Arctic Pilot Events 2021

This is what we did in 2021. The program in 2022 will have some of the same, and some new ingredients!

The full schedule for 2022 is expected to be published on this page in September. 

Take ON Tromsø!

Thursday, Nov 18


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

1500: Leathermen's Makerspace at the Art Museum of Northern Norway.  Be creative and make art fit for fetish folks!

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

1800: Pride Night at the Arctic University Museum.
A night in rainbow colours including exhibitions, light leather lectures, guided tours, snacks and a smashing Northern Lights lounge where Mr. Leather Norway mixes the music to make you dance along with the lights. Also an outdoor camp for observing the Aurora (weather permitting). We'll start with a burger dinner (at your own expense) in the museum café. Closing at 2300. 

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

Let's get fuzzy

Friday, Nov 19

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.  The visit and bus trip are free. If you'd like to try a husky sled ride, the price is NOK 500, which you pay to the Wilderness Centre on site.
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 and back again Night

Friday, Nov 19


1900: PRIDE Rainbow Mass in Tromsø 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: Arctic Pride Fetish reception at Skansen, which besides being one of the oldest houses in Tromsø also is a good spot for seeing the Aurora. A brief history of the Skansen site is given before we enjoy a calm pub night  to the soothing lunge sounds by DJ K-Paxian. Light pub snacks and refreshments available. Men only, SLM dresscodes apply. Tollboden, Skansen, Søndre Tollbugate 8. Organized by SLM Oslo. Tickets NOK 120.  Fetish club outfit. 

Pride & parade day

Saturday, Nov 20

1100: Pre-parade workshop. Prepare your flags and buff up that leather! Tvibit youth culture centre, Parkgata 27/29. We’ll walk from Tvibit to the parade assembly spot.

1230: Parade line-up, Hålogaland Theatre, Teaterplassen 1.

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 Café Bårstua 1840, Skansen. 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. Price NOK 450 per person, drinks not included. Any special diet reqiurements should be sent to Per Helge in advance. Formal/ full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.

2100: Pride Night at Hotel The Edge. Tickets available through the Arctic Pride webpage here. Full  or party leather outfit.

A Day with a view

Sunday, Nov 21

1100: Good morning! Anyone awake yet? No?   

1200: Gathering at the Cable Car station, Sollivegen 12. A nice 30 min walk from the city centre across the Tromsø bridge, or a short ride by bus no. 26. We’ll go up on the Mt. Fløya by cable car and have a look at the view before brunch. This trip is sponsored by Arctic Pride and there's no ticket fee for us Pilots.   

1300: Get Up High Brunch at Restaurant Fjellstua. The set two-course menu includes Fjellstua's speciality reindeer burger, served with salad, homemade lingonberry dressing and potato wedges – plus the outstandingly good Northern Lights cake, a chocolate mousse with a salty caramel and chocolate base. Price per person NOK 340, drinks not included.
Other dishes available, order on arrival from this menu

1500: Goodbyes? Not yet? OK:

1600: A toast to the Pilots at Verdensteatret Bar, Storgata 93.

1800: Pilots gone Bastards - our last hangout during this year's Pilot will happen at the dark and underground-ish Bastard Bar, Strandgata 22. 

Safe journey home – cherish the memories, 

and welcome back to Tromsø, third pilots!