Iceland is a land of incredible beauty, boasting landscapes that literally have to be seen to be believed. And it is the lure of these otherworldly sites that bring millions of tourists to Iceland’s volcanic shores each year. It can be easy to get lost in the sea of people heading to the same sites at the same time, so here at Secret Solstice, we have teamed up with Into The Glacier to present to you a specially designed intimate and unique festival experience and THE ONLY opportunity in the world to experience live music in a glacier.
Join us at Secret Solstice presents Into The Glacier as we delve deep within Langjökull, Iceland’s and indeed Europe’s second largest glacier. Literally named ‘The Long Glacier’, it covers a huge expanse of approx. 950km squared, and reaches heights of about 1.3km above sea level. The glacier is so large in fact, that some parts of the beast still have not been properly explored and until recently only a handful of scientists and glaciologists had experienced what lies beneath the surface.
Now it’s your chance to explore where only few have been before in intimate groups of only 125 per evening, all while listening to some of the world’s best music. Experience a private tour of this icy labyrinth which only became open to the public in June 2015, after two curious Icelandic men named Balvin and Hallgrimur had the bold idea of bringing people not just above, but in into the incredible blue ice of the glacier. Assembling a team of scientists and engineers, they carefully and considerately carved out the 5 chambers and interlinking tunnels that can be explored today as one of our unique side events.
As part of Secret Solstice 2017, we are offering three incredible trips into the glacier, each with it’s own theme.
16TH JUNE 2016: DJ/electronic show
17TH JUNE 2016: DJ/electronic show
18TH JUNE 2016: Acoustic show
We’re also proud to announce world-renowned name Ministry Of Sound will be joining us for the Saturday the 17th of June show, featuring none other than legendary dance act Dusky.
Don’t miss your chance to experience the gig of a lifetime in one of nature’s gifts to Iceland. Departing from our festival site in Reykjavik, guests will first be driven through the astonishing Icelandic country side by bus, where they will then be transferred onto former NASA rocket moving equipment to get to the mouth of the glacier tunnel.
Tickets are limited to only 125 per evening, so get in fast to create memories that will last a lifetime!