Meeting Resources

2019 TMS Anode Technology for the Aluminum Industry Course (Anode 19)

September 9 – 13, 2019 • Fretheim Hotel• Flåm, Norway


Tour Location:
Hydro Aluminium AS Årdal
Postboks 303
Verksvegen 1
6882 Øvre Årdal
Phone Number: +47 57 64 90 00
Hotel/Course Location:
Fretheim Hotel
5743 Flåm
Phone Number: +47 57 63 63 00
Fax Number: +47 57 63 11 19

Reservation Information

Attendees must book their rooms by August 7, 2019 at the Fretheim Hotel. After that, the hotel cannot guarantee rooms.

To book a room, attendees must complete the following:

  • Send an e mail to: and refer to «Hydro ref 10274»
  • Provide check in/check out dates, full name, and home address
  • Provide a valid credit card number and expiration date

Address: Fretheim Hotel, 5743 Flåm, Norway

Room Reservation deadline is August 7, 2019

Room Rate

The TMS rate for the Fretheim Hotel is NOK 2145, (Krone) per night (~$250 United States Dollars). The reservation is for a Single room. This rate includes breakfast, Wi-Fi access, and access to the hotel’s standard amenities

Accommodations must be secured by August 7, 2019.

Please note that discounted housing rates are not guaranteed once the block is full, or beyond August 7, 2019, whichever comes first.

About the Hotel

The Fretheim Hotel is situated in a historic setting, surrounded by natural attractions such as mountains and the Sognefjorden fjord. The hotel, which has received Norway’s Eco-Lighthouse sustainability certification, features complimentary Wi-Fi in all guest rooms, complimentary breakfast, and on-site restaurants and bars.

Prepare for your Travel


  • Hydro Aluminium AS Årdal will provide transportation from Gardermoen Oslo Airport (OSL), Oslo, Norway to the Fretheim Hotel, Flåm, Norway on Sunday, September 8. A bus will depart the airport at 13:00 and also provide return transportation from Fretheim Hotel, Flam, Norway to Gardermoen Oslo Airport (OSL) the afternoon of Friday, September 13, 2019. The bus will depart the hotel at 12:45.
  • Hydro Aluminium AS Årdal will provide transportation of course attendees from the Fretheim Hotel to Hydro Aluminium AS Årdal on Wednesday’s tour.


  • Gardermoen Oslo Airport (OSL) is an international airport in Oslo, Norway. The airport is about 300 km (a 4.5 hour drive) to the course hotel.
  • Sogndal Airport, Haukåsen (SOG) is a regional airport in Sogndal, Norway. The airport is about 70 km (a 1.5 hour drive that includes a ferry) to the course hotel.

About Flåm

Please download the attached PowerPoint file to learn more about things to do in the area.


The course hotel and surrounding businesses accept Norwegian Krone. Most businesses also accept major credit cards.

Obtain a Travel Visa for a Course Held in Norway

Visa Application Process

Course attendees from countries that require a visa to enter Norway are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa can take a minimum of three months. You are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and begin the application process early. Norway is a member of the Schengen Area, which is controlled by the European Union. To determine if you need a visa to visit the Schengen Area, please consult the European Union.

Request an Invitation Letter

To generate an official invitation letter for this course, please click the button below. To personalize the letter, follow the instructions and type in your information in the appropriate places. An invitation letter will then be e-mailed to the address provided. The letter can be printed and used as needed to obtain approval to attend this course. Please note that this letter does not guarantee you will be granted a visa. If you need additional assistance, e-mail Diana Grady, or call at +1–724–776–9000, ext. 256.


Letters for use in visa application packages will only be provided to individuals known to TMS, including:

  • TMS members
  • Presenters
  • Exhibitors and/or sponsors
  • Registrants
  • Attendees of one or more past TMS events

If you are neither a TMS member, nor a presenter, instructor, exhibitor, sponsor, or past attendee, then you must register and agree to attend the event for which the letter is requested.

TMS cannot send the letter to an embassy or consulate for you nor can we contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry to Germany. It is crucial for the success of the application to apply at least three months in advance. TMS may contact program participants to follow up on specific visa requirements and may provide customized letters and supporting documentation as needed. If you do not receive a timely response from TMS, please check your spam filter or junk e-mail folder for your letter.

For More Information

For more information about this meeting, please complete the meeting inquiry form or contact:

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