Hotel Bristol and Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel have reserved rooms for IALL course participants. Both hotels are conveniently located within walking distance (ca. 5 minutes) of the conference venue, and the transportation hub Nationaltheatret (about 8-10 minutes). Breakfast is included in the rates.
Address: Kristian IVs gate 7, 0164 Oslo
|Standard room per night – single occupancy||NOK 1995|
|Standard room per night – double occupancy||NOK 2295|
Note: Some rooms at this hotel are not air-conditioned. Contact the hotel directly if you would like to stay at Bristol but require A/C.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Address: Holbergsgate 30, 0166 Oslo
|Double room per night – single occupancy||NOK 2050|
|Double room per night – double occupancy||NOK 2150|
When asked for a booking code, use: UIO24
A wealth of other hotels are available nearby. Please note that we have not blocked rooms for delegates at any other hotels, you will need to contact them yourself for rates and reservations. Feel free to ask the local planning committee for advice on other places to stay.
Getting to and from Oslo Airport
Taxis, public transportation and car rentals are easily available at the airport. We recommend the train as being the most comfortable, cheap and fast transport to the city, either the Flytoget Airport Express train or the regional Vy trains. The airport train is more expensive, but is slightly quicker, runs more often and generally does not fill up as quickly as the regional trains. Ticket vending machines are separate for the airport train and the regional trains. Tickets may also be bought online in advance. The vending machines are located near the escalators to the train platforms, which are directly connected to the airport terminal building. Please note that the airport train and the regional trains usually depart from different platforms.
Get off the train at Nationaltheateret station. This puts you within a comfortable walking distance of the suggested hotels (about 8-10 minutes) and the conference venue (about 5 min.). Travel times from the airport to Nationaltheateret are approximately 22 minutes. A taxi will take about 50 minutes outside of rush hours in the morning and afternoon.
Getting around in Oslo
Oslo has an unusually large public transportation system in comparison to its population (buses, metro, trams and local trains). Going by public transport is the preferred option for most Osloites, and is usually quicker than taking a taxi, especially when traveling in the inner city. The public transport system is covered by the same ticket, and the entire city, including the metro system (which also runs outside the city limits) is covered by the same ticketing zone (zone 1).
Single tickets (1 hour), 24 hour, and 7 day tickets can be had at “Narvesen” kiosks in the city centre and ticket vending machines at transportation hubs (Oslo central station, Natonaltheateret amongst others.) An excellent app that combines journey planning and ticketing is available for all smartphone platforms. Buy your tickets in advance. Purchasing them on board is usually not possible, and carries a hefty price premium. Also note that there are no turnstiles preventing you from entering the metro without a ticket, so remember your tickets if you want to avoid being caught in an embarassing (and expensive) situation with the ticket inspectors. More information about public transport in Oslo is available on the website of the public transport authority Ruter.
Taxis are generally more expensive than in comparable European cities but may be a good choice late at night or when walking is not an option. A number of different companies operate taxis in the city and the cars have different, sometimes subtle liveries. Look for a taxi sign on the roof of the cars. Taxis may be hailed in the street or found at a number of taxi stops throughout the city centre. Uber and similar services exist, but are not commonly used. Taxi drivers vary in their knowledge of major sights, street names, hotels etc., but with an address they will get you where you need to be.
For the sporty bunch, blue coloured city bikes are scattered around the city and are cheap to rent: Oslo City Bike. Electric scooters abound in the city centre. At the time of writing, three companies are licensed for electric scooter rentals in the city: Lime, Ryde, and Voi. Oslo is also a pleasantly walkable city. The suggested hotels are in close vicinity to the conference venue, and several good restaurants, shopping possibilities and major tourist attractions are equally close by.
Read more about travel in Oslo here: Getting around in Oslo (visitoslo.com)