The welcome reception will be held in Håkonshallen (The King Håkon’s Hall) on Tuesday (21st June) at 20:00, sponsored by the municipality of Bergen. Beverages and finger food will be served.
It is important that attendees arrive on time as the doors will be close at 20:00.
The conference dinner will take place at Grand Bergen on Wednesday (22nd June) at 20:00.
Thursday, June 23 is the mid-summer eve in Norway which is celebrated in many places around Bergen with a bonfire.
There are several alternatives
Gamle Bergen starts around 6pm and last until 21 pm with ignition around 7 pm. Served by busline 12, direction Gamle Bergen
Montana marken starts around 6pm and last until 21 pm with ignition around 7 pm. Served by busline 12, direction Lægdene Montana
The most famous bonfire in Bergen is tønnebålet på Laksevåg (the barrel fire at Laksevåg).
The address is
Kirkebukten, 5160 Laksevåg, På Holmen (Laksevågparken)
Walking distance from the city centre is approximately 2 kilometres.
Busline 6 runs from the city centre (stop: Olav Kyrres gate) to Laksevåg (get off at bus stop Damsgård hovedgård). Busline 6 has departures going back to the city centre until midnight.
You can find more information about this event and transportation via the following links
The main bonfire (world largest barral fire) will be ignited at 21.30.
A number of other traditional Norwegian events is taking place in association with the bonfire at Laksevåg.
Getting into the main area requires a ticket, but it is possible to observe the bonfire from a distance.