Flights to Bergen

Flights to Bergen from main hubs:
Amsterdam – klm.com
Copenhagen – sas.no and norwegian.no
London – norwegian.no and ba.com
New York – norwegian.no (only summer)
Reykjavik – norwegian.noicelandair.com (only summer)
Oslo – sas.no and norwegian.no
Stockholm – sas.no and norwegian.no

From the airport

Bergen Airport, Flesland:

The venue in Bergen city centre is located a 30 minute drive from Bergen airport, Flesland. You can travel to the venue by airport shuttlebus, “Bybanen” (Bergen Light Rail), or taxi:

Airport shuttlebus: Leaves every 10 – 15 minutes form the airport and costs NOK 100 for a single ticket or NOK 170 for a return ticket which can be paid by cash or card. The bus can be found directly across from the arrivals exit.

You depart at Festplassen, which is a ten minute walk from the venue. For more information visit the shuttle-bus website here.

Bybanen is a light rail that stretches from Byparken in the city centre to Bergen airport Flesland. The light rail leaves every 5-7 minutes and costs NOK 37 for a single ticket which can be paid by cash or card before boarding. It takes around 45 minutes from the Airport to the city centre.

Taxis are also situated directly outside the arrivals exit. The price may vary between NOK 500 and NOK 700 depending on time of day and traffic.

 

Venue

The conference venue will be the University of Bergen Faculty of Law (Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1, map), and the University of Bergen Aula (map, entrance from the lower deck).

You can also see a map of the University locations on this map.

 

Hotels

We offer rooms at the following hotels:
(These prices are only available when booked via the conference registration site).

Scandic Bergen City: NOK 1170 per night for a single room (and NOK 1370 for a double room).
Citybox: NOK 700 per night for a single room (and NOK 850 for a double room).

For more information on what to do in Bergen go to our official travel site: http://www.visitbergen.com/en/

Visa

Most people from countries outside the EU/EEA must apply for a visitor’s visa. Check https://www.udi.no/en/want-to-apply/visit-and-holiday/ for more information.

Evening events

(prior registration is required)

–          Reception: Wednesday,  September 27 at The Faculty of Law 18:00

–          Conference dinner: Thursday, September 28 at Fløien Folkerestaurant 20:00 Departure from the bottom station 19:30. Must be pre-booked. Price: NOK 380 (map)

If you have pre-booked the dinner you will receive a dinner ticket attached to your nametag.

The dinner also includes a round ticket for the Fløien Funicular (Fløibanen), taking you up to Mount Fløien and the restaurant. You will need to bring the ticket to be able to ride the funicular.

It is still possible to sign up for the Reception and Conference dinner. Please send an email to office@kongress.no if you wish to register for these events.

Registration

Thursday, September 28

08:00 – 13:00 University Aula

13:30 – 16:00 Faculty of Law

All participants must remember to register upon arrival to gain access to the conference and dinner!

Lunch is included both days. If you wish to register on site for the conference dinner, please note that we only accept payment by credit card.

Weather and clothing

The weather in Bergen in September is fairly mild, but temperatures may vary from 10 – 20°C. For further details you can have a look here.

Things to do in Bergen

Bergen offers a wide range of attractions and activities. We can recommend visiting Bryggen, taking a stroll through the narrow alleyways and walking or taking Fløybanen up to Mount Fløyen for a beautiful view of the city. If you want to further explore the fjords we also recommend a fjord cruise. Find more information about Fjord Tours here.

Other

The pre-event on Wednesday 27 September at 16:00 is cancelled due to unexpected circumstances.

You can see the detailed programme here.

During the parallel sessions there will be 3-6 speakers in each sessions, which gives 10-15 minutes for each presentation (depending on the number of speakers in the panel). It is possible to use PowerPoint, and the speakers must bring their presentation on a memory stick.

Exchange rates are around 9,3 NOK per EURO. Almost all places accept credit/debit cards, and there is an ATM at the airport if you wish to withdraw any cash.