Five Of The World’s Most Intricate Ice Caves

Published March 1, 2012
Updated September 25, 2018

Big Four Ice Caves

Intricate Ice Caves Big Four

Located in the Cascade Range of Washington, the Big Four Mountain trail’s illustrious caves make it one of the most popular hiking destinations in the state. The mountain itself is over 6,000 feet tall and its staggering ice caves are created during the summer when snow melts and causes ice debris to pile up.

Big Four Ice Cave

Big Four Washington Caves

Intricate Ice Caves: Vatnajökull, Iceland

Vatnajökull Iceland

With pristine blue ice caves located inside of it, Vatnajökull is the largest glacier in Iceland. The glacier and the caves maintain centuries old ice and are able to be enjoyed thanks to the ice that flows from the region’s tallest active volcano.

Vatnajökull Ice Cave

Intricate Ice Caves Vatnajökull

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Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.