Winter Writing Retreat Sign-up: NOW OPEN

As the year draws to a close and winter blankets the Arctic landscapes, do you find your motivation to write flickering like the Northern Lights on a crisp Arctic night? Fear not, for the highly anticipated writing retreat is once again illuminating the polar skies! Rekindle the flames of your writing passion amidst the stark beauty of the Arctic wilderness in Malangen. Join fellow adventurers to engage in spirited discussions, share stories, and warm your souls, banishing the frosty spectre of writer’s block.

The Arctic Call: Details & Program

Intrepid scholars at UiT (University of Tromsø) have a unique opportunity to embark on an Arctic writing adventure. The adventure is set to unfold from Wednesday, November 15th, to Friday, November 17th, 2023. The base camp for this remarkable Arctic expedition is Malangen Resort, situated in Skutvik, 9055 Mestervik. The departure to this Arctic outpost will commence at 0900 from UiT, and the return to the world will begin at 1500 from Malangen.

Sign Up and Join the Expedition

To secure your place in this Arctic exploration, visit the sign-up link here. The deadline to register is Thursday, October 12th, 2023, at 12:00 (noon). All changes and withdrawals must be done before this deadline. Once the deadline has passed, all signed-up participants must pay for the participation fees, regardless of whether they show up.

This opportunity operates on a first-come, first-served basis, and our available slots are as limited as the polar bears that roam the Arctic tundra. Should we reach our maximum we’ll place you on an Arctic waiting list and alert you if an opening materializes.

Participation Fee and Practicalities

We’ll cover a portion of the costs, which include comfortable accommodations in a cozy three-bedroom cabin, as well as your meals – from conference snacks to two hearty breakfasts, three satisfying lunches, and two delightful three-course dinners.

Additionally, TODOS will arrange your voyage to and from the mystical Malangen Resort, and this transportation is already included in the participation fee. Speaking of fees, each participant is required to contribute 2700 NOK per person to ensure the expedition’s success.

Reimbursement Potential

As this is an academic event, you may be eligible to seek reimbursement for the cost through your project funds or annual resources. Simply discuss this possibility with your department, and upon payment at the resort, you will receive a receipt to facilitate the reimbursement process.

Ready to embark on this Arctic adventure and let the Arctic landscapes be your frozen muse? Remember, the Arctic spirits favour the bold!

Should you have any questions or need further information, feel free to contact TODOS at