There were two things that Markus and I were determined to do in Iceland, take the Inside the Volcano tour and dive between two tectonic plates. I'm happy to say we were able to do both and I'll first be posting about our descent into Thrihnukagigur Volcano, the only drop-in volcano tour in the world. The only way to get into the dormant volcano is through 3H Travel and they are a great company. Everything is included in the price and really easy. The tour lasts about 5-6 hours and there is a 2 mile hike through Bláfjöll before you can get to Thrihnukagigur. If you are unable to hike, you have to take a helicopter to the volcano. The hike itself, was incredible with nothing but ice and snow for the first part, but it felt like a real expedition.
Once we arrived at Thrihnukagigur, we were broken up in to groups of 6 and strapped into an open air elevator that descends 120 meters directly into the magma chamber, which erupted about 4,000 years ago and has been dormant ever since. Once you enter the volcano, it's absolutely breathtaking. The colors inside are so vibrant and rich and resulted from intense heat and pressure mixing with minerals deep in the rock. I've never seen anything like it before and was awestruck the whole time we were down there. Descending deep into a volcano was definitely a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget.