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Ice Music, prior to start of the festival

Tim Linhart is the original ice artist who founded the Ice Music project in Lule, Sweden
Tim Linhart is the original ice artist who founded the Ice Music project in Lule, Sweden

Now that a deep freeze has settled over many parts of the world, some daring souls choose to revel in the frigid temperatures by engaging in activities that are only possible in a cold climate.

A band in Sweden called Ice Music celebrates “the winter spirit of Swedish Lapland” by using a new art form – where the musicians play on instruments made of ice. READ MORE

Fascinating Waitomo Caves, a Place Where Glowworms Create a Starry Effect

This specific spot in the Waitomo Caves is known as the Glowworm Grotto, a place where glowworms create a starry effect on the ceilings.

Glowworm Caves in New Zealand

The Waitomo Glowworm Caves, located just outside the main Waitomo township on the North Island of New Zealand, is a famous attraction because of a sizable population of glowworms that live in the caves. Glowworms or Arachnocampa luminosa are tiny, bio-luminescent creatures (around the size of a mosquito) that produce a blue-green light and are found exclusively in New Zealand.

Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia as a Favorite Spot for Hot Air Ballooning

The area has become a popular tourist area and a favorite spot for hot air ballooning.

Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey
Ancient Region of Anatolia in Cappadocia, Turkey

Cappadocia lies in eastern Anatolia, in the center of what is now Turkey. The name was traditionally used in Christian sources throughout history and is still widely used as an international tourism concept to define a region of exceptional natural wonders, in particular characterized by fairy chimneys and a unique historical and cultural heritage.

Magnificent Troll’s Tongue

Trolltunga is a piece of rock that sticks out of a vertical mountain side above a 350m drop, offering a magnificent view of Skjeggedal near town of Odda, Norway. The Troll’s Tongue (translation in English) is available to hikers from mid-June to about mid-September. It is roughly a 3-4 hour hike to the ‘trolls tongue’.

Trolltunga in Hordaland, Norway

Thousands of tourists visit Trolltunga during the four summer months. Nevertheless, to this day no safety railing has been constructed on the edge of the cliff so as not to harm the natural beauty of the cliff. Despite the insecure gorge, there had been no fatalities at the site (2013). Source: Wikipedia

Magic of the Mendenhall Ice Caves

The Mendenhall Glacier is a 12-mile-long glacier in the Mendenhall Valley, located only 12 miles from downtown Juneau in Southeast Alaska. The Ice Caves are inside the glacier, accessible only to those willing to kayak to, and then ice climb over the glacier. However, the glacier is retreating increasingly fast as global warming heats the oceans and temperatures rise.


The cave lies beneath the Mendenhall Glacier and it melts as you walk through it.