The Only Ice Music Festival in the World


Creating a truly unique aural experience, the world’s only Ice Music Festival returns for a trailblazing 9th year from the 16 – 19 January 2014.

 Emile Holba

Located in the idyllic mountain home of Geilo in Norway, under the watchful eye of the mighty Hallingskarvet Plateau – the Ice Music Festival’s aesthetics, music and nature, melt together under the first full moon of the year.

Constructed and formed exclusively from naturally harvested ice and snow, the Festival is a tribute to art, the environment and one’s of the world’s most vital resources – water. Frozen water.

Conceived and developed in 2006 by ice music pioneer Terje Isungset and Pål K Medhus, the Ice Music Festival is an annual celebration of collaborative music and expression performed by specially invited artists, curated by Terje.

Our Program sees another world first – an ice music orchestra – playing specially commissioned music composed by Terje with fantastic support from Arts Council Norway. Also, one of the jazz world’s greatest improvisers – Arve Henriksen – makes a return after delivering a blistering performance in 2011.

So seek out your warmest clothing, pack your bags and join us in Geilo for 3 nights of wondrous music. All the information you need to arrange your trip to Geilo is found on our Info page. If you have any additional questions or enquires, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Emile Holba

Stay tuned for news and updates via our Twitter, Facebook and News feeds and be sure to look through the Program. And finally, a quick tip, make sure you book the train to and from Geilo during daylight hours. The views are staggeringly beautiful!