• Local transportation

    Local transportation

    A 3-day bus ticket for use between the city centre and the conference venue will be distributed to all participants upon their registration.

    Registration points:

    31 August, 17.00-17.45 and 19.00-20.00 at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen, Bryggen

    From 1 September, 11.30, at the conference venue

    NHH is less than a 10 minutes bus ride from the city centre. There are several bus stops in the city centre. They are indicated on the map below. The buses to NHH are marked with number 3, 4, 5, 6 and 83 and run frequently during the day. Get off at stop “Handelshøyskolen”.

    On a nice day, participants may choose to walk the 40-45 minutes distance, enjoying the open air museum of “Old Bergen” along the route.

    NHH’s address is Helleveien 30.

  • Social program

    Social program


    Welcome reception, Thursday 31 August, 18.00 – 19.00:

    The mayor of Bergen, Marte Mjøs Persen, has cordially invited the participants of ESA 2016 to a reception in the 750 years old Håkon’s Hall, which was built by King Håkon Håkonson as a royal residence and banqueting hall.


    Women-networking lunch, Friday 2 September, 12:30 - 14:15:

    The women-networking lunch starts with a short talk in Aud. Agnar Sandmo (vis-a-vis the registration desk) and takes place in the Jebsen center, just acorss the hall, afterwards. Ingvild Almås, IIES, Stockholm University and NHH, and Marie-Claire Villeval, GATE (CNRS-University Lyon), are hosting the lunch. 

    NB!Registration required



    Conference dinner, Friday 2 September, 19.30 – 23.30:
    The view from Fløyen is among the most stunning in Bergen. The dinner will take place at Fløien Folkerestaurant.

    It is possible to either walk up to the restaurant (45 minutes) or to take the funicular.

    If the weather is nice we will meet at the Fløyen funicular station to walk up at 18.30. If it should be raining, particpants can take the funicular up individually. Tickets will be handed out at registration. 


    Hike in the mountains around Bergen, Saturday 3 September, 15:30:

    Hike up Stoltzenkleiven - Meet at the reception after the last keynote

    Tour 1 – “The Bergen original”: The walk up Stoltzen will take you 1 hour one way (2,6 km, 300 meter incline and 800 stairs). Once you reach the top you have an amazing view about the fjord and the city.

    Tour 2 – “Enjoy the scenery”: This route up Stoltzen will also take about 1 hour one way but is not as steep as tour 1 (3,4 km).

    After both tours you can continue your walk to mount Fløyen (2,8 km, 50 minutes) or go back to NHH. You can store your personal belongings at NHH and collect them after your walk.


    Farewell party, Saturday 3 September, 20:30:

    The farewell party will take place at BarKollektiv.

    NB! Registration required


  • Activities

  • About Bergen

    About Bergen


    Thanks to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, Bergen enjoys mild weather compared to the rest of Norway. Although the average temperature in late August /early September is only around 16°C, temperatures can and do still reach up to and beyond 20°C. Late summer is one of the nicest periods of the year to enjoy Bergen`s charm. However, Bergen is wetter than other areas, due to rain clouds regularly being trapped by the surrounding mountains, and visitors are warned to bring their umbrellas and rain jackets!


    The official currency in Norway is NOK (Norwegian Kroner). The krone is divided into coins of 1 NOK, 5 NOK, 10 NOK and 20 NOK. Bills are issued in denominations of 50 NOK, 100 NOK, 200 NOK, 500 NOK and 1000 NOK. However, it is most common to pay by credit card and even small cafés and kiosks accept card.

    Time zone

    Norway is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).


    Restaurants, hotels and taxi drivers include a service fee in their charges. Customers who are satisfied with the service usually tip an extra 5-10%.


    There is free wireless internet access available at NHH campus and at the hotels.

    Liability and insurance

    Conference organizers cannot be held responsible for accidents involving conference participants or accompanying person, for damage, or loss of their personal property, or for cancellation expenses, regardless of cause. Participants are advised to organize their own travel insurance to cover them for their stay in Norway.

    In case of emergency

    Medical assistance: 113
    Police: 112
    Fire: 110

  • Getting here

    Getting here


    The easiest way to get to Bergen is by plane. Several airlines approach the Bergen Flesland Airport directly from international or national airports.

    Getting from the airport to the city centre:
    Bergen Flesland Airport is situated around 20 km South-West of the city. The easiest way to get to the city centre is by taking the airport bus or taxi. SAS Flybussen (the airport bus) travels between the airport and the city centre every 15 minutes, and takes about 25 – 35 minutes. The fare for a one way ticket is 100 NOK payable on the bus. You can pay with cash (Norwegian currency only) or credit card (Visa and Mastercard).

    Taxies are readily available from the airport to Bergen city centre. Taxi drivers accept cash and various credit cards. A taxi will cost you around 600 NOK.

    Via Oslo

    The NSB (Norwegian Rail Network) operates a regular service four times daily between central Oslo to Bergen city centre. The journey takes 6.5-8 hours from central Oslo. The train passes through picturesque mountain and fjord areas (and covers half of the area of the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour). The train journey arrives in central Bergen just a short distance away from hotels where participants will be staying.

    Via Stavanger

    Kystbussen Stavanger-Bergen operates an hourly service from city centre to city centre, taking around 5 hours. The tickets can be purchased onboard the bus or online.

  • Accomodation


    Due to high season there is a high demand for hotels in Bergen in August/September.
    For the period from August 30 to September 04, 2016 we made reservations at the following hotels:

    Scandic Hotels  (1290 – 1390 NOK)
    Please use the following reference code: BNHH300816
    The reservation is valid until August 1.

    Thon Hotel Bergen Brygge  (1290 – 1490 NOK)
    Please use the following reference code: 24146508
    The reservation is valid until August 8.

    Radisson Blue Royal Hotel Bergen, Bryggen (1645 NOK)
    Please use the following reference code: CHOLAB
    The reservation is valid until August 1.

  • Registration


    Registration during the Conference

    31 August, 17.00-17.45 and 19.00-20.00 at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen, Bryggen

    From 1 September, 11.30, at the conference venue


    • Abstract submission: May 31
    • Notification of acceptance: June 16
    • Early registration: June 30
      NB! Participants who have not registered by June 30 will be removed from the conference program
    • Late registration: July 31


    • Visit the ESA Website and click “log in”. If you do not have an online account, you need to create one.
    • Click “Conference” and choose our conference.
    • Click “Register” and follow the instructions. 

    Please note: In order to register for the conference, you must be a member of the ESA (click “Membership”).


    Registration fees

    • Early registration (deadline: June 30): $375 faculty / $275 students
    • Late registration (deadline: July 31): $475 faculty / $375 students



Bryggen in Bergen
Bryggen in Bergen Photo: Robin Strand, Bergen Reiselivslag