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Scarisoara Cave

Scarisoara Ice Cave houses the second biggest underground glacier in south-eastern Europe. This makes it one of the most important caves in Romania. In some cases, the glacier is formed in caves due to the subsidence…

Scarisoara Ice Cave houses the second biggest underground glacier in south-eastern Europe. This makes it one of the most important caves in Romania.

In some cases, the glacier is formed in caves due to the subsidence of snow on the bottom of potholes caves. The ice stays there during summers due to the high altitude.

But the caves in Apuseni that house underground glaciers do not fall into this category. The presence of ice is not because of rough weather conditions, but due to a special ventilation system that determines an underground glacier topoclimate.