Symposium venue and accommodation: The symposium venue, Hotel Alexandra in Loen, is located in one of the most attractive areas of Western Norway with fjords, mountains and glaciers. The hotel is recognised as one of the best conference venues in Norway. We guarantee that participants will not forget the extraordinary beauty and hospitality of this region. The participants are expected to arrive at the hotel Sunday, September 13 and travel home after closure Wednesday, September 16.

Climate and clothing: The climate mid September at the west coast of Norway is still pleasant with average temperatures between 9 (night) and 17 (day). For outdoor activities you are advised to bring warm clothing, raincoats/wind jackets and suitable walking shoes for off-piste walks. If you prefer indoor activities, Hotel Alexandra has an excellent spa, fitness room, indoor and heated outdoor swimming pool. You may follow the weather on the forecast services or

Travel routes to Loen:

By air
The fastest and most convenient travel is by air from Oslo Gardermoent to the regional airports Sandane, Hovden (Ørsta-Volda) or Ålesund (Vigra). The Organising Committee will arrange transfer service to and from the hotel according to your flight information. This transfer service is offered by Hotel Alexandra and the price depends on number of passengers. Please consult the prices below. Airport transfer service is to be payed to the hotel upon departure.

Widerøe ( has flights between Oslo and Sandane Airport (located 68 km from Loen) and Hovden (Ørsta-Volda) Airport  located 75 km from Loen). Transfer time from both  is 1 hr.

You may use flights by SAS or Norwegian to Ålesund Airport, Vigra located 140 km from Loen. Transfer time from Vigra to Loen is about 3 hours.

By bus 
From OSLO by Vy-Nettbuss ( with stopover at Oslo Gardermoen Airport ca 50 mins after Oslo departure: The east-west express has departures from Oslo daily; one in the morning (09:15)  and one in the evening (22:00) with ca 8  hours travel time. From Stryn bus-station you can enter the corresponding  southbound bus from Trondheim to Bergen which brings you the ca 10 min (ca 10 km) drive to Hotel Alexandra.

From Bergen by Nor-Way Bus ( Line NW431:  Daily departures at 16:30 with arrival in Loen 22:30.
From Trondheim by Nor-Way Bus ( Line NW431:  Daily departures at  20:00 with arrival in Loen at 03:55. 

By road from Oslo 
A car ride from Oslo to Loen (475 km) takes 7 - 8 hours depending on the number of stops. 


We ask all to check timetables regularly, as changes may be done on short notice due to the corona-situation. 

Hotel Alexandra transfer prices (one-way) 2020:

Sandane and Hovden airports:  Ålesund AES (Vigra airport) 

1 person    NOK 915  NOK 1850
2 persons  NOK 735 NOK 1550
3 persons  NOK 515 NOK 1250
4 persons NOK 414 NOK 1000
5-8 persons NOK 390 NOK 935
9-16 persons NOK 365