ASIC05

LODGING

ASIC 2006 will be held at the Grand Hotel Bellevue, in Åndalsnes, Norway. The hotel is very well designed for our meetings, with a large well designed meeting room set up classroom style, with audio-visual capabilities in place.

The hotel has about 80 rooms, singles and doubles, and is holding 50 for our group, though this number will be adjusted downward later, if the number of advance reservations is smaller than anticipated. These rooms are being held starting Sunday, July 2 through Friday, July 7 (check out in the morning of Saturday, July 8), but additional days before or after can probably be accommodated if reservations are made before the hotel fills.

Reservations should be made directly with the hotel. By telephone, call 47-71-22-75-00. The first two digits are the country code for Norway. By fax, the number is 47-71-22-60-38. By email: booking@grandhotel.no. The website for the hotel is www.grandhotel.no.

Prices: Norway uses the Kroner currency, and the exchange rate fluctuates. As of September 7, 2005, the exchange rate was 6.2652 Kroner per $1. The charge per room per day for ASIC attendees is K 1070 for a single and K 1270 for a double. This charge includes daily breakfast and dinner for each person. Norway is more expensive than most countries, and the single room rate may be too high for some attendees. We therefore encourage attendees who wish to share a double room to use our link on the left, 'Find a roommate…

NOTE: The registration fee (sent to the organizer, not the hotel) includes food, drink, and hotel charges for the opening reception on Sunday, daily drink/snacks at the start of each session and at the midway break, and the conference banquet on Friday. The registration fee rises as the conference date gets closer in time.

NOTE: The hotel can provide lunch, at their restaurant, or to take out, for an additional charge of K 155. There are also local markets in town at which one can obtain lunch materials.

Alternative Lodging: See http://www.romsdalsalpene.com/sove1.html. Aside from hotels and youth hostels, a few attendees each year prefer to camp in nearby areas. There are quite a few very nice campsites, many with cabins in addition to tentsites, in the Åndalsnes area, at various distances, although at most one or perhaps two are close enough for to allow walking access to the daily meetings. Thus for most campsites a car or other transport will be needed to get to the meetings each day.


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