16th-20th of June – post-conference
Day 1 – The first day we will travel to Rjukan in Norway. Here we will visit Såheim, which was taken into operation in 1916. The power station is since 2003 considered a cultural heritage by the Norwegian government. We will learn about the history of Norwegian hydropower and its modernization.
Day 2 – In the morning we will visit the Industrial Workers Museum in Rjukan. After this we will travel to the capital of Norway, Oslo. In Oslo we will visit the company Statkraft where we will get a presentation regarding the future of Norwegian hydropower. In the late afternoon there will be some free time in Oslo before we meet up for dinner.
Day 3 – We will leave Oslo in the morning and travel over the Swedish border and visit the highest dam in Sweden, Trängslet. Trängslet is currently under re-construction and being retrofitted with new bottom outlet. After our visit here we will drive to Sälen, a popular resort for outdoor activities, where we will stay for the night.
Day 4 – In the morning we will visit Höljes with its 81 m high moraine core earthfill dam that has been refurbished and fitted with additional spillway capacity in recent years. After having lunch our trip continues to Letafors. During our visit, the Letafors dam will be undergoing a rehabilitation project involving installation of a new seepage monitoring system and a new toe berm.
In the afternoon we will arrive at the Selma Spa hotel in Sunne. Here we will have the possibility to relax in the hotels pools and sauna before we meet up for dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 – In the morning we will travel to Arvika where we will get a presentation regarding the recently constructed flood protections dams and levees. After lunch we will have our final stop at Dals Långed. We will look at the dams, fishways and spillways and learn more about the history of the dams. In late afternoon we will return to Gothenburg.