TRISTAN VII in Tromsø, Norway June 20-25, 2010


Seventh Triennial Symposium on Transportation Analysis


Pre and post conference activities
Our partner VIA Travel Group & Meeting offers several pre and post conference tours with Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) and a pre conference tour to Svalbard/Spitsbergen. You may book your plane tickets to and from Tromsø with them. Also, you find pointers below to general information for a memorable extended stay.

Pre and post conference tours, plane tickets, and general Tromsø information 

Click here for the TRISTAN VII web pages of our partner VIA Travel Group & Meeting.

Visit Norway

TRISTAN VII is an excellent opportunity to see Norway. For general information, see 

Hurtigruten - The Norwegian Coastal Voyage

The Norwegian Coastal Voyage / Hurtigruten is called the most beautiful sea journey in the world. True or not, a voyage on Hurtigruten is a magnificent experience you will never forget.  Hurtigruten offers a year-round, scheduled service with daily departures from all 34 ports of call along the Norwegian coast, between Bergen on the west coast and Kirkenes close to the russian border. A round trip takes 11 days and the fleet consists of 11 vessels. On your way to/from TRISTAN VII in Tromsø you may for instance embark/disembark in Bergen, Molde, or Trondheim. The Hurtigruten terminal in Tromsø is just 300 meters from the conference hotel. Hurtigruten is very popular, particularly in summer. You should book as early as possible.

The Lofoten islands

is an archipelago north of the Arctic circle, well known for its exceptional natural beauty. It can be reached by plane, boat (including Hurtigruten), or car. See  for more information. 

Norway in a nutshell

... is the most popular round trip in Norway. If your flight takes you through Oslo, Norway in a nutshell is an excellent way to go to / from Bergen, and you may combine it with the Norwegian Coastal Voyage / Hurtigruten. See for more information.

Marathon race

Midnight Sun Marathon  will take place in Tromsø June 19 2010.

Svalbard and Spitsbergen

While you are at it, you might just as well go further north. Between 74 and 81 degrees North, the Arctic islands of Svalbard are located halfway between mainland Norway and The North Pole. Svalbard offers untouched, arctic wilderness with vast mountain areas, magnificent glaciers, and polar bears. It is a very important place for various types of research, see Svalbard Science Forum. Svalbard is under Norwegian sovereignty. The largest island is Spitsbergen, with the administrative center called Longyearbyen. The islands also have a Russian settlement, Barentsburg. There are regular flights that take you from Tromsø to Longyearbyen in less than 2 hours. For more information on Svalbard, see .

Published April 11, 2008

The midnight sun in Tromsø.
Photo: Destination Tromsø

The Coastal Express departing from Tromsø, Norway - host city of the conference TRISTAN VII

The Coastal Express departing
from Tromsø.
Photo: Destination Tromsø

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