Programme

Pre-tours to Greenland and Faroe Islands

17. – 23. September, Pre-tour to Greenland 

Destination Arctic Circle – See tour here

21. – 23. September, Pre-tour to Faroe Islands

Unspoiled Nature and Unforgettable Highlights – See tour here

Monday 23 September

Arrivals from Copenhagen, Billund, Reykjavík, Ediburgh and Paris 

At arrivals there will be complimentary buses for all buyers from Vágar Airport to all hotels in Tórshavn booked via the Vestnorden registration. Exhibitors staying in these hotels are welcome to join as well.

See under general information for transport in connection with Vestnorden

16:00 – 21:00 Set up at venue and registration (Exhibitors)

Venue: Tórshavn Sports Hall

Tuesday 24 September

08:30 – 10:00     Official Opening of Vestnorden 2019 and country presentations (Buyers)

Venue: Tórshavn Sports Hall

08:30 – 08:40     Welcome: Helgi Abrahamsen, Minister of Trade and Environment

08:40 – 09:00     Faroe Islands: Guðrið Højgaard, Director, Visit Faroe Islands

09:00 – 09:20     Greenland: Julia Pars, Managing Director, Visit Greenland

09:20 – 09:40     Iceland: Inga Hlín Pálsdóttir, Director, Visit Iceland

10:00 – 10:30     Press meeting: Q & A for international and domestic press

Venue: Tórshavn Sports Hall

10:00 – 12:20     B2B meetings (Buyers/Exhibitors)

Venue: Tórshavn Sports Hall

10:00 – 11:00    B2B meetings

11:00 – 11:20     Coffee and refreshments

11:20 – 12:20     B2B meetings

12:30/13:00 – 18:00        Vestnorden tours – Experience the hidden gems of the Faroe Islands

Tour admission is based on registration in advance

Meeting point for all Vestnorden tours is in front of Tórshavn Sports Hall, lunch pack will be provided in the entrance hall upon departure

Drop off at the hotels listed on the Vestnorden website or at Sjóvinnuhúsið in time for Get-togheter depending on returning time

19:00 – 21:00     Get-together by invitation of the municipality of Tórshavn

Venue: Sjóvinnuhúsið

19:00 – 21:00     Reception with welcome speeches, entertainment, networking and light refreshments

Wednesday 25 September

08:40 – 17:10     B2B meetings (Buyers/Exhibitors)

Venue: Tórshavn Sports Hall

08:40 – 10:00    B2B meetings

10:00 – 10:20     Coffee and refreshments

10:20 – 12:00     B2B meetings

12:00 – 13:30     Lunch in different restaurants in Tórshavn

Meeting point for lunch is in front of Tórshavn Sports Hall. Departure with buses at 12:10 and return from restaurants at 13:10

Participants will receive a ticket showing which restaurant they are going to

13:30 – 15:10     B2B meetings

15:10 – 15:30     Coffee and refreshments

15:30 – 17:10     B2B meetings

19:30 – 02:00     Farewell dinner

Venue: Hotel Føroyar

Pre-drink with appetizer, 4 course dinner with wine, entertainment and dance

Thursday 26 September

Departures to Copenhagen, Billund and Edinburgh 

There will be complimentary buses for all buyers from all hotels in Tórshavn booked via the Vestnorden registration to Vágar Airport. Exhibitors staying in these hotels are welcome to join as well, but you need to sign up at the hotel reception

See under general information for transport in connection with Vestnorden

Optional Post-event excursions 

See tours here

Friday 27 September

Departures to Reykjavík and Paris 

There will be complimentary buses for all buyers from all hotels in Tórshavn booked via the Vestnorden registration to Vágar Airport. Exhibitors staying in these hotels are welcome to join as well, but you need to sign up at the hotel reception

See under general information for transport in connection with Vestnorden

Optional Post-event excursions 

See tours here

!! See bus schedule for transport in connection with Vestnorden B2B meetings and social events here

Tórshavn

The capital of the North

As one of the smallest capitals in the world, everything in Tórshavn is easy. Forget traffic-clogged highways, forget crowds of people, forget fighting for a seat on the bus. Here, we live life as it should be lived.

With plenty of space and clean, fresh air, there’s a real sense of well-being in the Faroese capital. This is the sort of place where people still have time for each other, where people are concerned about each other and where life moves at a civilised pace.

Today, Tórshavn is a modern and cosmopolitan town which has its highly individual location in the middle of the North Atlantic to thank for its very special charm and appeal. We’ve got excellent hotels and restaurants, modern European-style cafés and bars, great arts exhibitions, top-notch sporting facilities, not to mention a lively weekend club scene. All this is Tórshavn!

Venue

Tórshavn Sports Hall

Tórshavn Sports Hall will host the Vestnorden travel trade show which includes Country Presentations and B2B meetings

Tórshavn Sports Hall (Høllin á Hálsi)
Hallarheygur 4
100 Tórshavn
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Sjóvinnuhúsið

The newly renovated Sjóvinnuhúsið that is home to some parts of the Faroese University, will be the venue for Get-together Wednesday 24 September. The Get-together is hosted by Tórshavn Municipality

Sjóvinnuhúsið
Vestara bryggja 15
100 Tórshavn
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Lunch restaurants

Lunch on Wednesday 25 September will be hosted in different restaurants throughout Tórshavn

Áarstova, Barbara and Fútastova – see website

Katrina Christiansen – see website

The Tarv – see website

Hotel Føroyar

Farewell Dinner will be held at Hotel Føroyar, Wednesday 25 September
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Hotel Føroyar
Oyggjarvegur
100 Tórshavn
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