Sightseeing in Oslo
The conference venue is in the heart of Oslo and a very good base for doing sightseeing. Most of the attractions can be reached by foot. Furthermore, Oslo has an extensive and convenient public transportation system that makes it easy to get around.
Venue: Faculty of Engineering, Oslo University College, Pilestredet 35, Holbergs plass, Oslo, Norway.
The venue is located near circle 2. The "National theatre" airport express stop is located near circle 1.
You may also want to look at a specific campus map over Oslo University College.
Transportation to Oslo from the airports
There are two international airports closed to Oslo, Gardermoen Airport and Torp Airport
1. Gardermoen Airport
is Norway’s principal international airport, 50km northeast
of Oslo. You can go to Oslo from the airport by either train, bus or taxi.
- Airport Express Train: the train departs from the airport every 10
minutes (every 20 minutes on Saturday) and takes 19 minutes to Oslo Central Station. The price is 160 NOK for single ticket with 50%
discount for children, young/elderly people, and students.
- NSB Regional and Local Train: trains pass the airport every 30 minutes
(except night time 23:30 – 5:30) and takes about 30 minutes. The ticket price is about 80 – 90 NOK.
- SAS Airport Bus: the Airport Bus runs between downtown Oslo and Oslo
Airport every 20 minutes daily. First bus from Oslo Bus Terminal departures at 04.05 am. The trip takes about 35-40 minutes one way.
Last bus from Oslo Bus Terminal departs at 9.50 pm sunday to Friday and 09.40 pm on Saturday. Last scheduled departure runs from Oslo
Airport to downtown 1.00 am. The price is about 100 NOK. Nightbus SAS Airport Bus runs to Oslo Bus Terminal co-ordinated with all arrivals
during the night. Departures from downtown Oslo to the airport leaves Oslo Bus Terminal 3 hours before each flight.
- Stor-Oslo Lokaltrafikk: the "SL" buses have a good network of
routes, cross connections and correspondence. Fare prices are the same as for the SAS Airport Bus.
The taxi rank is located right outside the arrivals hall. Besides regular taxis, there is also maxi-taxis and weelchair taxis
available upon request.
There are several taxi companies which all use fixed prices. You can best order a taxi at the special information counter in the
Arrivals Hall to get fixed prices.
2. Torp Airport
Torp Airport (for Ryanair and Wizzair flights) is 123km south of Oslo.
You can reach to Oslo by buses, TorpEkspressen. In case of flights
delays, TorpEkspressen will wait for Ryanair and Wizzair flights. The Departure time will then be 30 minutes after flight arrival time.
Seat-guaranteed - no reservation necessary.
You can refer to Gule Sider
to find places in Oslo.
- Viking ship museum: 3 authentic ships from the Viking era. Take the boat to Bygdøy from the city hall and walk for 10 minutes, or take bus no. 30 directly to the museum.
- National folk museum: unique collection of traditional buildings from all over Norway. Take bus no. 30 or the boat to bygdøy. Located next to the Viking museum.
- Kon-tiki and Fram museums: The famous adventurer Thor Heyerdahls Kon-tiki float from the classic movie. Take the boat to Bygdøy or bus no. 30 directly to the museums.
- Vigeland park: unique array of must-see nude statues. Take tram no. 12 directly to the park.
- Akerhus castle: walking distance, situated close to the city hall.
- Parlament building: walking distance.
- Royal palace: see the change of the guards, walking distance, next to the conference venue.
- Aker-river walk: take tram no. 12 to the end stop and follow the river to the city. Takes about 2 hours with very varying scenery.
- Hovedøya: small island in the Oslo fjord with 500 year old monestary ruins and unique botany. Take the boat.
There is an extensive public transport system covering the greater Oslo area, comprising busses, trams, subways, boats and trains. There is a common ticket system for all. Single tickets are rather expensive. We recommend either one-day passes that gives unlimited access on all transportation for 24 hours, or weekly passes that gives unlimited access for one week. Alternatively, pre-paid cards can be purchased with 8-clips (FlexiKort), where one clip gives unlimited travel within Oslo for one hour.
The airport express is recommended for travel between Oslo and the Airport. A cheaper alternative is a regular train that runs every hour. The regular train takes about 20 minutes longer.
Note that taxis are very expensive in Norway. Taxi to and from the airport is not recommended.
Official tourist information websites