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Top 5 Places to See Amazing Ice Caves

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If you want some proper winter fun, consider visiting the ice caves. They are found in not so many places. There must be a glacier, that would feature a thick layer of ice. We have picked ten places where you could see the most beautiful ice caves in the world.

5. Sandy Glacier in Mt. Hood, Oregon, USA

Posited in an elevation of 8,800 to 6,000 feet (2,700 to 1,800 m), the glacier is engraved with a system of caves. The glacier however is melting and scientists predict that it will completely disappear in 7 to 10 years.

Why to go there?

Explore the beautiful surroundings of Mount Hood, which might be a still active volcano. The caves are melting, so it might be the last chance to visit them.

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4. Alaska, USA

19 km long glacier hides some of the most stunning ice caves underneath. The caves are unique for the melting ice, which forms springs, that add up extra beauty to the caves. Also you can go there at any time of the year, since the place does not experience dramatic weather changes.

Why to go there?

Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most popular attractions in Alaska and a very accessible glacier.

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3. Kamchatka, Russia

The region is known for rough climate, but also the most amazing unspoiled nature. Surrounded with active volcanoes on the surface, the ice cave is of breathtaking beauty. The ice is so thin, that when sun illuminates, it shimmers multicolor lights.

Why to go there?

Kamchatka is a truly unique and remote place. It is a desirable place to visit by the adventurers, who set it as a challenge.

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2. Canadian Rockies, Canada

This is another land of eternal snow and ice. In places like Booming Ice Chasm, the ice caves can be even dangerous and accessible for the professionals only. The ice is crystal clear and the cave has amazing acoustics. Only professionals should climb these icy walls, though, because the slightest mistake would send them sliding into the wall.

Why to go there?

There are various caves and most of them are easily accessible.

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1. Iceland

Mýrdalsjökull Glacier Ice Cave, Vatnajökull and Skaftafell are the best places to go see the ice caves. Ice is thick, but also crystal clear. The shapes and tunnels are breathtaking and one really might feel as if it was the land of the Queen of ice.

Why to go there?

Guided tours are available in the parks, allowing to safely explore the caves, which might be a dangerous activity.

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