Travelling from Gardermoen to DNVA
Det norske vitenskapsakademi (DNVA) is situated in Drammensveien 78, see map below. The location is close to tram line 13 (see below for more on public transportation) and close to Hotel Gabelshus where most participants will be lodged.
Travelling from the airport to the workshop
If you wish to travel directly to the workshop from Gardermoen Airport (OSL) directly to DNVA, take the airport express train (Flytoget) to Nationaltheatret, leaving every 20 minutes, direction Drammen. The train uses about 27 minutes. (Note: Trains leave every 10 minutes, but only half go as far as Nationaltheatret. The others stop at Oslo S/Jernbanetorget and are not labelled Drammen.) From Nationaltheatret, walk outside to the main entrance (see map). When you exit the station, directly to your right is a tram and bus stop. Take tram line 13 towards Bekkestua. Get off at Skarpsno. This takes around 9 minutes. From Skarpsno it is a one minute walk to DNVA.
If you happen to exit at the "wrong" exit, having walked underground for 2-3 minutes, you end up at a roundabout located on the corner Parkveien/Henrik Ibsens gate (see map). From there, you can walk about 100 m to the tram stop Solli, where line 13 passes on its way to Skarpsno.
Tickets for airport express: simply swipe a credit card at the entrance to the platforms. (Receipts are available online.) The official website is www.flytoget.no where you may also find the schedule.
Please note: Taxi fares are high in Oslo and surrounding areas. Taking a taxi from Gardermoen airport to Oslo is not advisable; the express train is equally comfortable and much faster.
In Oslo, the subway, trams and buses take you almost anywhere. Everything is run by Ruter (www.ruter.no), a Ruter-ticket being universally accepted by trams, buses and the subway.
We recommend buying tickets from Narvesen, Seven-Eleven, or other kiosks.
Alternatively, use the vending machines at every subway/tram stop. Unlike the smart phone app, the vending machines are not very user friendly, and some frustration must be factored in. Bus stops do not have vending machines.
Tickets purchased from the bus driver are more expensive than prepaid tickets. You can not buy tickets from the driver at the bus or tram. Note: All paper tickets must be validated at validation machines located at all stops and in all buses.
Ticket types include single trip, day pass, week pass, month pass, and even a year pass. One ticket is valid on all transportation means with unlimited changes. Buy tickets for "Zone 1", which is basically all of Oslo.