XVI International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica

The XVI International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica will be hosted by Department of Language and Culture at UiT The Arctic University of Norway from 31 August to 2 September 2017. This will be the first time the SCN international symposium is hosted by UiT in Tromsø. This year’s keynote speakers are Prof. John Carey (University College Cork), Dr. Clodagh Downey (NUI Galway), Prof. Aidan Doyle (University College Cork), Prof. Joseph F. Nagy (Harvard University), and Prof. Trond Trosterud (UiT).

The organising committee of the symposium are Dr. Cathinka Dahl Hambro (UiT, chair of the organising committee), Prof. Jan Erik Rekdal (University of Oslo), and Dr. Eystein Dahl (UiT). Enquiries to the organisers can be directed to cathinka.d.hambro@uit.no. 

There will be a reception hosted by the Embassy of Ireland, Norway on Thursday 31 August. A conference fee of NOK 1000 includes lunch each day of the conference and the conference dinner on Friday 1 September. The XVI International Symposium of Societas Celtologica Nordica 2017 is kindly sponsored by Department of Language and Culture, UiT, The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education, UiT, and the Embassy of Ireland, Norway.


Practical Information

Airport transport

Tromsø airport is located 10-15 minutes away from Tromsø city centre by car, 5-10 minutes away from UiT Campus Breivika/Forskningsparken.


The airport express bus takes you directly from the airport to the city centre, and stops right outside Scandic Ishavshotel. There is also an airport express bus to UiT with less frequent departures. The bus fare is NOK 100,-  one way or NOK 150,-  return. For bus schedule and other information, please consult https://www.bussring.no/


The taxi fare from the airport to Scandic Ishavshotel/Tromsø city centre is approximately NOK 300,- (slightly more in the evening/weekend). 

Getting to the university

There are a number of buses that will take you from the city centre to UiT departing frequently. Buses no. 20, 21 and 34 departs from Fredrik Langes gate platform F4 (right outside Scandic Ishavshotel), and take approximately 10-15 minutes to UiT. From the UiT bus stop it is approximately 5-6 minutes by foot to Linken, Forskningsparken meeting centre (venue Thursday and Saturday), and 1 minute by foot to the Centre for Peace Studies (venue Friday).


For bus schedules and other information, consult https://www.tromskortet.no/ or ask at your hotel. The bus fare is NOK 50,- if you buy your ticket on the bus or NOK 30,- if you buy your ticket in advance. You may either purchase your ticket(s) in advance online at https://www.tromskortet.no/, at various kiosks in the city centre or by downloading a ticket app (mobillett) to your phone either on https://www.tromskortet.no/ or on appstore (search for Troms Mobillett or Tromskortet).


UiT is an approximately 50 minutes walk from Scandic Ishavshotell/Tromsø city centre.


A taxi from Tromsø city centre to UiT costs about NOK 250-300,-


For a map of campus with directions, please follow this link: https://goo.gl/maps/nrn8GCB89qJ2 (alternatively https://kart.gulesider.no/m/dAMrJ )

The UiT bus stop is just below Centre for Peace Studies (Senter for fredsstudier) in Hansine Hansens veg.


Conference dinner at Fjellheisen

The conference dinner is at the top of the mountain ledge Storsteinen (421 m above sea level). We will depart from Scandic Ishavshotel together by taxis to the cable car that will bring us up to the mountain and the restaurant (https://fjellheisen.no/en/). There, you will have time to admire the view and have the opportunity to take photographs before we head inside for dinner.


If the weather is clear and we’re very lucky, there might be a chance of seeing the northern lights after dark, but there is unfortunately no northern lights guarantee.


After dinner, everybody is on their own. The cable car leaves every half hour and takes 4 minutes. Bus no. 26 from Fjellheisen into the city centre corresponds with the cable car and leaves 17 and 47 min past the hour every hour. The last cable car leaves at 10 p.m.


Tromsø taxi’s phone number is (+47) 03011


If you prefer a nice evening walk after dinner, it takes about 30 minutes to walk from the cable car to the city centre, past the famous Arctic Cathedral (http://www.ishavskatedralen.no/en/the-arctic-cathedral/) and across the bridge from the mainland to Tromsøya, the island on which the city centre of Tromsø and UiT are located. 


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31.08.17 kl. 09:00
02.09.17 kl. 16:30

Cathinka Dahl Hambro