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Workers inside the Langjökull ice tunnel stumble across another enormous crevasse

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  • Into the deep Workers digging the long ice tunnel into Langjökull glacier have stumbled upon yet another crevasse, located deep within the ice cap. Photos/Ice Cave

Workers digging the 500 metre (1,640 ft) long ice tunnel into Langjökull glacier have stumbled upon yet another crevasse, located deep within the ice cap. The huge crevasse runs right across the tunnel and will be incorporated into the unique experience of the ice cave.

Read more: Langjökull ice-tunnel will feature restaurants, exhibitions and a chapel
Read more: Enter into the depths of Iceland’s second largest ice cap

In an interview with Fréttablaðið, supervisor Kjartan Þorbjörnsson says the men do not fear being engulfed by the massive glacier. “On the contrary, they find the task to be thrilling,” he said.

Langjökull is located in west Iceland and is the country’s second largest ice cap, second only to the vast Vatnajökull. The tunnel is the brainchild of various travel companies operating on the glacier and engineering company Efla and is due to open in June. 

 

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This is the specialized vehicle that will transport guests on to the glacier. 

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The mouth of the tunnel.

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Deep inside Langjökull ice cap. 

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