CIRFA Annual Conference 2017

CIRFA looks forward to welcoming you to its second Annual Conference, at Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, on 18-19 October, 2017. The full programme will be published soon.

Register here

Preliminary programme:

Wednesday 18 October

Bus from Tromsø to Sommarøy (10:00 from CIRFA/SIVA Innovasjonssenter Tromsø; 10:15 from Tromsø city centre/Prostneset; 10:30 from Tromsø Airport)

Lunch (12:00-13:00)

Plenary session (13:00-16:00)

Interactive session: Towards operational services (16:00-17:30)

Poster session (17:45-19:30)

Conference dinner (20:00)

Thursday 19 October

Plenary session (08:30-11:30)

Lunch (11:30-12:30)

Interactive session: Innovation and user collaboration (12:30-14:00)

CIRFA General Assembly (14:00-14:45)

Bus from Sommarøy to Tromsø (15:00-16:15)


Practical information


Wednesday 18 October – Thursday 19 October, 2017.


Sommarøy Arctic Hotel (see map).


Register here.

The online registration form is open until 4 October. Please note that if you require a room, you should register by 28 September.

You will upon registration receive an automatic email to confirm your participation to the conference.

Registration fee:

There is no registration fee for the participants, and bus transportation, as well as meals, are provided free of cost. The cost of accommodation is not included.


There will be bus transportation to and from Tromsø:

Wednesday 18 October: Bus from Tromsø to Sommarøy

  • 10:00 from CIRFA/SIVA Innovasjonssenter
  • 10:15 from Tromsø centre/Prostneset
  • 10:30 from Tromsø Airport)

Thursday 19 October: Bus from Sommarøy to Tromsø

  • 15:00 from Sommarøy
  • 16:15 arrival at Tromsø Airport

Sommarøy Arctic Hotel is located 60 km west of Tromsø, approx. an hour’s drive from Tromsø. For driving directions, please click here.


Please note that accommodation costs are covered by the participants, and should be paid directly to the hotel upon check-in.

The accommodation provided is a mix of hotel rooms and apartment/cabins. All rooms have private bathrooms. Breakfast is included.

The cost of accommodation is:

We have reserved hotel rooms for participants until 28 September, and bookings are done via the conference registration page. Participants registerring after 28 September are not guaranteed accommodation.

There will not be sent a separate confirmation from Sommarøy Arctic Hotel, as our booking is handled as a group reservation.


Last cancellation date: 28 September 2017.  Cancellations after this date will be charged for the cost of accommodation.

If you need to cancel or make any changes to your registration, please send us an email and we will help you,


Prof. Torbjørn Eltoft, CIRFA Centre Leader, mobile +47 950 07 345, torbjorn,

Ellen Ingeborg Hætta, Administrative Coordinator CIRFA, mobile +47 988 01 001,

We look forward to seeing you in October!

Photo: Sommarøy Arctic Hotel

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