Symposium venue and accommodation:   The symposium venue, Vestlia Resort is one of the Norways best ski and spa mountain resorts located at Geilolia south of the center. The hotel has excellent conference facilities. The participants are expected to arrive  the hotel Sunday, January 29 and travel home after closure Wednesday, February 1.

Climate and clothing:  Average temperatures in January are – 7 centigrade. For outdoor activities you are advised to bring warm winter clothing and boots. It is possible to hire downhill and cross-country skiing equipment. If you prefer indoor activities, Vestlia Resort has an excellent spa, fitness room and indoor swimming pool. For further preparation of outdoor activities, please follow weather forecast services: www.yr.no or www.pent.no

Travel routes to Geilo:
By Train: Geilo is about midway on the trainline between Oslo (ca. 3.5 hrs) and Bergen (ca. 3 hrs.). The service is run by Vy. Please visit their website for route details (www.vy.no). The hotel offers minibus pickup from the railwaystation to the hotel (ca 2 km walk). Please contact the hotel on beforehand to  arrange. Taxi from Geilo Station to the hotel can be booked on 32 09 10 00.
The following trains cover transport to Geilo by 
VY  Sunday 29 January (all departures will be updated in due time before the conference). We ask all to check the timetables at VY.NO
Bergen Geilo : 
08:15–11:09(2t 54min), 
13:49–16:55(3t 6min)
15:44–18:47(3t 3min)
17:45–20:57(3t 12min)

Oslo to Geilo : 
08:25–11:53(3t 28min); 
10:25–13:59(3t 34min) ; 
14:25–17:59(3t 34min); 
16:25–20:08(3t 43min; 
23:03–02:44(3t 41min)

By air: Oslo Airport Gardemoen is the most convenient airport for those participants who need to travel by air. You may hire a car for a winter drive to Geilo. The airport train takes you to Oslo Central station in 20 min for further connection by train from Oslo to Geilo. 
Bergen Airport is also an alternative for the participants.  A city surface train bring you from the airport to Bergen railway station, for further connection to Geilo.

Bus: Several bus services are availabe, but as some are season dependant, we ask you to carefully check the timetables.

Airport Shuttle - Direct bus from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Geilo (only winter season). 
Numedalsbussen - Bus between Kongberg and Geilo. 
Hallingbussen (NX 175) - Bus between Oslo and Geilo. 
Skyss (991) - Bus between Odda and Geilo.

By road from Oslo: A car ride from Oslo or Gardemoen to Geilo (220 km) takes 3 1/2 to  4 hours with only short stops. The main roads are well prepeared for winter season driving.

 

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