This year´s music experience in Svalbard

Isfjord Radio music festival

Acoustic tones make the music feel naked and honest, just as we experience the Arctic wilderness. 17-19 September 2021 we enhance the sensory experiences in the encounter with Svalbard and its pristine & scenic landscape. We invite our guests into the wilderness together with Frida Ånnevik and Torgeir Waldemar. Here music, nature and wildlife intertwine without filters. It is a music experience for life!

Frida Ånnevik

There are voices that give you no choice. Voices that make you stop. You just have to hear what they have to say. Frida Ånnevik has such a voice. Frida is a critically acclaimed composer, musician and lyricist, and has released five albums, the latest “Other songs” in 2019.
Frida has received several Spellemann Awards, in addition to the prestigious Prøysen Award.

Torgeir Waldemar

Torgeir Waldemar has a distinctive voice, with fearless and unobtrusive lyrics that address the many nuances of life. Torgeir’s debut album from 2014 was nominated for two Spellemann Awards, and quickly took a place on all album lists.
Torgeir balances well between country and rock, and is strongly present in his songs. From concerns about climate challenges to calls to take better care of each other. As Dagsavisen wrote in an interview in connection with the release of the album «Love» (2020): «It will never be cheerful from Torgeir Waldemar. Just disturbingly beautiful».

FRIDAY 17 september

Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel is your home for this weekend. We meet at Basecamp Hotel in Longyearbyen at the scheduled time, followed by an hou´r boat trip across the fjord. Keep your eyes open for wildlife and enjoy the light in the arctic landscape. Upon arrival you are welcomed by the hosts, and later we gather for the festival dinner at 7.30 pm. The evening is rounded off with today’s musical highlight; an intimate concert with Torgeir Waldemar.

SATURDAY 18 september

We bring the music experiences into the wild and rig ourselves for boat safari to the north side of Isfjorden. Here you will experience the bird mountain Alkehornet that dominates the landscape, and the mighty Esmark glacier that plunges into the bay of Ymer. While the boat is dipping in the green glacier water, we will enjoy an unique encounter between acoustic music and wild nature. Back at Isfjord Radio, we are captured again as we gather around the bonfire for cured meat, bubbles and music. After dinner, the evening is topped off with an exclusive intimate concert by Frida Ånnevik.

SUNDAY 19 september

The toughest festival participants starts the day with a fresh sea bath which is rewarded with a warm visit in the sauna. After breakfast, we put on our mountain shoes and wander into the beautiful Svalbard landscape. We walk towards Linnevannet, situated between characteristic mountains, or towards Båtodden, where the walruses often come to visit. The choice of route depends on weather conditions. Lunch is enjoyed outdoors before returning to Isfjord Radio and Longyearbyen.

Join us for a memorable music experience in Svalbard. This summer we are adding a new dimension to the nature experiences at Isfjord Radio. Close meetings between pure nature and musical moments presented by two well known Norwegian artists. Intimate acoustic concerts are nicely framed by the hotel experience at Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel. Enjoy homemade food based on Norwegian traditions and share unforgettable memories with people sharing your interest.

TBA for 2022
3 days
Most meals included
Isfjord Radio Adventure Hotel
per person TBA nok

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