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36th International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore & Arctic Engineering

Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway

June 25-30, 2017

Program -  Tours


OMAE 2017 offers the opportunity to attend a guided tour at Statoil's available for purchase. Please see below for further details and click here to view the full tour schedule. Technical tour registration will be available during the conference registration process.

The conference organizers have also arranged a selection of sightseeing tours to discover Trondheim and its surroundings while you are visiting this historic city.

Technical tour to Statoil Research Centre and Marine Technology Centre

Statoil is an international energy company with operations in 36 countries. Building on more than 40 years of experience from oil and gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf, we are committed to accommodating the world's energy needs in a responsible manner, applying technology and creating innovative business solutions.

Statoil Research Centre is located in Trondheim. Research performed here involves all disciplines covering the complete value chain of oil and gas business and renewable energy. In addition, laboratories support Statoil's operations on investigations of components and equipment. The laboratory with a vital mission of bringing new technology and knowledge forward, from small to full scale experiments, includes:

  • Increased Oil Recovery (IOR) laboratory
  • Deep-water laboratory
  • Materials laboratory
  • Process laboratory

The former Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) has merged with SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture and SINTEF Environmental technology into SINTEF Ocean. SINTEF is the largest independent research organization in Scandinavia and the fourth largest in Europe. Among the fields of SINTEF Ocean, the institute performs R & D in ocean technology for a global market, primarily in maritime, offshore oil and gas, renewable ocean energy, fisheries and aquaculture and ocean farming. The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is Norway's premier institution for the education of engineers. The Department of Marine Technology (IMT) at NTNU educates about and conducts research on methods and techniques which lead to technical and operational solutions within ocean technology, with emphasis on environmentally friendly and energy-efficient solutions. The marine technology part of SINTEF Ocean and the Department of Marine Technology at NTNU are co-located in the Marine Technology Centre in Trondheim. Together, we are among the largest independent higher education and research centres in marine technology in the western world. Among what is unique in the Marine Technology Centre are our laboratories:
- The Ocean Basin
- The Towing Tank
- The Structural laboratory
- The Energy and Machinery laboratory

Sightseeing Tours

Below is an introduction to the tours available. Please click the "book this tour" button below each tour to proceed to the booking page.

Tour #1 – The island of Munkholmen

Date: 25. June
Departure time: 10:00
Return time: varies
Price per person: NOK 270.00
Included in tour price: Return ferry to Munholmen
Not included in tour price: transport to Ravnkloa Harbor, Food and Beverages, personal items such as souvenirs

Munkholmen – "The Monk's lsland" – was Trondheim's execution ground in ancient times. Benedictine monks built a monastery on the island very early in the 11th century. In 1658 it was converted into a prison and fortress, later becoming a customs house. Its most famous inmate was the Danish Count Peder Griffenfeld, who spent 18 years as a prisoner on the island.

Today the island is a popular recreational area with a beach and a restaurant.

Participants will leave by boat from Ravnkloa Harbor, a short 15 minute walk from the hotel, at 10.00. It is a nice ride out to the island of Munkholmen, which takes about 20–25 minutes. Upon arrival at Munkholmen, a tour guide will give participants an introduction of the island.

The boat returns to Ravnkloa every hour, allowing participants to return at their convenience.

Tour #2 – Medieval Walk in Trondheim on 27. June

Date: 27. June
Departure time: 09:00
Return time: 12.30
Price per person: NOK 370.00
Included in tour price: tour guide
Not included in tour price: food or beverages, personal items such as souvenirs

A guided walk is a marvelous way to discover Trondheim's many hidden gems. Your city guide will share fascinating stories and surprising details that will submerge you into the city's diverse history.

Busse longships, baptized vikings & the Black Death – a walk though medieval Trondheim A little trading post with wooden, windowless houses: Trondheim or Nidaros, as it was called in the Middle Ages, becomes Norway's first capital and one of Europe's most visited pilgrim destinations. Join us for a walk on the traces of this colourful period where we will include a visit to the magnificent Nidaros cathedral, built over the tomb of St. Olav, and the Archbishop's Palace, Scandinavia's oldest secular building and home to powerful archbishops controlling bishops in Norway, Greenland, Iceland, the Faeroe Islands and Scotland. The tour includes also a visit of the Church of Our Lady and of medieval church ruins in either the public library or the Sparebank 1 building.

Our walk starts in Skipakrok, Trondheim's first harbour, where Viking king Olav Tryggvason founded the city in 997, and finishes with a visit of The Medieval Exhibition that conveys a vivid picture of Trondheim life in the Middle Ages.

Among the objects exhibited is also the UNESCO 's Memory of the World-listed rune stone kullstein from the early 11th century which contains the first mentioning of the name "Norway"

Tour #3 – Daytrip to the Unesco listed village of Røros on 28. June

Date: 28. June
Departure time: 09:45
Return time: 19:00
Price per person: NOK 930.00
Included in tour price: Return train ride from Trondheim to Roros, tour guide at museum
Not included in tour price: lunch or personal purchases

This day tour takes a scenic train trip to the village of Røros, one of the Unesco's World Heritage sites. The mining town of Røros is sometimes called Bergstaden which means "the rock town" given its past history of copper mining. Inhabitants of Røros still work and live in the characteristic 17th and 18th century buildings which have led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Røros has about 80 wooden houses giving the town a medieval appearance.

The tour will depart from Trondheim Central Station at 09:45 and arrive in Røros at 12:10.

After disembarking, participants will walk through the main street of Røros to the Røros museum, where you will be given a guided tour.

After visiting the Museum you are free to explore the city and enjoy lunch on your own. The train returns to Trondheim at 16:15, arriving in Trondheim at 18:47.

It is a beautiful trip, and you can not go to Mid–Norway without visiting Røros.

Tour #4 – Daytrip to the Golden Road in Inderøy 30. June

Date: 30. June
Departure time: 09:00
Return time: 17:00
Price per person: NOK 1,135.00
Included in tour price: transport by bus, lunch
Not included in tour price: personal items such as souvenirs or additional food and drinks

The Golden Road is the name of an old travelling route along the coast of North of Trøndelag.

The tour departs by bus from the Clarion hotel at 09:00 and our first stop is the Gangstad Gårdsysteri dairy farm, which produces award-winning cheeses. Participants will be given a short orientation of the farm and then an opportunity to sample some of the farms products.

The next stop is Gulburet, a farm shop selling a variety of homemade and locally produced breads, pastries, jams, sweets, beer, farm products, and handicrafts. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat while you browse the shelves and shop for souvenirs and gifts to take home.

Then on to øyna, a restaurant situated on a magnificent viewpoint above Sakshaug Old Church. Enjoy a delicious meal looking out onto Trondheim fjord. The restaurant is housed in unique buildings inspired by old Viking building traditions with a modern twist.

The afternoon is a visit to Straumen, a cozy town with wooden buildings and small craft shops, before heading back to Trondheim, for arrival at 17:00.

Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 20 participants and may be cancelled if the minimum is not met.