|The evening social events:|
|Saturday June 16||1800-2000:||Get-together, Grieghallen||Free for registered participants|
|Sunday June 17||1900:||Speakers Dinner, Fløirestauranten, Mount Fløien|
|Monday June 18||1900:||NFOG Gala Dinner, Grieghallen||825,- NOK |
not Saturday as indicated in the abstract book.
We offer registration for social programme by sending a mail to
Other social events:|
Get-together in Grieghallen (Saturday 16 June 18.00-20.00)
We are proud to have you all in Bergen and would be happy to see you in Grieghallen at the welcome reception.
Take the opportunity to have some refreshments and talk to your colleagues on the first day of the congress.
Price: included for registered participants, and includes two drinks and standing snacks.
NFOG Gala Dinner in Grieghallen (Monday 18 June 19.00-01.00)
Grieghallen is our home during this Congress and with all its space, light and wide windows offer a special illumination and a beautiful atmosphere for our Gala dinner.
To nurture not only our bodies but also our souls Fliflet and Hamre will take us on a musical excursion (read more below).
After dinner there will be a dance party, with the Bergen band Lübeck.
Price: For registered participants, and accompanying person; 825 NOK
The price includes a welcome drink and a 3-course dinner with wines and soft drinks.
FLIFLET/HAMRE– from Norway and beyond...
Fliflet/Hamre is an amazing, eclectic duo from Bergen, the old, Hanseatic port in the middle of Western Norway's fjord country. One is a folk musician, the other an explorer of rhythms.
Together, Gabriel Fliflet (accordion, vocals) and Ole Hamre (drum set, percussion, hamrophone, melodica) have created a very special musical style. They call themselves The World's Smallest Total Orchestra.
Like Edvard Grieg and other Bergen composers and musicians, they enjoy stealing a good traditional folk tune – and then turning it into something new. The roots of the melodies can be found in their native Norway as well as further afield.
Their music is full of vitality and contrasts. It is complex beyond some inspectors' wildest dreams – but catchy and accessible. Fliflet/Hamre have created a musical landscape with a huge variety of smells and colours, but there is still an unmistakable wholeness about it. Maybe that's why people with very different musical preferences find it familiar – and yet refreshingly different.
Formed in 1991, Fliflet/Hamre has achieved a successful career utilizing an unconventional musical approach. Applauded by music critics, they've been invited to all the major jazz and folk music festivals in Norway, and have played rock, blues and classical events as well. The two friends have even had their own national TV show.
Gabriel Fliflet and Ole Hamre enjoy playing together, and are always searching for ways to create art and fun at the same time!
1. Walking tour: The Warf and the Hanseatics, including a visit to the Hanseatic Museum (Sunday June 17th, at 15.00 - 2 hours)
Join us for a walking tour. Your authorized Bergen Guide will take you through the historical heart of Bergen, and stroll along the world famous Bryggen (picture), on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The ancient gables and the narrow alleyways will make you feel like stepping back in time to the era when the Hanseatic merchants dominated Bergen’s trade. We also pass the fish market and the modern harbour of today, and you will see –from the outside- both the Cathedral and the Church of the Cross, the St.Mary’s.
The Hanseatic Museum
Situated centrally on Bryggen in Bergen. The museum shows how the German merchants from The Hanseatic League lived and worked. From 1350 to 1750 these merchants traded stockfish and grains from their office in Bergen. The museum was opened in 1872 and has two trading houses, one facing the sea and one in back of the tenement. You may walk through this building from 1704, the only house on Bryggen which has kept its original interior.
Price incl. entrance to Museum: NOK 180 per person (minimum 15 persons)
Included for accompanying persons.
2. Panorama City Sightseeing in coach including a visit to Troldhaugen & Fantoft Stave Church (Monday June 18th, at 14.00 - 3,5 hours)
On this panoramic tour your guide will show you the UNESCO World Heritage site “Bryggen”. Here you will admire the medieval wooden buildings in the hanseatic quarter, the 12th century St Mary’s Church, and also the museums on the premises. Next to “Bryggen” you will see the Bergenhus Fortress area, with the 12th century royal stone hall Haakon’s Hall and the renaissance Rosenkrantz Tower. Driving through the city centre you will see the Funicular station, the Theatre, the Art Gallery street, the main concert hall named after our composer Edvard Grieg, and the busy Fish and Flower Market. Along the harbour there will be a photo stop at the Custom House pier, where you have a great view of the city centre and harbour area.
During the tour you will also see the characteristic hamlets from the 18th and 19th century, with picturesque wooden houses along narrow cobblestone streets. In the outskirts of the city there will be a view of both modern and traditional residential areas, of the Norwegian Royal Family’s Bergen residence, and the beautiful nature that surrounds Bergen
Fantoft Stave Church
Our guide will follow you on a visit to the stave church. First we drive to Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150 and moved to Fantoft in 1883, burnt down on the 6th of June 1992 and rebuilt as it was before the fire.
Troldhaugen consists of the Edvard Grieg Museum, Grieg’s villa, the hut where he composed music and his gravesite. It also includes Troldsalen, a concert hall with seating for 200 visitors, which is the centre for Troldhougen’s extensive concert activity. Troldhaugen’s goal is to provide visitors with opportunities to learn about Edvard Grieg and to engage with his music. Troldhaugen’s uniqueness is that the entire property – both the outdoor as well as indoor areas –
There will be around 400 metres to walk from the coach parking, on flat gravel road. Your guide will take you both to the Villa and to the exhibiton building, and to the concert Hall. There will also be some time for buying cd’s with Grieg’s music, or simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful place he chose for his home. For those capable of climbing a quite steep path, the guide could lead them down to the composer’s hut and to the tomb, both situated a few minutes steep downhill from the Villa’s garden.
Price incl. Stave Church and Troldhaugen: NOK 630,- (minimum 15 persons)
3. Walk across “Vidden”
Sunday June 17 evening to around midnight.
No registration needed. Meet outside Grieghallen Sunday June 17th at 1900.
A great opportunity for the more fit congress participants.
The walk is fairly demanding, 12-14 km walk along the mountain ridge from Ulriken to Fløien (total ascent 250 meter, descent 800 meters. Meeting point probably the lower station of the Ulriken cable car at 20.00h.
After arriving at the top station (607 m) you will need 3,5-4h to walk across “Vidden” to Mt. Fløien and then down to the city centre and your hotel. Registration for the trip onsite – but remember to bring sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing. It might be cold, and most of the walk is on uneven paths in mountainous terrain. But beautiful, with a great view of both the surrounding mountains and the ocean in the west – with sunset around 23.09h ...
Local colleagues will act as tour guides. This mountain walk will only be implemented if weather conditions are reasonable.
We reccomend that you bring some water, and some food for the journey.