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The world’s largest man-made ice tunnel was recently dug out on the western slopes of one of the biggest glaciers in Iceland - Langjokull. The tunnel and cave system stretches for 550 meters into solid glacier ice at about 30 meters below the surface making it the largest man made ice structure in the world. This unique project, backed by the Icelandair Group and leading pension funds, will enable visitors to have a rare opportunity to see how snow is gradually compressed to become glacier ice.

Aptly named “Into the Glacier”, the experience is the brainchild of two Icelandic adventure tour operators - Baldvin Einarsson and Hallgrímur Örn Arngrímsson, who wanted to take visitors into the heart of the extraordinary glacier ice cap, to see the magnificent “blue ice” which is buried deep beneath the surface.

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