Take your team on an unforgettable adventure with activities like hiking, rafting and dog sledding in Norway's stunning nature. Our conference destinations are happy to create a tailor-made team-building programme for your business meeting, corporate event or company party. Here are a few suggestions, based on what other teams have experienced.
Host your own Nobel prize dinner in Oslo
Every year on 10 December, the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place in Oslo. This has been a tradition since 1901. Take the opportunity to treat your delegates to a private Nobel dinner. They will eat with the hotel’s special Nobel tableware, enjoy a real Nobel menu, and will go home with an individual menu as a souvenir.
What else can you do with your team in Oslo?
- Create your very own version of the winter Olympics at Norway’s national winter sports arena Holmenkollen.
- Follow in the footsteps of Norwegian explorers in three great museums dedicated to Norway’s most famous explorers.
Fjord extravaganza in Bergen
How about a visit to magic white caves, a cruise along the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord with a visit to a small farm, and a ride on the Flåm Railway? For lunch, you can tuck into a BBQ buffet with local delicacies. Finish the day in a helicopter over mountains, fjords, glaciers and valleys. This is no doubt the most exciting way to experience Norwegian nature!
What else can you do with your team in Bergen?
- Incentive program ideas include a trip to Mount Fløyen, a visit to Troldhaugen, where the composer Edvard Grieg lived, and an art tour where you get to see works by Edvard Munch and other artists.
Photo: VISITOSLO/Johannes Granseth/Nobel Peace Center
Photo: KON-TIKI MUSEET / PETER SZAMER
Photo: Bergen Reiselivslag / Robin Strand – visitBergen.com
Photo: Travel Planners of Scandinavia Ltd
The mighty Preikestolen in Stavanger
Give your meeting an edge by inviting your team on a fjord cruise under the mighty Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) along the Lysefjord. This astonishing rock formation has been listed as one of the world's most spectacular views and natural attractions by Lonely Planet and CNN GO travel magazine.
Adventurous teams can do a combined boat and hiking tour that takes around eight hours (available in June, July and August).
Where else can you take your team in Stavanger?
- Visit a tropical island with panoramic views of the fjord and mountains
- Go on an immersive Viking experience at Viking House
Arctic nature and culture in Tromsø
Just an hour east of Tromsø, the Lyngen Alps impress with 1,800-metre-high peaks rising from the Arctic Ocean. In summer, the midnight sun paints activities like canoeing, diving, glacier hiking and mountain biking in a golden shimmer. During the winter months, you have excellent chances to see the northern lights as you try dog and reindeer sledging or give snowmobiling a go!
What else can you do in Tromsø?
- Learn about Arctic culture at the Polaria experience centre and the Polar Museum. Enjoy a concert in the Arctic Cathedral.
- Take the cable car 421 metres above sea level for a staggering view of Tromsø and the surrounding waterways and mountains.
Photo: Andreas Gruhle / Visitnorway.com
Photo: Kristine Tofte
Photo: Visit Tromsø
Photo: Jesper Molin
Feel the force of nature in Bodø
Spice up your conference break with wondrous Arctic experiences in magical surroundings. Close to Bodø, you can experience the extraordinary natural phenomenon of Saltstraumen, the strongest tidal current in the world. You can combine the trip with a visit to the realm of the European sea eagle.
What else can you get up to in Bodø?
- Have your business dinner, party, kick-off or any other event in a lavvo, a traditional Sami tent.
- Explore the beautiful island of Kjerringøy, an old trading post that is known for its diverse countryside and open air museum. Try activities like bread baking (and tasting) or boat building, or enjoy a music performance.
Be a rock star for a day in Trondheim
At Rockheim, Norway’s national museum for pop and rock music, you can experience what it's like to be a rock star. Create your own band together with local artists and enjoy performances on stage during event dinner. All parts of the museum will be used.
What else can you do in Trondheim? Tons! Here are a few suggestions:
- Urban kayaking
- A genuine Viking adventure
- A local food trail
- Hiking in the woods
- Sailing on the fjord
- A square sail boat tour
Photo: Tommy Andreassen / Nordnorge.com/ bodoe
Photo: Visit Bodø
Photo: Tom Gustavsen
Photo: Crazy Coyote
Your own company Olympics in Lillehammer
Compete in the arenas that were created for the Winter Olympics in 1994! This exceptional incentive is a rare opportunity to try new activities that will involve the whole team. A few examples of sports you can include are biathlon, cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking, sledge hockey, and dog sledding.
What else can your team do in Lillehammer?
- The area is perfect for outdoor activities in the summer too: Go hiking, cycling, canoeing, rafting or hunting, to name a few options.
- Visit the outdoor museum Maihaugen and peak into more than 200 historic houses from the 13th century to today.
Kristiansand archipelago on a schooner
Imagine a light summer evening with champagne and fresh shrimp on a sunny deck. S/S Christiansand arranges company events and theme parties for up to 100 guests. The boat has its own liquor license for serving alcohol, and a full menu with seafood or other delicacies. They can also provide live music and other entertainment.
Other suggestions in Kristiansand:
- Sea rafting in a RIB boat
- Climbing fun at Høyt & Lavt Kristiansand
- Norwegian cooking challenge
- River rafting
Photo: Nikolas Gogstad Andersen
Photo: Ian Brodie / Visit Lillehammer
Photo: Anders Martinsen
Photo: MIR / Snohetta / Under