The ESCCA 2019 Conference will be held at the Quality Hotel™ Edvard Grieg, located some 8 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the city centre of Bergen. The hotel offers stunning views, fabulous interior design and a wonderful atmosphere. For a short video of this conference hotel, please click here.
Guest rooms will be available in the Edvard Grieg Hotel and, in case the hotel is fully booked, the Comfort Bergen Airport Hotel. In that case a shuttle between these two hotels will be provided during the Conference.
On the arrival and departure day a shuttle bus between the airport and the Edvard Grieg Hotel will be provided. In addition, after the last session (not in the morning) there will be a bus transfer to and from Bergen city centre from Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 September.
These transfers are only provided to delegates who have reserved their room via the dedicated ESCCA reservation form on the Housing page. Please book your room before 24 June!
Bergen - A World Heritage City! Take a look at this 1-minute video to have a first impression of Bergen's charm.
Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.
Bergen is today Norway’s most international city, packed with history and tradition. Ever since King Olav Kyrre sailed into the charming harbor and founded the city in the year of 1070, Bergen has attracted people from all over the world. Bergen became an important European city of trade in the 13th century, as the Hansas opened one of their four offices on the wharf, making Bergen a European hub of commerce, seafaring and craftsmanship. Today Bryggen is a reminder of the city’s importance as a part of the Hanseatic League, and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. A stroll through the back streets of Bryggen brings you back to the Middle Ages, as a lot of the architecture is preserved or rebuilt as it was built. Several museums, like the Hanseatic Museum, Bryggens Museum and the Theta Museum provides a deeper sense of the history of Bryggen, what is has meant for the people of Bergen and Norway as a nation.
With its ideal location right in the heart of the Fjord Norway region, Bergen is the perfect starting point for a day trip to the fjords. Norway in a nutshell is an example of such a day tour which takes you through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the scenic Bergen Railway, the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow and dramatic UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and a bus trip through the beautiful scenery of Western Norway. From May - September, the bus trip includes the steep hairpin curves of Stalheimskleiva.
Bergen is also a proud European City of Culture, and the city has had a strong cultural identity ever since the merchants brought life to the harbor around Bryggen at the 1300s. Bergen has fostered several world famous artists such as the composer Edvard Grieg and violinist Ole Bull. Grieg’s home at Troldhaugen and Ole Bulls summer paradise at Lysøen are both popular attractions today, where you can experience their homes preserved just as they were built, and concerts to the scenery that once inspired the two world famous composers.
To top all this, Bergen has in recent years become known as an international culinary city, and in 2016 Bergen earned the UNESCO title City of Gastronomy.
visitbergen.com to get inspired!