Venue

The conference will take place at the University of Agder Campus Grimstad, Norway. All sessions will take place in room C2 040. There will be a help desk at the main entrance if you have any questions or any need for assistance during the conference.

On Sunday June 19 we plan for registration and Get together at Scandic Grimstad hotel from 5.00-6.00pm. After registration and refreshments we travel by bus to our local beer brewery Nøgne Ø for beer tasting and a guided tour. Do not miss the oportunity to visit Norway’s leading and largest supplier of craft beer and the first producer of sake in Europe!

Accommodation/hotel
A pre-reservation at Scandic Grimstad hotel has been arranged for ISTM 2022 and you can make room bookings with reference to booking code BUNI190622. By using this code you will get the right price according to our university agreement.

Accommodation can be made by entering www.scandichotels.com.  The correct price is NOK 1140 pr/night and reservations needs to be confirmed by credit card. Payment upon arrival by each person.
Cut off date is June 5, 2022.

About UiA
Information about University of Agder.

About Grimstad 
Grimstad with its approx. 22.000 inhabitants is a lovely small town with white, wooden houses and friendly people. It is located on the southern coast of Norway and sheltered against winds and waves by the idyllic skerry-landscape. With good reason the area is called “The Norwegian Riviera”. 

The town’s appearance and character bears witness of it’s maritime tradition. In the late 19th century, the days of sailing ships brought prosperity to many towns on the Southern coast of Norway. Farmers, ship builders and merchants all profited from brisk trade, which brought about close ties to the continent and the rest of the world. 

Grimstad is proud of its relation to the world-famous Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and novelist Knut Hamsun: You can visit the pharmacy where Ibsen worked as a chemist’s apprentice in the Ibsen museum or you can follow the path Hamsun took in 1945 to secretly post a letter to his family. 

The cultural life in Grimstad is prospering, from golfing times at Grimstad Golfklubb, theatre and music performances at Grimstad Cultural Centre, festival days in June with the Norwegian Short Film Festival and open-air performances in the quarry at “Fjæreheia“. 

A special summer event is St. John’s Eve (June 23), when Grimstad’s inhabitants gather in their decorated boats in the harbour before setting out for the traditional picnic on the islands. Later, in the dusk of the summer night, bonfires will be lit along the coast to celebrate midsummer. 

Grimstad offers many outdoor activities: Boat trips to the skerries, picnics on small islands in the sea or on top of one of the big bald rocks in the district, walking through lonely forests, swimming or fishing in one of the countless clear lakes, riding, biking, canoeing…  

The weather in Grimstad 

Tourist Information in Grimstad

What’s on in Grimstad 

What to do and where to go in Grimstad: Visit Norway/Grimstad  

Travel information
Getting here and around

WELCOME TO GRIMSTAD!