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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway


  • Please note that one tour is included in the Accompanying Person's fee.
  • Tours indicated with an asterisk* are NOT included in the Accompaying Peson's fee.

Half day tours

Oslo walking city tour
Date: 15, 17, 18, 19 and 20 August
Time: morning
Duration: 3 hours
Price: Euro 20
During this walking tour you will pass by and have outside stops by the Royal Palace, the University, the Parliament, Aker Brye Pier and Akershus Fortress. You will have an inside visit at Oslo City Hall and the National Gallery.

Munch Museum and National Gallery
Date: 15, 19 and 20 August
Time: morning
Duration: 3 hours
Price: Euro 35
You will visit the National Gallery and see the national art gallery of Norway. After this visit you will go to the Munch Museum where you will see the collection and exhibitions of the art of the famous painter, Edvard Munch.

Oslo cultural city tour
Date: 16, 19 and 20 August
Time: morning
Duration: 3 hours
Price: Euro 37
The Oslo cultural city tour is a guided tour by coach. You will see the major sights of Oslo, including a photo stop with panorama view from Holmenkollen Skijump area, Vigelandspark - Sculpturepark of Gustav Vigeland and Norwegian Folkmuseum where you get a taste of Norwegian traditional culture and history

Oslo City tour Norwegian Navigators
Date: 18, 19 and 20 August
Time: morning
Duration: 3 hours
Price: Euro 40
During this tour you will visit Bygdoy peninsula and have guided visit to Viking Ship Museum, Kontiki Museum and Fram Museum. The theme of this tour is Norwegian seamanship through the centuries, from the first transatlantic explorers, Norwegian Vikings, to the saga of Norwegian polar exploration and to modern adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and his papyrus ships.

Fjord sightseeing
Date: 17, 19 and 20 August
Time: morning
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Euro 45
This is a classic Oslo fjord sightseeing tour, where you will see Oslo from the seaside.

Full day tours

Boat trip at Oslofjord and visit to Akershus Fortress*
Date: 17 and 19 August
Duration: 6 hours
Price: Euro 62,50
The tour starts with a 2-hour boat trip. This is the regular Oslo fjord sightseeing, where you will see Oslo from the seaside. After the boat trip you will have a walking tour with the guide. The guide will show you the Aker Brygge Pier, a popular area for shopping and dining. Here you will have some time on your own for shopping or lunch. After lunchtime you will walk to Akershus Fortress with your guide to Akershus Castle and the Resistence Museum. Please note that lunch is not included.

Hadeland Glasswork*
Date: 16, 19 and 20 August
Duration: 6 hours
Price: Euro 80
You will travel along the Tyrifjord, to Jevnaker, transfer time 1,5 hours. Then you will visit the Glasswork to see the production including exhibitions and shopping facilities. A 2-course lunch will be served at Hadeland Glasswork. On the return back to Oslo a short visit to the Sisterchurches at Hadeland is organised. The two medieval churches are placed next to each other and placed beautifully in the landscape.

Date: 19 and 20 August
Duration: 9 hours
Price: Euro 125
You will travel along the largest lake of Norway, Mjosa. Passing Hamar to Lillehammer. Transfer time approximately 2,5 hours. Lillehammer is a small town, which hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1994. You will visit Maihaugen, Open-air Museum and the Olympic Museum. Lunch is included. You will have some time in Lillehammer town before return to Oslo.

Pre-Conference Tour

Pretour Norway in a nutshell Date: 11-13 August 2005 Price: Euro 500 (per person, double occupancy) Single supplement: Euro 65

Day 1
The tour departs in Bergen, Norway. You will meet the tour leader in the hotel. In the evening dinner and overnight in Rainbow Rosenkranz hotel or similar.
Day 2
Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast a 3 hours city tour has been organised in Bergen. Rest of the day is to own disposal. The tourleader can give suggestions of nice sights to visit on your own this afternoon.
Day 3
After breakfast you will depart Bergen for Voss by train. In Voss you will go by coach to Gudvangen, where you will continue the journey by boat at Aurlandsfjord and Naeroeyfjord. Around lunch you will arrive in Flaam. In Flaam you will have some free time to join lunch under your own arrangements. In the afternoon you will leave with the Flaamrailway, a masterpiece of engineering, from the narrow Flaamvalley to the Hardangermountain plateau. After arrival in Myrdal you will leave by train to Olso. Around 23.00 hours you will arrive in Oslo. Transfer to your hotel is under own arrangement.

Cancellations and refunds

Notification of cancellation of your reservation for tours must be submitted before 1 July 2005 in writing to the Conference Secretariat, Congrex Holland.

After 1 July no refund can be made if you cancel your reservation.

A minimum of 20 persons is required for all social tours other than pre-conference tours. The organisers reserve the right to cancel these tours when the minimum of 20 persons has not been reached. Full refunds will then be made to the participants after the Conference.