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Photos: Ice Tunnel in Langjökull Nearly Finished

A 200-meter (656-feet) ice tunnel has been dug into Langjökull in West Iceland, Iceland’s second-largest glacier. Last weekend, lighting was established. The project is being carried out by tour operator Ice Cave, which plans to offer tours into the glacier as of next summer.

The ice tunnel project has been in preparation since 2010 but the digging started last spring. First, a 100-meter tunnel was made straight into the icecap. Then the tunnel splits in two and further into the glacier, the two tunnels will be rejoined. There are 30 meters left of digging, ruv.is reports.

The ice tunnel in Langjökull.The effect of the lighting in the ice tunnel. Photo: Ice Cave/Facebook.

The lighting, the first of which was established last weekend, is designed to light up the walls and floor of the ice tunnel. It will be powered by solar cells and windmills and will not heat up much to prevent the ice from melting.

The project’s progress can be followed on Ice Cave’s Facebook page.

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