10th Microencapsulation Training School

Trondheim, Norway - September 18-21, 2018

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Flying to Trondheim

The airport at Trondheim is Trondheim Lufthavn Værnes (TRD), approximately 30 km from Trondheim.
There are two bus lines connecting the airport to Trondheim city centre (travel time 40 – 50 minutes). The buses leave every 5- 10 minutes and have stops close to all relevant hotels in the city. The current bus fares are 130 NOK (adult), 90 NOK (student*), when purchased online (slightly cheaper).
Taxis are also available from the airport at a fixed fare (550 NOK – 700 NOK, depending on time of travel).
For a touristic scenery, Trondheim can also be reached by car or train from Oslo and by boat, the coastal express liner from Bergen (https://www.hurtigruten.co.uk).
*Note that student tickets require a valid student ID for the autumn semester of 2018/International Student Identity Card (ISIC).

Reaching hotels and the training school venue

The campus Gløshaugen is located about 30 minutes walk from the city centre, 10 minutes from the Scandic Hotel Lerkendal.
A taxi from downtown Trondheim to the campus is about 10 minutes and 150 NOK.
The public transportation in Trondheim is mostly by bus (company name: AtB) where the closest bus stop to the training school is “Gløshaugen Syd”, 100 m from the main entrance and 200 m from the lecture hall. Buses connect to the city centre every 10 minutes (bus lines 5 and 22 connect).

Trondheim Touristic Information

Trondheim was founded in 997 A.D. by the Viking King Olav Trygvasson, and later became the first capital of Norway. Trondheim has now a population of approximately 190.000, of which roughly 20 % are students. It is considered both pleasant and safe, with several sites worth visiting.
Of particular note is the Nidaros Cathedral (built from 1070 – 1300) that offers entry and various tours.
Overlooking the city is Kristansten Fort (built 1681 – 1685) which is open to visitors.
If one desires an even higher viewpoint of the city, the Tyholt Tower, which has a restaurant that rotates 74 meters above the ground level.
The NTNU University Museum has exhibitions covering both natural and cultural history.
For those wanting to have a swim in Trondheim, Pirbadet is Norway’s largest indoor water park with a view overlooking Trondheim Fjord.
Normally the weather in September is pleasant in Trondheim, with temperatures varying between 10 – 20°C.
More information about Trondheim can be found here : http://visittrondheim.no/en.