Map of venues, bus stop (for airport bus) and train station.
Map of venues close up showing walking routes.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Bergen and will take place in central Bergen. On the Wednesday afternoon, workshops will take part at VilVite, Thormøhlensgate 51, auditoriums A-C. The Wednesday evening social event will be at the villa named after by Knut Fægri, a very famous name in Nordic botany and palaeoecology - also near the city centre. On Thursday 12th, the talks will take place at VilVite, next to the Department of Biology. On Friday 13th, the talks will take place at Egget Auditorium in the Student Centre.
There are a wide range of accommodation options in Bergen to suit most budgets and tastes. Best Western Hotell Hordaheimen have made a special offer for the conference: single rooms 895 per night and double rooms 1095 per night, including a buffet breakfast. Book directly with the hotel by calling +47 5533 5104 and quoting 'NØF2015' (if there is any confusion, ask for Ann Rita Hovden or Bahar Mozfar). The hotel is in Bergen city centre overlooking the harbour. For students and other participants who are on very tight budgets, some spare beds and sofas are available in the homes of UiB students on a 'first come, first served' basis - send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org saying which days you would like to stay.
For those of you not familiar with Bergen, it is Norway's second largest city, located on the western coast of southern Norway. It has a railway link to Oslo (frequently voted among the world's most beautiful train journeys), bus links to Stavanger and Ålesund, ferry service to northern Denmark and an airport with links to Norwegian cities as well as London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. Please consider forms of public and sustainable transport when arranging your travel to and from the conference.
The University of Bergen is a strong international research and teaching university with a strategic focus on marine research and international development. The Department of Biology (BIO) with a staff of about 220 and more than 600 students covers a broad range of biological disciplines and themes including biodiversity, developmental biology, environmental toxicology, microbiology, fish health, evolutionary biology, ecology, and geobiology.
Bergen tourist information page
UiB main page
BIO main page