We have put together a special Oslo survival guide for those of you spending some additional time in our beloved city!
Getting to Oslo
You can travel to Norway cheaply (No, Really)! Norwegian and SAS both have lower priced tickets on sale which you can get if you make reservations early. Norwegian tends to be the cheapest option; check out their calendar app for cheapest flights in the period (this URL links to flights from London to Oslo). SAS generally offers a more comfortable flight, but Norwegian offers free in-flight Wi-fi.
To and from Oslo Airport
Whatever you do, don’t grab a taxi from the airport. It's a really long and expensive ride. The cheapest way to get to Oslo proper is by bus, but the airport express train is also quite reasonable, and is by far the most convenient. You'll want to get off the train at Oslo Central Station, where you'll find taxis and public transport aplenty. If you're staying at the conference hotel, see the guide for getting to the venue above.
The address to the venue is Maridalsveien 13-17.
Getting to the venue
You can download a map created by the owners of a venue nearby.
Tram lines 11, 12 and 13 all stop at Schous plass, where you can walk down Nordregate and across the bridge to Vulkan. Get directions (see Getting arround Oslo to learn how to purchase tickets).
Buses 34 and 54 stop at Møllerveien. Walk down Møllerveien and make a left at Dansens Hus. Get directions (see Getting arround Oslo to learn how to purchase tickets).
The address is Maridalsveien 13-17. Please note that taxi fares in Norway are quite expensive.
Staying in Oslo
Getting around in Oslo
We suggest you download the ticketing app for your mobile phone. You register your credit card and then you can easily purchase tickets for the metro, tram, bus and boats in and around Oslo. There are no more paper tickets for mass transit in Oslo and to get a physical card involves quite a bit of hassle and paperwork, so use the app.
Taking a taxi is of course possible, but it is pretty expensive and on weekends and nights extra fees are added. So we suggest you help save the environment and your money by taking mass transit while staying in Oslo
There are several great hotels within walking distance of
the venue. Oslo can be a busy town, so we recommend booking
your room early!
If you want a better feel of how it's like to live in Oslo, you can checkout some of the available apartments on AirBNB close to the venue.
Hotels closest to our venue
Scandic Hotel Vulkan
Scandic Hotel Vulkan is a modern hotel right next door to the venue. By staying here, your will be able to walk in your slippers from your room and into the venue.
We're also happy that there is a cheaper hotel at the premises, just 20-30m from the venue, which has extremely low prices.
Comfort Hotel xPress Oslo
One of the coolest new hotels in the city, similar to the Yotel concept in other cities. It's located right in the heart of rock'n roll Oslo and still within walking distance of the venue. Free Wi-Fi, naturally.
If your company’s paying anyway why not splurge? Unlike most other things in Norway, hotels in Oslo are surprisingly cheap. You can stay at the 5 star Radisson BLU Plaza, located in the heart of the city, right next to all the public transport you’ll need to get to the venue, for a lot less than you’d expect. If you want to go all out on the expense account, though, there’s always Hotel Continental. We expect that if you can afford to stay there, you won't mind having to get to the venue by taxi.