Welcome to Trondheim, Norway!

Trondheim (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈtrɔnhæim]; historically Kaupangen, Nidaros and Trondhjem) is a city and municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. It has a population of 193,501 (4th quarter 2017), and is the third-most populous municipality in Norway, although the fourth largest urban area. It is the third largest city in the country, with a population (2013) of 169,972 inhabitants within the city borders. Trondheim lies on the south shore of Trondheim Fjord at the mouth of the River Nidelva. The city is dominated by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF), St. Olavs University Hospital and other technology-oriented institutions.

The settlement was founded in 997 as a trading post, and it served as the capital of Norway during the Viking Age until 1217. From 1152 to 1537, the city was the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nidaros; since then, it has remained the seat of the Lutheran Diocese of Nidaros and the Nidaros Cathedral. It was incorporated in 1838. The current municipality dates from 1964, when Trondheim merged with Byneset, Leinstrand, Strinda and Tiller.

The city functions as the seat of the County Mayor of Trøndelag county, but not as the administrative centre, which is Steinkjer. This is to make the county more efficient and not too centralized, as Trøndelag is the second largest county in Norway.

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Visit Trondheim



June 25. - 28, 2019


Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim
Brattørkaia 1,
7010 Trondheim, Norway.


Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim

Single room NOK 920

Double room NOK 1020


ESRS Members:  Full-time students and members of non-OECD countries (ESRS members)
NOK 4.950 (NOK 4.450 early bird) NOK 3.960 (NOK 3.460 early bird)
Non-Members:     Full-time students and members of non-OECD countries (not ESRS members)
NOK 5.445 (NOK 4.945 early bird) NOK 4.455 (NOK 3.955 early bird)

The registration fee includes the costs for congress activities, lunch and coffee/ refreshments during breaks, the opening party, conference dinner and the conference programme. The cost of excursions will be in addition, and partly payed for by participants.


By train

Train to Trondheim Central Station (Trondheim S).
Walkway from the station to Brattøra and the congress hotel.

By bus

Regional buses from Oslo and other cities in Norway. https://www.nor-way.no

Buses in Trondheim that stops outside the congress hotel: Green Bus (AtB) no. 46 or no. 19 to busstop "Pirbadet".

By plane

Trondheim Airport Værnes (TRD)

From Trondheim Airport to Trondheim city we recommend the grey Airport bus "Værnes-ekspressen" which stops right outside the congress hotel.

By taxi

Norges Taxi,
telephone +47 08000.

telephone +47 07373.


Phone: + 47 73 82 01 60
E-mail:  post@ruralis.no

About the Congress hotel

This city life in the fjord is truly unique, and guests at the hotel can enjoy the close proximity to the city's main attractions. 

Hotel concept

A sea of possibilities awaits in this fascinating part of the city. Enjoy this fabulous location just by the harbour, while getting a welcome break from the stresses of daily life. Take a walk through the city centre or fill your lungs with fresh air as you stroll along the edge of the fjord. At the Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim, they are committed to quality and they love to surprise the guests.


Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim is cash-free, which ensures added security for our guests and visitors. More information about this can be found under FAQs.

City vibes

You'll find a great selection of restaurants, shops and malls, unique museums, spectacular art, a pool complex and innovative office buildings. Read more about Trondheim here.

Meetings and conferences

The hotel opened in 2012 and features celebrated artists, Scandinavian interiors and innovative architecture. With its 400 rooms, 18 meeting rooms, conference faciltiies covering 3,000m2 and 320 parking spaces, this is the ideal place for cultural events, meetings, conferences, seminars and private functions.

Keep fit

The Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim has an agreement with 3T Pirbadet that is located just next to the hotel. This gym has long opening hours, so you can come and focus on your health and wellbeing when it suits you. All the Nordic Choice Club members can exercise here free of charge. Please contact the reception for more information. Clarion can provide you with maps with running routes that start at the hotel - choose between 3km, 5km and 10km.


The guests can enjoy a reduced entry fee to Pirbadet, a pool complex that will excite people of all ages. Try the wellness pool, swim outdoors and work up a sweat in the sauna!


The registration and information desk will open on Tuesday the 25th at 13:00 in the main hall in Clarion Hotel & Congress

Congress Venues

Working Group sessions will take place at two different venues; the Clarion Hotel & Congress, and at Pirsenteret, which is situated 200 meters from the hotel. Please check where your Working Group sessions are being held.

All other meetings and plenary activities will take place at Clarion Hotel & Congress.

We reserve the right to make changes to meeting rooms.

All snacks and lunches will be served at the Clarion Hotel & Congress, but coffee and tea will also be available at Pirsenteret.
Clarion Hotel & Congress is cash-free. All major debit and credit cards are accepted.


The nearest ATM is situated at Trondheim Sentralstasjon (Central Station), 600 meters from Clarion Hotel & Congress.


During the congress you can make use of free WiFi at Clarion Hotel & Congress. Just connect to ClarionConnect or ESRS Conference 2019.

Accessing the congress

Airport Express Bus

From Trondheim Airport Værnes there are two companies running Airport Express Bus services.

Værnes-Ekspressen: Stops outside Clarion Hotel & Congress. It takes approx. 30 minutes from Clarion Hotel & Congress to Trondheim Airport Værnes.

Flybussen: The closest stop to Clarion Hotel is Trondheim Sentralstasjon (Central Station), from there you can walk (600 m) or take a taxi to Clarion Hotel & Congress.


Both local and regional trains stop at Trondheim Sentralstasjon (Central Station) and Trondheim Airport Værnes. The train takes about 35 minutes from the airport to Trondheim Sentralstasjon.

Local buses

Bus stops closest to the hotel: Pirbadet Bus no. 46
Hurtigbåtterminalen Bus no. 19

Parking at Clarion Hotel

Public parking is possible in the basement of Clarion Hotel & Congress. Charges apply, approx. NOK 230,00 per day.

Transport to the concert in Nidaros Cathedral Tuesday 25th of June

Shuttle buses from the hotel to the cathedral begin at 17:30, and the last bus will depart at 18:15. If you prefer to walk, it is less than 25 minutes from the hotel to Nidaros Cathedral. For those who indicated a need for transport back to the hotel when registering for the conference, a bus will depart outside the cathedral at 20:45.

The reception is held in the Archbishop’s Palace after the concert. The Archbishop’s Palace is a two minute walk from the cathedral, and is located in a central part of Trondheim, within walking distance to a number of restaurants (see Trondheim City Guide in the congress material). The walk back to the hotel from the cathedral is around 25 minutes. In case of rain, we will hand out rain ponchos in the hotel lobby.

Field trip participants

Please read the description of your chosen field trip carefully. We ask you to notice the departure and arrival time. Field trip busses will be parked at the back of Clarion Hotel & Congress, and participants should be there no later than 8:10.

The buses will leave promptly at the given time, so please check out in good time if you are leaving the hotel on Friday the 28th.
Some buses will drive directly back to the hotel, others will drop by at the airport on their way back. Please bring your luggage on the bus if you are traveling by plane directly after the field trip is completed.

Please check your trip description and wear suitable footwear and clothes (e.g. shoes for walking over rough terrain). You should also be prepared for changing weather conditions.