ICCE 2017 will be held at
University of Oslo
Participants staying at Scandic Holberg and Smart Hotel Oslo can use tram no. 17 or tram no. 18 towards Rikshospitalet and exit the tram at Universitetet Blindern. Participants staying at Hotel Bristol and Best Western Karl Johan Hotell may also use the Metro (T-bane) lines 4 or 5 westbound from Nationaltheatret and exit at Blindern. For further maps see here.
The two locations on the campus ( Helga Engs hus and Georg Sverdrups hus ), reserved for the conference are located in less than 2 min walking distance from each other.
University of Oslo
The size of the poster board is 1380 x 980 mm (H x W) . It is important that your audience is able to view the material and make sense of it from a distance of 1.5 to 2 meters. "Less is better". Appropriate materials for mounting posters will be provided.
Just a stone’s throw from public transport and within walking distance of the centre. Scandic Holberg is perfect for anyone who wants to experience city life on foot, or anyone coming to Oslo on a business trip or conference.
Single room NOK 1490 per night
Double room NOK 1690 per night
Hotel Bristol is situated in the heart of bustling downtown Oslo. When you stay at Hotel Bristol, you really are at the heart of it all – the best shops are a short stroll away and the pedestrian high street of Karl Johans gate, the Royal Palace, museums, the Aker Brygge waterfront with its many shops and restaurants, and most of Oslo’s sights are all within easy walking distance. You can expect a superior standard of service at Hotel Bristol, which is one of Oslo’s most venerable historic hotels.
Single room NOK 1 455 per night
Double room NOK 1 755 per night
On Oslo's main street and in the heart of the city centre lies the Best Western Karl Johan Hotell a historic hotel from 1899. Next to the Parliament and within immediate walking distance to a variety of museums, attractions, shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has 114 rooms, as well as five meeting rooms with a maximum capacity of 60 people.
Single room NOK 1 295 per night
Double room NOK 1 495 per night
Smarthotel Oslo is a 3-star contemporary hotel providing a functional accommodation only minutes away from Ski Museum, National Gallery and Oslo Nye Teater. The hotel is notable for the central setting not far from parks as well as the opera house, the cathedral and museums. The property lies within 400 meters from Norwegian Theatre, Oslo Bus Terminal and National Theatre. The hotel comprises 256 rooms with free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, a minibar, a storage space and a writing desk. Guests can make use of a shower, a hairdryer and toiletries in every bathroom.
Single room NOK 895 per night
Double room NOK 995 per night
The capital of Norway is also its largest city. Oslo has over 600,000 inhabitants and covers 454 square kilometres, 242 of which are forests.
Oslo has been the capital since 1814, when Norway gained its independence from Denmark. The city is one of Europe's fastest-growing capitals, with annual population increases exceeding 2 per cent in recent years.
The capital is the seat of Regjeringen (the Norwegian Government) and Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament). The home of Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja, The Royal Palace, is located at the end of Oslo's main street, Karl Johans gate.
Many of Norway’s main businesses and educational institutions are based in Oslo, which is also home to important cultural institutions such as the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet and the National Theatre.
Arriving from the airport
There are two ways to get from the airport to the city centre.
1) Flytoget, the airport express train which departs every 10 min and reaches Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) in 22 minutes. Flytoget tickets cost 180 NOK one way. See HERE .
2) NSB regular trains R10( to Drammen) , R11 (to Larvik) , L12 (to Kongsberg), depart approx. every 20 min from Oslo Lufthavn and reach Oslo S in 23 minutes. Regular train tickets cost 92 NOK but you may not be guaranteed a seat on the train. See HERE .
Public Transportation in Oslo
Public transport is the most practical way to get around in Oslo. Ruter AS is the company which coordinates public transport in and around Oslo. Visit their website HERE for information about bus times and itineraries.
Buying individual bus tickets or travel card can be done at metro stations, train stations, some tram stations as well as 7-Eleven, MIX, Deli de Luca and Narvesen kiosks. A travel card is a plastic card you top up with tickets or pay-as-you-go credit, and which you validate using a card reader when you travel. A new travel card costs NOK 50. It is also possible to buy a ticket from a bus driver with cash but this will cost you an additional 18 NOK.
The most practical alternative for using public transportation in Oslo is to download the Ruter App, which allows you to purchase tickets through the application whenever and wherever you need it. The ticket fare will be charged to your Visa or Mastercard.
Download the app for iOS devices HERE .
Dowload the app for Android devices HERE .
Dowload the app for Microsoft devices HERE .
Location, geography and climate
Oslo is located innermost in the 100-kilometre-long Oslofjord, which is home to 40 islands. Over half of the municipality of Oslo is covered by forests and parks, making Oslo a truly green city.
Oslo’s climate is milder than its latitude might indicate. Summer temperatures often equal those of cities much further south, yet the winters are cold enough to make Oslo a great skiing destination.