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Practical information

The NordiCHI 2022 conference will take place in Aarhus. The pre-conference and conference will be held at the Aarhus University campus. Below we have collected practical information about transportation within Aarhus, accommodation options, and other practical details.

VENUE

Getting to the pre-conference venue (8-9 October)

Department of Computer Science and Department of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University are part of the IT City Katrinebjerg, which is located at Helsingforsgade 14, 8200 Aarhus N, building 5335.

From Aarhus C, you can either take the light rail (“Letbane – L2”) towards Lystrup or Aarhus Universitetshospital and get off at “Aarhus Universitet” – approx. 1 km from the venue, or you can take bus no. 2A towards AUH Skeyby and get off at “Storcenter Nord” – approx. 400 meters from the venue.

 

Getting to the main conference (10-12 October)

The main venue is located at Aarhus University campus, Nordre Ringgade 1, 8000 Aarhus C.

From Aarhus C, you can take the light rail (“Letbane – L2”) towards Lystrup or Aarhus Universitetshospital and get off at “Aarhus Universitet” – approx. 400 meters from the venue.

ACCOMODATION

We have pre-booked rooms at the following hotels:

Hotel CabInn Aarhus

Booking:

Book via mail aarhus@cabinn.com or web.

Use booking code BLKNORDIC.

Price:

Single Economy room DKK 400,-

Single Commodore room DKK 476,-

WAKEUP Aarhus

Booking:

Direct login (Danish): https://www.wakeupcopenhagen.dk/arpbe/web/da/login/83541971

Direct login (English): https://www.wakeupcopenhagen.com/arpbe/web/en/login/83541971

Price:

10% discount on the hotel’s flexible prices.

We are awaiting further information from Hotel Oasia and Hotel Scandic City, which we will add soon. If you want another hotel, you find a complete list of hotels in Aarhus on https://www.visitaarhus.com/aarhus/where-sleep/hotels

ABOUT AARHUS

Meet Aarhus – the City of Smiles

Denmark is one of the world's leading destinations for international meetings, and Aarhus, located on the eastern coast of the Jutland peninsula, is Denmark's second largest city. Aarhus has a population of approximately 340,000 inhabitants. Over the past few years, Aarhus has become a popular host city for international scientific congresses and conferences, and is now among the top 75 destinations in the world on the ICCA ranking of international meeting destinations.

Aarhus is a university town, with the youngest urban population in Denmark. But it is also one of the oldest cities in the nation, founded in the Viking age. The vibrant mix of youthful energy and a rich history is what makes Aarhus special.

For more information see https://conferences.au.dk/about-aarhus

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Banks and Currency Exchange

Bank and exchange offices are located in the city centre close to the hotels. The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone. While some shops do accept euros, we recommend that you exchange to the local currency. Most shops also accept major credit cards.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-16.00
Thursday: 10.00-17.30
Closed Saturdays and Sundays

Currency exchange at Forex

You can buy foreign currency at Forex, which offers better exchange rates and no exchange fee compared to a bank.
Address: Forex, Banegårdspladsen 20, 8000 Aarhus C, (+45) 8680 0340.

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-18.00
Saturday: 10.00-15.00

Credit card/cash points

Cash points accepting major credit cards are conveniently located all over the city.

Emergency phone numbers

(+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)

Police, fire, ambulance (+45) 112
Falck rescue services (+45) 70 10 20 30
Police (+45) 87 31 14 48

Emergency room at Aarhus Hospital, Skejby (+45) 70 11 31 31. Always remember to call in beforehand. Address: Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 161, Entrance 33, 8200 Aarhus N

Doctor, outside normal working hours (16-08) - Lægevagten (+45) 70 11 31 31. Always remember to call in beforehand. Address: Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 161, Entrance 33, 8200 Aarhus N

Dentist, outside normal working hours: (+45) 40 51 51 62. Address: Valdemarsgade 1 D, stuen th., 8000 Aarhus C. Opening hours are Friday 18-21 and Saturday/Sunday 10-13.

Chemists, outside normal hours: Aarhus Løve Apotek, Store Torv 5, 8000 Aarhus C (+45) 86 12 00 22. Opening hours 06-24.

Voltage

Electricity in Denmark is 230V AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Postal service

The nearest post office is a 10-20-minute walk from the university (located at Storcenter Nord, Finlandsgade 17, DK-8200 Aarhus N). 

Opening hours:
08.00-21.00

Shopping

Shops in Aarhus are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 10.00-17.30 (Saturdays 10.00-14.00). Supermarkets and department stores are open till 19.00 on weekdays and some are closed on Sundays.
Most shops accept all major credit cards.

Dining out in Aarhus and tipping

Most restaurants in Aarhus are open from 11.30 until midnight. However, hot meals are not normally served after 22.00. Gratuities are automatically included in the bills for service, meals etc. Tipping is optional.