Lately there have been talks about opening up one of Iceland's largest caverns
as a tourist attraction for anyone interested in the cave to explore its magnificence.
The cave named "Thrihnukagigur" ,meaning triplehump crater ,is wide for 120 meters down.
That's 394 feet! Additionally ,the cavern's narrow passages span at least 50 more meters ,
which equals roughly 164 feet. Its huge size ,combined with its colorful scoria walls
colored by various gas types during eruptions in the past make it a truly awesome sight.
The cavern was formed as a lava tube and sits on a dormant volcano.
It's situated close to Bláfjöll (Blue mountains) near Reykjavik's protected water reserves.
So far the cave has only been accessible through its main opening in the top of the mountain
and ideas for how to open it up to travelers have not been discussed much openly until now.
Some have proposed ideas of stairs ,circular staircases or steady platforms.
Concerns have also been voiced in light of the cavern being so close to the water reserves.
There would likely be disturbances around the constructions of support for exploring the cave.
The inaccessibility has so far been the biggest hindrance in opening it up.
Most of the roads are very close to delicate areas. That's the main counter argument.
Lastly ,I'm including some sources and a video so you all can have a closer look at it
and see what this cave offers. Further readings may be aided by translating Icelandic pages.
Icelandic wiki link
Ferlir thrihnukagigur source info
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