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Social Programme

 


Social Programme at a Glance
 

Saturday, 9 June Sunday, 10 June Monday, 11 June Tuesday, 12 June 14-16 June
A Tour with the Paddan Boat
Departure 10.00 and 16.00
90 minutes
A Tour with the Paddan Boat Departure 10.00
90 minutes
A Full Day’s visit to Småland
– The Kingdom of Crystal
07.30 – 20.00
A Full Day’s visit to Småland
– The Kingdom of Crystal
07.30 – 20.00
A travel to the midnight sun
3 days, 2 nights
14-16 June
Boat trip to Vinga
10.00-15.00
Göteborg Orientation Tour
Departure 17.15
90 minutes
A Tour with the Paddan Boat
Departure 10.00
90 minutes
Göteborg Orientation Tour
Departure 17.15
90 minutes
 
Göteborg Orientation Tour
Departure 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00
90 minutes
Viking Dinner on Marstrand
Island
16.00-24.00
Boat trip to Vinga
10.00-15.00
Archipelago Evening
19.30 – 23.30
 
Opening Ceremony/Welcome
Reception/Congress Evening
18.00-23.00
  Göteborg Orientation Tour
Departure 17.15
90 minutes
   
         


Prepare yourself for an exciting social programme. We want your stay in Göteborg to be enjoyable and memorable. We have planned a social programme every day to
show you a little bit more of our character, mentality and natural environment. All the
tours will depart from and return to the Congress Centre. Tours will be accompanied by English-speaking guides.The organisers reserve the right to cancel any tours for which there is insufficient demand.

Included in the Registration Fee:


Opening Ceremony/Welcome
Reception/Congress Evening


Date: 9 June
Time: 18.00-23.00
Non-registered delegates and exhibitors: EUR 70

This year the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception will be combined with the Congress Evening. The event will take place at the Göteborg Convention Centre, which will be partially transformed for the evening. During the Opening Ceremony we will have a very special keynote speaker. We promise you a very Swedish evening with famous traditional Swedish music, fabulous entertainment and lovely food! You will not be able to resist dancing! Meet your friends and enjoy a special evening! Name badges are required.


Expedition Linné

Date: 11 June – 13 June
Time: Will be announced closer to the meeting.

The Linnaeus Expedition – a film adventure across seven continents: Science, curiosity,
creativity

The film is a journey of discovery to seven continents, into space, down into the depths
of the oceans and into the future. At the centre are crucial questions: How should we
behave and act today in order to survive tomorrow and how can science and research
contribute to a better world?

Inspired by Linnaeus curiosity and the thrill of discovery, the expedition meets some of
the world’s leading researchers and experts, who try to give answers to these questions.
The leader of the expedition is the worldfamous nature photographer Mattias Klum.
Like Linnaeus, he is almost obsessed by the desire to document nature. The film is
produced by international award winning Swedish journalist and filmmaker Folke Rydén.


The aim of the documentary is to motivate and inspire new generations. We must realise that how we act and behave today is of crucial importance for tomorrow; that our future depends on our doing what Linnaeus did – observe, be curious and safeguard the environment. See & think for yourself!

 


Accompanying Persons´
Programme
 


Opening Ceremony/Welcome
Reception/Congress Evening

Date: 9 June
Time: 18.00-23.00

Expedition Linné

Date: 11 June – 13 June
Time: Will be announced closer
to the meeting.


Göteborg Orientation Tour

Date: 9 June
Time: 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00
For more information see below.


Archipelago Evening

Date: 12 June
Time: 19.30-23.30


Tours


All tours depart from and return to the Göteborg Convention Centre.
Participation on a first come first serve basis. To be booked upon registration.


SHORTER TOURS

Göteborg Orientation Tour

Date: 9-12 June
Time: 9 June departure: 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00,
10-12 June departure: 17.15
Price: EUR 15
Duration: 1,5 hours
(The same tour but with departure from the city centre is included
in the Göteborg Pass.)

Guided tour in the city centre of Göteborg. The guide will show you the most interesting spots of Göteborg such as: Göteborgs Operan, Haga - Göteborg's oldest suburb with cobbled streets, cosy cafés, art-handicraft shops and old-time atmosphere, Feskekôrkan - The Fish Market, Kronhuset - (Crown House) with Kronhusbodarna.The Crown House is Göteborg's oldest non-religious building, built
in 1643-1655.


A Tour with the Paddan Boat

Date: 9-11 June
Time: 9 June departure: 10.00 and 16.00,
10 and 11 June departure: 10.00
Price: EUR 18
Duration: 1,5 hours
(A shorter tour but with departure from the city centre is included
in the Göteborg Pass.)
The classic city tour on the Paddan boats show the beauty of
Göteborg from a waterside perspective. You will see the old moat
and the canals that date from the seventeenth century while
learning about the history of the city's construction and defence.
The guided tour continues beneath the many low bridges, including
the extremely low Osthyveln (cheese tearer) bridge. We go out into
the fascinating harbour where the sights include traditional
shipyards, the fishing harbour, new and old housing, expanding
commercial and academic sites and a maritime museum. Leaving
the harbour we go through Kärlekstunnel (tunnel of love) back into
the canals again. In the event of rain we can provide you with
cheerful yellow ponchos.

HALF DAY TOUR


Boat trip to Vinga

Date: 9 and 11 June
Time: 10.00-15.00
Price: EUR 75
Duration: 5 hours

The beautiful island of Vinga, which has a fascinating and dramatic
history and is known as the last outpost before the North Sea, is
only one hour and 15 minutes by boat from Göteborg. There are
fine sites for bathing on the island and the sun almost always shines
on Vinga. The Friends of Vinga association has set up a charming
museum in the former lighthouse-keeper's home that gives an
insight into the life of the poet Evert Taube, who grew up on Vinga,
where his father was the lighthouse-keeper. You should also take
the opportunity to visit the traditional beacon and the lighthouse,
from which there are wonderful views over the sea and harbour
mouth to Göteborg. Onboard the boat Lasse Dahlquist you will
receive a lunch box to take onshore. A guided tour on the island is
included.


FULL DAY TOUR


A full day’s visit to Småland – the Kingdom of Crystal

Date: 11 and 12 June
Time: 07.30 – 20.00
Price: EUR 75
Duration: 12,5 hours
Sweden is also known as the Kingdom of Crystal. Swedish design in
crystal is a tradition which goes back many hundreds years and is
well known throughout the world. Come with us by bus to Småland
and the darkest forests, to the Swedish Kingdom of Crystal. We
start with a demonstration of glass-blowing in the furnace hall,
watch the masters work, see them taking the molten glass and
shaping it into a variety of artistic or useful objects. The grinding
and engraving workshop shows how the patterns are achieved.
Visit the Old Kosta Museum with articles from the 18th and 19th
century. The factory shop offers many opportunities to find items
of Småland crystal at bargain prices. Lunch and coffee is included.


EVENING TOURS


Viking Dinner on Marstrand Island

Date: 10 June
Time: 16.00-24.00
Price: EUR 130
Duration: 8 hours
The bus will pick you up at Göteborg Convention Center and take
you to the boat at Lilla Bommen. The boat trip to the picturesque
island of Marstrand takes about 2.5 hours. Marstrand is a classical
seaside resort with traditions from the 12th century. It is perhaps
best known for all the sailing boat races, i.e. The World
Matchracing Championships, held there during the summer.
Marstrand harbour nestles under the walls of one of the best
preserved stone fortresses in northern Europe – the majestic
Carlsten Fortress built to protect the Swedes from the Danes in the
17th Century. The guide will walk you up to the fortress (the
highest point on the island) to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view.
Walking shoes can be recommended.
In the evening you will be able to enjoy a Viking Dinner. The food
is served on wooden plates and the drinks in real bull horns. At
approx. 23.00 the bus will take you back to Göteborg Convention
Centre.


Archipelago Evening

Date: 12 June
Time: 19.30-23.30
Price: EUR 105
Duration: 4 hours
A classical evening cruise in the southern archipelago of Göteborg
with M/S S:t Erik. The M/S S:t Erik is a unique and beautiful boat built in 1881 with a
history that is shared with royalty and celebrities. She currently
offers evening cruises on waterways in Göteborg's southern
archipelago. During the evening she passes several of the wellknown
west coast islands including Brännö, Donsö, Styrsö and
Känsö. A buffet of shellfish, salmon and other delicacies including
cheese and bread, will be served during the cruise.

 

GÖTEBORG PASS

Duration: 5 day card (Saturday 9 June – Wednesday 13 June) Price: EUR 55
The Göteborg Pass entitles you to some great discounts in selected stores. It also
gives you free admission to attractions and museums, several sightseeing tours by
bus or boat, parking and free travel on public transport.

Why not go on a guided tour through the beautiful Göteborg? The bus takes you to
the most interesting sights worth seeing in the city.

The fascinating harbour city of Göteborg has to be experienced from the water
though. Step onboard right in the city centre. Show your Göteborg Pass and enjoy a
true Göteborg classic.

You can also use your Göteborg Pass when purchasing tickets on the Airport bus.
Show the Göteborg Pass to the driver and you can buy two tickets from the airport to
Göteborg City Centre and pay only for one. You will be able to pick up your pre-booked
Göteborg Pass at the Welcome Desk at the airport (international terminal).

For more information about what is included in the card please enter this web site:
http://www.goteborg.com/templates/Page.aspx?id=993

POST CONGRESS TOUR

A Travel to the Midnight Sun 3 days, 2 nights –14-16 June, 2007
The tour can start in Göteborg or Stockholm. You fly to the very north of
Sweden, to Kiruna, a small mining town situated 200 km north of the Arctic Circle.

Day 1
A guided bus transfer takes you to the small village of Jukkasjärvi, beautifully situated by
the Torne River. In the 17th century Jukkasjärvi was a market and meeting place
for the Laplanders, settlers and hunters in the area.After check in (renovated and well equipped cabins with two bedrooms, sitting room with refrigerator, TV, telephone and
shower/toilet - 1 person or 1 couple per cabin) you visit the unique ICEHOTEL Art
Centre, where you will find crystal clear ice
art and the world famous ABSOLUT ICE
BAR.

In the evening there will be a bus transfer to Aha Mukka at the shore of Torne River and
a midnight sun River Rafting with a stop at a wilderness camp with sparkling fires,
where you will be treated to a delicious dinner, sitting around an open fire. You will
also get the opportunity to try fishing from the shore. At about 23:30 you will reach our goal and go ashore in Pirtilahti. A drink in an ice glass awaits you and then a guided bus
transfer takes you back to Jukkasjärvi, arrival about 00:45 hrs.
 

Day 2
After a nice breakfast buffet the morning will be at your leisure (optional and at extra
cost you can have a helicopter tour over the Kebnekaise massif with its marvelous views
reaching 2111 meters above the sea level). At lunch a buffet will be served in the
restaurant of the Old Homestead. You then take a short walk to the village Kyrkudden,
where you will visit the Jukkasjärvi Village church, dating back to 1607, which is
nowadays best known for its beautiful and different wall decoration above the altar
piece.You will be invited for coffee/tea and Lappish bread with cloudberry jam in an
exotic lapp hut. In the afternoon you will walk back to your accommodation (about
900 metres). After some time at leisure, in the early evening, you will take a short walk to the sauna. There are two saunas, one wooden heated and one electrically heated. Outside
the sauna, in the open sky, you will have a relaxing bath in the two hot tubs (wooden
tubs filled with warm water). A sauna buffet will be served in the relax room.
At about 21.30 the evening is coming to its end.

Day 3
After a delightful breakfast it is time to check out. A guided bus transfer to Kiruna
and a visit to the world’s largest underground mine, the LKAB awaits you. Most facts regarding the mine are impressive, such as the facts that 60.000 tons of iron ore is brought up every day by 500 workers, there are 500 kilometers of asphalt roads and a railway system at 850 metres under ground level. You will be going down with the bus to the exhibition mine 540 metres below ground level. After the mine visit a bus transfer takes you back to the airport. If you are interested in participating in this
tour, please contact: info@reseriet.se
 

 

 

 
Last update: 19 March 2007