Practical information

  • Aud. Max – conference venue
    Aud. Max – conference venue

Practical information

 We look forward to welcoming you to ECLAS 2019 Lessons from the past, visions for the future at NMBU Campus Ås 16 - 17 September. Below you will find some practical information about the conference.

Getting to the conference venue

If you want to plan your journey to Campus Ås and Aud Max yourself, we recommend the Ruter Journey Planner: Google maps: type in Aud Max, Ås (can be written Aas if you do not have Norwegian letters)
To find the session rooms, we recommend you use Mazemap:

How to get to the conference venue from Oslo Central Station

There is a train service to Campus Ås: Local train L21 (see enclosed timetable) takes approx. 30 minutes from Oslo Central Station to Ås. The train leaves from Track 9 and the best train to get to the conference is the 8.18 am from Oslo Central Station.
From the station, it is an easy 12 minutes walk to the conference venue, AudMax.

How to get to the conference venue from Oslo Airport Gardermoen

There is a bus service from the airport. The bus is FB11 Fredrikstad and leaves the airport from Platform 44 (right outside the arrival hall). Here is a link to the time table:!/ Type in "Gardermoen (Oslo airport)" and "Korsegården"

The bus leaves every hour at 10 past every hour and takes about an hour to Korsegården.

From Korsegården, cross the motorway on the pedestrian bridge and walk to the bus stop Korsegården and take Bus 510 Ski/Bøleråsen. The bus leaves every 10 minutes. Take the bus two stops to Universitetet i Ås. AudMax is a little over 100 meters up the road on your right.

How to get to the conference venue from Ski

There is a train from Ski Station, Local train L21 (see enclosed timetable) that takes approx. 20 minutes to the conference venue.

From the station, it is an easy 12 minutes walk to the conference venue, Aud Max.

The bus 510 Seiersten/Drøbak leaves from Nordbyveien every 10 minutes (a four minutes walk from the Thon Hotel Ski).
Use the Ruter Journey planner,, and search "Ski stasjon" and "Universitetet i Ås" for timetable.

When you get off the bus at “Universitetet i Ås”, cross the road and go back a little over 100 meters and you will find Aud Max on your right.

Parking for guests

Follow road 152 Drøbaksveien until you get to the roundabout by the main drive off to NMBU (Kirkeveien).

Here you will see “Parking” marked on the sign before the roundabout. Follow the signs and park in a space marked “Gjesteparkering”.

NB! This is paid parking, so make sure you pay and display the ticket.

Find your way around campus

Mazemap is a tool for finding your way at Campus Ås.
Use this link for navigation:
Alternatively you can download the app for Android or IOS.

e main conference venue will be AudMax for plenary sessions and Samfunnet (also called Studentsamfunnet) for the parallel sessions:

AudMax og Samfunnet



The conference venue has Eduroam.
If you do not use Eduroam, choose the “nmbu-guest” network from the list of available networks. Open a web browser and fill in the requested information and click “Register”. You will get a password sent to your cell phone. Enter the password and click “Login”. You will get access for 24 hours at a time.


Lunch both days will be served on the ground floor of Samfunnet (one flight of stairs down from the parallel sessions) (see enclosed map).

Dinner Monday

Dinner Monday will be served in AudMax right after the tree planting ceremony.

Guided tour of campus

The guided tour will start at 17.30 outside the main entrance of AudMax; down one flight of stairs from the main AudMax auditiorium. The tour will end at the Farewell Reception venue (Bioteknologibygget).

Farewell reception

The Farewell Reception will take place on the ground floor of the Bioteknologibygningen.


The conference venue will have a bar on the same floor as the parallel sessions (see map in conference leaflet, Samfunnet and AudMax) on Monday afternoon from 17.00-21.00 and Tuesday from 16.00-19.00. Here you will be able to buy wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages. In connection with the Monday dinner, there will be a bar open from 19.00 to 22.00 in the foyer outside the AudMax auditorium.

If you have questions, look for people with green name tags. They will help you.


We have made a pre-reservation of rooms at Thon Hotel Ski.

The hotel is situated a bit out of Oslo, but with easy access from Oslo by train ad to Campus Ås by bus (20 minutes bus ride from just outside the hotel to NMBU, Campus Ås).

If you want to reserve a room at this hotel, you need to send them an email to or ring +47 64 85 35 00. The reference number you need to provide is: 020919NMBU. Reservations must be made before 1 June 2019

Alternatively, you could choose to stay in the Oslo city centre. There are trains from Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) to Ås (approx. 30 minutes travel time to Ås and an easy 10 minutes stroll to the conference venue). 

Hotels situated in the vicinity of the Central Station would be good. 
Here are a few suggestions:
Thon Hotel Opera
Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station
Scandic Byporten
Scandic Oslo City

We look forward to welcoming you to Norway in September.

Other useful links

Here are some useful links for your trip to Oslo:

How to get to Oslo
How to get to Ås
Public transport planner
Official travel guide to Oslo
Climate and temperatures in Oslo


Published 13. February 2019 - 16:36 - Updated 16. September 2019 - 8:29