Viking Glory’s brand-new conference facilities are something special — we promise. Small meetings, large meeting — there are 14 flexible conference rooms here that can be adapted to your needs. All in all, nearly 400 people can be accommodated. Enormous panoramic windows always give the archipelago pride of place. And when the conference day is at an end, entertainment, restaurants, the spa and cabins — all absolutely top-notch facilities — are close by.
Stylish and inspiring setting
Enormous panoramic windows with spectacular views
Spaces for large and small groups, for relaxed and traditional meetings
14 rooms that can be combined as needed
Auditorium with floor-to-ceiling screens, for up to 250 people
Cutting-edge technological solutions
LED screens in all group venues on board
Undisturbed location on Deck 9
Conference refreshment facilities for tasty breaks
Meeting venues also available outside the conference area
Activities, entertainment, restaurants and cabins just a lift away
Customized for you!
Let your meeting continue outside the conference area. There are four separate venues on board that can be booked for groups:
Restaurant, annex (56 people)
Vista Lounge (100 people)
Algoth’s — the king of the bootlegger’s bar (40 people)
VIP room with the best view (12 people sitting, 26 people for cocktails)
We would be happy to help specially compose a programme with activities, entertainment, food and beverages just for your group.
Have a conference in the archipelago — both literally and figuratively
At Viking Glory, nothing has come about by chance. All the conference rooms have been named after lighthouses, islands and other sites in the waters plied by the vessel.
Are you curious about the stories behind the names?
The island of Ruissalo, with its beautiful nature, is just outside the city of Turku – a popular recreation area with lovely 19th century villas and large, lush oak groves.
When you get a glimpse of the old pilot station with its white pyramid-shaped landmark, you know you’ve arrived at Mariehamn. Many sailors were said to burst into tears of joy when they caught sight of Kobba Klintar after treacherous journeys at sea.
A large, sparkling bay in the beautiful Turku archipelago. The traffic of small boats is lively here since the navigable routes to the ports of Turku and Naantali go via this inlet.
South of Mariehamn is the small island of Lågskär, surrounded by some fifteen sea stacks. As early as the 17th century, a cairn of stacked rocks was built on the island to guide sailors, and this is also where Åland’s first beacon was set up. Lighthouse keepers once resided here, and birdwatchers have now taken over.
Its sombre history has not stood in the way of the town of Själö, which in Finnish is known as Seili. In the 17th and 18th century, the island was a leper colony, where patients lived in isolation from the rest of the world. Later a hospital for the mentally ill was built here. Today the Archipelago Research Institute at the University of Turku has its marine station located on the island.
According to an old sailor’s story, a reddish green pole was erected on this rocky islet to mark the border between Sweden and Czarist Russia in the 19th century. The current lighthouse was completed in 1953 and now runs on electricity powered by solar panels.
The Baltic Sea, or Östersjön in Swedish, is our lifeblood. During Finland’s centenary of independence, Viking Line raised 50,000 euros for the Tvärminne Zoological Station, which is Finland’s largest centre for research and education on the Baltic Sea.
Today Fejan is a popular destination, with a guest harbour and restaurant. But life wasn’t so rosy in the late 19th century, when the island served as a quarantine station for people infected with cholera.
Tip your hat to Engineer (Ingenjör) Pettersson – at least that’s what some sailors do when they sail past the six-metre tall sector light located in the Omenaistenaukko Sound. The lighthouse, built in 1909, was named after the engineer who designed it, Karl R. Petterson. The memorial marker here is still polished by students each year.
In the early 20th century, smuggling alcohol from the Baltic countries was common, and the island of Gräskö was the centre of smuggling in the archipelago north of Stockholm. One bootlegger was said to have stored 20,000 litres of alcohol in his woodshed.
During Prohibition, Korpo was the centre of alcohol smuggling in the Turku archipelago. It was a profitable business that raised living standards here. The undisputed leading trader was Hjalmari Mäkelä, an extremely popular man. Hjalmari distributed Christmas presents to those less fortunate and sweets to the children of Korpo. When customs officers interrogated local residents, they responded that they had not seen or heard anything.
It was on the beautiful island of Furusund in the Swedish coastal region of Roslagen that one of the world’s most famous stories was born. Astrid Lindgren had her summer home here, and one evening when her daughter begged her to tell a story, the author wondered with some resignation: "What story should I tell then?" Her daughter Karin simply burst out, "Tell me about Pippi Longstocking!".
The Gustaf Dalén caisson lighthouse was a commemorative gift from the Swedish industrial gas company AGA in 1946. Finland returned the favour by naming the lighthouse after AGA’s famous founder. The structure was towed to the site, where it was crowned by an eight-sided lantern featuring a Dalén or AGA light, regulated by a solar valve. The fog bell was activated by the humidity of the fog, striking every 20 seconds to guide seamen. Today the lighthouse is powered by solar panels, and the bell can be seen in the port of Mariehamn.
The narrow channel between Rindö and Värmdö usually draws people out on deck to take a look. This strait has been one of the main routes into Stockholm from time immemorial. In order to divert Sweden’s enemies, Gustav Vasa ordered the depth of the water to be reduced so that all vessels would instead have to pass by the strongly fortified Vaxholm Fortress. Only in the mid-19th century was the strait cleared and the water restored to its depth, which varies between 17 and 38 metres.