Excursions

Below you will find descriptions and guides of the various excursions that will take place during the Interpraevent congress in Bergen. These can be booked and paid for in the online registration form.

URBAN FLOODING MITIGATION IN BERGEN
13.05.2020 -  
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The cable car Fløibanen will take us to the viewpoint Fløyen, where the Municipality of Bergen and the Chief of Emergency Management will give a lecture. Focus will be on risk and emergency management connected to surface water in the city of Bergen.From Fløyen we will walk to Starefossen. This is a location where a small river runs into the settlement. The river causes trouble during all heavy rain periods.From Starefossen we will walk to Svartediket, the drinking water reservoir of Bergen, where we will talk about a Forest protection project.The Directorate for Cultural Heritage will give a guided walk, concerning safeguarding the world heritage site of Bryggen in Bergen.

Price per person: 1000,- NOK
GEOLOGY OF THE BERGEN ARCS
13.05.2020 -  
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This excursion will take you through Bergen’s geological features – a history including rise and fall of a massive mountain range, as well as glacial activity during the last glaciation.To get an overview of Bergen, the cable car Ulriken will take us 620 m a.s.l. Then, we travel by bus to Os/Ulven to look more closely at the interesting geology.

Price per person
: 1000,- NOK
FLÅM VALLEY FLOOD AND INSTABLE SLOPE
13.05.2020 -  
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This excursion will take you through the narrow and steep Norwegian fjord landscape, both at land and sea. Flåm represents one of the most visited places in Western Norway – it is beautifully situated by the Nærøyfjorden. The spring is usually gorgeous in Norway: There is likely snow in the mountains, blooming fruit trees and green grass in the valley.But, with the beauty of the steep terrain, comes the problems. Almost every kind of slides and avalanches are represented. This is also the theme of the excursion, as well as how we manage the danger. In Flåm there is also a large river that causes dangerous floods.The excursion starts in Bergen by train, then a bus will take us to Flåm. To get from Flåm to Gudvangen we will travel by the fully electric boat Vision of the Fjords.

Price per person
: 1500,- NOK
MANAGING NATURAL HAZARDS WITHIN DIFFERENT FRAMES
13.05.2020 -  
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This excursion will demonstrate flood risk management in two catchments, within very different frames: One is heavily influenced by hydropower development (Dale). The other is in a more natural state as it is protected against hydropower development (Voss).The excursion also presents different measures to manage natural hazards – landslides, rockfall, floods and river erosion - along the national railroad and highway to Bergen.In Dale, we will see how the power company managed a major flood in 2005, flood protection measures constructed after the flood as well as measures to improve the ecological status.In Voss, we will see how lake flooding affects the municipal centre, measures already taken to lower flood levels and a major project studying flood diversion through tunnels.

Price per person
: 1000,- NOK
FLOODS, AVALANCHES AND LANDSLIDES, RISK MANAGEMENT
13.05.2020 -  
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The excursion will take you through one of the most popular tourist attraction in Norway, Sørfjorden. This is a fantastic fjord landscape, in a fantastic season – blooming fruit trees, steep mountainsides with glaciers on top.Along the Sørfjorden, there are five locations. All with different stories with avalanches, floods and landslides. The evidence from many events are more or less visible, as well as the risk mitigations. We will look at three of them from the boat, before we end up for lunch in the village of Tyssedal.The excursion will be divided into two groups in Tyssedal. Taking turns on a guided walk along the Opo river in the village of Odda, and watching a film about the hydropower development at the Tyssedal museum.

Price per person
: 1500,- NOK
END EXCURSION INTERPRAEVENT 2020
14.05 - 16.05 2020 -
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This excursion will take you through the Western part of the country. You will meet the best of the fjords, mountains, rivers and glaciers.On the first day of the excursion, we will drive from Bergen to Loen. We will stay at the Loenfjord hotel, beautifully situated by the fjord in Loen, both nights. On the second day we will go to the village Stranda, where a helicopter will take us to Åkneset. Åkneset is an unstable rock slope where rockslide tsunamis can wipe out Stranda.On our way back to Bergen, we will stop in Utvik and Jølster. Both places were exposed to sudden and heavy rainfall in respectively 2017 and 2019, which caused damage to settlements and infrastructure.

Price per person
: 6000,- NOK