MaGIC 2022

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Manifolds and Geometric Integration Colloquia, Ilsetra 28.02-04.03, 2022

How to get there

  • Arriving from abroad: Nearest airport is Oslo Gardermoen

  • Train to Lillehammer from Oslo airport, Trondheim, or Bergen via Oslo, consult for schedule and tickets. Ticket price: ca 200-300 NOKs each way. Takes ca 1hr 40 mins.

  • From train station Lillehammer: See here

  • Google maps

  • Webcam (nearby) Pellestova

  • Weather:

NB! Participation is by invitation only, all ESRs and PIs in the THREAD project + GI groups from NTNU and U of Bergen are invited by default. We may fill up with more people if additional rooms are available.


We will stay in apartments up to 2 persons in each. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a small kitchen with a fridge in each apartment.


All meals are included and will be served in the restaurant at Ilsetra. But one needs to prepare sandwiches for lunch during breakfast.

We arrive Monday evening. Soup and bread will be available for everyone in the restaurant throughout the evening.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

  • 08.00-08.45 Breakfast

  • Program (minor changes may occur)

  • 19.00-21.00 Dinner

Friday morning, checkout after breakfast


There will be room for about 20-25 talks and typical duration is 30 minutes including questions. Priority is given to ESRs, PhD students and postdocs. Title and abstract should be submitted no later than February 21 as email to Brynjulf. Typical abstract length will be 5-10 lines. Do not expect a blackboard or whiteboard to be available. If you want to write live, a tablet with a smart pen is probably the best option.

Free time activities

There are various options

  • Alpine skiing in the 1994 Olympic slopes. Ski rental is possible at Gaiastova, ca 15 minutes walk from the hotel. Access to the slope directly from Ilsetra. Lifts take you to a point where you can ski back down to Ilsetra. Piste map found here.

  • Cross-country skiing. One of the best areas in Norway with prepared tracks for hundreds of kilometers, starting just outside the door of Ilsetra. XC skis can also be rented at Gaiastova. Cross country trails (continuously updated) can be found here. Instruction video for cross-country skiing (beginners) is found here

  • Local map showing the locations of Ilsetra, Gaiastova and Pellestova. Here is a scalable/adjustable map

  • Skiing is not obligatory, one can go for a walk, work alone or form groups, play cards, sing a song or whatever one prefers

What to bring

  • It may be rather cold up there, say 0 to -15 degrees, so bring warm clothes if you are interested in outdoor activities. Also bring winter shoes/boots. Note also that you need to walk 50-100 meters between the apartment and the lecture room and restaurant.

  • You may bring your own skiing equipment, but it can also be rented

  • There will be no events that require any kind of formal wear


  • Please follow carefully advice, rules and regulations for Covid-19 in Norway. A webpage for travellers from abroad is found here