Oslo – Capital of Norway
Oslo is one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities, with a population approaching 700,000 and new neighbourhoods with eye-catching architecture. The largest city in Norway is quickly transforming from a regional leader to a global contender with an abundance of world-class museums, restaurants and art, but still maintains the relaxed atmosphere of a friendly and compact city.
The city is nestled between the Oslofjord and hundreds of square miles of forested hills, and is a green city in more ways than one. The compact city centre is easily explored on foot or by bike, and an efficient public transport system makes the whole city accessible without a car.
Norway’s capital since 1814, Oslo is home to the Norwegian government and the Royal Family. The country’s largest cultural institutions, which include the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, the National Theatre and the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, present first-rate art exhibitions and opera, ballet and theatre performances.Live music is a big part of the city’s identity, and every year Oslo’s clubs and arenas host thousands of concerts that showcase the talents of everyone from local bands to international superstars. Oslo is home to more than 50 museums, and top attractions include the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Munch Museum.
Oslo has been selected by the European Commission to be European Green Capital 2019. The conference compactness, venue proximity and easy availability on foot, public transport and city bikes is in line with the city’s strategy for a greener city – Green Oslo – an extensive programme to tackle climate change.
Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL) is one of the most modern airports in Europe, situated less than 47 kilometres north-east of the city.
The airport has a strong environmental profile which includes major focus on public transport to and from the airport. We advice everyone to travel by public transport, and to leave their green footsteps.
Flytoget (Airport Express Train) is Norway’s only high-speed train and provides fast and comfortable transportation to Oslo Central Station. In total 19 minutes with departure every 10th minute.
More than 6 000 hotel rooms are situated within five minutes’ walk from the Oslo Central Station.
NSB (Norwegian Rail) travels between the airport and the city centre three times per hour and takes 23 minutes.
Oslo Airport offers direct flights to 121 international destinations.
In 2018, OSL served approximately 28 million travellers and was Scandinavia's second largest airport.
The city of Oslo offers convenient public transportation for delegates attending ECCOMAS 2022, and short distances make Oslo easy to get around by walking or biking. During the evening after the congress, delegates will easily enjoy the restaurants, bar and museums and experience the 24 hours daylight in June. Oslo is a vibrant and lively city the whole year around.
Oslo city centre to Norway Convention Center in only 15 minutes
For daily commuting between Oslo city center and ECCOMAS 2022 at Norway Convention Center the regular trains are normally used with a common ticket with Ruter. Norway Convention Center is only three minutes’ walk from the train station - Lillestrřm. There are train departures with short intervals in each direction, all day.
Ruter is a common management company for public transport in Oslo and Akershus county. All the public transport in Oslo and the surrounding county Akershus is part of the same ticket and price system. This applies to buses, trams, subways (t-bane), ferries and local trains.