The city of Molde is located on the western coast of Norway, and is easily accessible by train, ferry, bus, plane and the famous coastal steamer Hurtigruten.
Molde is a natural choice for the conference, due to its majestic scenery and central location in one of Norway’s largest fish-farming counties.
Molde is close to Nofima’s research stations at Sunndalsøra and Averøy, which conference participants will find worth a visit.
The Norwegian fjords have been top rated in National Geographic’s survey of travel destinations several times, and are on UNESCO’s World heritage list.
If too few sign up for the following tours, tours may be cancelled and money will be refunded by the operator. The ISFNF committee takes no responsibility for these tours.
Platinum sponsor Skretting offers day trip to visit Skretting’s fish feed plant at Averøy, and other industry. Lunch included. Preliminary time schedule: 9:00 to 17:00. Price: 500 NOK (Student 300 NOK). This trip is now fully booked.
Gold sponsor Evonik Industries AG will host an Aqua Pre-Symposium titled “Towards More Sustainable Aquaculture with Amino Acids” highlighting nutritional strategies related to a sustainable and efficient use of dietary protein and amino acids in aquaculture on June 3, 2012 in the Rica Seilet hotel in Molde, Norway. The participation is for free, and lunch is included. If you are interested in participating in Evonik’s Aqua Pre-Symposium, please send an email to email@example.com for application. The closing date for registration is May 11, 2012. The number of participants is limited. The Aqua Pre-Symposium will start at 9:00 and end at 13:15 on June 3. Afterwards, we will have a lunch and an afternoon event.
June 5th and 8th
Atlantic MICE offers day trips during conference for spouses, and day trips after conference. Please sign up when you register through the Registration form, or contact Atlantic MICE.
- Round trip to the Atlantic Road by bus and Hurtigruten
- Round trip to Geiranger by bus and Hurtigruten
Nofima welcomes participants to Sunndalsøra Friday 8th June. You will see Nofima’s land-based research station with freshwater and saltwater. You will visit the Nofima Centre of Recirculation in Aquaculture that opened in 2010, as well as the Respiration unit of the Aquaculture Protein Centre and Nofima. Information will be given by the Akvaforsk Genetics Centre (AFGC) and the aquaculture equipment producer Storvik. Lunch is included.
The number of participants is limited. Please sign up by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The bus leaves Rica Hotel in Molde at 8:30 and leaves Sunndalsøra at 14:00 in time for the afternoon flights from Molde. The tour is free. Deadline for registration is May 25.
Contrast Adventure offers tours for conference participants in the beautiful surrounding areas of Molde. Read about each tour at the website of Contrast Adventure.
Tour 1: Smøla – sea kayaking and sea fishing
Tour 2: Eikesdalen – from the fjord to the mountains
Tour 3: Innerdalen – hiking in Norway’s most beautiful valley and climb the majestic tower
Tour 4: Hike & Sail – on the top of Fjord Norway
Leisure during stay:
Next door to Rica Seilet Hotel there are facilities for training and well-being.
See overview of hotel locations and ISFNF activities in Molde.