Venue and Accommodation

This year’s conference will be held at the Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre in Stavern, Norway.

The Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre is located at Fredriksvern Fortress in Stavern, which is 7 km south of the town, Larvik, and 141 km south west of the Norwegian capital Oslo.

Address: Helgeroveien 9, 3290 Stavern

Link to google maps: here

The nearest airport to Stavern is TORP Sandefjord lufthavn.  The IATA airport code is: TRF. We recommend all our delegates to use TRF as the preferred airport for the Stavern Conference.

With regards to transportation between Torp airport and the Conference centre, we are glad to announce that we will provide an alternative by means of bus twice on the arrival dates for the Masterclass (23rd) and the Conference (25th), as well as for departure when the conference is over (28th). We know that people arrive and leave at different times, but we have decided on 2 times per day that is convenient with several relevant flights:

From Torp – Conference Centre:

Due to a changed flight, the bus that originally was set to leave Torp on Sunday 23rd at 15:15 will now leave at 16:30 instead. Thus, the buses will run at the following times on Sunday 23rd of June:

  • 16:30
  • 23:30

Tuesday 25th of June

  • 16:30
  • 23:30

From Conference Centre – Torp

Friday 28th of June

  • 12:00
  • 14:15

Please be aware that places on the buses will be allocated on a first come, first served basis on the day.  If the time does not fit your schedule, there are alternatives in terms of public transportation or taxi (for more information, see: https://www.torp.no/en/transport/?lang=en_GB).

The alternative airport to TRF is Oslo airport (OSL).  From OSL it is approximately 190 kilometre (119 miles) to Stavern. The train from OSL (Oslo lufthavn) to Larvik takes about two and a half hours. From Larvik to Stavern it is easy to connect with buses or taxi.

The Venue: Stavern Conference Centre

NB!
At the Conference Centre it is possible to pay with either Visa or MasterCard. They do not accept cash (neither in the reception, nor in the restaurant/bar).

Stavern is beautifully sighted by the sea with historical surroundings with Fredriksvern Fortress (built in 1750) as the pride of the town. The Conference Centre has 145 en-suite accommodations, fully equipped auditorium-, meeting- and classroom facilities.

To view a short video of the conference centre, click here.

The Conference Centre is a part of the Norwegian Police University College (NPUC). For this conference they have 145 rooms for conference delegates. These rooms are now FULL for the conference.  We are very grateful for the highly subsidised accommodation costs NPUC has provided iIIRG for these rooms. We know this is going to be very well appreciated by our delegates and members.

Special needs, wheelchair accessible rooms

It is possible to extend your stay at the Conference Centre by adding one (or more) extra night(s) before or after the Masterclass/Conference. For availability and more information, please contact Irene Haugrud (contact information below) or May Lill Stensvold (e-mail: May.Lill.Stensvold@phs.no).

The NPUC Conference Centre have some rooms that are wheelchair accessible. For more information please contact Irene Haugrud by phone: (+47) 33 20 60 00 or e-mail: irene.haugrud@phs.no

Alternative Accommodation

We are happy to announce that a lot of people have registered, and that the rooms are filling up. At this point we are out of rooms in the Conference Centre, and there are only a few rooms left at Hotel Wassiliof. Hence, we have made a good deal with Quality Hotel Grand Farris.

By using the following booking reference: ‘iIIRG’,  you get a Standard single room, breakfast included for 995 NOK per night for 1 person.  Please email q.grand.farris@choice.no to book your room. 

Until the 29th of April, we have got prioritisation and a discounted price at Hotel Wassilioff.

      • Standard single room, breakfast included. Total 1,195 NOK per night for 1 person.
      • Standard double room, breakfast included. Total 1,595 NOK per night for 2 persons.

For the rooms at Hotel Wassiliof, delegates need to book directly to the hotel by e-mail: post@wassilioff.no or phone (+47) 33 11 36 00

You must use the following booking reference: 71339 – iIIRG

Local Area of Interest

Stavern has kept its special charm with its narrow streets and old houses. Norway’s smile is one of its nicknames.  Fredriksvern Dockyard is an oasis for visitors in summer.  Surrounded by idyllic skerries, seagulls overhead, and a wealth of activities on offer, Stavern is one of the most popular destinations for tourists and locals alike.

Kyststien (Coastal Path)

Stavern is the perfect place for great coastal experiences. A bicycle ride or a walk on the coastal path is a must. Bicycles are available for hire.

Fredriksvern Verft

Fredriksvern Fort, built in 1750 is the pride of the town. The fort is well worth a visit and also offers art galleries, exhibitions and a small maritime museum.

Art

There are more than 15 art galleries that feature exhibitions during Easter, summer and autumn.

Golf

Fritzoe Gard Golf Course (3km) is a a 18 hole course of international standard. Pitch and putt facilities are also available.

For more information about Stavern visit: https://www.visitnorway.com/listings/stavern-and-larvik-event/198392/

Further Abroad

For People who are taking the opportunity to stay in Norway for some additional nights, there are several places to go and things to see. Below are some links that might be helpful:
Vestfold (same county as Stavern, including Tønsberg and Sandefjord):