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Is this the place Jules Verne was thinking of in “Journey to the Center of the Earth” ?
From Inside the Volcano
“Thrihnukagigur volcano is dormant – it last erupted over 4,000 years ago. There are no indications of it erupting again in the near future. The volcano’s name, mostly unpronounceable for anyone other than locals, would be directly translated as ‘Three Peaks Crater’. The name comes from Árni B. Stefánsson, who was the first to explore the vault and who has pleaded the case for making it accessible for years.
“The beauty of the crater mostly consists in the various colourations found inside it and its enormous – and to some extent intimidating – size. To put it in context, the ground space is equivalent to almost three full-sized basketball courts planted next to each other and the height is such that it would easily fit full sized Statue of Liberty into the chamber. So make no mistake – it’s huge!” . . . Go to web page
NOTE: Booking have now stopped for 2013. We will start booking in January for 2014. The tour in to Thrihnukagigur Volcano is operatad by 3H Travel, a licenced tour operator in Iceland.
Journey into a volcano in Iceland
Published on Jul 11, 2013
In June 2013 I went to Iceland and took a trip inside a volcano! Its the only place on earth you can do this and they started with excursions in 2012. So when I went down I joined the group of only 2400 people in the world that have been inside an volcano. To put that in perspective, As of January 3, 2013, only 530 people are known to have gone into space according to the FAI guideline. And that’s Awesome!
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