Arctic Pilot Events 2019
To give you an idea, this is what we did last year, in 2019. Many of the same things will be back on the menu, but also something new is is store for the third generation of Pilots! The 2020 schedule will be published here later, probably in June.
Queer Night at the Museum
Wednesday, Nov 13
1800 - The Arctic University Museum of Norway open their doors to queers of all sorts. Opening of the exhibition “Queering Sápmi” and talks on various topics. Mainly performed in Norwegian, but a guided tour of the museum given in English during the night. Drinks and snacks available. Closing at 2300.
Tromsø Museum, Lars Thørings veg 10. https://en.uit.no/tmu
Get to know Tromsø
Thursday, Nov 14
1200 – Welcome to Tromsø. Introduction to Tromsø Arctic Pride and the Pilot. Gathering at restaurant Skarven, Strandtorget 1. Lunch available.
1330 – Guided City walk to the Polar Museum.
Starting from restaurant Skarven, Strandtorget 1.
1430 – A guided tour of the Polar Museum. Free of charge.
Polarmuseet, Søndre Tollbodgate 11.
1700 - Polar Bear Beer - Drinks at good old Ølhallen pub with a Tromsø history talk A hearty meal of lapskaus (salted meat & vegetable stew) available.
1930 – Northern Lights hunt. We'll set off in a bus that takes us to a good spot for seeing and photographing the Lights. Bus leaves from Radisson Blu hotel. Price per person: NOK 500.
2000 - Rocky Horror Picture Show - a classic presented by Tromsø Arctic Pride and perhaps just the thing for those not out chasing the Aurora?
Venue: Storgata Camping
Don't forget to look for the Aurora whenever you are outdoors after dark!
Let's get fuzzy
Friday, Nov 15
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).
1245 – Departure to Tromsø Wilderness Centre for husky cuddling. Bus leaves from Prostneset, close to The edge Hotel. Two-course lunch included. Back in town by 1630.
You pay only for transportation (c. 25 euro) – Tromsø Wilderness Centre gives us the visit and lunch for free. They like leather guys, so be generous with your insta posts!
Special option this year: Dog sledding tour (20 minutes) available at a price of NOK 500/person.
https://villmarkssenter.no/ Rough outfit, we might play in the snow!
Hell to Heaven and back again Night
Friday, Nov 15
1800: Dinner at Casa Inferno (pizza & pasta). A set menu is available for NOK 598, or you can order individually to your taste. http://www.casainferno.no/
2000 – Rainbow Service in Tromsø Lutheran Cathedral.
Leather men particularly welcome. Parts of the service and hymns performed in English. Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.
Don't forget to look for the Aurora whenever you are outdoors after dark.
2100: Arctic Pride Fetish Meeting by Scandinavian Leather Men, who move their Oslo based scene north for the occasion. DJ K-Paxian commands the rythms! Men only. Dresscode: Leather, rubber, uniform or sports gear.
Tickets at the door: NOK 150 for non-members, NOK 100 for members of the SLM or other Leather Clubs.
Party closes at 0100 (we need to be in shape for the parade tomorrow, see?)
Venue: Garasjen, Skansegata 3. Fetish party outfit.
The Parade Day
Saturday, Nov 16
1100: Pre-parade coffee and leather polishing workshop. Tvibit youth culture centre, Parkgata 27/29. http://tvibit.net/ We’ll walk from Tvibit to the parade assembly spot.
1230: Parade line-up, Kongsbakken High School, Skolegata 16. http://www.kongsbakken.vgs.no/#/sider/om-skolen/
1300: Tromsø Arctic Pride PARADE, starting from Kongsbakken High School. Cool if you can carry the flag of your nation! Full leather outfit (with wool undies). Title holders wear sashes.
1430: Post-parade chillout at Tvibit youth culture centre.
2000: Leather dinner. A three-course meal by the fireside at cozy old Café Bårstua 1840 (Fish soup, reindeer stew nad Apple pie). Price NOK 450 per person, drinks not included. Payment are to be made at the café - no previous peyment necessary.
NB! Any special diet requirements must be sent to Per Helge before Nov 8th.
Full leather outfit. Title holders wear sashes.
2300: Main PRIDE party at The Edge Hotel. Read more and book tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2335374499903657/
Full leather outfit.
The Day After, ahoy!
Sunday, Nov 17
1100: Good morning! Anyone awake yet? No?
1200: Coffee and buns at Kaffebønna Stortorget for the early birds.
1300: Salt ‘n Sweaty Cruise around Tromsø on spa boat Vulkana. http://www.vulkana.no/ Light lunch included. Back ashore at 1600. Swimwear optional (yes, that means you can be naked).
! All tickets for the Cruise are sold out!
Price ca. 110 euro each. Please let Per Helge know if you want a ticket - contact him by the facebook event or the contact button on the Home page here.
1100-1600: Free entrance for leather men to the Polar Museum. https://en.uit.no/tmu/polarmuseet
1900: Leather Lounge at Per Helge’s place for those still in town. Nibbles, whisky by the fireside and some more Northern Lights watching at Lake Prestvannet.