The World Cup 2013 will take place in Tromsø, between 10th of August (arrival) and 4th of September (departure). With the City of Tromsø already identified with the Olympiad, there will be a strong focus from the chess world and Norway.
The World Cup will be held at the Scandic Hotel.
Scandic Tromso has a central location in Tromso, close to the city’s airport. Most of Tromso’s attractions are within 5 kilometers of Scandic Tromso hotel. You can take short walks to the world’s most northern botanical garden or take the bus to attractions like Polaria, Arctic Cathedral and cable car to the mountain Storsteinen.
The World Cup will give the City of Tromsø a chance to test various technical solutions and gain valuable input prior to the Olympiad. We plan to use this occasion to show sponsors, government, media, and the public how to use the attention such an event will create in Norway. Although there will only be 128 players, the World Cup provides a chance to show the chess world that the City of Tromsø is ready for the Olympiad.
Prior to the World Cup there will be launched a own homesite.
360 pictures of Scandic Hotel