This is an Ice Cave not far from Jokulsarlon on the Southeast Coast of Iceland. We made this video during our recent photography workshop Jan 2013.
This ice is centuries old ice and part of a glacier. It is very dense, having has had almost all of the air pressed out over many years.. Without air, the ice turns into this magically blue crystal like ice. The outer surface of this ice is actually the surface of the glacier and is affected by weather and sunlight. It transforms some of the crystal blue ice white. However, under the white surface is the blue ice.
You'll see a small stream, or a glacial river, flowing from beneath the glacier and out the entrance of the ice cave. This water will eventually reach the Atlantic Ocean.
This cave is very remote. A guide is needed. Helmets and crampons are advised.
This experience was just one part of our recent workshop. We';ll be back in 2014... ultimateiceland.com or jackgrahamphoto.com