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Iceland: aboard the giant bus that rides a threatened glacier

Iceland: aboard the giant bus that rides a threatened glacier


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A giant bus that rides tourists on a glacier that threatens to disappear, welcome to Iceland.


On the eternal snows of Langjökull, a giant bus rides its passengers up to 60 km / hour on Iceland’s second largest glacier, which scientists predict will almost disappear by the end of the century.

He can cross three-meter crevasses thanks to eight-wheel drive which has earned him the name Sleipnir, named after the eight-legged horse of the main god in Norse mythology Odin. Its passengers become privileged witnesses of the accelerated melting of the second largest ice cap on the subarctic island.

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