Like Per Frølich Poppe, we want to keep you warm! Not with his fantastic crew parka, but with golden memories of a lovely weekend, filled with laughter and stories - from 1979...





🇬🇧 VISIT HOTH 2019 is a gathering for all Star Wars fans that takes place at Finse 1222, the hotel that hosted the production of The Empire Strikes Back, the second film in the Star Wars saga. Together with our partner VISIT HOTH, we would like to welcome you to the location festival from the 8th to the 10th of March 2019! This is the third time we are organizing this event.

What´s on our menu? Well, that´s sort of a surprise. But the dogs will be here! And threepio. Maybe some tall guy will pop by…

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Dog sledding

Here you will have the possibility to visit the locations where the actual film was filmed, either by a guided ski trip – or reserving a spot on the dog sled! The destination for the dog sleds is the “Han Solo Rock”.

Price: NOK 750,- per person (adult), NOK 350,- per person (children under 12) and each sled fits 2 people.

Time: It is possible to reserve space on the dog sleds at the following times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

  • 9am-11am
  • 11am-1pm
  • 1pm-3pm
  • 3pm-5pm

Reservations: You can reserve your spot on the dog sled by telephone: +47 56 52 71 00, E-mail or at the reception. The price is not included in the festival pass. Send an E-mail or call us if you would like to reserve your spot. Please let us know what time you would like to leave. The list with available and reserved spots will be available at the reception from Thursday at 9am.

Remember to bring goggles/sunglasses for this trip!

The helicopter landing after doing the Snowspeeder flight plates during the production of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.



16:30  Arrival and welcome – by train!

17:30  See the museum!

18:00 Meet and greet – in our Finse lobby.

19:00 – 21:00 – Buffét in Jøkulsalen and St. Paal. Drinks at the bar.

21:00 – A warm welcome to Finse – introducing David John Smith, the Galactic Senators co-pilot, leaving it to Trygve the Hotel owner to open! Then mr. HOTH himself: Andreas, our Galactic Senator will say a few words about his reasons and your weekend! It will be a blast! Stay on target…

21:10 – «I am not a commitetee!» Crew interviews: we meet the Norwegian side of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, remembering what it was like to produce the legendary MASTERPIECE that is THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, during the worst snowstorm Norway had seen in over 100 years…brrrrr! On stage: mr. Christian Berrum, mr. Harald Lystad and mr. Martin Gant.

23:00 – BOGGI´n opens. Our world famous train-themed disco! Let´s all meet and dance!


Contact the hotel for tickets!


08:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast. Including our «VISIT HOTH» only Star Wars pancakes, made by!

10:00 – 11:00 Get ready to VISIT HOTH – gear up and get OUTSIDE!

11:00 On skis to location with mr. Trygve Norman. The owner of the hotel takes you on mountain skis to APPELSINHYTTA!

11:00 – 17:00 – Dogsleighs to location! Sign up and enjoy a wonderful sleighride with our polar DOGS to Han Solo Rock!

Optional for you: use snowshoes to location – or just walk! Remember snowgoogles in case of The Return of the 100 year storm! Plan your visit at the location – you might want to stay longer than expected so bring a «niste» in case and a thermos with HOTH CHOCOLATE! 🙂

11:00 – 17:00 – Trench Trooper Kids Club at Visit Hoth! Let the children explore our Ice Planet with several activities!

13:00 «Prepare for ground assault!» A visual record of the Finse shoot as told by the Norwegian extras and crew, curated by mr. Martin Dahl!

14:00 PARBOT – we show the documentary lost, now found!

18:00 Aperitivo in our Finse lobby. Aaaah!

19:00 – 21:00 Galactic Dinner in Jøkulsalen and St. Paal. Enjoy the Wampa leg soaked in ____? We guarantee satisfaction! Remember your allergies if you have them. Mail the hotel in advance!

21:00 – 22:30 THE LEGENDS SPEAK. Mr. Peter Macdonald. Mr. Alan Tomkins. And our surprise guest all gather on stage. Curated by the Galactic Senator: Andreas Frølich and his best friend mr. Andreas Rønning. Let´s go down memory lane and relive those magical moments on the ice – in 1979…

23:00 – “You like me because I’m a scoundrel.” BOOGI´n opens! Let´s get funky on the dancefloor – like it´s 1979! They knew how to party then. We know how to party now!

Contact the hotel for tickets!


08:00 – 11:00 Empirial Breakfast. Enjoy the crisp morning overlooking the Tundra, enjoying our Norwegian hearty breakfast with lots and lots of new friends!

11:00 – 12:00 Walkabout the hotel – see the close quarters of HOTH, guided by all key players!

12:00 Checkout. M´fraid!

13:00 Group photo like they did in – 79 outside the hotel and a farewell. Already looking forward to 2020…

13:30 Hugs for everyone! Remember your journal, taking notes of all the fond memories – and exchange emails. 🙂


Train tickets to and from Finse are available from NSB, and tickets are online. We recommend taking the train with an arrival at Finse in the afternoon/evening, and departure Sunday afternoon / evening. 

NOK 4060,- per person in a double room Friday – Sunday

NOK 3900,- per person in a triple room Friday – Sunday

NOK 3830,- per person in a quadruple (4 people) room Friday – Sunday

The price includes 2 nights (Friday to Saturday and Saturday to Sunday), 2 breakfasts, 2 self service lunch packs from the breakfast buffet, 1 diner buffet, 1 three course dinner, and all seminars and events the whole weekend.

NOK 850,- per person for a festival pass for whole weekend.

Contact the hotel for tickets!

FESTIVALPASSES are still on sale – we are currently working on transportation. We recommend staying NEAR FINSE 1222. 

Please contact us by e-mail if you would like to place yourself on the waiting list for accommodation, or to buy festival passes.

———–norsk versjon følger




VISIT HOTH 2019 er en sammenkomst for alle Star Wars – fans, som finner sted på Finse 1222, hotellet som var vertskap for produksjonen av The Empire Strikes Back, den andre filmen i Star Wars sagaen. Sammen med vår partner VISIT HOTH, ønsker vi deg velkommen til locationfestival fra 8. – 10. mars 2019! Dette er tredje gang vi gjennomfører sammenkomsten.


Du vil får muligheten til å besøke location hvor filmen faktisk ble spilt inn – enten ved skitur – eller ved å leie deg plass på hundeslede! Sledeturen vil gå til «Han Solo Rock».
Pris: kr. 750,- pr person (voksen), 350,- pr person (barn under 12 år) og det går 2 personer i hver slede.
Tidspunkt: Det er mulig å bestille hundesledetur med start i et av følgende tidsintervall: 9.00-11.00, 11.00-13.00, 13.00-15.00 eller 15.00-17.00 fredag, lørdag og søndag.

Reservasjon: Du reserverer din hundesledetur på telefon +47 56 52 71 00, mail eller i resepsjonen. Prisen for dette kommer i tillegg til festivalpass, opphold og måltider. Send en mail til eller ring oss om du vil forhåndsbestille plass på et tur. Gi da beskjed om hvilket tidsintervall du ønsker at turen skal starte. Listen med ledige/bestilte tidspunkt vil for øvrig legges i resepsjonen torsdag kl. 09.
Husk å ta med skibriller/slalombriller til denne turen!

Togbillett til og fra Finse kjøper du på NSB, og billetter legges ut i midten av desember. Vi anbefaler å ta tog med ankomst på Finse ettermiddag/kveld. Avreise søndag på ettermiddagen.

Kontakt hotellet for ledige plasser!

NOK 4060 Pr person dobbeltrom fredag – søndag
NOK 3900 Pr person tremannsrom fredag – søndag
NOK 3830 Pr person firemannsrom fredag – søndag
Prisen inkluderer to overnattinger (fredag til lørdag og lørdag til søndag), to frokoster, to selvsmurte matpakker, en middags buffet, en treretters middag og deltagelse på arrangementet hele helgen.

NOK 850 Pr person for festivalpass for hele helgen.

Noen få rom har blitt gjort tilgjengelige for siste-sekund-bestillinger! Sjekk tilgjengelighet idag – og blir med på VISIT HOTH 2019:


Kontakt oss på epost for overnatting og / eller for kjøp av festivalpass.



He kept me warm.

-Andreas Frølich