EFLA Consulting engineers was awarded first prize in the prestigeous international lighting design competition, the Darc Awards 2016. EFLA submitted the lighting design concept of the Langjökull glacier tunnel, „Into the glacier". The project was the winner of the catagory „Spaces: Best Landscape Lighting Scheme" and was also voted best project of the year „Darc Awards: Best of the Best".
The aim of the project was to provide a natural and unique experience, well planned light scenes with natural light colours and limited use of other colours. Guests are to experience the lighting without any visible equipment or cables. The built-in lighting in the walls and ceiling of the tunnel provides pleasant illumination through the ice, which varies depending on the thickness and age of the ice, as well as highlights layers of ash from times past, including ash from the infamous Eyjafjallajökull eruption.