Visit Hoth 2020

Welcome to VISIT HOTH 2020

VISIT HOTH 2020 is a gathering for all Star Wars – fans at Finse 1222, the hotel which were the production-home for the second chapter in the Star Wars Saga: The Empire Strikes Back. Together with our partner Visit Hoth, we welcome you to a event 6 – 8th March 2020. This is our fourth time having this event.

As the 40th Anniversary of the release of Star Wars -The Empire Strikes Back comes upon us, the team at FINSE 1222 and members of the Visit Hoth Group are coming together once again to create an incredible experience for visitors from around the world.

This year we are excited to announce a special theme that will highlight the achievements of women on and behind the scenes.

As always, we are looking forward to the warm gathering of fans, speakers, and families that cherish not only the Star Wars Franchise, but also appreciate the beauty and serenity of Finse, Norway.




  • 18:00-19:00 Welcome, Meet & Greet
  • 19:00-21:00 First Galactic Dinner
  • 22:00 Lecture: Meet members of the crew and hear the amazing stories that only the crew can tell


  • 08:00-10:00 Rebel Breakfast & Matpakke
  • 09:00-17:00 Dog sledging to locatin. Sign up in the Reception
  • 11:00 Ski trip to location with guide Trygve Norman
  • 10:00 Gus Lopez will have a slideshow of some of the original items from the film production of The Empire Strikes Back
  • 14:00 A variety of photo ops for you to remember the event by
  • 16:00-17:00 Madelyn Most will talk about her experience of being the only woman on the crew and the challenges that rose
  • 18:00 R2D2 Punch are served in the Reception
  • 18:30 Hoth Dinner & Slide Show
  • 21:30 Lecture with Peter MacDonald and Mike Brewster
  • 22:30 After Battle Party


  • 08:00-11:00 Imperial Breakfast
  • 09:00-17:00 Dog sledging to locatin. Sign up in the Reception
  • 11:00-12:00 Get the inside scoop on where in the hotel the crew stayed, where the crew shot your favorite scenes
  • 13:00-13:00 We better start the Evacuation


    Christian Berrum
    Was part of the Norwegian Crew unit at Finse during filming.
    Christian will be talking about his experiences during the filming in the harsh conditions and how the English crew experienced the Norwegian winter climate.

    Peter Macdonald
    Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back: location second unit director.
    Peter has worked on a stunning array of projects as well, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, Superman, Batman, three first Harry Potter films, The Bourne Ultimatum, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Working out in the snow and the snow storms give Peter some very interesting stories to tell. He will describe the challenges and unpredictability of the weather, and how they made such a big production work in the arctic conditions.

    Madelyn Most
    Second assistant camera (wo)man in Empire Strikes Back
    She will talk about her experience of being the only woman on the crew and the challenges that rose.

    So start packing your wool socks, your parkas, polish your light sabers and droids, and get ready to join us for the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back, at Finse 1222 Norway, for the Visit Hoth Event, an out of this world experience.

    This event is being hosted by the Visit Hoth Group, FINSE 1222 Hotel, and Nordic Film Tourism Association.

    Prices 6. – 8. March (2 nights) stay with meals and festival pass, per person:

    • NOK 4310,- in double room dobbeltrom
    • NOK 4050,- in budget room/li>
    • NOK 4950,- in room with balcony
    • NOK 4150,- in 3-bed room
    • NOK 4075,- in 4-bed room


    Festival pass for non-staying guests: NOK 750,- for the weekend.