Category: Practicalities

About Oslo

Foto: Mattias Müller / OsloMet

Oslo is the oldest of the Scandinavian capitols, and its history goes back 1000 years. Today Oslo has about 630 000 inhabitants and covers 454 square kilometers, 242 of which are forests. Sandwiched between a fjord and forested hills, Oslo is the ideal place to experience both the vibrant city life combined with great nature experiences.

The capital is the seat of the Norwegian Government and the Norwegian Parliament as well as The Royal Palace – home of Norway's King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Since the late seventies Oslo has become a city of great cultural diversity adding a cosmopolitan touch to this quiet capital of the North.

Here is a short introduction to our city: Oslo (made by Visit Norway).

Things to do

Oslo has a wide range of museums, historical buildings, modern architecture, and other attractions to offer visitors. Worth mentioning are the two museums, the new Munch Museum (opened October 2021) and the new National Museum (will open June 2022). They represent two of the most ambitious cultural projects seen in the Nordics this decade. Oslo is home of cultural giants such as Edvard Munch, Gustav Vigeland, Thor Heyerdahl and Henrik Ibsen, each have their own museums. Entrance to most museums is included in the Oslo Pass, the city Card for Oslo. For IMISCOE participants interested in the multicultural part of the Norwegian capitol, we recommend a visit to the Intercultural Museum.

How to get to Oslo?

How to arrive in Oslo by train

Oslo airport Gardermoen (official site)

How to get around in Oslo?

Official travel guide to Oslo (VisitOslo)

About the Conference Venue

The Conference Venue is located at Oslo Metropolitan University Campus Pilestredet, at the address Pilestredet 35. It is located in the center of Oslo, between the Royal Castle and the Akerselva River that divides Oslo in an East-side and a West-side. The area has many restaurants and bars, and we recommend a walk along the river!

Places to stay

Where to stay in Oslo (VisitNorway)

Accomodation in Oslo (VisitOslo)

Hotels for the conference

Thon Slottsparken and Thon Europa

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
Promotional code: OSLMET

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Promotional code: NOIMIS

Scandic Grensen
Promotional code: BUIO280622

Scandic Karl Johan
Promotional code: BUIO290622

Places to eat

Oslo offers a vast range of vibrant restaurants, cafés, and bars.

Food and drink in Oslo (VisitOslo)

Places to eat near Campus Pilestredet (in Norwegian)