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ATM

The ATMs are often found next to bank branches and can be used outside the banks’ normal opening hours.

Bank

Banks are normally open Monday to Friday from 09.30 to 16.00

Breaks during the program

We kindly ask you to go visit the exhibitors during your breaks. Refreshments will be served in the exhibition areas.

Bus transport hotels

 

Certificate of attendance 

Certificate of attendance can be handed out at the registration desk on request.

Chairmen

We kindly ask the chairmen to be present in the session hall at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the session. Chairmen are responsible for keeping the timing of speakers.

Credit Cards

It is possible to withdraw money with Visa, Visa-Dankort, Eurocard, MasterCard, Maestro and JCB from the many ATMs around the country. Most places DO NOT accept American Express.

Checkin and check-out

Hotel Føroyar

Check-in before 14.00

Check-out

Mon-Fri before 11.00

Sat-Sun before 12.00

Hotel Hafnia

Check-in before 14.00

Check-out before 12.00

Hotel Tórshavn

Check-in before 14.00

Check-out before 11.00

Hotel Streym

Check-in before 13.00

Check-out before 11.00

Currency

There are two currencies of equal value in the Faroe Islands: the Faroese króna and the Danish krone.

Exchange rates for the Faroese (Danish) króna as of May 2017 are roughly:

DKK 100 = €13.4 / £11.6 / $15.4

Emergency phone numbers

Emergency number: 112

Police: +298 351448

Medical assistance: 1870

Dental emergency: +298 314544

Number information: 118

General Practitioners can also be contacted for non-emergency consultations over the telephone, usually between 08.00 and 09.00. If you need urgent medical treatment outside the GP”s opening hours, which is between 16.00 and 08.00, you should call the emergency medical service tel. 1870.

Handicap

The Nordic House has good accessibility. Each room has wheelchair access, there is a handicap toilet in the foyer and two handicap parking spaces immediately outside the main entrance. 

Insurance and liability

Neither the organisers, nor the congress venue are responsible for any injury. Participants are advised to take out their own health and travel insurance.

Language

English is the official language of the congress. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Lunch

Lunch is served Friday and Saturday. It is served in the exihibition areas. Lunch Sunday is grab and go. The catering is delivered from a local catering company.

Please note badges with The Oystercatcher1 have lunch in "Klingran" on Friday and in "Skálin" on Saturday. Badgets with The Goldcrest2 have lunch in "Skálin" Friday and in "Klingran" on Saturday.

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Name badges

Your name badge will be handed to you when you check in at the registration desk.

The badge is your ticket to all scientific sessions, the exhibition areas, catering and social events. You must wear your badge on all occasions. The bird printed on the badge indicates WHERE you must have lunch.

We ask you kindly to comply with the lunch guidelines.

Parking

The Nordic House has a very limited number of parking spaces and it can often be difficult to find a space in connection with large events.

As an alternative, we would like to point you to the nearby public parking spaces by Tórsbreyt (the athletics grounds), the sports hall and in Gundadalur (by the football grounds).

If travelling by car, we advise that you arrive early and urge you to refrain from parking in a way that blocks our neighbours’ driveways or prohibits access of emergency vehicles

Payment

All fees and rates in the congress programme are given in DKK.

Phone

We kindly request all participants to keep mobile phones in silent mode. Especially in the meeting rooms during the scientific sessions.

The Faroe Islands pride themselves on having excellent telecommunication networks, offering services at competitive prices.

The country code for the Faroe Isalnds is +298 plus the six-digit number. Calls from the Faroe Islands abroad can be made by dialing 00, then the national code and the telephone number

Posters

Only pins can be used to mount posters. Pins are on the spot.

Poster presentation PP01 on Friday 1 September: Please set up your poster at 09.00 latest and take it down latest at 17:00 same day.

Poster presentation PP02 on Saturday 2 September: Please set up your poster at 09.00 latest and take it down latest at 17:00 same day

Your poster must be in English. The size of your poster: width 120 cm and height 210

cm (portrait, not landscape).

Your poster-ID number indicates the date and the position of the poster board. Posters will be at display one day. Poster viewing time will be during breaks. We would

ask you to allocate time to be available at the poster stand for questions and discussions during these breaks on the date assigned for your presentation.

Preparation for oral presentations – slide centre - speakers

We kindly ask you to register and collect your name badge, tickets etc. at the registration desk. The staff at the registration desk will guide you to the slide centre where you must upload your presentation. A technician will check your presentation to

ensure you that your presentation will function. Your presentation must be delivered at the slide centre at least 60 min. before your lecture starts.

Opening hours slide centre

Friday 1 September 08:00–16:00

Saturday 2 September 08:00–16:00

Sunday 3 September 08:00–10:30

All session rooms are equipped with data projectors and PC. The congress language

is English and presentations must be made in PowerPoint or in Keynote. The presentations

must be in 16:9 format for optimal viewing and in a resolution up to

1920 x 1080 pixels.

Programme changes

The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to unforeseen circumstances.

Registration/information desk

The registrations desk is situated in the foyer of The Nordic House. Please register as soon as possible after your arrival.

Opening hours:

Thursday 31 August 14:00–16:30

Friday 1 September 8:00–17:00

Saturday 2 September 8:30–17:30

Sunday 3 September 8:30–12:30 

Time differences and weather

GMT +0

The weather in the Faroe Islands is unpredictable and ever-changing. It is, therefore, a good idea to pack a variety of clothing, suited to all sorts of weather (mostly cool-ish 

Tipping

Service charges are always inclued in all started prices. So you are not oblidge to tip and it is not expected.

Transport during the congress

Bus transport to and from the congress hotels* and the venue has been arranged in the morning and after the last session. Busses are also provided to and from the congress dinner on Saturday 2 September. Participants who have arranged own accommodation may take the bus to and from Hotel Hafnia.

Time schedule for all transports is in the hotel reception and at the registration desk in The Nordic House.

*Congress hotels are: Hotel Føroyar – Hotel Hafnia – Hotel Tórshavn – Hotel Streym

Venue

The Nordic House is situated 1 km from the city centre and is a five star conference centre with a magnificent view over the capital Tórshavn

Nordens Hus

Norðari ringvegur

FO-100 Tórshavn 

+298 351351

Directions:

www.google.dk/maps

Visit Tórshavn

During the congress you can get tourist information and inspiration for your stay in Tórshavn / The Faroe Islands at the venue. Taking part in a congress at the Faroe Islands is all about high quality content, new knowledge and inspiration,

strengthening your professional network. At the congress in Tórshavn, you can meet the people from Visit Tórshavn, who can’t wait to tell you all about the wide selection of unique experiences that await you. Should you need inspiration for a trip, be

looking for an insider’s tip on a lovely restaurant, want to know more about local design or maybe simply need a timetable for the airport shuttle, Visit Tórshavn is ready to help you. Drop by for a city / island map and other kinds of information material

and have a chat with one of the locals who will do whatever it takes to help and inspire you to have a wonderful stay in Tórshavn.

You can also find information and inspiration on our website

www.visitfaroeislands.com or by downloading our free VisitFærøerne-app.

Meet with Visit Tórshavn:

Friday 1 September 09:30 – 16.00

Saturday 2 September 10:00 – 14.00

Voltage

The current is AC 220 Volts. Electric outlets are round plugs, common to most European countries.

Wifi

Free and quality WIFI at all hotels and venues.

 

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