Practical information

Travel to Norway
Norway is part of the Schengen agreement even though Norway is not a EU-member. For information regarding visa related to your nationality, please see the web pages of Norwegian Directorate of Immigration. Most countries outside the EU/EEA region must apply for a visitor’s visa.

Travel by train: www.nsb.no

Travel by air: Gardermoen is the airport of Oslo, situated 25 min north of Oslo by train. The airport train departures every 10th minute during daytime and stops at Oslo S and Nationaltheatret in the city centre, where you easily change to the metro, buses or trams for further transport within Oslo. The regular trains (www.nsb.no) also departures from Gardermoen and stops at Oslo S and Nationaltheatret.

Travel to Oslo Science Park (“Forskningsparken”): The metro number 4 and 5 goes to Blindern and Forskningsparken, both stops are situated closely to Oslo Science Park. The tram number 17 and 18 also stops at Forskningsparken. Please check the map for localisation of Oslo Science Park.

The public transport in Oslo runs often and efficiently. It is the easiest way to get around in the city. Remember that there are ferries on Oslofjorden that are included in the public transport system -many people commute by boat and ferries to their work every day!

Accomodation
Hotels and hostels are located all over Oslo and in every price category. Book well in advance to get good prices, the summer season is starting and Oslo is a popular tourist and corporate destination.

Our conference participants are offered to book their accommodation using NIVAs hotel deal with Thon Hotels. You will get special rates if you book you hotel room through thonhotels.com. Log in as a Corporate Client.
Company name: FORSKNING
Password/Company code: TH38679619
Thon Hotel Ullevål and Thon Hotel Gyldenløve are nearby hotels to Oslo Science Park.

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Scandic hotels have many hotels around in Oslo, and they are all working with making the hotels as environmental friendly as possible.

Climate and weather
June in Oslo can be sunny 30 degrees or rainy 10oC. Be prepared for everything -that is the charm of Scandinavia! The average temperature in June in Oslo is around 15oC. www.yr.no provides you with everything you need to know about the weather; how it has been, what it is today and how it will be.

 

Experiencing Oslo and Norway
At this time of the year, the night in Oslo is like a long twilight. The daylight will not limit your travel experiences!

Norway and Oslo by summer has something for everyone. Whether you want to stroll down Karl Johan in the city centre, take one of the ferries on the Oslo fjord or the metro to “Nordmarka” -a large forest area that surrounds Oslo, it is within easy access from the conference venue and your hotel.

You can easily reach large nature areas by car, trains and bus, or fly to other cities or small towns in Norway after or before your Oslo visit. There are fjords, forests and mountains waiting for you!

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