Social Events

During registration on Sunday late afternoon, snacks and drinks will be offered at the conference venue. A cocktail reception will take place on Monday 30 May 2005.

Participants have a choice between two guided tours on the free afternoon of Wednesday 1 June 2005:

1. Visit to Stavern by steam boat and bus – limited to 104 persons
A round trip by boat and bus to Stavern, the smallest city in Norway. The steam boat Southern Actor is the only remaining whale catcher from the modern whaling epoch, and nowadays in use for touristic purposes. In Stavern you will visit the Fredriksvern Verfts, which was constructed by King Fredrik V in 1750. During the bus trip you will have a guided tour at Tollerodden in Larvik, a fascinating historic building and the home of the boat builder Colin Archer.

2. City walk (incl. Whale museum) followed by bus trip to Folehavna
Whaling has played a central role in Sandefjord, and the whaling Museum is the only museum in Europe specialised in the history of whaling. The afternoon will start with a guided city walk including a visit of the Museum, followed by a bus trip to Folehavna on the tip of the peninsula Vesterøya, immediately south of Sandefjord. Folehavna is a beautiful sight, with exciting views over the sea.

The conference will end on Thursday evening, 2 June 2005, with the Conference Dinner at the Rica Park Hotel.

Please include your desired social event on the registration form.

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