Social Activities

Voss and Park Hotel has a lot to offer both when it comes to traditional culture, fine wine and extreme sports. In order for participants to get a better taste of Voss and maximize the amount of fun on the conference we have planned some additional social events such as a visit to the VOSSVIND wind tunnel, wine or beer tasting, quiz, live music and DJ-sessions…and of course we will have the traditional NBS Banquet on Saturday evening! Some of these activities will have a limited number of spaces and requires that participants registers advance (VOSSVIND and beer tasting), please see more information below!
Skiing at voss resort
Voss is famous for its extreme sports activity and skiing. Right next to the hotel Voss Resort has opened a gondola taking you directly from the city center to the ski resort area at Hanguren. Take the gondola just for the view, for some cross country skiing or downhill skiing. Participants at the NBS Winter meeting get a discounted on skicards in the free time on Saturday.
Try indoor skydiving at VOSSVIND!
For those interested we will arrange a trip to VOSSVIND in the free time before the banquet on Saturday. The trip will include a small pre-flying training session and two “skydives” in the wind tunnel (2x 1.5 minutes). It is a very special experience for anyone to try! The VOSSVIND experience costs 600 NOK for regular participants and 500 NOK for students (bring a valid student card). There is a limited number of places so sign up now! If you have any questions or want to signup.
Beer tasting with Voss Bryggeri
On Thursday evening, after dinner, participants at the conference will have the opportunity to join a beer tasting with Voss Bryggeri! Voss Bryggeri is the local brewery at Voss and makes a wide selection of craft beers with a special focus on traditional brewing techniques and the traditional kveik yeast that has been used to make homebrewed beer at Voss for centuries. The beer tasting costs 450 NOK per person. If you have any questions or want to signup.
Wine tasting and tour of the wine cellar at Park Hotel Vossevangen
Park Hotel Vossevangen has one of the best wine cellars in Scandinavia and visitors from all over the world come to try rare wines together with fine foods. If enough people are interested, the sommelier at the hotel will arrange wine tasting and tour of the wine cellar. Prices will depend on the wines the participants will select, starting at 625 NOK for 4 wines. If you are interested in joining, let us know by sending an email and we’ll keep you posted!
Quiz and DJ-set
On Friday evening, there will be a team quiz with great prizes and the possibility for some late night dancing. Are you tired of science after a long day? Don’t worry, being good at science will only take you so far at this event.
Banquet and live music
On Saturday evening we there will be a reception and banquet with a three-course dinner in Vossasalen. After the banquet we will have live music and maybe a late night DJ-session? Bring your best dancing shoes! Participation at the banquet is included in the registration fee and free for everyone!