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Reconciling the Supply of and Demand for Research in the Science of Science and Innovation Policy Workshop

Logistical Information


Hotel accomodations will be made at the Thon Hotel Gyldenløve. The hotel offers a fantastic location in the west of Oslo, in the middle of the city’s best shopping street, Bogstadveien. Within walking distance of most of Oslo’s attractions, including the Vigeland Sculpture Park, Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace and Oslo’s main street, Karl Johans Gate. The hotel offers a breakfast buffet, offering a variety of hot and cold dishes. Also, wireless internet is available throughout the hotel.

Thon Hotel Gyldenløve
0355 Oslo
Tel: +47 23 33 23 00, Fax: +47 23 33 23 03

Hotel Map1

Transportation to and from Oslo International Airport to Hotel

The quickest and most convenient way to get from the airport to the hotel is on the Airport Express Train, called Flytoget (tel: +47 815 00 777). Flytoget leaves from inside the Oslo Airport terminal building 70 meters to the right after leaving the custom area in the arrival hall. The train takes you downtown Oslo Central Station in 19 minutes and leaves every 10 minutes. The train costs about 20 USD per person and the ticket needs to be purchased before getting on the train. There are 3 ways to purchase a ticket.

1. There are ticket machines in the arrival hall and all accept international credit cards
2. There is a manned ticket booth for those who prefer to avoid machinery
3. Swipe one's credit card at the barrier. However, this is not recommended for people who are expecting to get their ticket costs refunded as one does not get a receipt unless one registers before hand on the homepage.

Once you arrive at the Oslo Central station, you can take a cab to the hotel. It is about a 20 minute distance walking but after a long flight, a taxi may be a better option.


Meeting Location

All days of the workshop will be held at the Norwegian Research Council which is located at Stensbergsgata 26. NRC is about a 10 minute walk from the hotel (circa 10 minutes).

Hotel Map3


Reimbursement (Applicable to U.S. invited participants)

Your air and hotel (up to five nights in Oslo) will be paid directly bythe workshop sponsors, but we will also cover the cost of:

  • Taxi and airport parking fares in origination city to and from airport

  • On day of Arrival: Airport Express Train to Oslo Central Station and Taxi from Oslo Central Station to Hotel

  • On day of departure: Taxi to Oslo Central Station and Airport Express Train from Oslo Central Station to Airport

  • Meals associated with your stay for the workshop that are not directly covered by the workshop sponsors. A buffet breakfast is provided at the hotel with your room rate. Any other meals associated with the workshop and not provided as part of the workshop will be reimbursed according to the University of Colorado Per Diem rate, which we calculate to be a maximum of $239 for the week.

Please note: If an expense isn't discussed in this memo or otherwise clarified in advance of the workshop, then we will not be able to cover it. Reimbursement forms will be provided as we get closer to the workshop. Original receipts are required for reimbursement. We cannot pay for the travel or any other expenses for Federal employees due to the federal regulations on grant money.


Special Dietary Needs

If you require any special dietary needs, please let us know. We will make every effort to accommodate your needs.


Planning on extending your trip?

Oslo, culturally rich and varied, is situated by a fjord and surrounded by hills and forests. Oslo is the biggest city in Norway, and has been the country's capital since 1814. The history of Oslo goes back to around year 1000 AD. Since the Middle Ages Oslo has gone though great changes, even the name of the town has been changed a few times, before it became the city it is today. For visiting surrounding areas, you can reach Akershus - Oslo's green belt - quickly by boat, train, bus or in your own car. For more information on visiting Oslo click here and here.




Please contact Ami Nacu-Schmidt at Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, 001-303-735-3102.

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research Centre for technology, innovation and culture National Science Foundation Research Council of Norway