of ice! The best time to visit here is during the winter, as the ice is much more stable (hardened).
Have you guys ever visited this magical place? Know of any other unique destinations around the world? Let me know, I’d love to hear 🙂