Please view the map of Oslo for locations.

  • Monday, May 21

  • 17:00 - 17:20

    Wreath-Laying at the Abel Monument (open)

  • 18:00 -

    Dinner for Mathematicians (by special invitation only)

  • Tuesday, May 22

  • 14:00 -14:40

    The Abel Prize Ceremony (open for registration)

  • 15:00 - 16:00

    Reception, interview with the Abel Laureate (open)

  • 19:00 -

    The Norwegian Government's Abel Prize Banquet (by special invitations only)

  • Wednesday, May 23

  • 08:30 - 09:30

    Abel Breakfast for students (open)

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    The Holmboe Prize Ceremony (open)

  • 11:00 - 15:15

    The Abel Lectures (open for registration)

  • 19:00 -

    The Abel Party (open for registration)


The Abel Prize Ceremony

Place The University Aula, Karl Johans gate 47, 0162 Oslo
Time: Tuesday May 22nd 2018 at 14:00

The Abel Lectures

Place University of Oslo, Georg Sverdrups hus, Auditorium 1, 0851 Oslo
Time: Wednesday May 23rd 2018 at 11:00

The Abel Party

Place The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, 0271 Oslo
Time: Wednesday May 23rd 2018 at 19:00


Håkon Sandbakken
Abel Prize Project Manager
Phone: (0047) 454 03 077

Media Contact:
Marina Tofting
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: (0047) 938 66 312

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Practical information


How do I get from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Oslo City Center?

By Train (Recommended)

The Airport Express train (Flytoget) takes you to the Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) in 20 minutes. The train departs every 5-10 minutes and costs 190 NOK (Approx. 22 USD). You can also take the NSB-train to Oslo S. This takes approximately 30 minutes and is a slightly cheaper alternative (93 NOK/Approx. 11 USD).

By Taxi

If you prefer to take a taxi from the airport, we recommend you go to the taxi information desk in the arrivals hall. The taxi information desk has information about the fixed rates of the different companies that operate out of Oslo Airport. You will need to book your taxi there for the fixed rate. The taxi stand is located just outside the arrivals hall.


When do I need to be at the airport for departure?

For international flights we recommend being at the airport two hours before your flight.


How do I order a taxi?

Call Oslo Taxi at 02323, or if calling from a foreign phone number, 0047-22388090. The taxi company and drivers will speak English. 


Map of Oslo

This map shows the location of the main events during the Abel Week.


What do I wear when?


  • May 21 - Wreath-Laying at the Abel Monument - Dark Suit
  • May 21 - Dinner for Mathematicians - Dark suit, not formal.
  • May 22 - The Abel Prize Ceremony - Dark Suit
  • May 22 - Reception - Dark Suit
  • May 22 - The Abel Banquet - Black Tie/National Costume
  • May 23 - Abel Breakfast for students - Casual
  • May 23 - The Holmboe Prize Ceremony - Casual
  • May 23 - The Abel Lectures - Casual
  • May 23 - The Abel Party - Business Casual


Where do I rent clothes?

There is a shop centrally located in Oslo that rents out tuxedos. We recommend that you contact them in advance to schedule a fitting, and schedule a visit to the shop on Monday to make time for alterations before the Banquet on Tuesday evening. Contact the shop at: Their opening hours are 10-18 Monday-Friday, 10-16 Saturday. They are located at Prinsensgate 5, 0152 Oslo. Web:


The Abel Prize Banquet

The Abel Prize Banquet in honour of the Laureate is hosted by the Norwegian Government, May 22 at Oslo City Hall. The dinner is by special invitation only.


Things to do in Oslo

If you have some spare time while in Oslo, we recommend this guide.


Public transport

Ruter is the name of the public transport system in Oslo and the surrounding county, Akershus. City buses, regional buses, trams, subway/metro, local trains and ferries (not the Bygdøy ferry) are all included in Ruter's ticket system. Tickets can be purchased from any of Ruter's sales points. Tickets cost NOK 20 more when purchased on board. To travel by subway/metro or tram, you must always pre-purchase a ticket. We recommend downloading the Ruter app for easy purchase of tickets.



Eduroam is accessible at Oslo Airport, the university, the university Aula and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. If you live at Gabelshus Oslo or Hotel Continental Wifi is included. Please check prices for roaming/4G with your local provider.


Cash or card?

If you have a debit/credit card with a chip there is no need for local currency. Cash can be used as well, with public transport as the exception (see public transport).