Pre- & post-conference tours

Study Tour 1: The northern ore fields with focus on Tailings management

Date: Pre-conference 6-9 June
Time: TBA
Price:
Registration fee with single room and flights: 11 900 sek excl. vat
Registration fee with double room and flights: 10 150 sek excl. vat

Day 1 – We will meet up at Arlanda airport around noon to travel up to Kiruna. We will stay at the same hotel in Kiruna the whole tour. After settling in, we will visit Jukkasjärvi and the famous Icehotel 365 a year-round ice art exhibition of the ice hotel that is built up by ice and snow every winter. We’ll also be visiting the outdoor museum about the Sámi

Day 2 – The second day will start at LKAB Visitors Center within the Kiirunavaara underground mine, which is the largest underground iron ore mine in the world. In the Visitor Center we will learn about LKAB, a bit of the history of the mine as well as LKAB’s vision for fossil free steel production as well as the ongoing urban transformation of Kiruna. The day will then continue with a visit to the Kiruna tailings management facilities, TMF.

Day 3 – On the third day we will visit the Svappavara operation and learn about the process from the mine to final product. We will also visit the Svappavaara TMF where the LKAB deposit high thickened tailings. We will close the day with a dinner and beer testing with the local microbrewery under the midnight sun.

Day 4 – After a common lunch we will start the transfer to the airport to continue the journey towards Göteborg. The time between breakfast and lunch can be spent to explore the new city center of Kiruna by foot or just sleeping in.

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Study Tour 2: Norrland hydropower plants

Date: Pre-conference 6-10 June
Time: TBA
Price:
Registration fee with single room and flights: 19 100 sek excl. vat
Registration fee with double room and flights: 16 800 sek excl. vat

Day 1 – We will meet up at Arlanda airport around noon to travel up to Kiruna. After settling in at the hotel, we will visit Jukkasjärvi and the famous Icehotel 365 a year-round ice art exhibition of the ice hotel that is built up by ice and snow every winter. We’ll also be visiting the outdoor museum about the Sámi.

Day 2 – The second day will start with a trip to Porjus dam, the first hydropower plant built along Luleälven River in the early 1900s. We will learn about the history about the difficult construction of a large-scale hydroelectric plant at a location that was completely devoid of road and rail connections. But also the adaptation to today’s requirements for dam safety. We will end the day at Stora Sjöfallets hotel located in the ‘fjäll’ mountainous landscapes with a view over Sarek National Park.

Day 3 – We will start with a visit to Suorva dam, Sweden’s largest artificial reservoir. In the afternoon we will visit Satisjaure and Akkats hydropower. Akkats powerplant is a popular tourist destination for its monumental artwork that adorn the spillway gates and symbolize the Sami way of life and culture. In the afternoon we will go to Jokkmokk where we will stay the night.

Day 4 – The final day of the study tour will begin with a visit to Messaure dam, a 100 m high rockfill dam. In the afternoon we will visit the Boden power station and dam, the last power station of the river before the outlet in the Gulf of Bothnia. The visit to the Boden dam also includes a visit to the fish farm, where we learn more about measures for the environment and biological diversity that Vattenfall works with. In the evening we will arrive in Luleå where we eat before we fly to Stockholm.

Day 5 – A morning flight to Gothenburg, arriving at lunchtime.

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Study Tour 3: Älvkarleby tour

Date: Pre-conference 6-9 June
Time: TBA
Price:
Registration fee with single room and flights: 7 200 sek excl. vat
Registration fee with double room and flights: 6 900 sek excl. vat

Day 1 – The first day we will meet up in Stockholm (bus will depart from the city center with a pick-up point at Arlanda airport) and travel to Älvkarleby. At Älvkarleby we will visit the laboratory of Vattenfall Research and Development, where we, among others, will see the experimental dam that will be in focus on one of the workshops during the conference. After lunch we will visit the hydropower plant in Älvkarleby. In the evening we will visit Sala Silvermine, where mining is believed to have started in the end of 15th century. We will get a guided tour which will end with a dinner 155 meters down in the mine. After dinner we will drive to the city of Västerås, where we will stay the night.

Day 2 – In the morning we will travel to Forsvik bruk. Here we will learn about the industrial history of the area and the importance of Göta Canal for the area. After lunch we will continue to Gothenburg where we will arrive in the afternoon.

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Study Tour 4: Norway – Sweden tour

Date: Post-conference 16-20 June
Time: TBA
Price:
Registration with single room: 17 000 sek excl. vat
Registration with double room: 14 500 sek excl. vat

Day 1 – The first day we will leave Gothenburg in the morning and 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.

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Study Tour 5 – Iceland tour

The study tour to Iceland is arranged in collaboration with the Icelandic Committee on Large Dams.

Date: Post-conference 16-19 June
Time: TBA
Price:
Registration fee with single room (no flights): 19 300 sek excl vat
Registration fee with double room (no flights): 15 200 sek excl. vat
Registration fee with single room and flights: 21 100 sek excl. vat
Registration fee with double room and flights: 17 000 sek excl. vat

Day 1 – Departure from Gothenburg to Reykjavik by flight around noon. Flights to Iceland can either be booked through us or by yourself. As we arrive in Reykjavik in the afternoon, we will have some time to explore the capital of Iceland after we settle in at the hotel.

Day 2 – In the morning we will fly to the east where we will visit Icelands largest dam, Kárahnjukar dam, which is also the tallest concrete-faced rockfill dam in Europe. The dam is located in the Icelandic highlands with a vast desert wilderness. In the afternoon we will visit the Snæfellsstofa Visitor Center where we will learn more about the Vatnajökull Glacier National Park. Dinner will be eaten in Egilsstaðir before we fly back to Reykjavik in the evening.

Day 3 – In the morning we will leave to Þjórsá and Tungnaá river area, we will get to visit Vatnsfell dam and Sigalda dam as well as experience some spectacular nature as we stop by waterfalls and experience spectacular nature. In the afternoon we will arrive in Hella in the south of Iceland where we will stay for one night, dinner will be eaten together at the hotel.

Day 4 – We will travel towards Reykjavik with a stop at the Sog area. Here we will visit several powerplants, including Ljósafoss Power Station, one of the oldest dams in Iceland. The drive back will go through Þingvellir National Park. In the afternoon there will be some free time to spend in Reykjavik before we meet up for a final dinner.

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