Excursions

We offer four pre-planned excursions. On the registration form you are encouraged to select two of these with Priority 1 and Priority 2, in case your first priority is fully booked. The PCO will contact you by email if this occurs. The change in price will be refunded or invoiced when you approve the change of the tour.

All tours will end in Bergen near Bryggen at 18.00h. We organize a joint dinner for all at Mount Floien Restaurant immediately afterwards, taking the funicular rail to experience a breath-taking view over Bergen and the nearby fjords and islands. Read more about this Dinner on the roof top of Bergen here. Also people not participating in excursions are welcome to book this dinner.

Tour 1:
SCENIC DRIVE TO THE FJORDS & VISIT TO THE MATRE RESEARCH STATION
The excursion starts from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at 14:00hrs.

The station is located in Matredal, 80 km north of Bergen. Coach will depart from the hotel and drive north crossing bridges and along the shores of the Osterfjord, then crossing the Romarheim Mountain before descending to the base of the Fensfjord and the fjord village of Matre. The drive will give you a wonderful taste of the magnificent fjords and mountain scenery for which Norway is world famous!


(Photo credit: Matre research station)

We are pleased to invite you to visit one of the most modern fish research labs in the world. Since the opening in 1971, the Matre Research Station has been the core facility for salmonid and marine aquaculture research at the Institute of Marine Research together with several national and international collaborators. Recent, substantial upgrades include automatic control of the water properties, such as temperature, salinity, oxygen and acidification of water tanks containing from 40 to 5000 liters.

Modern analytical laboratories are combined with both tank and cage environment laboratories providing a unique research arena that plays a key role in marine aquaculture, fisheries and ecological science and research.  

Fish net laboratory in Solheim, Matre. ESPS Velferdsmåler/welfare measures
(Photo credit: Matre research station)

In Matre, there will be a presentation of research relevant to fish welfare done at the station and how this is combined with advice for sustainable production and risk assessments. There will be a guided tour through this unique infrastructure for salmonid and marine aquaculture research including both  land and sea-based facilities. 

Sculpture Breaking the waves, by the entrance

(Photo credit: Matre research station)

Coffee/tea & refreshments will be provided onsite.
More information on the research station can be found here.

After the visit – return back to Bergen by coach in time for dinner at Mt Fløien. The coach will stop near the funicular station for those who have booked the dinner.

Per person, min 35, max 45 paying participants, NOK 552.-
Duration: 4 hours.


Tour 2:
3 HOUR NORWEGIAN FJORDS CRUISE
The excursion starts from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at 15:00hrs.

Walk across the street to board the boat. Join our round-trip cruise from Bergen in spectacular fjord scenery. This fantastic tour takes you up the 27-kilometer long Osterfjord. Underway, the fjord narrows between steep mountains as we bring you safely through the powerful currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen strait. We sail our bow right up to a waterfall to catch a bucket of ice-cold mountain water for you to sample before turning back and returning to Bergen through the magnificent landscape. Our modern, comfortable boats have sundecks and kiosks offering refreshments, including beer and wine.

Mostraumen
(All photos – credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

View a short film introducing the wonders of this cruise here https://youtu.be/ZUuWOD4rFXk

The cruise will end back in Bergen in time for dinner at Mt Fløien for those who have booked the dinner. 5 min walking from the pier to the funicular station.

Price per person, minimum 50 paying participants: NOK 814.-

** Private charter –  only for ISAE 2019 participants**


Tour 3:
THE CLASSICAL GUIDED TOUR OF BERGEN BY COACH.
The excursion starts from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at 15:00hrs.

This tour will take the visitors by private coach and local guide for an orientation tour of the city centre of Bergen, passing all main sights of interest including the shopping areas. Inside visits will be made to:

Fantoft Stave Church:

(Photo credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

The tour will then proceed outside the city centre for a tour of some of the residential areas before stopping for an inside visit at the Fantoft Stave Church. This wooden church with the characteristic architectural style originates from a fjord settlement in the Sognefjord and was erected in the year 1150. However, it was sadly torched in 1992 but a replica down to the smallest detail was build and the visitors will still experience the magical and historical feel of these magnificent buildings!

 

The home of Edvard Grieg – Troldhaugen Museum:


(Photo credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

The coach will then continue to Troldhaugen. Troldhaugen (the hill of the Trolls) was built in 1885 and was the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. He lived there for 22 years, and composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut by the shore of lake Nordåsen.

The Old Bergen Open Air Museum:

(Photo credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

The coach will then proceed to the Open Air Museum of ‘Gamle Bergen’. The city of Bergen is known for its old wooden houses and the Old Bergen Museum (open air museum) consists of a whole cluster of them. Some of them are on their original sites, but the majority has been collected from other parts of Bergen. Here they have been rebuilt along streets, alleys, and on squares, just as they would have been 100-200 years ago. The houses are carefully restored to their original beauty and show the original Bergen architecture traditions. The interiors are from our forefather’s times, several generations past. They give visitors of today a picture of life in those days at work and time of leisure, in sorrow and happiness in old Bergen.

After the visit – the coach will return back to the city centre in time for dinner at Mt Fløien. The coach will stop near the funicular station for those who have booked the dinner.

Per person, min 35 participants NOK 645.-
Duration: 3 hours.

** Private charter –  only for ISAE 2019 participants**


Tour 4:

WALKING TOUR OF THE HANSA AREA OF BERGEN  & VISIT TO MT. FLØIEN
The excursion start from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel at 15:00hrs.

You will learn about and see the magnificent and unique architecture of this Hansa City. The tour will include a «back stage» stroll through the old buildings at Bryggen – the wharf area, which is on the official UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and is hence regarded as one of the world’s most important and best preserved heritage sites!  Inside visit will be made to the Hanseatic Museum, which will introduce the visitor to an interesting insight into the lives and work of the German Hansa Fish Traders during the middle ages.

The walk will also introduce you to the unique wooden architecture of the town houses and include a visit to the famous Bergen Fish market.

(Photo credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

The tour will end at the Fløien Funicular station, where the participants will be able to experience the thrilling funicular ride up the steep mountain side, to the top of Mount Fløien (320 m) for a majestic view of the city and surrounding archipelago.   

(Both photos –  credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

For those who have booked the dinner at Mt Fløien, you will join your fellow conference delegates here.

Per person, min 25 participants, NOK 387.-
Duration: 3 hours.

** Private charter –  only for ISAE 2019 participants**

 


Dinner “On The Roof Top of Bergen”
(All tours 1-4 will end near the Funicular station at 18:00hrs.)

At 18:00, make the leisurely 5 min walk from the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel to Fløien Funicular station, where you will be able to experience the thrilling funicular ride up the steep mountain side, to the top of Mount Fløien. The venue for the evening will hence be situated 1050 ft above sea level! The view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord area is purely breath-taking! At the end station, admire the views from the large viewing deck before making your way the 200 metres to the Restaurant Fløien. The restaurant is situated in a beautiful and elegant building and truly offers unrivalled views of Bergen. You will really find it difficult not to fall in love with this city after a visit to Mount Fløien!

Dinner starts at 18:30hrs. You will be served a two-course dinner with a glass of wine/beer or alternative. During dinner, you will experience a taste of Norwegian classical music.

After the dinner, the funicular will take you back down the mountain to the city centre, or you can choose to walk down the touristic path.

Price per person NOK 630.-incl. funicular ticket tour/return.

(Both photos – credit/copyright: visitBergen.com)

 

 

 

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