February 23-26th 2017. Knutepunkt will begin on Thursday 23rd with the grand opening ceremony at 5pm, and end with a closing ceremony at 1pm on Sunday 26th.
Check in opens at 1.30pm on thursday th 23rd, and you can also have lunch at the conference hotel from then if you arrive early. It might be a good idea to plan your trip early if you are going by the bus that stops right outside the hotel. It might be crowded at 4.30.
Mastemyr Quality Hotel, just outside of Oslo, Norway. The adress is Lienga 11, 1410 Kolbotn. It is possible to contact the hotel to book extra nights, but we recommend that you consider staying closer to the city center if you plan on attending a Week in Norway.
By bus! We recommend you to arrive early for lunch if you can, to help spread out the pressure on the buses and keep us on schedule. Plus, free lunch!
The local buses to the conference venue leaves from a bus stop within walking distance from the central station, and stops right outside the hotel. Bus 83 (towards Tårnåsen) usually leaves twice every hour, and the ticket is 52 kroner.
It’s also possible to go by Bus 80E to Åsbråten (NOK 32) if you don’t mind a 7-10 minute walk on a small trail trough the forest. This option is not recomended if you have heavy luggage or are not fit for walking a small forest trail. Please also avoid this option if there is heavy snowfall before Knutepunkt.
Please remember to bring cash, or to buy your ticket before getting on the bus! We recommend downloading the Ruter app for ticket purchase. Onboard the bus you can only pay in cash and the tickets are more expensive.
For more info on travel in Oslo, check out this guide.
If you arrive by car, there is a big, free parking space right outside the hotel. For those of you arriving to Oslo by plane, the easiest often cheapest option will be to fly to Oslo Airport Gardermoen. From there you can take the local or airport express train to Oslo central station.
Regular ticket sales are closes. You can however, buy a daypass.
Your ticket will include the conference including all program items, a sleeping space according to your choices, breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, and coffee and tea. We recommend most of our participants to stay at the conference hotel to get the full Knutepunkt experience, but it is possible to buy tickets without on-site accomodation.
We will invite you to send requests for roommates in a window from January 20th to January 25th. We will do our best to grant your requests, but can’t make any guarantees. If you want to make sure you get the roommate you want, please consider a room upgrade.
Yes. You have to be at least 18 years old to participate at Knutepunkt. No exceptions, no chaperones, not even if your parents are going.
We will allow for parents to bring very young children/babies. Please contact us to make practical arrangements for this when the ticket sales open if you are planning on bringing a child.
You can join A Week-In Norway! Three days with free and curated program for you to enjoy, explore Oslo and socialize with other Knutepunkt-goers.
The call for program and the call for articles are both closed. The best way to contribute, is to bring an open mind and whole heartedly participate in the Knutepunkt experience as it goes along.
The conference itself is not currently searching for volunteers.