Registration desk September 13. : Open at 1500 in the reception of Hotel Alexandra
Welcom icebreaker September 13: Welcome drinks are served in the the Swimming Pool and SPA area of hotel Alexandra from 1700 to 1830. Bring your swimming suit if you want to enjoy the pleasure of the heated outdoor pools.
Evening dinner September 13.: Served in the restaurant area of hotel Alexandra at 1900. This dinner is included in the room fees of the hotel
The NECS conference do not arrange special outdoor events. The Nordford area offers everal opportunities for travels and events adjacent to the conference. Depending on your time schedule, we recommend the following:
Geiranger fjord with ferry tour and Dalsnibba Summit: Unfortunately no special bus services are available to the world heritage Geiranger fjord this late in the season. This tour is possible if you travel by car or hire a car. The round tour takes about 5 hours included an one hour ferry tour from Hellesylt to Geiranger with some of the gems of the Geiranger fjord, a visit to the Dalsnibba mountain summit (1500 a.s.l.) with magnificent view of the fjord and mountains. Return via Strynefjellet mountain road, the Stryn valley back to Loen (expect ca 200 NOK for toll roads and 640 NOK for ferry tickets ).
Loen offers several places to visit near Hotel Alexandra: A tour of Loen valley by car or bike offers you an easy and genuine impression of the beautiful west Norwegian surroundings. We recommend a stopover at the memorial site for the tsunamis at Bødal in 1905 and 1936. Two local villages were wiped out by the waves formed when Ravnefjell fell into the lake, leaving 134 dead. You may also drive to the end of Loen vally and walk to the foot of Kjenndalsbreen glacier or drive uphill to to Bødal mountain farm (600 m a.s.l) with an easy walk to Bødalsbreen glacier. If so bring jacket/clothes for occasional rain and wind and good walking shoes,
Mountain hiking for fit person to the Skåla mountain: Those who want to challenge the Norwegian mountains can take a walk to the Klaumann Tower at Skåla Mountain. This is the hardest uphill in entire Norway, approx. 1800 m straight up. Though, the uphill path is fairly easy to walk. But make sure you are fit for at least 6 hours reasonably tough uphill walking. You find more info at Skåla Uphill Race
Loen Skylift: Loen Skylift opened 20th of May 2017 - a spectacular new attraction and adventure arena, at the inner part of the Nordfjord.
A cable car take you from the fjord only 10 minutes walk from Hotel Alexandra up to the summit of the mountain Hoven 1011 abow sea level. Here you may enjoy the views of the fjord landscape - from the restaurant table - or make smaller mountain hikes. You may even walk down on a reasonable easy track. More information can be found here.
Via Ferrata Loen: It is also possible to try the new Via Ferrata in Loen built in 2013. However, we recommend that you are fit for both reasonable tough climbing and do not suffer from height frights.