Special Weekend Celebrations:  13-17 May 2016
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A day does not go by without contact from a former student, parent or employee recalling their days at ISS/SAMS or wishing to get reconnected with the school community.

This May, ISS is delighted to host 50th year/anniversary events so members of the ISS/SAMS community – present and past – can come together around the May 17th national holiday. It’s a chance to meet up with friends and teachers, revisit places that once created vivid memories and leave with a few stories to take home.


Here is the schedule of events for this special weekend taking place from Friday, 13 May to Tuesday, 17 May 2016.

  • 13 Friday:  Flor & Fjære – Boat Trip, Garden Tour and Dinner
    • 18:00-22:50: Private ferry (return trip) from ‘Skagenkaien’ (downtown Stavanger) to this beautiful tropical island for a wonderful evening and opportunity to experience the magic of a Nordic summer night
    • Cost: NOK 1090 for 6 dishes, boat and tour; NOK 390 for children aged 3-12; NOK 150 for children under 3; drinks available for purchase
    • ISS will send a bill via e-mail for advance payment
    • Sign up by 15 April
  • 14 Saturday Morning and Afternoon:  Family Activities, ISS Alumni Tour, Lunch, ISS/SAMS Bus Tour
    • 10:00-12:00: Family activities (sports, arts, etc.) and alumni school tour, all held at ISS
    • 12:00-13:30: Lunch (BBQ and ice cream social), director’s welcome, community choir performance and time capsule
    • 14:00-16:15: ISS/SAMS bus tour with Drs. Len and Linda Duevel, including a stop at the old Kvaleberg school (now Stavanger School Museum); tour departs from ISS with two drop-off locations afterwards (ISS and downtown)
    • Cost: Free
    • Sign up by 1 May
  • 15 Sunday:  Mountain Walk/Hike (or Free Day to Explore Stavanger)
    • 09:00-17:20: Guided tour with Dr. Len Duevel departs from the ‘Fiskepirterminalen’ (downtown Stavanger) and returns early evening; guests can hike to the top or spend the day wandering the beautiful grounds and dining at Preikestolen Lodge
    • Cost: NOK 300 for any passengers joining this organised group tour to Preikestolen (price covers return-trip transportation – both the ferry and bus connections)
    • Participants pay individually for the tickets via Tidereiser (we recommend booking in advance to guarantee participation)
    • Individuals with their own car can also drive there separately
    • Sign up by 1 May
  • 16 Monday: Golf Tournament (or Free Day to Explore Stavanger)
    • 09:00-14:00: Tee-time followed by lunch and prizes; golfers welcome to mingle afterwards
    • Cost: NOK 500 for 18-holes at the Stavanger Golf Club, lunch, refreshment and prizes; NOK 300 for club rentals; NOK 100 for golfers already members of the Stavanger Golf Club or individuals only joining for lunch
    • ISS will send a bill via e-mail for advance payment
    • Sign up by 1 May
  • 17 Tuesday: Constitution Day and Parade
    • 10:00: Children’s parade begins (route information will be released in early May) – come and watch!
    • After the parade, activities take place downtown Stavanger, including international food booths near the new Konserthus
    • Cost: Free

Will you be attending any of these events? RSVP here. 

As spring approaches, we will continue to update this page and notify those in our alumni directory by e-mail. Join the directory.


Visitors returning to Stavanger after a few decades will find quite a few new places to stay during their time here. Explore your options and book a hotel/B&B on TripAdvisor.

ISS has secured a special rate at the Radisson Blu Atlantic Hotel downtown. Contact Renata at +47 51 76 00 23 or renata.rebo@radissonblu.com to reserve a room. We recommend mentioning your affiliation to ISS’ 50th weekend and booking as soon as possible given the holiday weekend.

Airport Transportation

In addition to the easily-accessible taxi options, there is a comfortable airport bus/shuttle that departs from the Stavanger Airport in Sola every 15-30 minutes (depending on the day and time). It stops near a number of hotels. Inquire with your accommodation of choice.