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From beer and sausages to banquet dinner. From ice bathing to glassblowing. BIOPROSP_23 is all about the thrilling world under the surface but will also offer exciting things on dry land for the conference delegates.


Urban sauna and ice bathing. March 14th and 15th

Fancy bathing in the ice-cold arctic ocean? Combine it with a red-hot sauna right in the city centre. We have booked the sauna from 5 pm to 7 pm both days. The sauna has a capacity for 12 people and is located in Sjøgata 41. Entrance is NOK 250 for the two hours - and maybe there is a surprise in the sauna as well? Reverve your place in the registry form. More info about the sauna Pust ("Breathe") here: https://www.pust.io/badstue/tromso/


Welcome Party at Ølhallen. March 14th from 19.30

Macks Brewery is the northernmost brewery in the world. We invite you to a informal welcome party in Macks Ølhallen ("Beer Hall"). This is the oldest pub in Tromsø and a true institution. Entrance is NOK 250, and you get sausages with garnish and a welcome beer upon showing your BIOPROSP badge. Tip: Ølhallen has a vast selection of craft beer on tap. Try it out and find your new favourite! 

Ølhallen is located in in Storgata 4, right in the city centre. More info here


Blow your own glass! March 15th from 16.30

Glasshytta Blåst ("Glashut Blåst") is the northernmost glasshut in the world. Take this opportunity to blow your own glass - which, in this case, will be a ball! Max 10 participants, duration is 2 hours. The glasshut is right in the city centre, Peder Hansens gate 4. The price is 500 NOK - and is paid directly to Blåst upon arrival.  More info here


Banquet dinner. March 15th from 19.00

The banquet dinner is at Clarion Hotel The Edge. We will enjoy a delicious 3 course meal with drinks. After dinner we transform the room to a party, and are ready to dance to live music. The banquet dinner is NOK 1100. 


The Polaria experience. Everyday

Polaria is an Arctic Experience Center, located just a couple of minutes walk from the City Centre. Polaria has one large and several small aquariums. In all aquariums, only northern species live - fish, shellfish and plants in the oceans around us. A visit to Polaria is therefore a unique opportunity to study life below sea level in the Arctic as close as possible. Entrance at reduced price, NOK 130, directly to Polaria upon showing your BIOPROSP badge. Polaria is open from 10 am to 4 pm every day, no reservation needed. Read more about Polaria here: https://polaria.no/