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Conference hotel, Airport shuttle service, Fees, Visa/travel grants, Lodging, Climate, Reception/Banquet, ICEE Part 2

The conference hotel
Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel is located centrally in Oslo within short walking distances (5-15 min) from the Oslofjord, the Royal Palace, the main street and centers for public transportation.
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Airport shuttle service
The shuttle bus from Gardermoen Airport (OSL) leaves frequently and stops outside the hotel main entrance. Travel time is about 45 minutes. In addition, there are Airport Express Trains and ordinary trains leaving from the integrated railway station below the Arrival Hall. These trains will take you downtown in 20-25 minutes.
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Fees (hotel prices apply only to those who register through Heitmann Travel; Heitmann's honorario is a part of the registration fee)
Participant: NOK 4.100 (June 1st or before); NOK 4.500 after June 1st,
including Oslo City Hall Reception, banquet with dance, necessary bus transfers, 3 luncheons, breaks with coffee/tea/mineral water and cake/fruit
Accompanying person: NOK 1.900, including Oslo City Hall Reception, 1/2 day Oslo sightseeing, banquet with dance, necessary bus transfers
Part 2 & Technical Tour: Fee: NOK 3.500, including Bergen hotel with breakfast buffet NOK 945/1.280 (single/2 persons, double room). This package includes Bergen and Flåm rail tour, cruise on the Sognefjord, the spectacular Lærdal road tunnel (24.5 km), bus to Stalheim Hotel & Museum - Voss (dinner) - Bergen, one night with breakfast in Bergen, visits to "post oil/gas Norway" activities like oceanic fish-/oyster hatchery and a Hi-Tech Research Center for aquaculture and IT. Due to different travel needs of different participants, the Technical Tour ends in Bergen. Please consult your travel agency about what to do after Bergen, f.inst. returning home from Bergen (BGO) international airport, go Eurail, Scanrail, tour the fjord districts, take coastal line north past North Cape etc.

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Citizens of these countries do not need a visa to visit Norway:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Equador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Salomon Islands, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadiane, Sweden, Switzerland, Tuvalu, The United States of America, Uruguay, Vaticano, Venezuela.
If you need an invitation to get a visa for Norway, send me a mail

Travel grants
A limited number of travel grants designed to increase ICEE participation from underrepresented areas will be provided. Please contact the General Chair for more informations. NB: Deadline is June 1, 2001.

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Expected ICEE2001-rates/night (a lush breakfast is included):
Hotel # of rooms Rate, single (NOK) Rate, double (NOK)
Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel 300 1.125,- 1.325,-
Golden Tulip R. Hotel Stefan 60 885,- 995,-
Golden Tulip R. Hotel Slottsparken 100 780,- 995,-
Golden Tulip R. Hotel Europa 60 860,- 960,-
Tulip Inn R. Hotel Munch 100 660,- 860,-
Cochs Pensjonat 30 500,- 670,

Preconference (3 - 5 August); rates pr. night
Hotel # of rooms Rate, single (NOK) Rate, double (NOK)
Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel 100 980,- 1.180,-

At the moment, 1 USD equals about 9.3 NOK. More details (addresses etc.) will follow later. In addition, lower cost student apartment housing may be provided.

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Climate: August may offer everything between a fairly warm and dry (20-25 centigrades/mid-70's degree Fahrenheit) "Indian Summer" and chilly rain (10-15 C equiv. 50-60 F). Thus, it is wise to bring some warm clothes, especially for evenings and fjordcruises.

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A "Nobel Prized" Reception & a Banquet Interfacing Frontiers in Exploration and Education

The Monday night Reception will take place in Oslo City Hall, the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

Restaurant Najaden at the waterfront of Bygdø peninsula is the venue of the Banquet. In the very same area "the heart of Norwegian spirit and soul" is on display, namely

  1. Thor Heyerdahl's Kon-Tiki/Ra Museum
  2. Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen's vessel "Fram", used for their Arctic and Antarctic expeditions
  3. Norway as a leading nation in shipping and offshore oil/gas exploration & production is highlighted in the Norwegian Maritime Museum

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ICEE Part 2
This will include transfer with the Bergen railway to the steep Flåmsbana railway, a 2 - 3 hrs. cruise at the Sognefjorden, bus transport via the wild Nærøydalen valley to Voss (dinner at the traditional Fleischer's Hotel) and further to Bergen. The route is "Norway in a Nutshell", indeed. Technical highlights include a technical session before departure, the Flåm railway, the brand new 24.5 km (>15 miles) Lærdal tunnel (claimed to be world's largest and longest road tunnel) and the hi-tech research center for aquaculture (Bergen). Total price: NOK 3.500, travel, meals and Bergen hotel with breakfast included.

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Oslo, the capital and gateway to Norway: ICEE 2001 Venue

Bergen - a city between fjords, mountains and the North Atlantic

The Flåmsbana railway between arctic mountains and fjord, which overcomes an elevation difference of 860 m in only 20 km

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