The World Heritage city of Bergen is surrounded by scenic fjord and mountains and has magnificent work of old timber architecture on the quayside, with its image reflected in the water. With an architectural heritage you won’t find anywhere else in the Nordics, the beauty and romance of Bergen stands unparalleled and almost every street corner unveils a new treasure. Bergen’s has contemporary cutting-edge timber architecture, rooted both in the past and built for the future.
Locations: Bergen, Geilo, Hardangervidda, Hardangerfiord
Dates: 23 – 25 June 2023
Participants: 50 pcs (minimum 25)
Affiliated to the WCTE-organizing committee:
Norwegian Wooden Network (Tredriver Vestland)
Price: NOK 3500,-
The tour includes:
Featured: 6 businesses and 6 tourist locations Transportation: The tour to Bergen will leave from Oslo Bus Terminal 23th June 2023. The tour to Oslo will leave from Bergen 25th June 2023.
Guide: Tour guide (bus) and local guides
Accommodation: 2 nights in Bergen, incl breakfast
Food: 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 2 social dinners (Friday and Saturday). Drinks and tips are not included.
Prepare for a full day expedition in the famous Norwegian nature. The Post-tour starts with bus from Oslo Bus Terminal to Hønefoss and Viken Skog Headquarter & Treklyngen Industrial Park. Then you will have a stop at Gol Stave Church, and then lunch at the mountain village Geilo. The you will drive along the Hardangervidda & the Norwegian Scenic Routes to Hardangerfjord. On the way you will stop at Vøringsfossen – one of the most famous waterfalls in Norway, and social dinner. Late check in Bergen.
After breakfast you will visit contemporary timber architecture, city walk in UNESCO World Heritage Bryggen, lunch and walk on your own in the beauty and romance of Bergen. Social dinner at the Scenic city.
After breakfast and check out, you will enjoy a visit to “Treet” previously the world’s highest timber residentials building. After lunch you are driving to Oslo. After entered the famous Mountain Plateau between Bergen and Oslo you will have a lunch stop. Arriving Oslo City late evening.
The World Heritage city of Bergen is surrounded by scenic fjord and mountains and has magnificent work of old timber architecture on the quayside, with its image reflected in the water. With an architectural heritage you won’t find anywhere else in the Nordics, the beauty and romance of Bergen stands unparalleled and almost every street corner unveils a new treasure. Bergen’s has contemporary cutting-edge timber architecture, rooted both in the past and built for the future
Bergen is a city and municipality in Vestland county on the west coast of Norway. The city centre and northern neighbourhoods are on Byfjorden, ‘the city fjord’, and the city is surrounded by mountains; Bergen is known as the “city of seven mountains”. Many of the extra-municipal suburbs are on islands. Bergen is the administrative centre of Vestland county.
The city centre of Bergen lies in the west of the municipality, facing the fjord of Byfjorden. It is among a group of mountains known as the Seven Mountains, although the number is a matter of definition.
The next stop is the Gol Stave Church, which is in the medieval park Gordarike, is a replica of old Gol Stave Church built in the 1200s. The replica was built in the 1980s and consecrated by the bishop of Tunsberg in 1994. The woodwork inside the church is still bright, and it is easy to spot all the beautiful carvings and details.
The reconstructed church is now a museum and is now located in the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway
We will have late lunch at Geilo, a small settlement which is a typical mountain municipality, where large parts of the area are located over 900 meters elevation municipalities. Geilo is surrendered by mountains on both sides. Geilo is a National Park Village and is the gateway to two national parks: Hallingskarvet National Park and Hardangervidda National Park.
The Norwegian Scenic Route Hardangervidda takes you from the high mountain plateau Hardangervidda, at 1250 meters, to the shore of the Hardangerfjord. A stop at the Vøringsfossen waterfall is a must!
The next stop Vøringsfossen, perhaps the best know waterfall in Norway. Vast quantities of water here plunge 182 m down from the Hardangervidda plateau to the Måbødalen valley. The waterfall and the dramatic transition between fiord and mountain plateau make quite an impression.
The Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger takes you through a mighty fjord landscape. On your way, you will get close to the fjord, mountains, waterfalls, and fruit farms.
Bryggen (the dock), also known as Tyskebryggen. The world cultural monument Bryggen is a remnant of old harbor buildings along the east side of Vågen – Bergen’s central harbor. The settlement was rebuilt after a fire in 1702 which left the whole city in ashes. After decontamination and fires in our century, about a quarter remain. The buildings are listed as timbered attics in so-called “farms”, ie as long rows of houses on one or two sides of a common courtyard passage. In the rear part are a number of stone cellars that date back to the 14th-1500s. In recent times, a fire street has been built here, across the buildings. The area is today a vibrant historic district of about 13 acres with 61 listed buildings.
Yes, Accompanying persons can also be signed up for participation at all the Conference tours. But only persons that is registered by the Delegate as Accompanying persons can participate.
Viken Skog Headquarter (2007) is formed as a large display window in order to present wood both as modern construction material and as contemporary surface material – against one of the main roads to Oslo. The pine forest and the prepared wood exterior starts the story. Blueberry and heather grow close to the building. The high pine trees create an open filter between the main road and the building. The Glass prism stretches against the wood and the road – and invites you into the mystery of trees. The main entrance gives a sense of walking through the darkest part of the forest and seeing the meadow open up – you meet the entire lobby area.
Treklyngen is an industrial estate outside Hønefoss and Oslo, on the site of a former paper mill. After the closure of the paper mill in 2012, the current owner, Viken Skog SA, has invested in the clearing and clean-up of the industrial areas. The core infrastructure and several buildings have been refurbished in order to facilitate new industrial processes, primarily based on forest and wood based feedstock.
The ship – Skipet – is located in the innermost part of the Puddefjord and forms the gateway to Bergen at Gamle Nygårdsbro. The building is the first and largest commercial building in Bergen to be built in CLT. The architecture is unique and exciting, where the wood in the construction becomes partially visible.
Treet – The tree – is a residential building, located in the immediate vicinity of the Puddefjord bridge. It was completed in the autumn of 2015 and is 51 meters high and contains 64 apartments. The building is constructed as a wooden building with glulam beams as outer and inner skeleton, and has 14 floors above the plinth in concrete which includes parking and technical main installations.
The tree has been considered the world’s tallest wooden house.
The building will be one of the tallest timber buildings in the world. The building consists of load-carrying glulam trusses and two intermediate strengthened levels. Prefabricated building modules are stacked on top of the concrete garage and on top of the strengthened levels. There is CLT in the elevator shaft, internal walls and balconies. But, CLT is not a part of the main load bearing system. Glass and metal sheeting protect the structural timber from rain and sun.
Everyone can participate. But you must be pre-registered at the WCTE conference before you can book pre- and post-conference tour
No. The Pre- and Post-conference tours are not included in the registration fee, but can be booked during the registration to the congress. There is a limited number of participants for each tour up to 50 people.
The post-conference tour program to Bergen includes:
Accommodation: 2 nights at hotel incl breakfast
Food: 2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), 2 dinners (Friday and Saturday)
Transportation: The tour to Bergen will leave from Oslo Bus Terminal 23th June 2023. Bus in Bergen. The tour to Oslo will leave from Bergen 25th June 2023.
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