Norway is the longest country in NW Europe, stretching almost 1 750km (=1 100mi) in a straight line from Lindesnes in the south to the North Cape in the north. A one way trip from Lindesnes to Nordkapp covers well over 2 600km. Width W‑E ranges from 432km to just over 6km at Hellemofjord. The country shares 2 562km of international borders with Sweden, Finland and Russia.
The Norwegian mainland has an enveloping coastline that runs for 2 532km. However, if fjords and bays are included, the total coastline is an amazing 25 148km, with an additional 58 133km if counting islands and skerries as well (overall length: 83 281km, or 51 749mi). The longest fjord is the Sognefjord at 204km length, and the Geirangerfjord has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Additional information on Norwegian geography and nature can be found at http://www.visitnorway.com/
The local currency is the Norwegian Kroner (monetary acronym NOK), at current exchange rates approximates 8:1 to the Euro (EUR) and 6:1 to the US dollar (USD). Check for instance www.oanda.com for current rates.
Trondheim, founded in the year 997 by King Olav Tryggvason, holds a special place in Norwegian history and culture. It was the first capital of Norway, and still is the city where new kings are crowned. Situated by the Trondheim fjord, it is surrounded by lovely forested hills, with the Nidelva river winding through the town. It has been and still is a popular pilgrimage site, an ecclesiastical centre, a regional capital and a centre for commerce and administration.
Today Trondheim is a modern city, a centre of knowledge with a highly respected university, several popular colleges and a diverse research community ranking among the best in Europe. A wide variety of cultural and recreational activities are found in Trondheim. Here you can experience both the charm and intimacy of a small town intertwined with the plethora of choices of big-city life.Trondheim weather is typically fine and sunny in June. However, as the Arctic Circle is only 400km/250mi up North, weather can be ‘surprisingly different' from what the term ‘temperate climate' in travel guides suggests. Normal precipitation amounts to 62 mm in June.
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Congress venue - Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
The congress venue is the being built as we speak, and the hotel will be the largest congress hotel in Trondheim. See link for hotel view:
- Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
- Picture and information about the hotel
- Webcamera from building site
Registration and Cancelation
Registration before the 4 of June.
The congress fee is 7500,- NOK + 25% VAT, and that includes: the congress, get together, open concrete café, banquet and field trip.
Travel and accommodation is NOT included.
If you cancel your participation of the congress between the 4 or the 6 of June, then you have to pay 1,500; NOK.
If you cancel after the 6 of June, you have to pay full congress fee of 7,500 NOK.
The company presentations will be next to the conference hall.
Each stand is 2 meters and is intended to introduce companies, products, etc. in the form of pictures, brochures and roll ups ect., free wireless network. A poster exhibition requires a full paying member of the firm.
Exhibition space costs NOK 12 000, - + 25% VAT . (No VAT for foreign companies)
Invoice for the company presentations will be send in separate mail.
Company presentation can be set up from 2. pm in the afternoon on Sunday 17. of June, and must be ready from Monday morning the 18. of June at 07.30 am.
Everything can be sent to the hotel but it is important that you check all material with:
"ICDC 2012 Congress, 18 to 21. of June - Tekna"
The address for the hotel is:
Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
Returning of material; the hotel can book courier for retrieval of material after the congress.
Authors coming to Trondheim to present their paper will get an e-mail from us with all information about when to present the paper and other relevant information about the presentation. The e-mail will be sent you in due time.
More than 150 papers will be scheduled for presentation. The complete time schedule will be available at www.icdc2012.com approx 10 days before the Opening of the Conference.
Situated in central Norway about 400km/250mi south of the Arctic Circle, Trondheim is easily accessible, irrespective choice of transportation.
The airport nearest to Trondheim is Værnes (IATA code: TRD), situated next to Stjørdal about 32km/20mi driving distance. The Flybuss service provides convenient transport to and from the airport. Taxis are also available but are punishingly expensive even when shared, and even more so during late evening and night hours, weekends and public holidays.
It is also possible to take the bus from Trondheim Airport Værnes to the centre, but the schedules are more irregular than the bus (Flybuss).
See this links for more flight information:
By train or bus
Trondheim Central railway station is about 700m away from the conference venue. A train ride from Oslo lasts from 6h30 to 9h20 depending on service, and may include changing trains. Detailed information can be found at the website of Norske Statsbaner NSB.
Express bus services are available to/fro Bergen and Oslo, departing from and arriving at Central Station. Detailed information is available at NOR-WAY.
Driving from Oslo to Trondheim takes 7h at least, taking the E6 to Hamar and then continuing on Riksvei 3 via Tynset, to rejoin the E6 again at Ulsberg, a 500km/300mi route altogether. Without the shortcut over the Riksvei 3, the trip is some 40-50km longer, adding about 1h driving time. Be informed that speed limits mostly at 80-100 kmh = 50-70 mph are very strict, and daytime running lights (DRL's) are obligatory. Fines of any sort are very steep and very non-negotiable. On the other hand, the landscape is very picturesque and often grand, and out of town driving is generally very relaxed.
Finally, Trondheim can be reached by the Hurtigruten coastal express (lit. "Hurry route"), the former mail boat, but now more like a cruise ship. Alternatively, Trondheim can serve as a starting point for a trip towards the north (roundtrip: 9 days) or south (roundtrip: 3 days). Many add-on options are available (including Spitsbergen); check out the Hurtigruten website for details.
There will be a Reception on Sunday night, Get toghether on Monday night, Open Concrete cafe on Tuesday night, Banquet dinner on Wednesday night, and a fieldtrip on Thursday after lunch.
NB! Due to lack of response the set accompanying person program has been canceled.