Welcome to Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation from 22-26 August 2022! 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.
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.
Hotel Scandic Torget:
Adress: Strandkaien 2-6, 5013 Bergen
To get from “Byparken” light rail station to Scandic Torget walk down Starvhusgaten for one block and turn right into Torgallmenningen. Walk down Torgallmenningen in the direction of the Sailor’s Monument in the middle of the street almost until you reach the water. Here turn left into Strandkaien. The hotel is on the left side.
To get from “Festplassen” airport shuttle station to Scandic Torget walk down Christies gate in the direction of where the light rail station is. At the station turn left into Starvhusgaten and proceed as mentioned above.
How to get to Kulturhuset:
Kulturhuset will be the main venue for this year’s Bergen Exchanges. Events will take place here on 22., 23., 25. and 26. August.
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:
On Wednesday, 24. August, most 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.
In case you have any urgent questions, please contact Lara. If Lara is not available please contact Mathea in the time period from 8.-21. August and please contact Giedre in the time period from 22.-26. August.
Lara Côrtes: +47 46646946, Lara.B.Cortes@uib.no
Mathea Loen: +47 91335843, Mathea.Loen@uib.no
Giedre Seduikiene: +47 93976232, Giedre.firstname.lastname@example.org