12 – 13 of November 2020


Are you ready for

The 24 hour Arctic Challenge?






About ICE

1 challenge. A wide wasteland. 100 entrepreneurs from around the world.


24 Hours to solve the Arctic Challenge

ICE is an innovation festival in Kirkenes, where 100 entrepreneurs from around the world will be solving a challenge from the Artic, in only 24 hours! We will be working from Friday afternoon until the sun goes down. Oh wait… the sun never goes down in Kirkenes! Prepare for 24 extreme hours thinking, working, laughing, networking, sweating, dancing, enjoying. Let’s prepare for an experience of a lifetime.

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The Arctic Xperience

ICE participants has this to say about the festival


Berit Jin He Nilsen

Insane and youthfull! 


Lena Warelius

A wonderfully challenging and educational experience that has changed the way I solve all my present and future problems. I recommend the ICE experience to everyone!


Alexa-Kristin Camire

Great to be at the festival as a participant, and otherwise cool concept. You’ll meet new exciting people and expand your network in Norway, Russia and Finland.

We have invited these cool people!


Federico Lazano

Design Thinking Guru

Founder. Asst Prof of Innovation at NTNU & NHH (visiting). Prof of the Year Prize at NTNU. Launched Norway’s first design thinking exec-ed program. Co-founded Puentes Global. Social Innovation Fellow & MBA at Stanford University. Raised-in-California. Father. Mindfulness freak.


Matthew Lynch

Design Thinking expert

PhD Fellow at NTNU. Lecturer at Høgskolen i Østfold. Founder of Norwagon.com. Barents Entrepreneur of the Year. DT Bergen lecturer. Serial entrepreneur & recovering Certified Public Accountant.

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