Arctic Pilot Events 2022

Preliminary Program as of September 14. 
Additions are expected, so keep an eye out for surprises!

Take ON Tromsø!

Thursday, Nov 10


1400: Welcome to Tromsø. Introduction to the Arctic Pride and the Pilot. Registration. Gathering at restaurant Skarven, Strandtorget 1. Light lunch available.

1630: Polar Bear Beer  - Drinks at good old Ølhallen pub, perhaps with a Tromsø history talk. 

1800: Moving on to catch bus No. 20 to Tromsøbadet.

1830: Splash out! We dive into the pools at Tromsøbadet water park and hopefully get to see some Aurora from the outdoor balcony pool. Pizza and other hot and cold foods available. Swimwear, also a woollen hat recommended.

2100: Northern Lights walk (weather permitting). We’ll walk around the Lake Prestvannet, the best spot in Tromsø for seeing the Lights. If the weather is awful, we’ll rather head downtown to a pub. 

Don't forget to look for the Aurora whenever you are outdoors after dark!

Furry friends fun

Friday, Nov 11

1100: Tromsø City Hall.  The City of Tromsø presents to us their plans for LGBT+ issues and general politics considering sexual orientation and sexual health in Norway.

This presentation is a part of the Arctic Pride and  open to everyone. We expect media coverage, so be prepared to appear in newspapers. Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes. 

1245: Meet at SAS Radisson hotel for bus departure to Tromsø Wilderness Centre for husky cuddling and dog sledge rides (if there is snow). Warm lunch, coffee and cake included. Back in town by 1630.
Rough outfit, we might play in the snow!  Some garments, like warm overalls can be borrowed at the wilderness centre.

Suggested interlude before going to church:
Gather at the friendly Emmas Bar, right across the street from the cathedral.  This newly opened bar is gay friendly and fit for a mature audience - so they invited us...?

Heaven to Hell Night

Friday, Nov 11


1900: PRIDE Rainbow Mass in Tromsø Lutheran Cathedral. Leather men particularly welcome. This very special service celebrates love and is the most including experience you've ever had in a church. Promise! 
Tromsø Domkirke, Kirkegata 7. Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.

2100: Dinner at Casa Inferno (pizza & pasta). 

2300: Colouring the town in Black.
Pub crawl to show off how leather men party above the Arctic Circle. Club leather outfit.

Don't forget to look for the Aurora whenever you are outdoors after dark!

Pride & parade day

Saturday, Nov 12

1030: Pre-parade workshop. Prepare your flags and buff up that leather! Tvibit youth culture centre, Parkgata 27/29. Café with lights snacks. 

1200: Walk from Tvibit to the parade assembly spot.

1300: Tromsø Arctic Pride PARADE, starting from Hålogaland Theatre. Cool if you can carry the flag of your nation or club! Full leather outfit (with wool undies). Title holders wear sashes. 

1515: Black Selfie – high tea, coffee and cakes in leather at Selfie patisserie.

1800: Formal Leather dinner at Full Steam restaurant, right at the seafront in Tromsø inner harbour. Local and traditional ingredients make up the basis for our feast tonight. Formal leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.

2100: Pride Night. The main party for Arctic Party, and it would not be complete without us, or what? Party leather outfit (G-rated). Sashes optional, follow Mr. Leather Norway’s advice. 

Don't forget to look for the Aurora whenever you are outdoors after dark!

New perspectives

Sunday, Nov 13

1100: Good morning! Anyone awake yet? No?   

1200: Intimate Brunch at Restaurant Bårstua 1840. This historic and cosy restaurant is a long-standing favourite with the Pilots. We have the place all to ourselves, and there is a set menu for everyone. Any special diet requirements should be sent to Per Helge in advance. Relaxed Sunday leathers.

1400: Queering the Arctic. Visit to the Polar Museum with a guided tour of the new exhibition "Queering polar history",  looking at polar explorers and Arctic hunters in a queer perspective.

1700: All Male Concert – classic choir music in English performed by the handsomest male choir available: The Norwegian Male Choir of 1995/ Tromsø Student Singers. Banksalen, Rødbanken, Storgata 65. Leather outfit encouraged.

Safe journey home – cherish the memories, 

and welcome back to Tromsø, fourth pilots!