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Deep Freeze: Six Astonishing Ice Caves 

Want to walk in a subterranean winter wonderland? Head to a melting glacier, where the changing of seasons and, many believe, the warming of the planet, contribute to the most ephemeral of secret chambers. In other parts of the world, deep mountain caves are also consumed with ice in strange otherworldly forms. Ice caves, as well as glacier caves, are both under constant change, always prone to collapse, and it’s that dynamic aspect that makes them all the more beautiful.

Keep reading for six of the most stunning ice caves to explore, on Atlas Obscura!