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 afternoon and travel home after closure Wednesday by lunchtime.
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 railway station to the hotel (ca 2 km walk). NECS will try to set up pickup-buses if you inform us about the train arrival time on registration. Otherwise please contact the hotel on beforehand to arrange with pickup. Taxi from Geilo Station to the hotel can be booked on 32 09 10 00. The following trains cover transport to Geilo by VY.no. We ask all to check the timetables at VY.NO (please note that som departures by VY-Bus are also listed in the same timetables).
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); 12:03–15:44 (3t 34min) ; 14:25–17:58(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.
VY.No busses- VY also have busses from Oslo and Bergen to Geilo. See above
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.