Oslo is the capital city of Norway, located in the south-east of the country by the beautiful Oslo-fjord. The city is well connected through Oslo Gardermoen International Airport (airport code OSL) which has multiple daily flights to most major European cities (Copenhagen, Stockholm, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, Istanbul, Warszawa, etc.) as well as weekly flights to New York, Dubai and Doha. It is also possible to get to Oslo by train from Stockholm (operated by SJ), Gothenburg (Operated by Vy) and Copenhagen (Requires changing trains in Malmö or Gothenburg).
Oslo Airport is located outside the city and is well connected to the city center via a high-speed Airport Express Train that takes 20 minutes to Oslo Central Station in the city center and departs every 10 minutes. It is also possible to take a slower, albeit cheaper commuter train operated by Vy to Oslo Central Station. From Oslo Central Station it is easy to get around the city by metro, tram, bus, walking or a taxi.
SFRA 2022 will be hosted at the University of Oslo in the Vilhelm Bjerknes’ House. The UiO Campus is well connected by Tram and Metro to the rest of the city, and is approximately 10-15 minutes from the city center via public transit. The campus has two metro-stations that are serviced by the three metro lines (#4, #5, #5R) and one tram station serviced by two tram lines (#17, #18).
The currency in Norway is Norwegian Kroner (abbreviated NOK or kr.) All restaurants, stores and kiosks accept Visa/Mastercard, however many places don’t accept cash. Norway has a (rightful) reputation as an expensive place, and Oslo even more so. However it doesn’t have to be. Check out: How to Visit Oslo on a Budget (Yes, It’s Possible!)
Because the SFRA 2022 will take place on the UiO Campus in the Blindern Area of Oslo there is no conference hotel. As the UiO campus is well connected via Oslo’s public transit system there are many accommodation choices in Oslo. Some recommended affordable hotels that are well connected to campus: Ankerhotel, Hotel Bondeheimen, Thon Hotel Gyldenløve, Oslo – Citybox, Comfort Hotel Karl Johan. Hotels in Oslo typically cost around 90-150 euro per night and include breakfast.
Transit: Getting Around Oslo
Oslo has an advanced and extensive public transport system with trams, trains, subways, boats and busses, and a well-developed cycling infrastructure making it easy to get around the city.
Ruter is the municipal transport system operating all public transit in Oslo. They have an app where you can buy tickets and find your travel route. We recommend buying a 7-day ticket as single tickets get very expensive.
Oslo City Bike (oslobysykkel.no) provides bikes for rent placed at stations throughout the city. Great way of getting to know the city in an environmentally friendly and fun way.
Scooters – Oslo is serviced by three scooter companies: Voi, Bolt, and Tier.
COVID-19 and Travel to Norway
Norway has removed all COVID-19 restrictions and there is no requirements for proof of vaccination nor negative PCR test for entry into the country. Facemasks and social distancing are not required. For updated information about COVID-19 and travel to Norway see: