Itinerary Technical Visits on gender equality in Norway
By Bodil Krogh, Come2

11 - 19 April 2002
Come2 in cooperation with The Gender Equality Centre in Oslo and The National Women's Museum in Kongsvinger, have the pleasure of inviting you to participate on this unique "technical visit" trip to Norway with topic "gender equality"! Come to the homecountry of gender equality for learning and exploring our way of life!

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Thur. 11.04.02

Tokyo – Oslo by plane. Arrival at Gardermoen Airport in the evening.
Transfer to Rainbow Hotel Opera, Oslo.
Dinner and accommodation at Rainbow Hotel Opera. Menu: salmon.

Fri. 12.04 .02

Breakfast at the hotel.
• Meeting with your host - Ms. Bodil Krogh, Come2.

• Sightseeing in Oslo by chartered bus and special guide:
The City Hall
The Ibsen Museum

• Lunch at Frogner. Menu: Omelette and salad

• Sightseeing continues
The Vigeland Sculpture Park
The National Gallery, with special guide, see the exhibition "through the eyes of a woman"

• Transfer by tram to have dinner in restaurant Salt & Pepper at Grünerløkka, a bohemian part in Oslo. Meet local inhabitants. Menu: Woodland bird and dessert.
Accommodation at Rainbow Hotel Opera

Sat. 13.04.02

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free time.

• Visit Heimen Husflid (arts and crafts shop/studio) – See how Norwegian national costumes are made.
Lunch at rustic cafe Kaffistova. Menu: Norwegian "home-made" specialities.

Free time / Cultural event

Dinner at a Japanese restaurant in Oslo.
Accommodation at Rainbow Hotel Opera.

Sun. 14.04.02

Breakfast at the hotel.

See the Oslo-fjord, by chartered boat.
• Visit the Vikingship Museum.
• Lunch: schrimps and bread on board

Dinner at the hotel. Norwegian salmon
Accommodation at Rainbow Hotel Opera

Mon. 15.04.02

Breakfast at the hotel.
• Visit to the Gender Equality Centre. Welcome speech/lecture by the director Ms. Ingunn Yssen - "Norwegian gender equality".
• Coffee/Tea

• Lecture "the Norwegian Ombudsman" by the Ombud, Ms. Kristin Mile
• Lunch at Grand Hotel. Menu: Open sandwiches (smørbrød).

• Visit to Norway’s Parliament - a tour with special guide.
• Lecture by a prominent female MP in the Parliament.

Transfer by chartered bus to Kongsvinger.
Dinner at Åmodtgården, Kongsvinger Museum, with invited guests. Menu: Moose stew and dessert.

Accommodation: Home stays – the inhabitants of Kongsvinger open their homes for our Japanese guests.

Tues. 16.04.02

Visit the National Women's Museum in Kongsvinger
Women’s breakfast

Lecture and mini-seminar by the director Ms. Kari Sommerseth Jacobsen
See the Exhibition
Lunch. Menu: Warm pie and salad
Question time and informal talks

• Visit Kongsvinger Fortress, a sightseeing tour with special guide
• Lecture by Ms. Bodil Krogh: "Get motivated for promoting gender equality"!

Walk about in Øvrebyen, with special guide, "Follow in the footsteps of some famous women of Kongsvinger"
Øvrebyen Art & Craft shop – welcome to women's enterprise.

• Surprise-dinner in Øvrebyen.
Accommodation: Home stays

Wed. 17.04.02

Womens breakfast in Kongsvinger City Hall, with the representative for the womens group "Dagny".
Kongsvinger City Hall – lecture by local female political leader. Topic: "gender policies in local government".

Visit to Austbo - a home for aged people, set up in combination with a kindergarten. Lecture by female director.
Lunch at Austbo - with employees and local occupants.

Visit to Snoka Miljø Ltd. Meet the female enterprise-leader of this furniture and interior craft shop.
Visit to Kongsvinger Hospital, the largest female working place in the Glåmdal district.
• Meet local designer Liv Mæhlum at home, demonstrations and sale of unique knitwear products.

Dinner at Langelandshjemmet – join our cooking course "how to make your own Norwegian menu".
Accommodation at Kongsvinger Gjestegård.

Thu. 18.04.02

After breakfast - transfer by chartered bus to Elverum

The Forestry Museum at Elverum.
Lecture and exhibition by female director of forestry on "women in forestry and agriculture."
Lunch at Forstman, the Museum’s restaurant. Menu: Lunch buffet.

Transfer to the Feminist University in Løten. Lecture by female professor.
Visit to Hedmark County City Hall in Hamar. Lecture by the Mayor of Hedmark County Ms. Siri Austeng on "Efforts taken for stimulating and motivating women in the public sector".

Visit to Women’s Shelter in Hamar - lecture by female director on "history of our shelter".

Dinner at the hotel: Inland fish and dessert
Accommodation at Scandic Hotel Hamar.

Fri. 19.04.02

After breakfast at the hotel –
Visit Eidsvoll 1814- our Constitution Building.

15.05 p.m.: Departure from Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

A travel plan in Japanese language will be prepared for you with essential information about the places we visit and about Norway in general.

Please contact us at for the booking, and we will in cooperation with a travel agent in Japan assist you further. We have this time made the arrangements for an exclusive group of maximum 20 persons, and deadline for booking is 1st of March 2002.

Tourleader from Come2 / japanese intepreter will be with you during your whole stay in Norway. Accommodation in singleroom in hotels, with modifications during homestays.

Technical Visits Examples

Study Gender Equality in Norway
7 days Technical visits program

One day in Kongsvinger

One day in Oslo

One day in Hamar