INCREDIBLE footage has emerged of a magical glowing ice cave in the Arctic created by a sculptor who has been carving ice for over 30 years.
Tim Linhart, from New Mexico, USA, has been building frozen concert halls for over a decade – and he has filled his latest one with fully functional musical instruments also made out of ice.
Incredible footage shows the inside of a concert hall in Swedish Lapland carved entirely out of ice.
American sculptor Tim Linhart has been carving instruments from ice for around 20 years.
Tim has filled the hall with fully functioning musical instruments made from ice.
Tim carved his first frozen instrument sitting on top of a mountain around 20 years ago and says he became enchanted with the idea of making more from the second he first played it.
He said: “I plucked on the wires and I heard the sound coming out from inside the instrument.
“And I was so excited by what I heard that I put on my skis and skied all the way down to the village and told them what had happened to me and how excited I was.
“They pretty much thought I was a kook.
“Well, on that day I sort of had a dream – a vision of what could one day become. Welcome to my dream.”
Incredible footage shows inside the latest magical frozen concert hall that shows off Tim’s life’s work.
The structure is filled with frozen instruments – including icy guitars, frozen drums and beautifully sculpted violins.
The magical ice cave glows in all the colours of the rainbow and hold concerts which people can attend.
Tim said he carved his first instrument from ice 20 years ago and had a vision of what it could become.
Ever since creating his first instrument from ice, Tim has been working to perfect his methods.
The beautiful glowing igloo is located in Luleå, Swedish Lapland, and was specially designed to keep the delicate instruments cool – even when the concert hall is full of people.
Tim explained: “You got hot bodies next to cold instruments and they’re melting…the strings on the stringed instruments begin to get softer and the pitch goes down.
“On the pipe instruments [the pitch] begins to go up, so you’ve got the orchestra going in two different directions.”