The conference is held in the Arctic city of Tromsø, situated at 69 degrees north. The city has a population of about 70 000 inhabitants. Tromsø is a modern Arctic city with a major university, a lively city centre, and a high number of restaurants, cafés and shopping possibilities.
The main venue is Clarion Hotel the Edge, although other activities happen in locations across the city
The easiest way to reach Tromsø is by flying there. There are approximately 10 flights from Oslo, the capital of Norway, each day. The flight to from Oslo to Tromsø will take only 2 hours.
The daily registration fee includes access to all conference sessions (Plenary and Science) for the day you have selected during registration. It also includes all the side events occurring on the days you have paid for.
Students should register with the reduced price option.
Registration fees are free for UiT students. This offer is for undergraduates and master students registered at UiT only. No meals or evening events included in the offer.
All prices are in Norwegian krone (NOK). All prices include VAT at 25%.
|Monday (Plenary and side events)||2000||1600||2500||2000|
|Tuesday (Plenary, side events and science fair)||2000||1600||2500||2000|
|Wednesday (Science inc. Science fair Tuesday and side events)||950||750||1100||1000|
|Thursday (Science and side events)||950||750||1100||1000|
Lunch is NOT included in the registration fee. You will be able to purchase buffet lunch from the conference hotel. Lunch will be a set price of 325 NOK from all vendors. Tickets can be purchased from the online registration system or directly from the conference hotels.
Arctic Frontiers side events are all included in the conference day prices. If you just want to go to the side events you can purchase a side event only registration for 750 NOK per day.
Networking receptions on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are charged separately. Each event is 650 NOK and you can register for these events on the online registration form or from the registration desk at the conference.
You can book accommodation through the online registration form. No hotel deposit is required and full payment for accommodation must therefore be made at the hotel on departure.
Please note that hotel rooms in Tromsø in January can fill quickly and we advise you book as soon as possible.
Arctic Frontiers cannot guarantee hotel accommodation and hotel bookings are not final until after outstanding registration fees are paid in full.
Tromsø airport, Langnes, is located approximately 10-15 minutes by car from the city centre. There is a number of buses and taxis available just outside the airport. Taxis can be hailed outside the arrival hall of the airport or booked from: Tromsø Taxi, phone: (+47) 03011; or Din Taxi, phone: (+47) 02045. A taxi trip costs upwards of NOK 200 to the centre.
There are many hotels, mostly located in the city centre. The prices range from NOK 600 – NOK 3000.
Students and conference participants get special hotel rates if booked through the registration form.
Tromsø offers a variety of activities. You can go dog and reindeer sledding a mere 25 minutes from the city. Take a visit to the indigenous Sami culture areas. If you like to go hiking or skiing, Tromsø has a number of mountains and slopes you can visit.
Maybe you prefer not to walk up to the mountain top, but still want to see the view? Then you can take a cable car to the top of Mount Storstein, located right beside the city centre.
Among other key sights in and around the city are Polaria Arctic aquarium, the Polar Museum, the Arctic Cathedral and the Tromsø Brewery “Mack”. For more information on attractions in Tromsø see Visit Tromsø or Visit Norway.
Although Tromsø is an Arctic city with a subarctic, climate temperatures are moderate. Average temperature in January and February is around -5°C (23°F). There is typically some snowfall in January and February.
Warm winter clothes including jackets, scarfs, caps, gloves and warm boots/shoes are therefore advised.
The end of the polar night is during the time when the conference is held. While the sun cannot be seen, the sky is still lit up to some extent for a few hours a day.
The northern lights are a frequent sight in Tromsø during this time of year. If the weather is good with clear skies, you will most likely get to see green and purple light dancing over the starry sky.
For the best view of the Aurora Borealis, we recommend to travel outside of the city centre.
For more information on the northern lights in Tromsø, check out Visit Tromsø or Visit Norway.
The city of Tromsø offers wireless access at the majority of its locations. Cafés, restaurants, libraries and UiT offer free internet access. The mobile network is so up to date that you can tweet from any of the many mountain-tops of Tromsø. So you need not to worry about being connected.
Furthermore, you do not need to worry about bringing cash wherever you go. The city of Tromsø is close to being completely “cash-less”, meaning that you can pay with credit cards and even apps almost everywhere. If you, however prefer to pay in cash, there is a number of ATM-machines free for your use.
The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK).
As for power and electricity, here are some facts:
Arctic Frontiers Plenary
Please note that the format for the Arctic Frontiers Plenary will be the same as last year with more debate and discussion. The program will feature fixed sessions with short, maximum 5 min, introductions on given topics followed by debate. Thus traditional keynote speeches and PowerPoint presentations will not take place during the policy program. Instead we aim for a more dynamic interactive format with questions from the moderator and the audience.
Arctic Frontiers Science
Parallel session oral presentations
During the presentation we will notify the speaker about the remaining presentation time (5 min, 2 min, 1 min, FINISH!). We ask you to be on time as the program is really tight. The chairs will decide whether there is time for questions from the audience.
Please inform us asap should there be any issues leading to changes in the program (cancellations, sickness etc.).
Should you have any questions regarding your presentation please do not hesitate to get in touch with any of our on-site technical staff in the venue or conference secretariat.
Presentations on the internet
Presentations will be converted to non-editable pdf files and placed on the Arctic Frontiers website. If you do not wish your presentation to be put online please tell a member of secretariat during the conference.
Technical staff will be available during all sessions. Please direct all other enquiries for technical assistance to the conference information desk.
When preparing you poster presentations for Arctic Frontiers please be aware that the maximum size:
A0 portrait – 841 mm wide by 1189 mm high
We only accept posters in portrait format.
Setting up posters
Information will be made available nearer the time.
Posters on the internet
After Arctic Frontiers we would like to place your poster presentations on the website in pdf format.
If you wish to have yours included please send a pdf file (prepared at minimum A3 size) of your poster to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster printing service
To avoid you having to travel with your poster to Arctic Frontiers we are offering a poster printing service.
Posters will be printed on coated or photo paper.
If you wish to use the service please send a pdf or jpeg file (minimum resolution: 300 dpi) to email@example.com. Remember you final printed poster needs to be A0 portrait – 841 mm wide by 1189 mm high.
When submitting your poster please name the poster file with your poster number (the same as the abstract number found in the email from the secretariat when your abstract was accepted) and the name of the person who has paid for the poster printing.
For example: 0123_Ola_Norman.pdf
Only accepted posters will be printed and where the author has registered and paid for the conference
If you have problems preparing a suitable pdf file, please send your original poster to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will convert it for you.
The following formats are accepted, JPG (JPEG), TIFF (TIF) and PPT (PPTX).
Payment can be made in advance through the registration system or when you collect your poster.
When ordering posters please use the same email address for the payment and your poster submission.
Costs for poster printing is 500 NOK for posters which must be delivered before midday 26 January.
Journalists are welcome to cover Arctic Frontiers, the most important conference on Arctic issues.
There is no conference fee for journalists. Please register through the registration form, when it is available, and select Media under delegate type.
During Arctic Frontiers we provide a photo service. Photographs will be available via the Arctic Frontiers Flickr account. Photographs will be provided within 3 hours of being taken.
All photographs are free to use with the appropriate credit (Photo: [photographers name]/Arctic Frontiers 2020).