TAG Workshop:
Practical information


The cafeterias on the ground floor of N.H. Abels hus (14 on the map), and in the university library (27 on the map) serve sandwiches. For a warm lunch, there is a "mensa" on the first floor of Frederikke (3 on the map), usually offering four options, including one vegetarian. The mensa also has a salad bar. The restaurant Frida on the ground floor of Frederikke (3 on the map) faces the open square. It has some tables outdoors, and food is made on order, but it is more expensive than the mensa. Inside Frederikke there is also a grill called "Tank" on the ground floor, and a place called "<break>" on the first floor with pizza slices and wraps. There also is a grocery at the southwest end of Frederikke. For espresso-based coffee, try the coffee bars in the university library (Georg, 27 on the map) and on the ground floor of Frederikke (Fredrik, still 3 on the map). The university bookstore and a drug store are in Lavblokka (2 on the map).

Computer access

There are computer terminals in rooms B 600, B 810 and B 925 in the N.H. Abel building. Ask John Rognes for information about guest accounts.

Library access

The math library is on the first floor, i.e., the floor numbered 2, in the N.H. Abel building. When you enter, monographs are straight ahead, journals are to the right, recent issues even further to the right.


  • Alex Sushi (japanese/fish), Cort Adlers gate 2, phone 2243 9999.
  • Arakataka, Mariboes gate 7, phone 2332 8300.
  • Dinner (Canton/Szechuan), Stortingsgaten 22, phone 2310 0466.
  • East (oriental), Fr. Nansens plass 7, phone 2242 9580.
  • Kampen bistro, Bøgata 21, phone 2219 7708.
  • Krishna's cuisine (vegetarian), Kirkeveien 59 B, phone 2260 6250.
  • Mares (fish/french), Frognerveien 12 B, phone 2254 8980.
  • Nodee (asia crossover), Middelthunsgate 25, phone 2269 1992.
  • Santinos (italian), Tordenskiolds gate 8-10, phone 2241 1622.
  • Zaika (indian), Munkedamsveien 20, phone 2283 3330.
See for many other options.


  • The Munch museum, Tøyengata 53, phone 2349 3500, near the Tøyen stop on tram lines 1 through 6.
  • The National museum, Kristian Augusts gate 23, phone 2198 2000, on Universitetsgata going northeast from Karl Johans gate (the main street downtown).
  • The Viking ship museum, Huk aveny 35, phone 2213 5280, bus 30 from the National Theatre to Vikingskipene.
  • Cloister ruins on the island Hovedøya, ferry 92 from Vippetangen.

Forest hikes

  • Tram line 1 from Majorstuen or Vinderen to Frognerseteren, walk east and south to Vettakollen, with a nice view of the city, and down near Bånntjern and west to the Vettakollen tram stop (on tram line 1), or east to Sognsvann (on tram line 3). (Ca. 5 km.)
  • Tram line 1 to Voksenkollen, north and down to Tryvannstua, east to Skjennungstua and Ullevålseter, then south to Sognsvann. Varied views along the way. Return by tram line 3. (Ca. 10 km.)
  • Tram line 1 to Voksenkollen or Frognerseteren, north and down to Tryvannstua, Studenterhytta and Kobberhaughytta, up to Kobberhaugen, with a nice view of the forest and hills north of Oslo, west and down to Finnerud and Sørkedalen skole. Return by bus 41 to Røa and tram line 2. (Ca. 14 km.)

City walks

  • Bus 25 to Frysja or Stillatorvet near the Maridalen lake (Maridalsvatnet). Walk down along the Aker river (Akerselva), with nice bridges, waterfalls and 19th century industries, to the lively Grünerløkka. Return by tram line 12 from Nybrua.
  • Walk west from Majorstua to the Frogner park, with the Vigeland sculpture park and a rose garden. If desired, follow the (small) river out of the park. Turn left on Drammensveien, then right on Bygdøy allé, and left (= south) on Dronning Blancas vei, onto the Bygdøy peninsula. The Viking ship museum is at Huk aveny 35 (phone 2243 8379), and is open until 6 pm. Return by bus 30 from Vikingskipene to the National Theatre.
John Rognes, August 31st 2006