Welcome to IAA Colloquium in OSLO, Norway
OSLO 2015 - July 7 - 10

About OSLO

“The Blue the Green and the Capital in between”

Oslo is situated at the head of Oslo Fjord surrounded by forested ridges, and this very location gives the city unexpected qualities for a national capital. The surrounding countryside provides recreational opportunities for the city’s inhabitants and visitors, in summer as well as in winter. Not many world capitals offer subway service to the forest, with lakes and hiking trails within city limits.

Oslo has a population of only 600 000, which is relatively low compared to most European capitals. However, it is paradoxically one of the largest in terms of area. Oslo covers more than 450 square kilometers, most of which comprises forests and arable land.
Oslo is a city full of contrasts. Its natural beauty, in combination with all the facilities of a modern metropolis, adds to the charm of a city often called "the world's biggest village".

More modern districts include the bustling Aker Brygge area, a rehabilitated old shipyard, with its Mediterranean style shops, restaurants and cafés. Oslo’s beautiful natural surroundings, its varied architecture, and its multinational inhabitants contribute to the city’s unique atmosphere.

And Oslo’s climate is actually better than our northern latitude might indicate. This is due to the Gulf Stream bringing warmth from the Gulf of Mexico across the Atlantic Ocean and along the coast of Norway. And in the summer, the sun is up 19 hours per day.

Public transport

Oslo is easily accessible, and Oslo Airport is situated 50 kilometers from the city centre. An express train links the airport to the city centre in 19 minutes.