Icelandic Ice Cave

DSC_1123Nick and I recently honeymooned in Europe and spent the majority of our vacation in Iceland. My favorite thing that we did was explore an ice cave that was dug into one of their largest glaciers. It was as cold as you would expect but I loved the way that they would incorporate LED lights into the ice to create a glowing effect. It was definitely an experience I would recommend to any visiting the area!

DSC_1058(The entrance of the cave was this massive tunnel- it was a little scary at first but they had twinkle lights set up to guide us in)

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DSC_1063(It was kind of like being in a gigantic igloo.)

DSC_1066(The light would illuminate one portion of the cave and keep the rest in the dark. It was so beautiful)

DSC_1091(The had their own chapel where couples could get married in if they wished. Say goodbye to the dress, you would freeze!)

DSC_1098(There were a couple of forks that would take you into different tunnels, we made sure to stick with the group so that we didn’t get lost!)

DSC_1115(When I saw this, I got a little spooked. Part of the cave was melting and creating this gorgeous view, the ice looked like crystal. But it got me thinking…the glacier was melting. Unfortunately, this ice cave probably won’t be here in the next 5 years.)

DSC_1137Here is the view from the glacier. Something I loved about Iceland was that at one moment you were soaking up the sun and the next you were standing on snow. From waterfalls to geysers, Iceland is a pretty magnificent place!

Cave Adventures – Part 1.

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Cayo Cave.

We went on some awesome cave adventures while in Belize.  I have to admit I was a little bit intimidated at first because a lot of the entry ways were very small with low ceilings.  However, as we carried on through the caves and the ceilings and natural cave windows to the jungle opened up, I soon settled into one of the most naturally beautiful expeditions to see.

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Tank ride to the trail head.

The place we stayed had these huge tanker trucks that would bring us to our daily adventures.  They tromped through rough trails and through rivers.  They didn’t destroy anything, we just needed them to navigate the rough roads that aren’t easily accessible.

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Before a crazy rain storm hailed down on us.

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The storm brewing.

A critter joined Rob.

A critter joined Rob.

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My onzie yoga pants ended up being the best jungle trekking pants because they were water proof and protected my legs.

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Hiking to our cave drop in.

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Everyone getting in their tubes!

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We were 85% in caves but every now and then we would come out to the most picturesque river spots in the jungle.

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Jungle nerd.  At least I was comfortable for the 9 miles of cave floating.

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Rob and I at one of the big cave openings we came out from.