Situated like a pearl in the Nordic Limfjord, Aalborg is a really unique Scandinavian city. Aalborg always exhibits impressive contrasts through its multiple facets. From old to new, it features both Viking relics and modern designs. From sea to land, it offers both oceanic views and inland scenery. From spring to winter, it hosts diversified cultural events. Aalborg is a place for sightseeing, fun and even adventure. Each year, hotels of all types, bars of distinctive styles, museums of different themes, and many other convenient tourist facilities accommodate over 300,000 visitors from all over the world.
During summer, Aalborg is a great tourist attraction with expansive white beaches. By excursions of 30 minutes to one hour from the city center, one can easily reach the broad, white beaches and beautiful landscape of the North Sea on the west coast of Jutland. Meanwhile, over 300 restaurants and bars in the city render short Nordic summer nights even shorter and unforgettable.
SSDBM 2014 will include a half-day social program that samples the natural and cultural uniqueness of North Jylland. We will go through Sæby and the ferry port of Frederikshavn to Skagen, the northernmost town in Denmark. On the way, we will take a short break at the Råbjerg Mile migrating sand dunes just south of Skagen. In Skagen, we will start by visiting Grenen in the tractor-driven 'Sandormen' (the Sand Worm). Grenen is the northernmost point in Denmark, also forming the top of the European continent where the neighboring seas of Kattegat and Skagerrak meet. After that, we will visit Skagen's Museum, famous for its large collection of paintings from the Scandinavian Golden Age. The banquet will be at restaurant Pakhuset that overlooks the busy yacht harbor of Skagen. Before the banquet, there will be leisure time to be spent in this charming, picturesque town, and you will surely discover why Skagen is one of the most popular destinations in Denmark.
Local Travel Information
General information about train and bus in Denmark: http://www.visitdenmark.com/uk/en-gb/menu/turist/transport/togogbusinformation/togogbusinformation.htm.
Information of local bus in Aalborg: http://www.ntbus.dk.
Train information (DSB, Danish State Railways): http://www.dsb.dk.
Coming to Aalborg from Copenhagen
You can come to Aalborg from Copenhagen by either flight or train.
For train information, please visit the Danish State Railways (DSB) website: http://www.dsb.dk
For specific departures use this link to find routes between Copenhagen Airport and Aalborg St.
Directions to the Conference Hotel (Hotel Hvide Hus)
When you arrive at the Aalborg airport (Aalborg Lufthavn), you can take the bus #2E to the Aalborg bus terminal (Aalborg Busterminal).
When you arrive at the bus terminal in Aalborg (or the train station), you just need to take 5 minutes walk to the hotel. This map shows a convenient walking route from the train station to the hotel.
For Those Who Needs Visa
If you need a visa to enter Denmark, you will get an invitation letter to present to your local Danish Embassy only after registering and paying yourself for the conference. A processing time for visa application of up to 3 months should be expected! In order to get the invitation letter we need an official statement (stamped) from your employer/institution confirming that you are employed/enrolled accordingly. In the statement it must be stated that your employer/institution will cover all expenses in connection with your trip to Denmark. Initially, you may scan and email the statement to us followed by a hard copy sent by normal post. Email the statement to Torben Bach Pedersen, and send the hardcopy to the address below.
Department of Computer Science
Att. Torben Bach Pedersen, 3.2.14
Selma Lagerlöfs Vej 300
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst
For detailed information on obtaining short term visa for Denmark, please visit the website of the Danish Immigration Service http://www.nyidanmark.dk/en-us/frontpage.htm.