Conference dinner 17 December
The conference dinner will be held at the conference hotel Scandic Bergen City. It is a three-course meal, including drinks. A vegetarian alternative will be available.
The conference dinner comes at an additional charge of 750 NOK.
Wednesday 18 December
10 am: Visit the world’s largest gingerbread town
One of the most breath-taking Christmas season traditions we have in Bergen is the World’s largest and finest gingerbread town. Kindergartens, schools, businesses and thousands of individuals have contributed every year since Christmas in 1991. In the gingerbread town, you will find miniature houses, trains, cars and ships made from real gingerbread, many of them copies of famous buildings in Bergen or abroad.
The entrance to the gingerbread town is included in the conference fee.
Ride with the Fløibanen funicular and small stroll at mount Fløien (if weather permits)
If weather permits, we will proceed directly from the ginger bread town to the Fløibanen funicular which is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to mount Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes about 5–8 minutes.
From the magnificent viewing platform on the top of Fløyen, you can enjoy stunning views of Bergen and the surrounding fjord and mountain landscape.
Since this activity depends on the weather conditions, the tickets for the funicular are not included in the conference fee, and must be purchased by each participant on the day. (Roundtrip 90 NOK)
If weather does not permit a visit to mount Fløyen, you may enjoy some of the other attractions of Bergen on your own. A suggestion would be to visit the Bergen Christmas Market, open daily from 10 am to 9 pm. Or to make a visit to the University Museum of Bergen, which was reopened to the public in October 2019, after having been closed for the last 6 years for major restoration. The University Museum has some of the largest collections within cultural and natural history in Norway. The museum is open daily, except Mondays, from 10 am to 4 pm.