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Community is formed when we gather around the table

eat slowly

Nurture your body and savour every bite during social meals based on natural, fresh ingredients - literally from the doorstep of the venue.

Slow Business Adventure attendees are encouraged to purchase a food ticket from Gjendesheim lodge. As a festival attendee you get a discounted price. There are vegan and vegetarian options too.

Get ready to indulge in local produce!

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food ticket

The food ticket includes breakfast, a packed lunch and buffet dinner, all from Gjendesheim mountain lodge.

Price for festival food ticket: $201 (approximately 178€ / 1722 NOK).

Speakers and attendees eat together and enjoy top-notch local produce like reindeer, lamb and trout from Gjende, ingredients you would otherwise find in Norways´ best restaurants and bakeries (like Vianvang and The Bakery in Lom).

Photo: Gjendesheim lodge

Photo: Gjendesheim lodge


Norwegians are serious about breakfast. Choose from home-baked bread with home-made jam, local cheese, cured ham, local salamis or even trout. Most (we are aiming for all of them, actually!) options will be ecologically sourced.

Our favorite hot drink to go with breakfast is black coffee, but if you prefer tea we understand!

For entertainment, ask a Norwegian how many different names she/he can come up with for caramel cheese (brunost).

Breakfast is served 7:00-8:30

Photo: Marius Dalseg Sætre

Photo: Marius Dalseg Sætre

Matpakke (packed lunch)

During breakfast time, you prepare your packed lunch called "matpakke". If you´re not convinced yet, read this article from BBC about the art of this productivity-inducing work culture.

You can also fill your thermos with coffee, hot chocolate or tea so you are ready for a hike.

If you are attending a paid workshop, an extra buffet lunch will be included and you can save your matpakke for a snack.

Fresh air makes you hungry, eat your matpakke whenever you want.

Photo: Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen

Photo: Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen


Gjendesheim serve a delicious dinner buffet suitable for lovers of grass-fed meat and wild fish, but also vegetarians and vegans. The ingredients are thoughtfully selected based on traditions, culture and commodities that surround us in the mountains. Through close cooperation with local and organic food producers, you can be assured that the food is both tasty, clean and genuine.

Adventurous options on the buffet includes reindeer bred on free-range mountain pastures in Jotunheimen National Park, with jam of wild mountain cranberries with low sugar content and no artificial conservatives. Or what about vegetables organically and slowly grown 500 meters above sea level?

Day 1 (arrival day)

Dinner buffet is served 19:00-21:00.

Day 2 and 3

First table setting: 16:30 - 18:00

Second table setting: 18:00 - 19:30

book your food ticket at gjendesheim

Choose between food ticket only, or full board with food and lodging.


Other food options

Snacks, drinks and additional meals

Gjendesheim lodge has a café and small outdoor shop where you can buy snacks, light meals and waffles.


Pizza from Gjendesheim

The outdoor pizza oven will be open from 15:00 until late. If you have a green travel voucher, why not trade it in for a pizza of your choice?

A nearby kiosk, Gjendeosen, offers light meals, packed lunches and ice cream.


Alcoholic beverages

Gjendesheim is fully licensed so you can get a glass of wine with your dinner, and the bar will be open in the evenings. They have carefully selected wines and local beer.

It´s not allowed to consume your own alcohol at the festival venue or the public areas at the lodge, according to Norwegian law.

Photo: Kjell Erik Reinhardtsen

Food for campers

If you camp in a tent you can still buy a food ticket and eat with the group. If you want to cook your own meals, the nearest town with grocery stores is in Vågåmo, 1 hour drive from the festival site. 

Grocery store - KIWI Vågå