Field trips

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The conference delegates will be offered both in-conference excursions (included) and post conference field trips.

 

FIELD TRIPS

The registration fee includes one in-conference field trip to feature protected areas and recreation management in the Norwegian context. 

The in-conference excursion will take place in the afternoon/evening on August xx, 2021. 

When you register for the conference you can choose between the two field trips.

The second trip has a max capacity of 100 participants. You will receive information about your excursion upon registration. Both tours are of equal quality.

Below you will find information about both in-conference field trips and the post conference tours.

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FIELD TRIP 1: Managing and monitoring nature for sports events and diverse recreation.

Lillehammer is a town for outdoor recreation, sports and events, known for hosting the Olympic Winter Games in 1994. Events in the region is often created in the interface between nature, sports infrastructure and tourism businesses.

A number of events are scheduled every year, including elite winter sports within the FIS World Cup circuit in Nordic skiing, as well as sport and recreation events which aims to reach amateur participants, spectators as well as elite athletes.

Most famous among them are probably the Birkebeiner events, with its three endurance sport events in nature; the 54 km ski race from Rena to Lillehammer, the off road biking event and the running event.   

This excursion will take you up in boreal forests and low mountain areas within 50 km from Lillehammer to study and discuss management planning, mitigative measures and facilitation for sport, recreation and tourism in the Lillehammer region.

How to balance the needs for short term events with thousands of participants to the needs for local people’s everyday retreats? How to secure the possibility for snow-based activities and events in a time for climate change and global warming without excessive infrastructure and resource use?
Impacts on nature from hiking and off-road biking will also be discussed.

A diversity of trail, track and other sports and recreation infrastructure will be visited and we will meet event organisers and tourism entrepreneurs.

Overall, the excursion will take 6 hours, including 2,5 hours bus driving. Soft drinks, baguettes, coffee and some sweets will be served on the bus/during the trip. Return to the conference hotel will be around 6 PM.

If we are lucky, we might see a moose!

What you must bring: Your camera, good shoes/jogging shoes, rain jacket and some warm clothes.

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FIELD TRIP 2: Sustainable management of mountain biodiversity: The case of recreation and wild reindeer

This excursion will take the participants from Lillehammer, past Rondane National Park to Viewpoint Snøhetta, a relatively new attraction in the vulnerable Dovre-Sunndalsfjella NP.

Multiple use of mountains, restoration, management and monitoring of tourists and recreationists will be presented and discussed. We will visit the Wild Reindeer Centre at Hjerkinn and walk from the Centre and up to Viewpoint Snøhetta.

This walk takes approximately 20 minutes, is uphill, on a well-maintained flat gravel track. Warm clothes and a rain jacket is needed. Jogging shoes is sufficient, no heavy duty mountain boots are needed.

Underway, we will travel on one of Norway’s “National Tourist Roads” and make stops on one or two viewpoints towards Rondane NP.

Underway, we will also present and discuss issues regarding mountain planning, second homes development, regulations of recreational use within the setting of a common right of access, public roads and more.

The trip will also take us through Norway`s largest valley – Gudbrandsdalen, with its rich cultural landscape, the pilgrim route to Trondheim and restoration of old roads.

Overall, the excursion will take 8 hours, including 4,5 – 5 hours bus driving. Soft drinks, baguettes, coffee and some sweets will be served on the bus/during the trip. Return to the conference hotel will be around 7 – 8 PM.

If we are lucky, we might see a musk ox!

What you must bring: Your camera, good shoes/jogging shoes, rain jacket and some warm clothes.

This trip will have a max capacity of 100 participants.

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Post-conference field trips

Two post-conference field trips will be offered at an additional charge for those interested in further exploration of Norway`s mountains and fjords.

Registration for these field trips is not connected to MMV10.

More information will follow.

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Published 29. March 2019 - 9:18 - Updated 30. March 2020 - 9:21

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