Many tours to the glaciers include visiting the caves. Some caves are not open for everyone since they are difficult to navigate. However, many of them were discovered by the fearless adventurers. If you are going to visit an ice cave that is not monitored by any tourist service, you have to remember that it may collapse any time, so be extra careful.
The degree of skill that is required to navigate the ice caves may vary but there are enough destinations to explore for the absolute newbie as well as for professionals. You can choose from man-made or naturally formed ice caves but you shouldn’t choose to miss the chance to have an adventure of a lifetime.
1. Mer de Glace, Chamonix, France
Ice frozen on the Mont Blanc massif forms a glacial hollow that leads you into an icy wonder of sculptures iridescent like crystals. A cog train ride takes you here and a further climb down 400 steps will bring you to this ‘sea of ice’. This is a man-made wonder and has to be rebuilt every year due to glacier shifting.
2. Vatnajokull National Park, Skaftafell, Iceland
Melting ice can create hazardous conditions, but an expert guide and safety equipment (helmets, crampons, and an ice axe are typically provided) will help you enjoy the spectacular natural light show inside. (As will warm clothes and hiking boots.)
3. Gorner Glacier, Valais, Switzerland
The second-largest glacier in the Alps, Gorner owns some impressive ice caves. The caves were explored by the professional team, who had to dig their way into the caves. The gorgeous pictures depict the undiscovered beauty of these caves.