‘GMA’ Flies Drone Into Icelandic Sinkhole in Live Broadcast

“GMA” has flown a drone into a deep sinkhole in Iceland.

ByABC News
January 5, 2016, 8:49 AM

— -- "Good Morning America"'s Amy Robach has experienced a feat that's unprecedented in television history: by taking viewers live into an ice sinkhole that's thousands of feet deep.

Using the very latest in drone camera technology, Robach watched today as a daring team of elite ice climbers ventured down into the vertical ice drop located in the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier.

Researchers and scientists study the formations to understand how the ice melts and sweeps into the oceans, raising the sea levels around the world and threatening coastlines – even those in the U.S.

Scientists say that low-lying areas -- such as Florida – are being directly affected by the melting ice.

This morning, Robach witnessed "GMA"'s newest adventure live and even attempted her own ice climb with the elite team.

On her trip Robach visited the Blue Lagoon, the famed 102-degree geothermal spa that is a popular tourist destination.

This isn’t the first time “GMA” has brought a one-of-a-kind experience to viewers. Last year, the program broadcast live via a pair of drones from inside the heart of Iceland’s most active volcano with a lava field the size of Manhattan.The drones’ technology allowed “GMA” viewers to see the erupting Bardarbunga Volcano from just 380 feet above it. The pictures captured by the drones showed the lava bubbling inside the crater and even erupting into a wall of fire.

Iceland doesn’t just attract tourists; Hollywood has long known of its appeal. In fact, cinematographers have chosen Iceland’s frozen landscapes to serve as otherworldly backdrops for blockbuster hits such as “Thor,” “Batman Begins,” “Die Another Day,” “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

The latest “Star Wars” film –- which is breaking box office records -– filmed some of its interplanetary landscapes in Iceland.

SmugMug, an online photo service, used drones to capture Iceland’s breathtaking terrain for the 2015 documentary “Climbing Ice: The Iceland Trifecta.” The film documented climbers’ attempts to conquer an iceberg, the ceiling of an ice cave, and an iceberg crevasse.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens" was produced by Lucasfilm, a division of Disney, the parent company of ABC News.