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Musicians playing on instruments made of Ice in Geilo's Ice Music Festival Musicians playing on instruments made of Ice in Geilo's Ice Music Festival
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Musicians playing on instruments made of Ice in Geilo's Ice Music Festival.
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Microphone ver instruments made of ice.
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Musicians in the annual Ice Music Festival in Geilo Musicians in the annual Ice Music Festival in Geilo
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The annual Ice Music Festival in Geilo.
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Experience the magical music from instruments made of pure, natural ice

The Ice Music Festival is a unique, artistic and musical project which is arranged every new year at the first full moon.

 

Ice Music Festival logo The IceMusic Festival is a unique, artistic and musical project which is arranged every new year at the first full moon. This festival is an ovation to nature, and to one of the most important recourses in the world - water. Frozen water.

The IceMusic Festival, Geilo – where aesthetics, music and nature melt together.

The Ice Music Festival is a festival where everything is made exlusively from snow and ice. The IceMusic Festival is a unique, artistic and musical project that takes place annually at the first full moon of the year. 

 

All premises are set by the nature, with the majestic mountain landscape of Hallingdal as it's surrounding scenery. The weather is essential for the Ice Music Festival. The quality of the ice depends on the winter conditions and the sound of it vary as the temperature differs. Therefore, every concert is a unique experience. The festival is at the mercy of nature where the moon decides the time and the weather decides the music.

The IceMusic Festival gathers artistic expressions that all share a connection to ice. Art, architecture, dance, photo, design, sculptures and music. The IceMusic Festival is a meeting point for artists and audience to experiment, develop and to be inspired.

Expect the unexpected. The moment is now.

 

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Norway's Ice Music Festival

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Getting to Geilo

Geilo is easily accessible by car, and there are daily train and bus connections from Oslo and Bergen. The closest airport is Leirin, at Fagernes.

By car

The shortest route between Oslo and Bergen is rv. 7/fv. 7, and right in the middle of it lies Geilo. Rv. 7/fv. 7 over the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and along the Hardangerfjord is a national tourist route.

You can also reach Geilo by following fv. 50 over the mountains from west to east. The road runs through magnificent nature between Aurland and Hol. From Hol it is 10 kilometres to Geilo.

From Geilo, fv. 40 runs through Numedal, Kongsberg, Larvik and onwards to Tønsberg and Sandefjord.

Distances to Geilo 

  • From Bergen: 239 kilometres
  • From Egersund: 500 kilometres
  • From Kristiansand: 456 kilometres
  • From Larvik: 256 kilometres
  • From Oslo: 245 kilometres
  • From Trondheim: 517 kilometres

 

By train

The train journey along the Bergen Railway goes through some fantastic scenery. On the Bergen Railway you travel in comfort and get to Geilo quickly (three hours and 30 minutes from Oslo/Bergen). The train has five to six departures to and from Geilo daily. The line is operated by the Norwegian State Railways (NSB).

 

By bus

Nor-Way Bussekspress operates a number of buses to/from Geilo, among them the airport bus between Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Geilo.

 

By plane

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