Welcome to Oslo

Dear fellow sport historians and enthusiasts! Here at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) neighboring the wide-ranging Nordmarka wilderness area and the beautiful lake Sognsvann, we are excited to welcome you all to ISHPES’ annual conference in Oslo 2022. Home to the world’s first 50 km ski race in 1888, our capital vibrates with the continuous ripples of human sporting activity and a history of winter sports especially. During this conference, we hope to give attendees memorable encounters with some of the historical locations in our city that have weaved sport into the cultural fabric of society in the Nordics, including a tour through 4000 years of ski history at the Ski Museum and a banquet at Holmenkollen where our “second national day”, the National Ski Festival, continues to be a yearly people’s event. We hope to see you here next June!        

Where and how to get here?

The conference will be held at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH) in Oslo, capital of Norway. Local address is Sognsveien 220. Oslo can be reached by all sorts of travel: Air, railway, boat, and car.


The conference will start on June 29th and finish on July 2nd.

Norvegian School of Sport Sciences

Contact :


Registration is now open on

The conference registration fee includes:

– Conference activities and presentations

– Lunch 

– Coffee and snacks

– Welcome reception Wednesday

– City Hall reception Thursday

– Banquet Saturday

– Entrance and guide to the Ski museum

– Transport to ski museum and banquet- Book of abstracts


Member early bird (before April 15th)


Non member

Student early bird (before April 15th)


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Conference fees payment must be by bank transfer. Information are available on :

On site registration will take place on June 29, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. Location : NIH reception


The detailed program is available on conftool or here :

To access the videoconference information, click on the sessions to see the link and code :


Welcome reception- June 29th

6:30 pm-8:00 pm

We welcome you to ISHPES 2022 Conference in the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences cafeteria. Light dishes and refreshments will be served.    

Reception at Oslo City Hall – June 30th  

6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Representatives from the Mayors office at the Oslo City Hall will give us a warm welcome in the Great Hall. This beautiful hall serves as the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony venue and features several interesting architectural elements. Light food and refreshments will be served. 

Oslo City Hall

Visit to the Holmenkollen Ski Museum and banquet at Holmenkollen restaurant – July 2nd  

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Ski Museum

5:30 pm – 9 :00 pm : Banquet
Guided tour at the Ski museum  
The museum is located underneath the ski jump. It was opened in 1923, and is the world’s oldest museum specializing in skiing. Here you can experience 4000 years of exciting ski history through various exhibitions

Transportation to the ski museum will be arranged from the conference venue. Alternatively, take the metro number 1-Frognerseteren to Holmenkollen station. 10 minutes uphill walk to the museum.  

Banquet at Holmenkollen restaurant  
After the guided tour, we will walk down to the Holmenkollen restaurant (5 minutes).  A location with a fantastic view of the city and fjords of Oslo. We will offer you a three-course meal. 

Excact times for the events will be published later.

Leisure possibilities at the venue and around 
Next to the venue you find Sognsvann lake. Ideal for swimming. It is surrounded by several tracks for walking and running.  

Other possibilities: 
Indoor and outdoor gym facilities 
Tennis court 
Beach volley and football field


The conference venue (at NIH) is located 7 kilometres from the Oslo city centre, just next to the woods and the beautiful lake Sognsvann. 

From the City centre and Ullevaal stadium to the conference venue (NIH) and Olympiatoppen Sports Hotel
 Main public transport is the westbound line metro number 5 “Sognsvann” to the end station – Sognsvann. This line travels from the city centre via Ullevaal stadium. At the station, you will find the NIH immediately at your left-hand side, and Olympiatoppen Sports hotel 100 meters north of the metro station.

A little headsup on our metro system: line 5 comes in two versions, both “5 Ringen” and “5 Sognsvann”. The former goes for an extra round around the city before changing name and heading for Sognsvann. You should therefore not take 5 Ringen to get to NIH, as this will take you through the whole loop.

To get tickets for the metro, bus or tram in Oslo it is highly recommended to download the Ruter app
 Single ticket (1 hour) – 4 Euro
 24 hours – 12 Euro
 7 days – 33 Euro

Useful links:Visit Oslo:
Local train:
Airport express train:
Airport bus: Home (
 Metro/bus/trams in Oslo: Ruter app


Hotel booking

Rooms are held in four different hotels:

Olympiatoppen Sports hotel – nearby the venue

Thon Hotel Ullevaal – between the venue and the city centre

Comfort Hotel Grand Central and Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station – City center

Book your accommodation here

Camping – The reasonable fresh air offer 

For those of you who prefer a less expensive stay, we offer camping in tents or lavvus just outside the conference venue. We provide tent/lavvu; YOU MUST bring sleeping bag and groundsheet/sleeping mat for camping. Price for tent during the conference is 1500 NOK. It includes breakfast inside, at the NIH canteen, access to other indoor facilities; toilet, shower, dressing room and locker, electricity for charging of mobile phones etc., and microwave oven/refrigerator for warming/storing food (which you buy yourself). 

The tents vary in size, they can accomodate from 1 to 6 persons, depending on your choice. Even if there is bad weather and rain, we, unfortunately, do not have alternatives and the tents must be used. Weather at this time of year is normally nice and relatively warm, but no guarantees can be given. We therefore recommend that you bring some warm clothes for the night.

As the camping area is limited, we will restrict the number of campers to max. 20. The first to sign in, will be prioritized. 

Registration camping link:!application/admissionId=170331&regType=0&lang=en