Welcome to Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation from 14-18 August 2023! Here you will find all the necessary information you need to attend the conference.

Facts about Bergen:

Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway, and known as ”the City of the Seven Mountains”. As of 2021 population was 285,900 – making it, after the capital Oslo, the second-most populous city in Norway. Bergen is an international centre for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry and subsea technology, and a national centre for higher education, tourism and finance.

What to do during your spare time: take the funicular or walk up mount Fløyen or visit the old docks at Bryggen (World Heritage Site). For other activities to do in Bergen or close to Bergen, please see www.visitbergen.no

Please keep in mind that even in summer the weather in Bergen can be quite rough with a lot of rain. We highly recommend you to bring an umbrella and raincoat with you.

How to get from the Airport to the city centre:

From the airport you have different options how to get to the city centre:

We strongly recommend you to take the light rail, as this is by far the easiest and cheapest option. Having exited airport’s main hall you will find escalators and elevators leading to an underground station of the Bergen light rail. Beforehand you need to purchase a ticket. You can either download the Skyss Ticket app in advance to purchase your ticket or buy it at one of the vending machines outside of the main entrance of the airport. Using both options you can pay with your credit card. Having purchased your ticket you can board one of the trains at the underground station heading to “Bergen Sentrum”. Timetables can be found here. The stop the closest to your hotel would be “Byparken” which is the train’s final destination. The trip will take approximately 45 minutes.

At the airport you will also find the Airport Bus waiting for you outside the arrival area. More information about the Airport Bus can be found here. The stop closest to your hotel would be “Festplassen”. This journey takes about 30 minutes.

As taxi prices are very high in Bergen we do not recommend you to take a taxi to the city centre. However, should you need one due to medical reasons or because you will arrive in Bergen very late please contact Lara Côrtes (Lara.B.Cortes@uib.no) in advance.

We will provide you with information regarding reimbursement of the travel expenses soon.

How to get to the Hotel Scandic Byparken:

Hotel Scandic Byparken:

Adress: Christies gate 5-7, 5808 Bergen.

To get from both from “Byparken” light rail station and from “Festplassen” airport shuttle station to Scandic Byparken walk upwards Christies gate and you will find the hotel on your right side.

Please be aware that hotel rooms in Norway, particularly in the city centres, are much smaller than in countries such as the US and Canada.

How to get to Kulturhuset (Monday 14 August and Tuesday 15 August):

On Monday, 14 August and Tuesday, 15 August Kulturhuset will be the venue.

From Scandic Byparken: From the entrance to Scandic Byparken turn left into Vaskerelven street and walk down this street for around 3-5 minutes, about three blocks until Vaskerelven 8, a red brick building with white stuccoes.

From Scandic Torget: From the entrance to Scandic Torget turn right into Torgallmenningen and walk down this street for around 5 minutes, facing the red church until Vaskerelven street. Here turn right and after a few houses you will be in front of Kulturhuset in Vaskerelven 8.

Where to find the University Aula (Wednesday 16 August):

On Wednesday, 16 August, all events will take place at the University Aula.

The University Aula is located in the south wing of the Natural History Museum in Bergen, located at Nygårdshøyden. The address is Museeplassen 3. The main entry is through Muséhagen, the garden next to the museum, coming from the direction of Olaf Ryes vei.

How to get to Bergen Global (Thursday 17 August and Friday 18 August):

On Thursday, 17 August and Friday 18 August Bergen Global will be the venue.

Bergen Global’s address is Jekteviksbakken 31. It is located in the same building as the offices of LawTransform and CMI. It can be found on the same floor as the main entrance to the building.

Health issues:

If help cannot wait, call the emergency room: 116 117. In case of danger to life and health, call 113.

If you are at the hotel and are experiencing health issues, please contact the reception, and they will be able to assist you. We ask all our guests to check upon arrival if the telephone in your room is working properly as you might need to contact the reception in case of an emergency. Also, please have with you a printed version of your insurance policy.


In case you have any questions, please contact Lara (we kindly ask you to keep WhatsApp for urgent matters).

Lara Côrtes: +47 466 46 946, lara.b.cortes@uib.no