How to get there

Official papers
Passport and visa
All foreign citizens arriving in Norway must have a valid passport (except citizens of Nordic countries). In some cases a visa may be required. It is each participant's responsibility to acquire necessary documents for entry into Norway. For information about necessary documents, contact the nearest Norwegian embassy or consulate. An overview of these offices can be found at our web site. Visa applications should be made no later than 3 months before the Congress.

The 19th Congress of Historical Sciences accepts no liability for personal injuries sustained, or for the loss or damage of property belonging to Congress participants, either during or as a result of the Congress. The Organising Committee recommends that participants procure individual travel insurance.


Official air carrier
The 19th World Congress for Historical Sciences has chosen Scandinavian Airlines Systems (SAS) as the official air carrier. SAS will be offering a special Congress discount. Contact your nearest SAS ticket office.

From the airport
Oslo's airport, Gardermoen, is located approximately 45 kilometres from downtown Oslo. An Oslo 2000 information booth will be located at the airport. We recommend that participants take the airport-express train (20 minutes) or airport bus from Gardermoen to Oslo central station.

In Oslo
Oslo is served by subway, tram and buses (Pdf format map). It is recommended that participants purchase a 7-day card which offers unlimited use of public transportation within the town boundary. From downtown Oslo, take subway line 4 or 5 to Blindern station, or tram line 17 or 18 to the Universitetet Blindern station.

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