Practical information

The Second Conference on Molecular Mechanisms of Inflammation

Practical information

Trondheim. Photo: Håvard Kallestad / NTNU


Information on the venue, accommodation and travel

The conference will be held in Kunnskapssenteret at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and St. Olavs hospital, Trondheim University hospital.

Kunnskapssenteret is part of the new hospital area in Trondheim, chosen as the winner of the “Attractive City” award in 2015.

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Trondheim Airport Værnes is approximately 30 km north east of Trondheim.

Good national and international flight connections. Frequent bus and train-connections to Trondheim. More at Avinor Transport from airport to city centre

Two different companies offer direct bus services into Trondheim, if you buy a return ticket make sure to take the same one going back.

Trondheim is also connected to the airport by train. Departure station is Trondheim lufthavn. Arrival station is Trondheim S (Sentral station), which is located just a few hundred meters from the hotel.


Trondheim is also reachable by train: The Dovre railway and The Røros railway


There are several taxi companies, we recommend to book a taxi in advance to get the special taxi fare to Trondheim. We recommend using: Trøndertaxi (only in Norwegian)

  • Phone: +47 930 07373 (calling from abroad) or 07373 (calling from Norway)
  • One person 429 NOK, Two persons 665 NOK
  • Taxi must be booked the day before landing/departing

You can also find taxi’s outside the airport, however please note that it will cost more than double the price when it is not booked in advance.


For those who want to combine the visit to Trondheim with some sightseeing, there is also the coastal steamer that travels along the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Trondheim and further north. Further information can be found at

Visit Trondheim provides information on how to get to the city of Trondheim; Getting here and around

The conference participants will be staying at the Comfort Hotel Park and Quality Hotel Augustin, which is located in the city centre and in walking distance to the conference venue.

There is free WiFi at the hotels. Guests may also enjoy the relaxation area with sauna, gym and view over the rooftops of Trondheim.

Please note: To achieve a discount on the hotel price, the hotel must be reserved via the registration form.

Comfort Hotel Park

Comfort Hotel Park



Comfort Hotel Park

Phone: +47 73833900

Fax: +47 73833901



Double room: 1340 NOK

Single room: 1123 NOK

About the hotel

Number of hotel rooms: 120 rooms (242 beds)

Distance to the airport

Værnes Airport Trondheim: 35 km (approx. 45 minutes by car)

Distance to public transport

  • Bus stop Prinsen Kino Center: 10 metres
  • Train station Trondheim Central Station: 600 metres

Quality Hotel Augustin

Quality Hotel Augustin



Quality Hotel Augustin

Phone: +47 73547000

Fax: +47 73547001



Double room: 1340 NOK

Single room: 1123 NOK

About the hotel

Number of hotel rooms: 136 rooms (265 beds)

Distance to the airport

From Trondheim Airport: 32 km (approx. 40 minutes by car)

Distance to public transport

  • Trondheim Central Station: 1 km
  • Bus stop Torget: 30 metres

Organized optional activities

There are four optional tours arranged by the conference on Wednesday 5. June. To participate you may register your participation in the registration portal.

Hiking in the woods - Grønlia Cabin and optional Storheia summit

Grønlia. Photo

One of our greenest trips. Transportation by bus to Bymarka recreational area. We hike to the cabin, Grønlia, a popular excursion for locals. At Grønlia "Rømmegrøt" (sour cream porrigde) and cured meat will be served (traditional Norwegian dishes). You will also have the possibilty to hike up to Storheia, Trondheims highest peak, for spectacular views of the area (weather permitting). We hike back to the bus, which will bring us back to the meeting point.

Price: NOK 645,-

Capacity: Minimum 20 pax, max 120

Trip length (walking): 8 km (dirt road), an additional 5 km if you want to visit the peak of Storheia (light mountain terrain) or we hike up to the Gråkaill peak with a great view of the Trondheim Fjord.

Clothing: Walking/hiking shoes suitable for outdoors and a bit muddy if rain. Outdoor jacket (waterproof if raining).

Canoe sightseeing Nidelven

The river Nidelva. Photo

We would like to invite you on a fantastic canoe trip down the river Nidelva on its last stretch to the fjord. We experience both doctoral residences and pier row before we paddle up the canal.

Our guide will hook up with you at Studentersamfundet and then we will have a nice approx. 1.8 kilometres walk of 20 minutes up to the river edge.


Meeting point: Studentersamfunnet

Price: NOK 625

Capacity: Groups of 10 minimum 8

Personal gear: Shoes that can get wet and outdoor clothing

Personal gear/equipment: Shoes that can get wet/outdoor clothing

Common gear/equipment: Paddlevest, Canoe

Serving: none – but our trip ends by a nice café/Pub

RIB tour

- A Rigid inflatable boat (RIB) tour

Rib tour. Photo

A Canal Safari can start at our office at Kai 19 or another agreed place in Trondheim. The trip and the routines of the tour will be presented before start.

The trip includes elements of both the old and new cityscape, which makes the trip quite unique. From a new perspective, you will see elements such as the fish market at Ravnkloa, via “The Sunny Side” to the Old Town Bridge, where you also will get a glimpse of the Nidaros Cathedral. You will be equiped with floating suits, goggles, gloves and beanies. What you need yourself is footwear to use at sea and a warm sweater if the weather is cold. Canal safari - Experience Trondheim [pdf] (Crazy Coyote Events)

Personal gear: Shoes that can get wet, outdoor clothing

Number of people: Maximum 12 per boat

Maximum number: 150

Price: from 7900 NOK per boat (1 hr)

Serving onboard: Coffee, mineral water, snack, simple food 200 NOK per/person

City tour

Nidaros Cathedral, photo

Join a city guide through fascinating stories that will submerge you into the city's diverse history.

A guided walk is a marvelous way to discover Trondheim’s many hidden gems. Your city guide will share fascinating stories and surprising details that will submerge you into the city’s diverse history.

Price: 170 NOK

Meeting point: TBA

What to do on your own

Visit Trondheim

Bakklandet. Photo


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Kunnskapssenteret, NTNU / St Olav hospital (map)

Important dates

Important dates

Final deadline: May 1, 2019

Abstract submission: April 1, 2019

Early bird deadline: March 1, 2019