Answers to some of the questions we have received from the convention participants (will be updated with more topics as needed):
How do I get from the airport to Oslo?
Please see: bcoslo.wordpress.com/2017/01/14/getting-to-oslo/
Where can I buy tickets for public transportation in Oslo, how much does it cost, and where can I plan my trip?
Please see: bcoslo.wordpress.com/2017/03/24/public-transportation-in-oslo/
What is the release zone for the convention?
The release path for the books at the Oslo Convention is:
Norway>Oslo fylke>St. Hanshaugen bydel
Crossing Zone: Bookcrossing Convention Oslo 2017.
Releasing books for the convention, please find information here:
What is the address of the venue?
The address is Schwensens gate 15.
To find the most efficient way to get somewhere by public transportation in Oslo and surrounding, search at https://ruter.no/en/. To get to the venue, type in Schwensens gate 15 as where you will travel to.
What is the address of Heim St. Hanshaugen, where we will have early arrivals dinner on Thurday?
The address is Collets gate 33, and it is a five minutes walk from our venue.
What is the weather like in Oslo?
Here you can see the weather forcast for Oslo for the coming week: www.yr.no/place/Norway/Oslo/Oslo/Oslo/long.html?spr=eng
And you can see an hour-by-hour forcast for the comming 2-3 days here: www.yr.no/place/Norway/Oslo/Oslo/Oslo/hour_by_hour.html
Is there wifi at the convention venue?
Yes, there is wifi at the convention venue, but there is a limit on the usage, so we will ask convention participants not to use it too extensively, ie. not downloading big files etc., but to register and/or journal books, to check your facebook, etc., we think will be fine.
Where can I buy a SIM-card?
As we have subscriptions ourselves, we have little personal experience with prepaid SIM-cards, but this article seems to give some useful advice both on where the SIM-cards can be bought, and what is available from different providers: http://prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia.com/wiki/Norway
Remember that the SIM-card has to be activated, and you might need some help from the place you buy it.
Where can I buy postage stamps?
You can buy stamps at post offices, at “Post in Shop” – a post counter in a ordinary grocery shop, and often at kiosks and other places where you buy postcards.
The closest to the venue are probably 1) Coop Mega Bislett, Dalsbergstien 19 (opening hours Monday-Friday 08:00-22:00, Saturday 08:00-20:00) and 2) Rema 1000 Ila, Waldermar Thranes gate 25 (opening hours Manday-Friday 07:00-23:00, Saturday 08:00-21:00). Both are “Post in Shop”. The first one is approx. 5 minutes to walk from our venue, and the second one is approx. 7 minutes to walk from our venue.
The prices of stamps for postcards and letters up to 20 grams (up to 2 cm tick) are:
- To Norway: NOK 13
- To Europe: NOK 17
- To the rest of the world: NOK 21