Welcome to Oslo
An exciting city to explore!
Located between the Oslo fjord and surrounding hills, Oslo has a unique landscape and surroundings to explore. The city combines new and modern architecture with world–renowned museums and attractions, as well as access to plenty of outdoor activities. Oslo is the home of cultural giants like Edvard Munch, Gustav Vigeland, Thor Heyerdahl and Henrik Ibsen. Each of them has their own museum with their collections - for art or discoveries. Oslo embodies a unique combination of natural resources, culture and history, a combination that offers a multitude of social activities.
Oslo Opera House, located about 10 minutes away from the congress venue, is famous for its architecture, designed in a way that it seems like it is rising from the water. It invites its visitors to climb its roof and enjoy a panoramic view of Oslo and the Oslo fjord.
The Viking Ships epitomize Norway as a seafaring nation with its long history of maritime adventurers and explorers. At the Bygdøy peninsula our maritime past and present history can be explored at museums like the Viking Ship Museum containing the iconic Oseberg ship excavated near Oslo in 1903.
The Polar Expeditions and the history of the polar ship Fram and its voyages with Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen are presented at the Fram Museum.
The Frogner Park is a public park with the world’s largest sculpture arrangement made by only one artist, Gustav Vigeland. It features 192 iconic statues depicting the artist’s view on life and relationships, and is one of Oslo’s most visited tourists’ spots.
The Ski Museum, located underneath the famous ski jump, is the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum presents more than 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artefacts and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing.
It is very easy to travel around Oslo: all public transportation is part of the same ticket system. One ticket is valid for 1 hour and can be used for buses, trams, subways, ferries and local trains. Tickets can be bought at kiosks and ticket machines at the subway stations.