About the venue
Bergen is a city and municipality in the county Hordaland on the west coast of Norway. The municipality itself has a population of about 270 000, or close to 400 000 including suburbs, making Bergen the second-largest city in Norway. Bergen is the administrative centre of Hordaland, a national centre for higher education, tourism and finance, and an international centre for aquaculture, shipping, offshore petroleum industry, subsea technology and state-of-the-art research on industrial gas, mist and dust explosions. The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) was founded in 1936 and the University of Bergen (UiB) in 1946. Bergen features a temperate oceanic climate with relatively mild winters and cool summers, and an average annual precipitation of about 2 250 mm per year. You can follow the weather in Bergen, hour by hour, at websites such as YR.NO or STORM.NO.
Bergen Airport Flesland is located 20 kilometres from the city centre. The most relevant airlines include SAS (Scandinavian Airlines), Norwegian (Norwegian Air Shuttle), Widerøe, KLM, Lufthansa and Wizz Air, with direct flights to cities such as Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Barcelona, New York, Manchester, Hamburg, Nice, Riga, Gdansk, Warsaw, Vilnius, Katowice, Krakow, London, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Reykjavik, etc. (for more details please visit AVINOR). The shuttle buses from the airport to the city centre takes typically 20-25 minutes. Bergen Railway Station is the terminus of the Bergen Line, which runs almost 500 kilometres between Bergen and the capital Oslo. Public transport in Hordaland is managed by Skyss, which operates an extensive city bus network. Bergen Light Rail runs from the city centre to Rådal, with scheduled extension to Bergen Airport Flesland in 2016. Fløybanen (see also Fløibanen) is a funicular which runs from Bergen city centre (close to Fisketorget) to Fløyen. Ulriksbanen (see also Ulriksbanen) is an aerial tramway which runs to the mountain Ulriken.
Other relevant links for visitors to Bergen include:
The venue for the technical sessions of X ISHPMIE was the Faculty of Law at University of Bergen (UiB), with the street address Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1. The address is named after the Norwegian King Magnus VI, or ‘Magnus the Lawmender’, best known for his contributions to the Norwegian law-code. The location itself is often referred to as Dragefjellet.