What is the dress code?
The dress code for the Community Symposium (Friday, 8/31 dinner through Sunday, 9/2, 2pm) will be Business Casual.
The rest of the Kavli Prize Week events, beginning with the Kavli Foundation Reception at the Grand Hotel (Sunday, 9/2 at 4:30pm), are Business Attire.
Note: for the two Receptions during the week (Kavli Reception at Grand Hotel on Sept 2 and the Norwegian Academy of Science Reception on Sept 3),there is a bit more flexibility in attire that what is listed on the official website. Both business attire OR business cocktail is acceptable.
The Banquet Dinner on the September 4th is Black Tie.
Where can I rent clothes?
We strongly urge all guests to bring a tuxedo/gown for the banquet.
If you choose to rent a tuxedo in Oslo, you will need to contact the business in advance to schedule a fitting Monday, September 3. You may need to return Tuesday if alterations are necessary.
Contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hours of operation: 10am-6pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday
Address: Prinsensgate 5, 0152 Oslo
Please keep in mind that if you are attempting to purchase a gown in Oslo, that prices will be more expensive and there are limited options near the City Centre.
Ruter is the name of the public transport system. City buses, regional buses, trams, subway/metro, local trains and ferries (not the Bygdøy ferry) are all included in Ruter’s ticket system. Tickets can be purchased from any of Ruter’s sales points. Tickets cost NOK 20 (~$2.50) more when purchased on board. To travel by subway/metro or tram, you must always pre-purchase a ticket. We recommend downloading the Ruter Ticket app for easy purchase of tickets.
Cash or card?
If you have a debit/credit card with a chip there is no need for local currency. Cash can be used as well, with public transport as the exception (see public transport).
How do I order a taxi?
When in Oslo we recommend using the company named Oslo Taxi.
Call 02323, or 0047 22388090 if calling from a foreign phone number.
The Taxi Company and drivers will speak English.
**Uber is available in Oslo, though there is no guarantee that they will speak English.
Map of Oslo
If you have a Google account, this map will show the location of the main events during the 2018 Kavli Prize Week.
Things to do in Oslo
If you have some spare time while in Oslo, we recommend this guide.
When do I need to be at the airport for departure?
For international flights we recommend being at the airport two hours before your flight. If your flight is within Europe one hour can be enough.