As the water cascaded past my hiking boots and droplets of ice fell on my helmet from above, I knew I was photographing somewhere special.

A glimmer of light shone through the narrow entrance creating a rainbow of blue hues across the frozen icy ceiling. The sound of glacial water ran over stones into a crevice that disappeared into a frozen wall.

The Waterfall Ice Cave is located beneath Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajokull, which covers a massive 8,100km2 in Iceland. Each year the glacier retreats by 100m and then grows by 10m in winter which means this incredible ice cave is continually shifting and changing its form. Take a peek at my adventures and the incredible frozen landscape inside…

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At first glance I was stunned by what nature can create…

A ceiling of ice patterned like a bubble wrap

To photograph an ice cave, you need to have a wide angle lens and tripod to capture the scene in low light conditions

Cascading water creates the cave anew each year

Droplets of ice fell from above as the glacial water flowed below

A glimmer of light filtered through the ice creating a rainbow of blues

The textures of ice and stone blending with the moving waterfall

A photographer’s dream, the ice cave was immediately inspiring

The clear glacial water is so fresh you can drink straight from the waterfall

I added movement to the photo by capturing long exposures and blurring the waterflow

Here I used an underwater camera and frozen fingers to capture the scene from within the water

Exploring Europe’s largest glacier is a must for anyone keen on adventure