Cold? Sometimes, but Norwegians know how to make the most of every season.
Expensive? Yep, but it doesn’t have to be. Oslo’s charm will melt your sticker shock.
Boring? Certainly not!

Located at the end of the Oslo Fjord, Oslo is surrounded by hills and bifurcated by the Akerselva River – its geography makes it a compact, intimate and walkable metropolis to navigate. The city is low density and small, with a young population and relaxed attitude. A remote capital, Oslo is slowly reinventing its cultural landscape and quickly producing an influx of world-class creative talent.

About Oslo

Oslo by the numbers
2-5°C Average temperature in November
07:45 Sunrise on November 4, 2011
16:15 Sunset on November 4, 2011
16 Average days of rainfall in November
600 000 Population
5 Number of Europan sessions since the founding of Europan Norway
22:00 The hour that most restaurants in Oslo close
Architour

While guide books and online resources can give a great overview of Oslo’s neighbourhoods and must-see attractions, a tailored shortlist of the city’s most iconic buildings and innovative architectural institutions is provided below.

From the neoclassical nation-building era of the 1800’s, to the Bauhaus-inspired functionalism of the 1930’s, to the ambitious waterfront redevelopment projects of Aker Brygge and Fjord City – Oslo offers a variety of architectural styles, scales and systems as a backdrop to discuss the challenges of the European city.

1825 Royal Palace
www.kongehuset.no/
1830 / 2008 The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Nasjonalmuseet)
www.nasjonalmuseet.no
1872 / 2005 Nobel Peace Center
www.nobelpeacecenter.org
1892 / 2010 Holmenkollen Ski Jump
www.holmenkollen.com
1899 National Theatre (Nationaltheatret)
www.nationaltheatret.no
1927 Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskiphuset)
www.khm.uio.no/vikingskipshuset
1949 Vigeland Museum and Sculpture Park
www.vigeland.museum.no
1950 City Hall (Rådhuset)
www.radhusets-forvaltningstjeneste.oslo.kommune.no
2003 Henie Onstad Art Centre
www.hok.no
2004 0047 Gallery
www.0047.org
2005 DogA – The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture
www.doga.no
2005 ROM art + architecture
www.r-o-m.no
2007 The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet (Operahuset)
www.operaen.no
Travel Information

Accommodation

Europan 11 International Forum of Cities and Juries delegates are entitled to take advantage of special discounted hotel rates

Clarion Royal Christiania

Norway’s second-largest hotel is located in downtown Oslo, opposite Oslo Central Station and the airport express train. The city’s main street, Karl Johans gate, is only a short walk away.

A ten minute bus ride will bring you from the Royal Christiania to the main Forum venue, Vulkan.

Take Bus 34 or 54 from Jernbanetorget to Telthusbakken

Group rate reference number: 337387
Single room: 980NOK
Double room: 1180NOK

The final booking date under the discounted rate is September 22, 2011.
www.clarionroyalchristiania.no

Anker Hotel

Located between Central Oslo and the young, hip neighbourhood of Grünerløkka, the Anker Hotel provides comfortable and affordable accommodation. Newly-built superior rooms can be requested at additional cost.

A ten minute walk will take you from the Anker Hotel to the main Forum venue, Vulkan.

Group rate reference number: 092988
Single room: 650NOK
Double room: 850NOK

The final booking date under the discounted rate is October 15, 2011, with limited room availability after October 3, 2011.
www.anker-hotel.no

Scandic Vulkan

Opening in mid-September 2011, this new hotel will be located along the Akerselva River in Vulkan, just a stone's throw from Grünerløkka. The Vulkan area represents an innovative and creative district of Oslo, within a neighbourhood already home to a number of cultural institutions and colleges.

A two minute walk will take you from the Scandic Vulkan to the main Forum venue, Vulkan.

Group rate reference: Europan Norge
Single room: 790NOK
Double room: 790NOK
Prices are for single occupancy, an extra 200NOK will be added per person, per room for more than single occupancy.

The final booking date under the discounted rate is September 22, 2011.
www.scandichotels.no/Hotels/Promotional-pages/Scandic-Vulkan
www.scandichotels.no/Hotels/Countries/Norge/Oslo/Hotels/Vulkan

Getting Around

To and From Oslo Airport Gardermoen

For general Gardermoen transportation information click here: www.osl.no/en/osl/tofromairport

Airport Express Train (Flytoget)

The fastest and most efficient way to get to and from Oslo Airport Gardermoen is with Flytoget, the airport express train. The high-speed train departs every 10 minutes from Oslo Central Station and Oslo Airport Gardermoen, with a travel time of 19 minutes.

For information about fares and schedules click here: www.flytoget.no

Airport Express Coach (Flybussen)

Flybussen runs bus service between Oslo city centre and Oslo Airport every 20 minutes every day, with a travel time of 40-50 minutes.

For information about fares and schedules click here: www.flybussen.no

Taxi

The taxi information desk at the Gardermoen Arrivals hall has information about the different companies’ fixed rates to central Oslo. They can also book a taxi for you. The taxi stand is immediately outside the Arrivals Hall.

To and From Moss Airport Rygge

For general Rygge transportation information click here: www.en.ryg.no/transport

Rygge-Ekspressen Bus

Rygge-Ekspressen operates a bus service to and from Moss Airport Rygge with a schedule corresponding to Norwegian and Ryanair flights. The bus ride between Oslo and Rygge takes about 60 minutes.

For information about fares and schedules click here
www.ryggeekspressen.no/EnglishInformation/tabid/121/language/nb-NO/Default.aspx

NSB Train

NSB service runs between Oslo Central Station and Rygge Station, with a complimentary shuttle bus from Rygge Station to the airport. The travel time is 50 minutes.

For information about fares and schedules click here: www.nsb.no/our-destinations/airport-by-train-article38282-4384.html

To and From Sandefjord Airport Torp

For general Torp transportation information click here:
www.torp.no/Pages/Artikkel.aspx?pkMenu=131&pksMenu=143&Language=EN

Torp-Ekspressen Bus

Torp Ekspressen bus service corresponds with Ryanair and WizzAir routes and takes travellers between Sandefjord Airport Torp and Oslo bus terminal.

For information about fares and schedules click here:
www.torpekspressen.no/Englishinformation/tabid/112/language/nb-NO/Default.aspx

NSB Train

NSB service runs between Oslo Central Station and Torp Station, with a complimentary shuttle bus from Torp Station to the airport. The travel time is 1 hour 45 minutes.

For information about fares and schedules click here:
www.nsb.no/our-destinations/airport-by-train-article38282-4384.html

Public Transit

For information, tickets and a handy travel planner for public transportation (bus, tram, subway & train) in Oslo and the surrounding areas click here: www.trafikanten.no

City Bikes

For more information about Oslo’s amazingly practical and affordable bike sharing system click here: www.oslobysykkel.no/oslo_bysykkel.asp

*City Bikes may be not be available at the time of the Forum in November, depending on seasonal weather conditions