I’ve been thinking: what’s the use of having your youth and optimism if you don’t use them to travel? Traveling is a wonderful gift that has become much more accessible recently. A trip to Peru is no longer a dream but a possibility. I see lots of young people who’ve started traveling early and now they can be proud of a non-formal education that was taught to them through practice.
A destination that is not only breathtaking but also unbelievably inspiring is the Blue Lagoon in Iceland. This is an oasis of relaxation where you can find geothermal waters and one fascinating view for the human eye. The turquoise splash of water is integrated perfectly into the black, muddy piece of earth, giving its guests a sensation of total relaxation.
Just like summer has its sea, sun and beaches, winter too has incredible assets that leave people speechless. What would you say about a trip through an ice tunnel that was man made? Sounds exciting, right? And thanks to technology, people have the opportunity to see a little trailer of what a trip to the Langjökull glacier means.
This glacier is located somewhere in the north-eastern part of Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. It is known as the second largest ice cap in the country and measures 953 square kilometres. Tourists will have the opportunity to visit this tunnel starting with the spring of 2015 and they will get to discover the way in which this glacier was formed.
Icecave Iceland is due to open in the spring of next year and will help tourists go into the heart of the Langjökull glacier and understand the way in which it has formed.
Specialists believe that the glacial ice has formed with the help of the compacted snow which has been fallen for the last thousands of years. Because of this, the layers of ice have different colors representing distinct periods of snowfall. For instance, the whiter layers suggest that the weather was cold when they formed forcing the cold air to get trapped in the ice crystals (making them reflect light). On the other hand, the layers that are darker in color formed when the weather was warmer and little air got sucked in the snow.
I hate to say it but winter is coming. For me winter is a time to hibernate, drink warm tea and relax in my bed with a hot cup of ginger tea. But I do have a fond respect for those who have the guts to go out and face nature’s cold. Because with that cold comes the beauty of stillness and the view of infinite relaxation. Everything turns white and nature takes its rights covering everything in a peaceful blanket of snow.
Of course, it is peaceful for those who haven’t heard about the Arctic Trucks Experience! Visit Iceland and you will understand what I am talking about. But, if you are still not convinced you should continue reading in order to discover the advantages of such an adventure.