BIG bucket list Adventures
Descend into a volcano Iceland
Why? For a unique descent into the earth s belly. To inject some Jules Verne adventure into your bucket list you need to head to Iceland. It s a strange singular place; a newborn babe in geological terms you can virtually see it being formed before your eyes the land groans hisses and spews.
This makes delving beneath the surface quite exciting indeed though something that s been easy to achieve since 2012 when commercial tours began plunging into Thrihnukagigur volcano.
Clipped on to what s essentially a window cleaner s lift you re slowly lowered 120m into another world a magma chamber uniquely drained of its magma. Lights reveal a cavern of many colours bruise purples sulphur yellows blood reds.
Water drip drips from above while breaking into song demonstrates the excellent acoustics. It is wonderful and very weird. Thrihnukagigur is dormant last erupting over 4 000 years ago. There s no sign that it s about to spring into life but tours are only announced on a year by year basis because well you never know...