Transportation and Sightseeing
ICTE Oslo 1997 has selected Scandanavian Air System (SAS) as the official carrier for ICTE Oslo 1997 and is offering all delegates and accompanying persons a special discount on tickets to Norway. From Canada and the USA contact Conferences International at (800) 221-8747 and quote the reference number N09710 to obtain the discount. All other travelers should contact their local SAS office and quote the same reference number N09710 to obtain the discount.
ICTE Oslo 1997 will be located at the University of Oslo, Blindern campus. The Blindern campus is located approximately seven minutes from the city centre by subway.
To travel by subway to the University, enter one of the subway stations and check the route map displayed in each subway station to determine the subway train, direction / departure platform, and departure times to the Blindern subway station. Note that you must have a ticket or a travel card to travel on the subway. When you reach the Blindern station, cross the foot bridge across the rail tracks, and walk along Blindern Street for one block. You will see on the left a large outdoor metal sign with a map of the campus; continue along Blindern Street for another block and the Helga Engs Hus Education Building, headquarters for ICTE Oslo 1997, will be the large multi-story buillding on your right.
Subway stations located in the central Oslo area include Jernbantorget, near the Central Station (rail and bus terminal); Stortinget, on Karl Johans Gate (Oslo's central shopping and main street) near the National Parliament Building; and Nationaltheatret, located across from the National Theatre on Karl Johans Gate. Numerous other subway stations are located in other areas of the city.
Note that there is a central (downtown) University of Oslo campus at Karl Johans Gate and Fredericks Gate, between the Stortinget and the Palace. This is not the Blindern campus where the ICTE will be held; the Blindern campus is several minutes by subway further out, at the Blindern subway stop.
Busses and surface trams also offer a convenient means of getting around Oslo. Route maps and schedules are displayed at bus and tram stops throughout the city, and maps and schedules for Oslo transportation are available at the Trafikanten, located by the Central Station. You will receive a 7 day transportation pass at the time you register for the conference.
Oslo -- Norway's capital -- lies centrally located in the heart of Scandinavia. Bounded by Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested hills, Oslo offers striking scenery in a unique setting. The city center is compact and visitor-friendly, with most hotels, museums, and shops located within walking distance. Rich in culture and history, Oslo -- the Viking capital -- offers more than 50 unique museums along with an abundance of galleries. Museums include the Kon-Tiki/Ra Museum; the unique Fram and Viking Ship museums, the Munch Museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum, the National Gallery, and the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Vigeland Museum. From Oslo, visitors can tour ancient Akershus Fortress, or take a cruise through picturesque islands on Oslofjord. A train ride from Oslo to Bergen offers stunning scenery, and from Bergen numerous cruises through spectacular Fjords are available.
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