ASANOR Conference 2022
29 September – 1 October
Bodø, Norway

Appalling Ocean, Verdant Land :

America and the Sea

Practical Information


Bodø: The 2022 ASANOR Conference will take place in Bodø, Norway. Home to the Northern Lights in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer, Bodø is a vibrant city north of the arctic circle. Recently named the European Capital of Culture for 2024, this city of 50,000 boasts a rich tapestry of history, art, music and culture – from stone age carvings and Viking graves to music festivals and state-of-the-art theatre halls. Beyond the appeal of its urban center, Bodø is especially famous for its outdoor offerings and adventure sports.

Getting There: The fastest and easiest route to Bodø is by plane. There are several flight options between Bodø Airport (BOO) and Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), which is connected to most major international hubs. The flight time between Oslo and Bodø is approximately 80 minutes. The airport in Bodø is only two kilometers from the city center and the ASANOR conference hotel (Scandic Havet); buses and taxis can shuttle between these locations within 5 minutes, or you may walk (approx. 20-25 minutes). In addition to flying, there are other popular choices for travel to Bodø, among them the “most beautiful night train journey” and the popular Hurtigruten ship. For these additional options, see the Visit Bodø travel page.

Travel Documents: If you are travelling from abroad, you should ensure that you have all the documents needed for entry into the country. Foreign nationals must have a valid passport when visiting Norway. Depending on the issue country of your passport, you may need a travel visa, though several countries have exemption agreements. Please visit the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) website for further information. If you require a formal invitation from the conference organizers for your visa application, contact


Scandic Havet: The conference will be held at the Scandic Havet Hotel (website) located at the heart of the Bodø city center and along the majestic quayside, with wraparound views of the ocean and mountains. There is a special conference rate of NOK 1290 per night available to all event participants; this rate includes breakfast (“Norway’s best hotel breakfast”). The booking code will be shared along with proposal acceptances. Rooms at this rate will be held for the conference block until 29.07.2022. 

Jektefartsmuseet (Norwegian Jekt Trade Museum): The conference will host a Thursday plenary and reception at the new Jektefartsmuseet (website). This museum exhibits the history of trade in circumpolar Norway and features the Jekt (open square-sailed ship) that navigated the Norwegian coast from medieval to modern times. The reception will showcase an assortment of local/traditional seafood dishes, and guests will have the opportunity to explore the museum.


General Inquiries:

Howard Russell Butler
“Long Island Coast,” n.d.
Pastel on grey paperboard, 7 1⁄2 x 10 5⁄8 inches
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Howard Russell Butler, Jr., 1978.65.5

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