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Practical Information

 

Destination Oslo

Oslo is a wonderful city to visit in May. It is the 2019 European Green Capital, the fastest growing capital city in Europe, and is frequently rated at the top of quality of living indexes. Some of Oslo's biggest attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, City Hall, the islands of the Oslo Fjord, the long harbour promenade, viking ships, and more.

The 17th of May is Norway’s Constitution Day and biggest national holiday. It is a unique chance to experience Norwegian culture and the many public celebrations planned to take place all over the city of Oslo, including its downtown center. For more information, please visit this page. On May 17 there will be significantly limited options in the use of transportation (both public and taxi) throughout the day. For more information regarding transport, please visit this page.

 
 

 

VENUES

Honouree Network Meeting and Welcome Reception
Professorboligen (Dean’s House)
Karl Johans gate 47
0162 Oslo

Conference
Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)
Hausmanns gate 16
0182 Oslo

Award Ceremony and Award Dinner Reception
Oslo City Hall (Rådhuset)
Fridtjof Nansens Plass
0160 Oslo

Grand Hotel Oslo
Karl Johans gate 31
0159 Oslo

 

ACCOMMODATION

Business for Peace recommends Grand Hotel, where we have a special rate available to you until Friday April 26th. To make your booking, please go to http://www.grand.no/en/home.html. Under Promo code, enter the code BBUS110519.

The hotel is located within walking distance of the venues for the Summit 2019.

Grand Hotel Oslo

Karl Johans gate 31
Phone +47 2321 2000
E-mail: Tomm.Caspersen@grand.no


TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT TO THE GRAND HOTEL

Oslo Airport (Gardermoen) is approximately 50 km north of Oslo.

We encourage you to get the Airport Express train (flytoget). Trains leave around every 10 min and takes you to the “Nasjonaltheatret” station (National Theatre) in under 25 min. Once off the train, follow exit signs to Karl Johans gate, where the Grand Hotel is located on the left-hand side of the street- approx. 100 metres.

For further information, the airport provides support from its information desk in the arrivals hall, once past baggage claim and customs. If you wish to take a taxi, the drive takes about 50 minutes and costs around 800 NOK (75 EUR) to reach the Grand Hotel. All taxis accept credit cards.

Limousine and cars can be booked at Bislet Limousine: bislet@limousine.no +47 22672267.


TRANSPORTATION DURING THE SUMMIT

We encourage all participants to walk between venues during the Summit, the distances range between 500 meter (5-6 min walk) to 1.5km (20 min walk). We will provide bus transportation from the Conference (DOGA) to the Award Ceremony (Oslo City Hall).

If you prefer not to walk, we recommend taking the public transportation system or taxis can be booked with Oslo Taxi: https://www.oslotaxi.no/ +47 22 38 80 90


DRESS CODE

The dress code for all events is business attire. 


DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

If you have any dietary requirements, please send them to us at summit2019@businessforpeace.org


VISA/AUTHORISATION TO TRAVEL TO OSLO

Some participants from outside the EU/EEA will require a visa. If you are in doubt or need further information on how to obtain a visa, please review this page. It may the possible for the Foundation to provide invitation letters to go with the applications. 

For more details please contact Elisa Pipiko at elisa@businessforpeace.org.


CURRENCY AND PAYMENTS

The currency of Norway is the Norwegian Kroner (NOK). For current exchange rates, please click here. All banks and post offices in Norway offer currency exchange services. Money can also be exchanged at the airport or at the tourist information office. Major credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants. ATMs can be found easily.


WEATHER

The average daytime temperature in May is 16.1°C (60°F). The weather and temperatures can change quickly. Please click here for weather forecast for Oslo.


EMERGENCY NUMBERS

Police 112
Ambulance 113
Fire 110


CONTACT

If you have further questions feel free to contact us.