There is no hotel very close by the university campus. We recommend to book early and to compare prices on a few online booking websites (e.g., booking.com, Expedia.com, Hotels.com) as prices can change. In Norway, most hotel rooms come with free breakfast and internet access.
Perminalen (~650 NOK). Budget hostel in the city centre.
More budget accommodation information (hostels, etc.) can be found on the official tourist information website: www.visitoslo.com
If you are interested in sharing a room at a hostel or have any questions, contact the local chair.
Travel to Oslo
Oslo has three close by airports and the city is well connected to all European hubs:
Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL). We recommend train services. The Express Train (Flytoget) takes only 20 minutes to Oslo central station (170 NOK). The service runs every 10 minutes during the day. Local trains (NSB) take about 30 Minutes and cost 90 NOK. At Gardermoen, the ticket vending machines for the express train are located on the right hand side and the machines for local trains on the left hand side in the train station hall of the airport. Both machines accept credit cards.
There are also several bus services available. Taxis need about 45 minutes and cost between 950 and 2500 NOK unless they are pre-ordered (this is not a typo).
Moss Airport, Rygge (RYG). The airport is mainly used by Ryanair. Shuttle buses to Oslo bus station take about one hour. A single/return trip is 160/290 NOK. There is a student discount available on return trips (240 NOK), with a valid international student ID. Tickets can be purchased on the coaches with your credit card.
Sandefjord Airport Torp (TRF). Shuttle buses to Oslo bus station take about two hours. A single/return trip is 210/360 NOK. There is a student discount available on return trips (320 NOK), with a valid international student ID. Tickets can be purchased on the coaches with your credit card.
Several major airlines fly to Oslo including United Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Air France and Thai Airlines.
There are also some low cost airlines, including Norwegian, Air Berlin and Ryanair.
To get to the university from downtown Oslo, it is recommended to use public transport. The closest stop is called Forskningsparken.
Tram: Take line 17 or 18 to Rikshospitalet
Metro: Take west-bound line 6 (Sognsvann), line 3 (Storo) or line 4 (Ringen)
Tickets for public transport in Oslo is sold at most 7-Eleven, Deli De Luca and Narvesen kiosks in Oslo, and at the train station. A single ride (bought in advance, valid for 1 hour) costs NOK 30 (on board 50). The simpler, faster and more flexible option is to buy a 7-day ticket which costs NOK 220.
Further Travel Information
If you need an invitation letter for your visa application you should contact the local chair, Haakon Stensland (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full name (as required on the Visa), the title of your accepted paper, whether it is an MMSys, NOSSDAV or MoVid paper and your full address that you will use for your Visa application (and for registration).
Oslo’s average climate at that time:
Temperatures of +5 to -10 °C (40 to 15 °F)
There is usually snow in the city, see three-day forecast on the bottom of this page.
For early student registrations only we will include a 7-day ticket on local transit (bus, tram, subway). Airport transfers not included.
Lunch and dinner will be provided at the conference.
For people that want to stay longer, we are going to offer local activates (skiing, sightseeing) after the conference.
The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Crown. It is not necessary to carry much cash, as credit card use is prolific. However, smaller businesses accept only cards with chips (magnetic strips are no longer in use). Also, the favored debit card system is Visa debit. EC Card debit cards are generally supported by ATMs.