Practical guide

Practical guide for participants at “Quantum groups and their analysis”

Getting in

Oslo Gardermoen Airport (IATA: OSL) is the main airport for Oslo. This entry in Wikitravel gives a good overview of the connections to the city from the airport. Another option is Sandefjord Airport (IATA: TRF), but it has fewer connections to the city.

Getting around

Reisekort (Travelcard) is the most convenient way to get around in the city. This is valid on T-bane (metro), bus, tram, commuter train, and non-sightseeing boat lines operated by Ruter, and you can either charge it for pay-as-you-go or for period tickets (24-hour ticket is 108NOK and 7-day ticket is 285NOK). Other than traveling from and to the airport, Zone 1 should be enough.

Standard mobile mapping services already cover the public transportation in Oslo quite well, but Ruter also has their own mobile apps (RuterReise for navigation, RuterBillett for tickets).

Event location

The summer school and the workshop both happen on Blindern campus of University of Oslo. The campus is close to Blindern station (metro) and Universitetet Blindern stop (tram). The summer school (first week) will be at Georg Sverdrups hus, which is a large building containing the general library and cafes. The workshop (second week) will be at Vilhelm Bjerknes' hus, which contains the math and science library.

Inside Blindern campus

There are several canteens and cafes in the campus, but many of them will be on summer break during the summerschool / workshop. See this page (filter for UiO Blindern) for opening hours, but here are some standard choices:


Like other Scandinavian countries, Norway has its own currency, Norwegian Krone. However, practically any business accepts credit cards, so usually you do not have to carry large amount of cash. ATMs are called minibanks.


There are many hotels in the downtown discoverable from standard hotel sites such as or Google search. Scandic and Thon are two major hotel chains.

Cheaper options:

  • OvernattingOslo: located in the Grünerløkka area. (Caution: the nearest tram stop Olaf Ryes plass is closed due to maintenance)
  • Cochs Pensjonat
  • Perminalen
  • Hostels (Caution: some of these are near Hausmannsgate tram stop, which is closed due to maintenance)
Published June 18, 2019 12:47 PM - Last modified July 3, 2019 9:31 AM