Travel

Tromsø is best reached by air, and this is really the only means of transportation we recommend. However, the more adventurous conference participants may consider to arrive by train and bus, by boat or by car.

Air travel
Tromsø (airport code: TOS) has a fairly large airport with about 100 daily departures and arrivals. For most travellers, you would first fly to the Norwegian capital of Oslo and from there fly with either SAS or Norwegian directly to Tromsø, which is a flight of slightly less than 2 hours duration.

You may also consider flying to Bergen or Trondheim, and catch direct flights from there to Tromsø with either Widerøe (from Bergen) or SAS (from Trondheim with a stop-over in Bodø).

There are also seasonal direct flights to currently 11 international destinations: Brussels, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Gran Canaria, Helsinki, Kittilä, Copenhagen, London, München, Stockholm and Zürich.

To/from the airport
The airport is located about 5 km from the downtown Tromsø and the conference venue and conference hotels. A taxi will cost you around NOK 300. You may also take the airport bus which departs rather soon after all luggage has been delivered for each flight. The airport bus costs NOK 100 for regular tickets, NOK 80 for seniors and NOK 70 for students with a student ID. There are also regular bus services (lines 40 and 42) that bring you downtown for NOK 50.

Travel by train/bus
Tromsø is not served by any trains (though there is a railway station pub close to the conference venue). However, there are daily train services from Stockholm to Narvik, from which you can take a bus service to Tromsø. The bus from Narvik to Tromsø takes about 4,5 hours.

Arrival by boat
Tromsø is served daily by Hurtigruten that runs from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. This is a highly popular tourist activity in summer, and early reservations are recommended. The trip from Bergen to Tromsø takes 4,5 days, from Trondheim to Tromsø takes 2,5 days, and from Kirkenes to Tromsø takes 2 days. On the trip from Bergen and Trondheim to Tromsø, you get to experience the Lofoten islands and pass the arctic circle, on the trip from Kirkenes, you may visit the North Cape.

Arrival by car
Tromsø is quite far from most places. Although driving through Norway along the E6/E8, through Sweden along either the E4 or the E10, or through Finland on E8, can be a scenic drive, it will also be a journey that will take around 16-22 hours from Oslo, Stockholm or Helsinki. Should you consider doing this, we recommend spending even more days to allow you to enjoy the scenary, in particular if driving through Norway.

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Hansine Hansens Veg
Tromsø, NO-9037

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