Practical info

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Oslo is a very comfortable city to stay and move around. Here you will find relevant and practical information about arriving Oslo, transportation tips, and recommended accommodation.


Health emergencies, COVID tests

Health emergencies and medical assistance

If you have a serious health emergency, please call 113 if immediate medical attention is needed or make a quick consultation at the Oslo public emergency phone line 116117 (or +47 23 48 72 00).

If you need a medical visit to the emergency room you should visit the Oslo central emergency room or "Legevakt" at Storgata 40, open 24/7. The visit can take up to 3 hours or more in certain days. 

Other minor medical consultations will require a visit to private doctors, since most General Practitioners in public service usually recommend visitors to go to the Emergency room service for any consultation. Dr. Dropin clinics (among other options) can be a solution to get an urgent receipt, a brief consultation, etc. (see below recommended locations under the covid section). 

If you are a citizen (not only a resident) of an EU / EAA country you are entitle to use your European Health Insurance Card in Norway.

Please check details about the previous information in this page provided by our Health Service in Norway (Helsenorge).

COVID and COVID certificates

Self-testing is the recommended way if you think you need a test. Self-tests kits can be purchased in any pharmacy. Please, check official recommendations.

If you need a covid test plus a negative result certificate to come back to your country (a "Fit 2 Fly" certificate), this is only offered privately. Dr. Dropin COVID-19 test stations are probably the best option in Oslo for travelers. Results are ready in 1-3 days, but be aware of the covid test requirements of entry in your country so you can take the test in the proper period of time.

They have a station in Gardemoen airport (open 27/4, only drop-in) and several others in the city (they may require a previous booking, please see info and schedule of all clinics). The stations in Bislett (Dalsbergstien 18), Nationaltheatret (Ruseløkkveien 14) and Bogstadveien (Bogstadveien 30B) are the most convenient when you are in OsloMet or your hotel is in the city center area. The one in Barcode (Dronning Eufemias gate 9) is also close if your hotel is close to the Opera house.

Please note that you can get tested in the any station at the city center and then pick up your certificate at the airport when you leave. You also receive an email when it is ready after testing. Do not forget to carry on your own passport when you take the test.

 

Transport from/to Oslo Airport

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Gardermoen is a small and very accessible airport. The fastest way to go to the centre is by taking the Flytoget (Oslo express train), which will take you to Oslo S (Oslo Central Station) or Oslo Nationaltheatret in 22-25 minutes. You can buy the ticket both at the Airport or with the Flytoget app (iOS / Android). The price for one-way ride is 210 NOK for adults, and 105 NOK for students (only those studying at Norwegian institutions with a valid student ID).

Train

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The cheapest way to get to the centre is by taking the VY regional train that connects Gardermoen with Oslo S, and takes about 23-30 minutes to Oslo S (Oslo Central Station) or Oslo Nationaltheatret. The one-way ticket costs 114 NOK and includes other needed public transportation inside the zone 1 (city of Oslo).

Bus

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It is also possible to take the bus to access the centre. You will find different lines with different routes at Gardermoen, and they will take around 40-50 minutes to get to different parts of the city, depending on the stop you want to go to. One-way adult price is 199 NOK (if you buy in a automat machine or by app/internet) or 220 NOK (if you buy it in the bus)

Taxi

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You can also get to the city by taxi. They have fixed fees that depend on the zone, working times, extra stops and number of passengers, a price that goes around 600-900 NOK.

All transportation from/to the Airport

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Check all the transportation options from/to the airport at a glance.

Public transport

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All the transport in Oslo (metro, bus, tram, local trains and ferries) is included in one transportation system called Ruter. The easiest way to move yourself around the city is by downloading the Ruter app (iOS / Android), where you can buy the tickets and check out the different routes and schedules. You can also have physical tickets, which can be purchased at the Oslo Visitor Center, Ruter’s customer service center, 7-eleven and Narvessen shops. For this option it is necessary to get a reusable travel pass that costs 50 NOK. All of Oslo is in zone 1, which means that you probably won’t need to add any extra zone during your stay unless you want to visit the surroundings of the city.

University Venues

All the venues for the conference (Andrea Arntzens hus and Georg Sverdrups hus) will be distributed between the campuses of the Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet) and the University of Oslo (UiO). Both can be easily reached by public transport and have unique environments that go from a very central and modern OsloMet to the green open area of Blindern Campus (UiO).

The nearest stops to both universities are:

Georg Sverdrups hus at University of Oslo

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UiO: Metro (Blindern or Forskningsparken) and tram number 17 and 18 (Universitetet Blindern)

 

Andrea Arntzens hus at OsloMet

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OsloMet: Metro (Nastionaltheatret) and tram number 17, 18 and 19 (Frydenlund)

 

Hotels

We have pre-booked some hotels at different fixed prices to facilitate your plans to stay in Oslo. Most of them offer this prices from June 20 to June 26, 2022. Please, be aware that if you reserve your stay soon, perhaps you can find more competitive prices searching via other online services. In Oslo there is also a good offer to rent apartments. Airbnb is also a possibility.


Smarthotel Oslo (Map) (Web)

Code: UIO20 · Booking deadline: June 3, 2022 Price: 825 NOK per night with the maximum discount (but the discount will be a 50% after March 22, a 25% after April 21, a 10% after May 23, and a 5% after June 3). If the code does not work properly, please contact directly to the hotel at post.oslo@smarthotel.no


Scandic Holberg (Map) (Web)

Code: BUIO200622 · Booking deadline: May 20, 2022 · Price: 1240 NOK per night


Thon Hotels, several options (Map) (WebWeb)

Code: Booking link · Booking deadline: May 21, 2022 · Price: 1395-1995 NOK


Radisson Blu Plaza (Map) (Web)

Code: NOUO06 · Booking link · Booking deadline: May 23, 2022 · Prices: 1650-2150 (Price details)


Radisson Blu Scandinavia (Map) (Web)

Code: UIO2022 · Booking deadline: April 1, 2002 · Prices: 1650-2150 NOK per night


Scandic Karl Johan (Map) (Web)

Code: BUIO200622 · Booking deadline: May 12, 2022 · Prices: 1790 NOK per night


Clarion Collection Folketeateret (Map) (Web)

Code: 1111GR011451 · Booking deadline: May 20, 2022 · Price: 1850 NOK per night. Please send a direct request to this hotel at cc.folketeateret@choice.no


Also, you can check in this map these and other hotels in the area close to OsloMet and city center.

Questions? Contact us: local-est@ilos.uio.no

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Published Mar. 15, 2021 6:59 PM - Last modified June 7, 2022 12:08 PM