Welcome to Bergen Exchanges on Law and Social Transformation from 17-21 August 2020! Here we will give you a little information about Bergen and how to get to the conference.

Travel insurance

It is vital that all travelers from outside Norway acquire their own travel Insurance. In case of any medical emergency or accident happening in Norway, travel insurance is needed so expenses related to treatment are covered (such costs can be very high in Norway).

How to get from the Airport to the city centre:

The easiest and cheapest way is to take the Bergen light rail (“Bybanen”). This takes 45 minutes. The closest stop to your hotel is Byparken, which is the final stop. It will take you 4 min to walk from Byparken to the hotel. Timetables can be found here. A single one-way ticket costs 39 NOK.

At the airport you will also find the Airport Bus waiting for you outside the arrival area. Flesland airport is located about 15 kilometers south of Bergen and the journey takes about 35 minutes. Weekdays the bus runs every 20 minutes to the centre between 07.05-00.25/01.10. On Saturdays the bus departure every 20 minutes from 08.45 and on Sundays every 30 minutes from 09.05. The stop closest to your hotel is Festplassen (see map).

How to get to the Hotel Scandic Byparken:

All guests will be accommodated at Hotel Scandic Byparken, unless notified otherwise.

Address: Christiesgate 5-7, 5808 Bergen.

To get from Festplassen, where the airport shuttle stops, to Scandic Hotel, walk up Christies gate and you will find the hotel on your right.

How to get to Bergen Global:

There are several ways to get to the Centre from the city center or the hotel, please see the map. The Centre is located on the first floor in Chr. Michelsens Institute, Jekteviksbakken 31.

Most of the sessions will be held here. The main doors are located in Jekteviksbakken, and they are open for everyone on weekdays between 09.00 and 15.00.

How to get from Scandic Byparken Hotel to the Airport bus:

At the entrance of the Scandic Byparken hotel, walk left along Vaskerelven street. Turn right on Olav Kyrresgate (the next bloc). You will find the bus stop a hundred meters down the road, outside “Los Tacos”.

More information on the airport bus can be found here:

If you wish to take the Bergen light rail, the nearest stop to Scandic Byparken hotel is Byparken. Timetables can be found here.

Information for Speakers

Facts about Bergen:

Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway, and known as ”the City of the Seven Mountains”. As of 2014 population was 277,600 – making it, after the capital Oslo, the second-most populous city in Norway. The Greater Bergen Region population is 411,900. Bergen is an international center for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and sub-sea technology, and a national center for higher education, tourism and finance.

Nice things to do why you stay here: take the funicular or walk up mount Fløyen or visit the old quais of Bryggen (World Heritage Site). For other activities to do in Bergen or close to Bergen, please see

Bergen is a rainy city. Please make sure to bring some waterproof clothes/shoes for rainy days. This will make your stay more comfortable.


Siri Gloppen: +47 47938051 / +47 91820532,

Giedre Casaite: +4793976232,

Please use the interactive Google Maps to find your way to and from the location: