Oslo is sometimes referred to as a most expensive city and this is true in for certain categories of services and goods. The average conference traveller however may be able to find reasonable solutions and there are still ways to enjoy the city without maxing out your credit card.
We are offering for the conference delegates discounted four-day Oslo pass for 53 which you can request in course of the online registration (the normal pass for 3 days is NOK 495, corresponding to 69,3) and will be handed over at the registration desk on site.
The Oslo Pass gives free admission to more than 30 museums and attractions, free public transport, free parking on municipal parking lots, free entry to outdoor swimming pools, free guided walks and discounts on sightseeing, to Tusenfryd amusement park, car rental, ski simulator, skates and ski rental, as well as good offers in restaurants, shops entertainment and leisure venues.
You can get around the city by making use of the efficient network of buses, trams, subways and ferries. Oslo has a compact city centre, so to put on some comfortable shoes and walk between the attractions is a good idea.
There are three international airports around Oslo which are located different distances from the capital. You can consult the transport possibilities beforehand.
The conference registration fee includes lunches and coffees for the working days of the event (13, 14 and 15 June). The European standard better restaurants are indeed in higher price category and alcohol is rather ambitiously priced – like in other Scandinavian countries.
Many attractions and events have free entrance, and if you keep away from the most touristy spots, there are streets and areas with cheaper food and drinks. With the Oslo Fjord and the forest nearby, there is no shortage of hiking trails and beautiful scenery.
These pages present some suggestions on how to make your stay in Oslo enjoyable without exaggerated budget.