Cold beauty. Top 10 most fascinating ice caves in the world


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At the 10th place Ice Pavilion Ice Grotto (Ice Grotto) on Mittelallalin in a glacier in the Fairy, Switzerland. Located at an altitude of 3500 meters, the grotto is not only created out of a thousand-year ice, but also includes a gallery of ice sculptures. In addition, Mittelallalin — popular ski resort, there is also the famous revolving restaurant with breathtaking panoramas.


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In 9 place — the cave Gorner Glacier (Gorner Glacier), Canton Valley, Switzerland. The second largest glacier in the Alps has some impressive caves. The caves were explored by professional cave explorers who paved their way into these cavities.

Published photos of the magnificent show are not yet fully explored the beauty of these caves. Getting to EIM places very difficult, moreover, they are not included in the tourist tours. In the direction of Zermatt, the Gornergrat train tracks. The famous railway route is famous for its picturesque views, which are included in the list of things that you need to see at least once in Zermatt.

Eighth place was taken by a cave in Kamchatka, Russia. This region is famous for its harsh climate, remoteness and unspoiled nature. Surrounded by active volcanoes, the cave is covered with a layer of ice so thin that when the sun shines, it shimmers in different colors.

To get to this cave can be located on a tour to a number of Mutnovsky volcano. This can be done from July to September. It is best to go there by plane from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok and other Russian cities.

On the seventh line in the ranking — Dobšinská ice cave in Slovakia. Located in the mountain range known as the Slovak Paradise, the cave is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The thickness of the ice can be up to 26.5 m, making it one of the most interesting caves in the world. Installed in a cave ladder facilitate its investigation. Dobšinská cave is open from 15 May to 30 September, except Mondays.

Sixth place in the top 10 most beautiful glacier and ice cave in the world Eisriesenwelt covers located in the Tennengebirge in the province of Salzburg in Austria, near the town of Werfen. Its slowness — 42 km and it is the largest ice cave in the world.

Her love tourists, and indeed the road from Salzburg to the cave travelers will appreciate the beautiful views. Note, however, that the Eisriesenwelt is open for tourists from May 1 to 26 October.

Closes top five cave in the glacier Mýrdalsjökull (Mýrdalsjökull), Iceland. Located in the southern part of Iceland glacier volcano Katla hides in its bosom.

In recent years, scientists have closely monitored the activity of the volcano. Nevertheless, glacier hiking are very popular among tourists. There is not difficult to get to, and the beauty of it is amazing. the newspaper notes. it is best to visit this lednk winter.

In the west of the State of Washington in the United States, near a dormant volcano Mount Rainier (Mount Rainier) in the Cascade mountains are four large ice cave (The Big Four Ice Caves).

They attract many tourists. In addition, there Is located not less spectacular cave in Paradise Glacier.

The third line is an ice cave Booming Ice Chasm, Rocky Mountains, Canada. It was opened recently and it is recommended to visit only by professionals.

Cave has amazing acoustics, and is covered with ice throughout the year. It is called a real challenge for experienced mountaineers.

Caves in the Mendenhall Glacier, Juneau, Alaska, USA. 12-kilometer glacier conceals some of the most beautiful caves in the world.

They are unique in that the ice is melting in them, creating springs, as well as changing the shape of the caves every year. Mendenhall Caves — one of the most popular tourist destinations in Alaska. Getting there is not difficult and can be at any time of the year.

Opens rating glacial cave Skaftafell, Iceland (Skaftafell Ice Cave). Located in a park named Skaftafell, it is one of the most popular ice caves in the world.

However, to see the blue glow of ice only in the winter after a heavy rain. It is also said that when the glacier budge even a millimeter, a loud noise is heard in the cave. It is best to go to Skaftafell winter for safety reasons — it is time to strengthen the cold ice.