Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 28, 2021


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Tunnel vision

Beginning June 1, you’ll be able to go 200 metres inside Europe’s second largest glacier to see the “blue ice” that’s beneath its surface. Iceland’s Langjökull features a circular tunnel to a depth of 30 metres that’ll bring visitors to a large, naturally-formed crevasse — and a manmade ice chapel. There are three sub-glacial Langjökull adventures visitors can choose from June through October. The shortest is 2.5 to 3.5 hours long (adults $170); the 14-hour package includes pit stops at geothermal hot springs, waterfalls and a geyser ($370). Each begins in either the island’s capital of Reykjavik or the small town of Húsafell where an eight-wheel-drive, 40-passenger monster truck will take participants through the 5770-metre Hvalfjörður (whale) Tunnel under the Hvalfjörður fjord before climbing to the top of the 950-square-kilometre glacier, which is 1400 metres above sea level at its highest point.

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