Info: Venue, Travelling, Accommodation, Weather

Welcome Information Pack

Please see the welcome and information pack, with info about the city, on bus routes and the conference venue at UiT as a PDF here!

Travelling to Tromsø

The easiest way is by plane. From the UK there are good connections from all London Airports with Norwegian, SAS and other airlines. Norwegian may have some direct flights from Stansted, but typically only on certain week days. SAS flies via Oslo but has good connections that make the flight fairly smooth.

From other countires in Europe there are also good connections, either through Oslo or through Copenhagen/Stockholm. Besides the Scandinavian arlines (SAS, Norwegian and Flyr) Lufthansa operates a number of connections to Tromsø across Europe. Otherwise, you can look up your regular booking engine (expedia, trivago etc.).

Where to stay

Tromsø has a large number of options when it comes to accommodation. Hotels are plentiful, but a number of them may be expensive. AirBnB is also a good option. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide campus accommodation.

The Arctic Weather

The end of November is considered a fall/winter period in the Arctic. The polar night season has begun. During this time, the sun does not rise at all. There is a subtle twilight light from about 9 AM to 2 PM, but otherwise, the city is dark. The average temperatures are between -3 to -8 Celsius. The first snowfall of the season happens in September or October, but the weather is very shifty, so you can expect both snow and rain. So, keep that in mind when packing.


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