Oslo Congress Centre is the venue for the congress. It is situated in the centre of Oslo within walking distance from Oslo Central Station and the congress hotels.
The address is
Youngs gate 11, 0181 Oslo
The congress language will be English.
Travel and transport to Oslo
Oslo Airport Gardermoen is located 47 kilometres from the Conference Venue.
The travel time for delegates from the airport to the Bussterminalen station is 40 minutes by FLYBUSSEN, which departs every 20 minutes throughout the day.
Ticket costs NOK 150.
The Airport Express Train departs every 10 minutes and takes 22 minutes to reach the Oslo S station, located within a five-minute walk of the hotels and the congress centre. Ticket costs NOK 180
Delegates wishing to take a taxi should contact Airport Taxi’s information desk in the Arrival Hall at Oslo Airport Gardermoen and make sure to agree on the fare before departure. The travel time by taxi from Gardermoen to central Oslo is approximately 50 minutes.
Additionally, Rygge Moss Airport is located approximately one hour from Oslo Central Station, while Torp Sandefjord Airport is about two hours away. Both airports offer bus service to Oslo Central Station.
Currency and payment
The currency in Norway is Norwegian Kroner (NOK). For current exchange rates please see here.
1 Euro is approximately NOK 8,5 (Aug. 2014)
1 UDS is approximately NOK 6,5 (Aug. 2014)
All banks and post offices in Oslo offer currency exchange services. Money can also be exchanged at the airport, at FOREX or at Tourist Information offices in the city centre.
The use of credit cards is extensive in Norway, and major credit cards are widely accepted in shops and restaurants. ATMs can be found easily. Money can be withdrawn at ATMs at the airport, at train stations and outside most banks. For participants wishing to withdraw money over the counter, bank opening hours in Norway are usually from 09.00 to 15.30 or 16.00 Monday to Friday.
Weather in Oslo may vary with mean daily minimum temperatures just below 10°C and mean daily maximum at 15°C. The day highs may reach 25°C. Summer showers can occur at any time, and we therefore recommend appropriate shoes and clothing, including an umbrella and an all-weather jacket.
An updated weather forecast for Oslo can be found here.
Participants who need a visa in order to enter the Schengen area (Schengen short stay visa) are recommended to apply for a visa as early as possible. Participants who travel to Norway via a third country are reminded that they should also check with the authorities of that country whether they might need, additionally, a transit visa.
Kindly note that it is your responsibility to apply for and obtain a visa in advance of your journey to Norway.
Information on visa requirements for Norway can be found on the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI).
To facilitate the application process, please consult the nearest Norwegian embassy’s website for accurate information about the specific procedures and documents needed in your country.
For an overview of Norwegian representations in the world and links to their contact information, please visit this website.
Handling time for visa applications, once a complete application dossier has been handed in, is normally 15 working days.
If you need an Official Letter of Invitation for your visa appilcation purpose, please contact us at eugms2015(at)gyro.no
In registering for the 11th Congress of the EUGMS, delegates agree that neither the organization nor the congress agency Gyro Conference AS is responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Delegates are requested to arrange their own travel and health insurance. The organizers can not assume liability for changes in the program due to external circumstances.