Runde Environmental Centre (Runde Miljøsenter) represents a combined research station and environmental centre with facilities for seminars, courses and conferences.
It is located on the island of Runde, best known for housing the most southerly seabird cliffs in Norway. Runde is close to the town of Ålesund and the UNESCO natural heritage site of Geiranger Fjord. National Geographic selected the region as the world’s best travel destination.
Runde Environmental Centre represents an opportunity for those wishing to make an event into a unique experience. The research station provides prime facilities for courses and conferences, as well as for accommodation.
It is an extraordinary location for participants wishing to combine professional meetings with spectacular encounters of nature. Cultural events in the region lend themselves to be incorporated into special events. During a visit at Runde Environmental Centre it is natural to experience the ecosystem the island is part of, and the research station offers insights into current and exciting research on sustainable development.
Facts about Runde Environmental Centre
Open year-round, has an intimate atmosphere and thereby stimulates both, efficiency and relaxation, while offering experiences bound to exceed the guest’s expectations. The conference centre, including auditorium, conference room and restaurant facilities serving delightful meals, can accommodate 120 persons. Overnight guests have access to 34 hotel-standard rooms in 8 apartment suites. For larger events, the centre cooperates with various course and conference hotels in Ålesund and the vicinity with transport arrangements tailored to your needs.
Runde Environmental Centre offers assistance in finding the event and excursion arrangement best suitable for your requirements: Prime destinations such as the art nouveau town Ålesund, world-renowned Geiranger fjord (UNESCO world heritage site), Sunnmøre Alps, Hjørundfjorden and Trollstigen, are within immediate reach.
The centre’s building and facilities are brand new and are suitable for a large variety of meetings and gatherings. As the location on Runde is characterised by the highly sensitive natural environment and represents a protected area, the building has been designed to the most modern standards of ‘green’ technology, including sustainable building materials, energy efficiency, water conservation and recycling of waste materials and water. For this very reason, the building itself has also become an international attraction.