Everything related to the conference happens within a 200m radius of the venue. The pre-party, the conference, the conference party and Open Mic Night are all taking place within a few metres of the venue.
Oslo survival guide!
Staying for an extra couple of days? New to our beloved city? Check out the little guide we have put together to help you out!
Our conference venue is Fabrikken, located in the newly constructed area, Vulkan, at Grünerløkka. The venue has brand new and modern facilities and is one of Norway's most energy efficient buildings with top notch air conditioning and high speed fiber internets.
Oslo's first gourmet food market is located about 20 metres from the venue, with a wide selection of gourmet food stores, restaurants, excellent coffee and beer shops. All food served at the conference will be provided from these establishments.
The address to the venue is Maridalsveien 13-17.
You can download a map created by the owners of a venue nearby.
Tram lines 11, 12 and 13 all stop at Schous plass, where you can walk down Nordregate and across the bridge to Vulkan. Get directions.
Buses 34 and 54 stop at Møllerveien. Walk down Møllerveien and make a left at Dansens Hus. Get directions.
The address is Maridalsveien 13-17. Please note that taxi fares in Norway are quite expensive.
You can travel to Norway cheaply (No, Really)! Norwegian and SAS both have lower priced tickets on sale which you can get if you make reservations early. Norwegian tends to be the cheapest option; check out their calendar app for cheapest flights in the period (this URL links to flights from London to Oslo).
SAS generally offers a more comfortable flight, but Norwegian offers free in-flight wifi.
To and from Oslo Airport
Whatever you do, don't grab a taxi from the airport—it's a really long and expensive ride. The cheapest way to get to Oslo proper is by bus, but the airport express train is also quite reasonable, and is by far the most convenient. You'll want to get off the train at Oslo Central Station, where you'll find taxis and public transport aplenty. If you're staying at the conference hotel, see the guide for getting to the venue above.
Staying in Oslo
There are several great hotels within walking distance of the venue. Oslo can be a busy town, so we recommend booking your room early! Here are some of the hotels closest to our venue:
Scandic Hotel Vulkan
Scandic Hotel Vulkan is the Web Rebels 2013 hotel partner. This is a modern hotel right next door to the venue. By staying here, your will be able to walk in your slippers from your room and into the venue. When booking your Web Rebels 2013 ticket you will be given a discount code which can be used at this hotel.
We're also happy that there is a cheaper hotel at the premises, just 20-30m from the venue, which has extremely low prices.
Comfort Hotel xPress Oslo
One of the coolest new hotels in the city, similar to the Yotel concept in other cities. It's located right in the heart of rock'n roll Oslo and still within decent walking distance of the venue. Free wifi, naturally.
If your company's paying anyway why not splurge? Unlike most other things in Norway, hotels in Oslo are surprisingly cheap. You can stay at the 5 star Radisson BLU Plaza, located in the heart of the city, right next to all the public transport you'll need to get to the venue, for a lot less than you'd expect.
If you really want to go all out on the expense account, though, there's always the Hotel Continental. We expect that if you can afford to stay there, you won't mind having to get to the venue by taxi.