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Welcome to the
Brittingham Viking Organization
71st Annual Convention

Welcome to Oslo, Vikings!

The Norwegian Viking Community is happy to welcome you to Oslo for the 71st Annual Brittingham Viking Convention. Over 4 days you can explore or re-explore the city and get numerous social experiences in and around Oslo.  Sign up now, and start the countdown! 

Find details about the event below. When you're ready to register, do so here:

71st Annual Convention BVO
71st Annual Convention BVO
64 DAYS TO THE EVENT
Aug 15, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+2 – Aug 18, 2024, 1:00 PM GMT+2
Oslo,
Oslo, Norway

On this page you will find the following information:​

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If you have any questions ahead of Convention weekend, please reach out the convention committee contacts listed at the bottom of this page.

Cheers, skål, kippis to a great 71st Convention!

In the Bonds,

The 2024 Convention Committee

Hotels

The Convention hotels will be Grand Hotel and Karl Johan Hotel, located right on the main street in walking distance to all events and Oslo shopping and cultural offerings.

 

Single rooms are offered from 200 USD per night and double rooms from 240 per night, including a top quality buffet breakfast. 

Both Karl Johan Hotel and Grand Hotel are classic hotels, the latter in the more expensive category and with a few more offerings.

 

Links to Room Blocks:

For bookings at Grand Hotel:

A limited amount of agreed rates and room types will be bookable up to June 14th. Reservations are to be made entire on www.grand.no by entering BTAL150824 into the section “Booking Code”.

 

Cancellation deadline for individual reservations made using this booking code: August 1st.

For bookings at Karl Johan Hotel:

A limited amount of agreed rates and room types will be bookable up to June 14th.

 

Use email: service@karljohan.no or call +47 23 16 17 00

Booking code: 99339.

Hotels

Itinerary of Events

Click on the images below to visit webpages for each of the Convention 2024 venues and scroll down to read the itinerary in more detail.

Thursday, 15 August, 2024

Welcome Party

15 Aug, 2024,  18:00 to 21:00 @ Calmeyers Hage

Biskop Gunnerus gate 3, 0155 Oslo, Norway

Kickstart the 71st Convention in Oslo´s coolest rooftop bar, overlooking thew Barcode are and Oslo's characteristic opera house. 

There will be snacks and open bar, and plenty of hugs and cheers. 

Hosts: Ragnhild & Juni

 

After 21, the party will move on... 

Dress Code: Come as you are!

Friday, 16 August, 2024

Business Meeting

16 Aug, 2024, 10:30 to 13:30 @ Legenes Hus

Christiania Torv 5, 0158 Oslo, Norway

Join us for the Annual Business Meeting to get the latest news and take part in the development of our fine organisation. There will also be a keynote speaker. 

Lunch and soft drinks will be served at noon, as well as coffee and tea.

The meeting will be hosted by the BVO board. 

Thanks to Magnar Eek for organising this venue. 

 

Hosts: Helle & Trine

Dress Code: Business Casual

Dinner Cruise and Exploring the Oslo Archipelago

16 Aug, 2024, 18:00 to 21:00 on Sailing Ship Vollan

Meeting address to be announced 

This evening we will embark on a sailing cruise on the Oslo fjord. There will be a shrimp buffet, wine and beer, and also a cash bar. 

Boat leaves at 18.00 and returns around 21.00. Details will be given.

Dress code: Informal. Bring jacket/sweater, comfortable shoes and sun glasses is recommended. If rain, the boat also has indoor room.

After party will take place at a local bar TBD.

Hosts: Nils & Anette

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Saturday, 17 August, 2024

Explore Oslo: Pick & Choose

17 Aug, 2024, 11:00 to 14:00

Choose between 4 different activities, that include lunch.

This activity is included in your fee, but you need to sign up in advance.

1. ARE YOU ARTY?

  • Explore Oslo´s new art musum; Nasjonalgalleriet @Aker Brygge

  • See famous Munch paintings + new and old Norwegian art 

  • Have lunch in The Museum Café

  • Hosts: Nils & Stine 

  • Meeting point: National Gallery

2. VIKING BIKING

  • Join Edvard and Martin for a bike trip in the forests of Oslo

  • Bagged lunch and drinks will be brought

  • Accessible for everyone, but put on training clothes 

  • Hostst: Edvard & Martin

  • Meeting point: TBD

3. BYGDØY BONANZA

  • Take the small ferry to Bygdøy and explore one or more museums

  • Viking ship museum is closed, but Folk Museum, KonTiki Museum and Shipping museum are open

  • Meeting point: Rådhusbrygge 3: https://maps.app.goo.gl/goPsYMKSVuqassUA8

  • Hosts: Juliet & Therese

4. SAUNA SUCCESS

  • Try one of the new and cool saunas and have a dip in the sea

  • Bring swim suit and towel

  • Hosts: Olga & Anders

  • Location: TBD

Formal Dinner

17 Aug, 2024, 18:00 to 23:00 @ Trekanten

Pilestredet 24, 0165 Oslo, Norway

This year´s formal dinner will take place in an iconic triangular shaped retro building, designed by Erling Viksjø, one of Norway´s most respected architects. He also designed the Government Quarter, which was destroyed during the Oslo terror bombing in 2011, and is now being rebuilt.

 

Drinks will be served from 17.00 and group photo will be taken at 18.00. Food will be served from 19.00. 

 

There will be speeches, songs and entertainment + plenty of time to talk. Cash bar.

 

Hosts: Håkon & Camilla 

Dress Code: Black Tie

Note: Table assignments for Formal Dinner are indicated on the back of your name tag.

Sunday, 18 August, 2024

Farewell Brunch

18 Aug, 2024, 11:00 to 13:00 @ TBD

Say so long to Viking friends and laugh about what you have done, seen and heard over the weekend!

 

Hosts: Jon & Trine

Dress Code: Come as you are! (Last night's tuxes and dresses welcome.)

Itinerary

Interactive Map of Convention Venues

Each of the official Convention venues are plotted on this map. Just click on your destination to generate directions to the venue.

You can also click this link to access a map with additional points of interest, including popular Madison hotels, activities, and landmarks: https://www.google.com/maps/bvoconvention2023.

Interactive Map

Full List of Convention Attendees

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Attendees

Digital Snaps Songbook

In addition to paper copies of the snaps songbook at each table during formal and informal dinner, you can access a digital version here. Skål!

Questions?

Please contact:

Head of Convention: Nils Apeland, nmapeland@gmail.com, Phone: + 47 91644 266

Treasurer: Tor Erik Engebretsen, tor.erik.engebretsen@gmail.com, Phone: + 47 905 57 923

Business Meeting: Helle Knudsen, hellecknudsen@gmail.com

Events: Olga Abilova, olga.abilova@gmail.com

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