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HOW DO I GET TO TRONDHEIM?

The easiest and quickest way to get to Trondheim is by airplane. Trondheim Airport Værnes (TRD) is located only 30 km outside the city centre. Frequent air shuttles run all day to and from the airport.

Trondheim Airport has frequent direct flights from international airports as: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Gdansk, Helsinki, Copenhagen, London, Nice, Reykjavik, Riga, and Stockholm

Airlines that provide these direct flights are:

 In search for the cheapest plane ticket to Trondheim, these web sites can be useful:

WHAT AIRPORTS ARE RECOMMENDED I USE IN NORWAY?

Your final destination airport is Trondheim Airport Værnes. Norway’s main airport is Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL, Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen) and some of you may have to arrive at this airport if you don’t find a direct flight to Trondheim Airport. There are buses and trains from Oslo Airport (more information about this on the paragraph “How can I get from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Trondheim?”). If you arrive at other Norwegian airports than Oslo Airport or Trondheim Airport, it is your own responsibility to get to Trondheim. Therefore, we recommend that you either take a direct flight to Trondheim Airport or to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

Note: Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL), Oslo Airport Torp (TRF) and Oslo Airport Rygge (RYG) are three different airports, and that we only arrange transport from OSL.

HOW CAN I GET FROM OSLO AIRPORT GARDERMOEN TO TRONDHEIM?

  • Air: Cheap tickets for domestic flights in Norway: SAS (http://www.flysas.com) or Norwegian (http://www.norwegian.com). Book a ticket to Værnes Airport, Trondheim.
  • Train: A good alternative is to travel by train from Oslo Airport Gardemoen to Trondheim. Norway’s national rail company is NSB. Ticket information in English can be found here: http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US. Train tickets can also be purchased at the airport. Remember to show your student ID card and ask for a discount. 
    Note: The train ride takes 6 to 8 hours depending on which train you take. You are expected to be in Trondheim before the Opening Ceremony at 8pm. Some trains may be connected with free Internet, and if you pay an extra fee you can get electricity, coffee and newspapers.
  • Bus: There are buses leaving from Gardermoen to Trondheim, but the train departs more frequently. If you decide to travel by bus, the best choice is “Lavprisekspressen” (http://www.lavprisekspressen.no). Booking must be done at least 2 hours before departure. The bus leaves at 11:40 (11:40 am) or 23:40 (11:40 pm) from Oslo Airport. The bus ride will take approximately 8 hours. Most buses will have free wifi. Note that if you take the bus at 11:40am on June 12 you will not be in Trondheim in time for the opening ceremony.

CAN I GET A TRAVEL SUBSIDY FROM ISES?

The ISES 2013 team works hard to secure sponsorship to subsidize the travel costs of students however this funding is still being arranged.  If all goes as planned, funding will be available closer to conference date and some of our delegate fee bursary winners (deadline for Delegate Fee Bursary application is April 1) will also get travel subsidies. We encourage you to apply for travel subsidization from other sources in the meantime; the ISES team has compiled a “Fund Your Experience” package to help students fundraise.  Information on student funding can be found at: http://www.ises2013.com/funding

 

WHAT DOCUMENTS SHOULD I HAVE WITH ME WHEN I TRAVEL TO AND FROM NORWAY?

In order to enter Norway, you need the following: a passport that’s valid 90 days beyond your arrival to Norway, travel documents, a visa and the invitation letter from ISES. You must have valid travel insurance, health insurance, and some sort of student identification. It is essential that you contact a Norwegian embassy for information regarding international health certificates. Travelers from specific countries are required to show proof of vaccinations.

  • Valid Passport
  • Travel documents (arrival and departure)
  • Visa
  • Letter of invitation
  • Valid travel insurance
  • Health insurance

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE TRONDHEIM?

ISES starts with an opening ceremony at 19:00 (7pm) on June 12. You are therefore expected to arrive in advance of this time.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE IF I FLY TO OSLO (OSL) AND USE OTHER TRANSPORTATION HERE FROM?

If you are planning to get from Oslo to Trondheim by bus or train you must keep in mind that it takes 6 to 8 hours. We recommend that you catch a bus/train before 9am on June 12.

WHEN SHOULD I LEAVE ON THE 15TH OF JUNE?

The last plenary session on June 15 ends at 16:30 (4:30pm). If you are planning on leaving from Trondheim by plane you should book a ticket in the evening at least two hours after the close of ISES. There are also buses (http://www.lavprisekspressen.no) and trains (http://www.nsb.no/?lang=en_US) leaving Trondheim this evening.   

Note: If you are a bursary winner and have a free pass, you are obliged to attend the whole conference (Arrive no later than 6pm on June 12 and depart no earlier than 4:30pm June 15).

 
Note: Do not purchase your plane ticket before you have been granted a visa.


 

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