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We regret to inform that the planned formal dinner will not be possible in the current climate
The Finnish border authorities opened leisure travel from all schengen countries on Monday the 26th of July. This would have made traveling to Finland for convention much easier than expected. However, Finland reported the highest infection rates since March on Tuesday the 27th of July and rates are steadily rising on a daily basis. The local health authorities recommendations are to not host a black tie event We apologize for the lack of information and certainty at this time, and regret to inform you that convention may have to be fully canceled at very short notice after all. More news after tomorrow. /Kristian Pentti BVO Finland
BVO Finland is happy to welcome our international Viking family to Helsinki for 68th Convention in August 2021. We've booked some wonderful venues and planned some amazing events for the Convention Weekend. We've also anticipated that many of you will be arriving earlier than Friday so the official program starts with a bonus event on Thursday the 12th.
This is why we're also preparing to host multiple additional activities leading up to, and following the official weekend program.
Registering for Convention
Please register for the main events before Jan 1st and you'll receive a special price for the entire weekend package or on individual events. You'll need to complete the full payment with a credit card when registering yourself and any potential guests. The price of attendance for all main events will jump after April 15th.
The discounted price for the Full Convention-package will be €280 when you register and pay by Jan 1st. This includes the Thursday Registration Event, Business Meeting, Informal Dinner, Formal Dinner, and Brunch.
Additional activities leading up to, during, and after the main weekend program will be organized at an additional cost. You'll find basic information about these events lower down on this page, but we'll notify you once we have more details about cost and how to sign up.
Where to stay
Helsinki has a wide selection of Hotels and Hostels in many categories. In addition, you'll find a great selection of vacation rentals on AirBnB.
Please see our preferred Hotel options below, most of which have a special promotional discount for Convention attendees. Click on the images below and use the promocodes to book a place to stay. We'll be offering to host Vikings that are still Students or under the age of 25 to alleviate the cost of attending. Apply for hosting here.
Additional events and activities
Tuesday to Thursday
If you are arriving early we have multiple events for you to attend starting as early as Tuesday. More information and prices will become available in due time. All additional events and activities require a separate fee to participate.
During Saturday we will be organizing different activities based on interest. Some activities will be free of charge while others require a fee to participate. Participation is limited so make sure to book your spots as soon as we open the Saturday Activity registration page.
Sunday to Monday
In addition to the Convention Brunch on Sunday, we will organise a casual dinner at a restaurant in Downtown Helsinki on Sunday. If you're still around on Monday morning feel free to fight your Monday Scaries away over breakfast. Please express interest once we open sign-ups.
Contact us with questions
If you have any questions about Convention, please contact us at email@example.com and we'll be happy to help. We hope to see you in August.