Social Programme

Sunday, June 10

Half-day excursion to Geiranger

This tour encompasses a mountain plateaux above the tree and snow lines, the summit of Dalsnibba (1746 m), an a sail of 25 km along the Spectacular Geirangerfjord.
NOK 700


Guided walk to Bødal Glacier

The Bødal Glacier tour in Loen valley offers you an easy but genuine guided walking experience in beautiful West Norwegian surroundings. Sunday at 14:00 a minibus takes you to the Bødal mountain farm 500 m above sea level. The tour to the glacier is an easy walk on a nice path of approx. 1 hour each way.  The bus takes you back at Bødal at approx. 17:30 and to the hotel at 18:00. Max 20 persons. The Bødal Valley, with the Bødalseter summer pasture farms and the Bødal Glacier, is one of the gems of the Jostedalsbreen National Park. We will also have a stopover at the memorial site for the catastrophic tsunamis at Bødal in 1905 and 1936. 2 villages were wiped out by the waves formed when the Raven-mountain fall into the lake, leaving 134 dead. Take a rucksack, jacket/clothes for occasional rain and wind, good walking shoes, food and drink as you desire for a halfday tour. We serve coffee and the famous Norwegian “svele” pancake at the stopover at the glacier.
Free of charge.


Mountain Hiking for Fit Spectroscopists: The Skåla Challenge

Via Ferrata Loen

Those who want to challenge the Norwegian mountains are offered a guided walk after lunch to the Klaumann Tower at Skåla Mountain.
This is the hardest uphills in entire Norway, approx. 1800 m straight up.
Skåla Uphill Race











Loen Skylift

Loen Skylift

Loen Skylift opened on the 20th of May 2017 - a spectacular new attraction and adventure arena, at the inner part of the Nordfjord, in the heart of Fjord Norway. A Cable Car will lift you from the fjord to 1011 m. Here you can enjoy the views of the fjord landscape - from the restaurant table, or while hiking in the mountains.

More information can be found here





​Via Ferrata Loen

Now it is possible to try the new Via Ferrata in Loen built in 2013. More information can be found here .




Tuesday, June 12

Excursion to the Briksdal Glacier with a Conference Outdoor Dinner

You are invited to visit the heart of Norway - an Unforgettable trip to the Briksdal Glacier. Participants can enjoy a walk to view the enormous cascade of ice, and afterwards there will be an outdoor barbeque at "Kleivane" (weather permitting - otherwise the grill party will be held at Briksdalen Inn).
Included in the Registration fee.




9th Nordic Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
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