FORBES Travel That Changes You: 10 Best Adventures
Iceland Cool lands client Into the Glacier into the pages of Forbes magazine as one of the world’s Top 10 adventure experiences and travel that has the power to change you.
Trekking Into a Glacier in Iceland
Husafell in western Iceland is a playground of hiking and biking routes, lava caves, glaciers and waterfalls. The most memorable is an excursion with Into the Glacier. Suited up in a full body Arctic snowsuit and motorcycle helmet, I clambered into a monster truck (more like a tank out of the original Star Wars) to ride onto the Langjokull Glacier, the second largest in Europe. There I mounted a snowmobile for the rest of the journey, squealing the whole time and clinging to my friend who was driving to the mouth of a 1,640-foot-long manmade ice tunnel. Inside, the glacier has an ethereal beauty, a rainbow of blues and whites, ice stalagmites and stalagtites, and the occasional pool of water — a place for the guide to explain how in the not that far-off future, none of this will exist.