Visiting Trondheim - CIB ISO 2023
Welcome to Trondheim
Nidaros Cathedal west wall and The old wharves by Nidelven. Photo: Kjell T. Næsgaard/NTNU
The CIB W070 Conference will take place in the historic city of Trondheim, founded in 997 by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason. While it retains visible connections with its past through the local traditions and the built environment, it is also a vibrant contemporary city of culture, knowledge and creativity. In 2022, the region around Trondheim was awarded The European Region of Gastronomy 2022
Trondheim is also a city that continues to transform in response to changing conditions and expectations. Norway’s independent research institute SINTEF is headquartered in Trondheim. Together with researchers at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU) they are leading the way toward more sustainable and resilient ways of building and managing buildings and the spaces between them. Trondheim is the ideal location to bring experts in facility management together to discuss current issues in the field and where future solutions may lay.
For more information on Trondheim and what you can expect while here, see these websites:
Welcome to Trondheim in May 2023.
Getting there and back
Trondheim is connected to the rest of the world by several land, sea and air networks. For those travelling from beyond Norway, the journey can be considered an exciting part of the experience. Some attendees may wish to take advantage of different travel modes to make the most of the opportunities on offer.
Trondheim is served by Trondheim Airport (TRD) at Værnes, with flights to and from most other airports in Norway. With direct flights with KLM from Amsterdam, SAS from London and Copenhagen there are plenty of possibilities to get to Trondheim with only one stopover connection from most places.
The airport is about half an hour from the city centre, with several options for making the journey including Flybussen (airport express bus service), train (priced very reasonably as a local public transport journey), ride sharing platforms and taxi.
For international visitors wishing to explore other parts of Scandinavia before or after the conference, Trondheim is also accessible by train from Oslo or Østersund in Sweden. The journey from Oslo travels over Dovre mountains, the dividing range between northern and southern Norway. The Trondheim Central Station is adjacent to the city centre with taxi and public transport options for getting to hotel accommodation and the conference venue at Lerkendal. Tickets and more at Entur.
All the major car rental services are available in Norway for those wishing to drive to or from Trondheim. European highway E6 connects north to Narvik and south to Oslo with both directions offering glimpses of the stunning natural scenery that has made Norway a travel destination for centuries.
Why not journey to or from Trondheim along the highway of the Vikings, the sea? Trondheim is one of the stops along the famous Hurtigruten coastal boat service, running between Bergen and Kirkenes. This classic way of seeing Norway’s spectacular coast calls in to Trondheim regularly. For more information see the Hurtigruten website.
In addition, fast boat services connect Kristiansund with Trondheim, stopping at several offshore islands along the way.
Before & after
Conference participants who choose to stay on and explore Norway after the conference would be treated to one of the most spectacular displays of nationhood anywhere in the world.
Celebrations are held in every corner of the country to commemorate the creation of Norway’s Constitution on the syttende mai (17th of May). Visitors will be caught up in the parades, speeches and offers of traditional Norwegian dishes no matter where they are in he country. This would be one post conference activity to aim for.
Taking the slow road back home through Norway or nearby Sweden would take participants through varied landscapes and villages/cities. Highlights in and around Trøndelag include coastal islands of Hitra, Froya and Fosen, all accessible by fast boat several times a day, and the former mining town of Røros, which the UN has declared a world heritage site.