Prevue May-June 2017 - 37
Arctic photography workshops are a
rare joy for groups visiting Sweden.
(one holds the late actress Ingrid Bergman's former summer
home) via RIB boat or kayak. Groups can also experience
an archaeologist-led tour of "behind-the-scenes" Tanum that
culminates in attendees trying their hands at creating a frottage
of a carving, the process used to document rock carvings. Back
at the guesthouse, meeting and incentive groups can relax in
a wood-fired sauna, indulge in cheese, wine, whisky and rum
tastings or head out into the wild blue wonder for a lobster safari,
oyster course or crab and mackerel fishing.
Also in the west near the town of Lidkoping, the 17th century
Lacko Castle, located on the site of a 13th century bishop's
fort, is another interesting option for galas and conferences. The
castle hugs Lake Vanern, one of the largest in Europe that is
also dotted by thousands of islands and a UNISCO Biosphere
Reserve. Summer opera-Mozart to Benjamin Britten-draw
locals and beyond to the Castle Courtyard in summer months,
as does a growing permanent exhibition of artifacts dating back
to the days of Count Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie. Groups can
tour the baroque castle, and conferences, as well as lodging
for smaller groups, take place at the nearby Vanerskargarden.
Here, attendees also partake in food and wine tastings with
restaurateurs, ghost hunts through the castle or outdoor
adventures in the countryside such as kayaking, biking, a floating
sauna trip and bird safaris. The medieval castle is open May
through September and also by request.
The Swedish Laplands hold their own bundle of rare joys for
groups, including arctic photography workshops with award-winning
photographers, midnight dinners at the Aurora Sky Station in
Abisko National Park, one of the best places to view the Northern
Lights, or storytelling experiences with local Sami elders.
tourismvancouver.com; parqvancouver.com; fairmont.com;
sunny.org/meetings; hydehollywoodbeach.com; lvcva.com;
fort525residences.com; puregrenada.com; kimptonhotels.com;
silversandsgrenada.com; luckydragonlv.com; meethawaii.com;
hvcb.org; princeresortshawaii.com; visitsweden.com; aria.com;
quito.com; crystalcruises.com; illaexperiencehotel.com;
prevuemeetings.com | 37