Bergen, Norway 20 – 22 June, 2017

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Airport and transportationBergen Airport Flesland

Reach the city centre by the Airport Express Shuttle (Flybussen) or Taxi

The shuttle takes about 30 – 40 minutes, by taxi it takes20 – 30 minutes. Please allow an extra 10 – 15 minutes in rush hours.

Taxis and the Airport Shuttle accept payment by credit card (Visa and Mastercard).

Please note! There will be buses to the airport after the conference 19 June, free of charge to conference delegates. Departure from the Grieghallen square 16:05 – 16:15.

Hotels in the city centre
To ensure accommodation for our delegates and speakers we have pre-ordered a large number of rooms at hotels in walking distance from the conference venue. You find the hotels at offer here.
Please make hotel reservations when you register for the conference. After 10 May we cannot guarantee the availability of rooms.

 

Conference venue Grieghallen

Griegsalen_publikum og rystad_240The Bergen composer Edvard Grieg had plans to open a concert hall in a wooden building in  Engen as early as 1894. The open area, which at the time was a large parade ground, was ideal building land, but it was allocated to the DNS  theatre. Work was started on the current Grieghallen in 1968, and it was  opened ten years later. The concert hall seats 1509 and the stage is  one thousand square metres in area. The building also contains the Peer  Gynt Hall with 600 seats, smaller conference and meeting rooms, a television studio, two 800 square metre audience foyers and the exhibition hall Dovregubbens Hall below ground.

Grieghallen was designed by the Danish architect Knud Munk. Its shape  reminded people of a grand piano with a bouquet on the lid. The  building process dragged on, as full financing was a problem. For a  couple of years the performance area was an empty shell, which gave rise  to enthusiastically sarcastic comments. The entire project was  described as ‘a concrete monster – a gigantic bunker’. One Oslo  newspaper proclaimed Grieghallen to be the symbol of Bergen’s  megalomania

Address:
Edvard Griegs Plass 1, 5015 Bergen
Parking in Grieg Park, under the exhibtion hall.