Accommodation in Oslo
We are looking forward to meeting you all at the conference.
The conference will take place on the campus of the University of Oslo. The area where the campus is located is called Blindern [see on Google Maps].
The conference venue: Georg Morgenstiernes hus, ground and first floors, Blindernveien 31, 0851 Oslo, Norway [see on Google Maps]
The campus is accessible by tram, bus, and metro.
For those of you who are coming to Oslo in person, we put together a list of possible accommodation options, in addition to standard hotels you can find online:
- A list made by the University of Oslo
- Accommodation guide on the Visit Olso website
- Budget accommodation on the Visit Olso website
- Other options:
Please note that none of these options is provided by the University of Oslo. Unfortunately, the University of Oslo cannot offer its accommodation, for it is still in use by its students at this time of year.
Transport: from the airport to Oslo
There are two major ways to get from Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) to the city: by the Airport Express train, which is faster, but slightly more expensive, and the regular train, which is a bit slower, but less expensive.
- The Airport Express train runs frequently and the journey to Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) is 19 minutes. The walkway to the train station is quite straightforward: Once you pass through the customs area and into the main hall, turn right and walk down the hall. The sign FLYTOGET indicates the express train station. Tickets: Swipe your card before boarding or buy tickets in advance. Disembark at Oslo Central Station (Oslo S).
- Regular train – these are the trains passing the airport. You can buy a physical ticket at the airport or an electronic ticket via the app called Vy. If you use the Vy app, you can put your final destination there, such as your hotel, and this ticket will be valid for the train and other public transport within the city.
You can also get to the city by Flybussen Airport Express Coach and taxi.
Public transportation in Oslo
Oslo offers convenient public transportation, and short distances make it easy to get around. All the public transport in Oslo is part of the same ticket and price system, RUTER.
You can either buy your ticket using the Ruter’s mobile app or at the following points:
- RUTER Service point in front of Oslo Central Station (called Oslo S).
- The National Theatre Metro station, westbound entrance.
- Convenience stores/kiosks, such as 7-Eleven, Deli de Luca, and Narvesen.
The app works with overseas phone numbers and bank cards.
It is not possible to buy tickets on trams or metro carriages.
If you buy a physical ticket, you must activate it in the following way: hold the ticket in front of the arrow symbol on the validator until you see the green light / hear a short beep. You will find validators inside metro or tram cars.
Oslo is quite accessible by public transport.
You can use regular taxis and such apps as Uber, Bolt, and Yango.
Large supermarkets are closed on Sundays. Small supermarkets remain open.
Phone numbers reserved for emergency services:
- 110 Fire
- 112 Police
- 113 Ambulance
Oslo Emergency Ward in Storgata no 40 is open 24 hours a day. Tramlines: 11, 12, 17, 18