ASE Spring Meeting Lofoten – Norway
It is a pleasure to be able to invite you to the ASE Spring board meeting at Ballstadøy in Lofoten, Norway.
Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of May 2022. There will be limited places.
The entire program is not yet clear in detail. It depends on how many participants there will be, and what the weather will give us of opportunities.
> On Thursday evening the participents will arrive at different times, so food will be served throughout the evning. If the weather allowes, we will be outside by the barbercue house.
> Friday will be sightseeing with bus, 11:00 to 19:00; visit different places.
> Saturday night 17:00 to 21.30, we will be at a Viking place. Here we become Vikings and will compete with, amomg other things, ax throwing and archery. There will be film and guiding in the Viking house, and we will be dressed in robes and get something to eat.
> Sunday: Program depends on when people leave.
Price for: Food Thursday night. Sightseeing tour Friday. Viking place -Lofotr, Saturday, with transport, activities and some food. Refreshments on the bus. 193 Euro.
> We will have our Board meeting Friday or Saturday morning.
> Saturday before the Viking Museum is free choice. For example: Mountain hike, or walking in the local area, free of charge.
> Fishing trip by boat 3 hours. Minimum 6, maximum 14 persons, about 90 Euro pr. person. Rafting trip, 2 hours, 15 persons, about 100 euro pr. person.
> Bumble bee in the sea for the tough! Free of charge.
It is not a hotel at Ballstad where we are supposed to be, but small sea houses. They can have 1 to 4 bedrooms. There are also some rooms with 4 to 6 bunk beds.
I have already booked houses for the board members, and have some few rooms left. First come, first served.
Others can order online. If anyone need help, just ask.
I hope we can have all the participants at a walking distance from each other. Then it will be these places that are relevant:
> Hattvika Lodge
> Hemmingodden Lodge
> Solsiden Brygge Rorbuer.
> All of this at Ballstadøy at Ballstad. You can find all of this at Booking.com
The houses cost approx. between 440 to 810 Euro for 3 nights depending on how many rooms they have. The price per. person will depend on how many people share a house and share rooms. If you want someone to share house with , I can convey it, if you send me a mail about it. The cancellation time will probably be between 1st and 15th May.
Someone will maybe think it is a bit tricky to get there. Most of Thursday goes to transport. But that how it is if you want to go to the world finest natur
The different alternatives are:
Fly to Bodø ( via Oslo) and fly on to Leknes. Then we will be able to arrange transport from there to Ballstadøy. (only 15 minutes by car/taxi) It will probably be the fasted opption.
Examples with flights from Oslo to Leknes with one stop. Norwegian(DY) / Widerøe(WF), and SAS(SK) / Wideroe(WF):
> From Oslo DY 08:30 Arrival Leknes 11:20
> From Oslo SK 10:50 Arrival Leknes 13:10
> From Oslo SK 13:05 Arrival Leknes 15:30
> From Oslo DY 15:30 Arrival Leknes 17:55
> From Oslo DY 17:45 Arrival Leknes 22:10
Or you can fly to Bodø and take the Hurtigruten (small cruise ship) witch leaves at 15:20 from Bodø to Stamsund 19:15, and drive from there. Approx 30 minutes with car to Ballstadøy. Sunday from Stamsund 22.15 to Bodø 02:30.
If someone chooses to travel via Bodø and arrive Bodø on Wednesday, I have some beds to offer. First come, first served.
Or you can fly to Evenes (via Oslo) Perhaps the cheapest flight. But then it is approx 3 hours 45 minutes to drive to Ballstadøy. Then we must try to coordinate rental cars for several at the same time.
Examples with flights from Oslo arrival Evenes: Norwegian (DY) or SAS(SK):
> From Oslo SK 08:40 Arrival Evenes 10:15 (cheap)
> From Oslo DY 08:55 Arrival Evenes 10:35 (cheap)
> From Oslo DY 13:20. Arrival Evenes 15:00 (cheap)
> From Oslo SK 16:05. Arrival Evenes 17.40 (moderate)
> From Oslo DY 17:55 Arrival Evenes 19:35 (cheap)
Aud Schjødt Fredriksen #48767
ASE President 2021/22