Travel Information

Participants are required to make their own travel arrangements to Oslo, Norway.

In order to act environmentally friendly we recommend you to use public transportation.

Entering Norway

In order to enter Norway, foreign visitors are required to have a valid passport. Nordic visitors and visitors of the Schengen area are exempted from this rule, but as they still have to produce a valid ID, we recommend that they bring their passport.

Visas must be obtained before departure. Applications should be made to the nearest Norwegian Embassy or Consulate or through a travel agent in the country of residence. Please bear in mind that it will take some time to obtain a visa. For more information about visa, see Useful information.

Arriving in Oslo by plane

Oslo Airport Gardermoen is located 47 kilometres north of Oslo. Visitors can travel by train, bus or taxi from the airport to the centre of Oslo. Additional information is available at the information desk in the arrival hall.

From the airport by train
The Airport Express Train (Flytoget) is the easiest and fastest means of transport from the airport to the centre of Oslo. The ride takes 20 to 28 minutes, and a single ticket costs NOK 170. Tickets may be purchased from designated vending machines. It is also possible to pay for the journey by credit card by swiping the card through a card reader before entering the platform. (NOTE: Forgetting to swipe the card can result in a ticket price of NOK 250.) Receipts for payment by credit card can be obtained by registering the credit card at www.flytogetkvittering.no. If you are staying close to the meeting venue you should use a train bound for Drammen and get off at the National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) station. Your hotel will be within walking distance from the station.

You may also use local or regional trains from the airport to Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) or the National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) station. The ride takes between 37 and 41 minutes, and the fare is NOK 90 (for pre-purchased tickets).

From the airport by bus
The Airport Bus from the airport takes about one hour. A single ticket costs NOK 160; a return ticket costs NOK 250.

The bus stops at the Oslo Bus Terminal (close to Oslo Central Station) and ends the service at Radisson BLU Scandinavia Hotel, which is within walking distance from the meeting venue.

From the airport by taxi
It is recommended to take the Airport Taxi rather than haul a taxi outside the airport. The Airport Taxi charges a fixed price whereas other taxi fares can vary depending on the time of the day. Passengers should go to the Taxi Information Desk in the Arrival hall.

Prices vary depending on the individual taxi company, but a taxi seating up to four passengers will cost a minimum of NOK 690.

Arriving in Oslo by train

The Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) is located in the city centre. Travellers may arrive by international trains from Stockholm (Sweden) or Gothenburg (Sweden). Trains from Gothenburg have connections from Malmö (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark).

For more information on time tables and prices, please visit the web site of the Norwegian national railway company NSB.

(All prices given in the text above are per March 2014.)