SSC11 home// Touristic information

SSC11, June 8 - 11, 2009

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Symposium secretariat

Tarja Rajalahti

Department of Chemistry,
University of Bergen

Address: Realfagbygget, Allegaten 41
N-5007 Bergen, Norway

Tourist information

According to the magazine National Geographic, the western fjords of Norway are the best travel destination in the world. The glaciers, fjords, sea and mountains of Nordfjord offer some of the finest sceneries in Norway.

The Jostedalsbreen glacier (the biggest glacier in mainland Europe covering an area of 487 square kilometers), lends colour to rivers and lakes, a unique greenish hue you will only find near glaciers. Its most famous offshoots are the Briksdalsbreen and Kjenndalsbreen glaciers.

Stryn Summer Ski Centre is also based on a glacier. At the Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre you can learn more about the landscape surrounding the glacier.


+47 555 83366

+47 555 89490


For visitors:

Hotels in Loen

Destination Stryn and Nordfjord
Briksdal Glacier

Jostedal Glacier National Park
Stryn Summerski



Weather: Early summer is often the best time to visit the fjords. You can experience the fantastic colour palette of green, turquoise, blue and white - there is summer in the valley and still snow on the mountains.

Clothing: The dress code is casual but you should also bring some warm clothes, proper walking shoes and a windbreaker with you.

Language: The symposium language will be English; no interpretation or translation from Scandinavian or other languages is provided.

Currency: Rate of the Norwegian krone (NOK) in relation to the Euro is approx. 1EUR ~ 8 NOK

Visa: Participants from countries that need an entry visa to Norway should contact the Norwegian embassy or consulate in their own country