Arctic Pilot Events 2020
Despite the Corona situation, it is possible to meet and have fun in leather together! We need to keep social distancing in mind, and please wash your hands often! Some "classics" like the sauna bout had to be left out this time due to virus precautions, but I hope you'll enjoy what I have in store for you this year.
Please observe that for several of these activities, you need to make a reservation. Please use the button under the photo (you can make all reservations at the same page, so you only have to click the button once).
Dive into Tromsø!
Thursday, Nov 12
1400 – Welcome to Tromsø. Introduction to the Arctic Pride and the Pilot. Gathering at restaurant Skarven, Strandtorget 1. Light lunch available. http://skarven.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/VertsHuset-Skarven.pdf
1450/1500 – A city walk to get to see some sights and learn about the city of Tromsø. Starting from restaurant Skarven, Strandtorget 1 at 1450, so that we can be outside Tromsø Cathedral at 1500 when the rainbow flag is hoisted to celebrate Pride.
1630 - Polar Bear Beer - Drinks at good old Ølhallen pub with a Tromsø history talk. https://www.mack.no/en/olhallen
1800 - Get Wet – swimming and sauna at Tromsøbadet, including observing Northern Lights form the outdoor balcony pool (cross your fingers for clear skies!) Closing at 2100. https://www.tromsobadet.no/en/ Swimwear required.
2130 - Dinner at Casa Inferno (pizza & pasta). Tables will be reserved for us. Each and every one of us choose from the menu, order and pay separately. You can take a look at the menu online here: http://www.casainferno.no/
Don't forget to look for the Aurora whenever you are outdoors after dark!
Let's get fuzzy
Friday, Nov 13
1030 – Tromsø City Hall. A greeting from the Mayor. The City of Tromsø presents to us their plans for LGBT+ issues and general politics considering sexual orientation, sexual health and anti-discrimination in Tromsø. Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes. (The newspapers wants to have pictures).
1230 – Bus departure from Prostneset terminal, line 420. Return ticket NOK 70 if you use the Troms Mobillett app, or NOK 120 if you buy a ticked onboard the bus. Please have a face covering ready for the bus ride.
1301 - Arrive to Tromsø Wilderness Centre for husky cuddling and dog sledge rides for everyone (provided there is enough snow). Warm lunch, coffee and cake included. Tromsø Wilderness Centre gives us the visit and lunch for free. They like leather guys, so be generous with your Instagram posts!
https://villmarkssenter.no/ Rough outfit, we might play in the snow! Some garments can be borrowed at the winderness centre.
1620 – Bus 420 departure back to town, and arriving Prostneset at 1658.
Heaven to Hell and back again Night
Friday, Nov 13
1900 – PRIDE Rainbow Service in Tromsø Cathedral. Leather men particularly welcome. Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.
2000: Arctic Pride Fetish Gathering. A pub night in the rough and cool old boat workshop "Garasjen". Lounge music under the Aurora by DJ KPaxian. Northern Lights views, pub snacks and chill with the best leather men in town! Men only. Club outfit.
Garasjen, Skansegata 3.
Showoff on the streets
Saturday, Nov 14
1200: Leather polishing workshop. Tvibit youth culture centre, Parkgata 27/29. http://tvibit.net/
1300: Visibility trail around town with photo opportunities. Cool if you can carry the flag of your nation or club! Full leather outfit (with wool undies). Title holders wear sashes.
1500: Coffee and cakes and selfies - at Selfie patisserie. https://selfiekonditori.no/
1900: Leather dinner at Café Bårstua 1840, which besides being one of the oldest houses in Tromsø also is a good spot for seeing the Auroras . We have the place all to ourselves, and there is a set three-course dinner for everyone: First fish soup with focaccia, then reindeer stew with potato mash, broccoli and lingonberries, and some lovely cakes for dessert. For this feast you pay NOK 450, drinks not included. Payment should be made at the café, no need to pay in advance.
Any special diet reqiurements should be sent to Per Helge in advance.
Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.
The Day After
Sunday, Nov 15
1100: Good morning! Anyone awake yet? No?
1200: Coffee and buns at Kaffebønna Stortorget for the early birds.
1300 – A guided tour of the Polar Museum in a queer perspective. Venue: Polarmuseet, Søndre Tollbodgate 11. https://en.uit.no/tmu/polarmuseet
The traditional Leather Lounge at Per Helge's place cannot take place this year due to new corona protection guidelines. Instead, we might find a nice cafe downtown for a glass of something on Sunday night.