||At a Glance
Uppsala and the Main Conference Venue
Uppsala is the fourth largest city in Sweden, but still retains the charm of a small town. Uppsala is dominated by its university - the oldest in Scandinavia with around 38,000 students.
The conference is held at Uppsala castle. The castle began construction in 1549 by order from Gustav Vasa, who was the king of Sweden at the time and now lies buried in Uppsala cathedral. Today, the castle is the residence of the Governor of Uppsala County. It is conveniently located close to downtown Uppsala. All hotels and other venues are within walking distance (see the map further down). There are also buses that stop close to the castle.
Climate: June is an early summer month in Sweden with pleasant weather and an average day temperature around 20C (70F). Be prepared for occasional rain and for cooler evenings and nights, requiring a jacket or sweater.
Currency: The currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona (SEK). 1 USD is approximately 8 SEK. Use a currency converter for up to date exchange rates.
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There are direct flights to and from all major cities in
For most alternatives you will be flying into Stockholm Arlanda International airport located 35 km south of Uppsala.
TransportationBetween Stockholm Arlanda International airport and Uppsala City
Transportation between Arlanda airport and Uppsala city is most convenient by train, bus or car/taxi.
The Uppsala public transportation consists of buses operated by Uppsala buss (information in Swedish only). Buses are green and usually reliable and on time. You would rarely need to take a bus between the hotels and the conference venues, but in case the need arises the price is 20 SEK for a ticket that is valid for 90 minutes within the city zone. You pay the driver upon entering the bus. Most buses leave from downtown Uppsala and many pass by the Castle. Bus number 20, in the direction of Graneberg, passes both the central station, downtown Uppsala and the Castle. Uppsala buss operates a travel center in downtown Uppsala (Vaksalagatan 5), where it is possible to acquire more information.Between Uppsala and Stockholm
If you want to visit Stockholm, the capitol of Sweden, there are trains (SJ) and buses departing from Uppsala central station. The train takes 40 minutes and costs around 65 SEK (may vary with time of day). The bus, number 899, takes around one hour and costs 65 SEK.
Note! Hotel reservations are done through the Conference registration process.Akademihotellet
Uppsala University's own hotel. A reasonably priced hotel with restricted opening hours of the hotel reception. Located off center, but close to the University building, the cathedral and the castle (main conference site).Single bed room with shower (SEK) 750
Double bed room with shower (SEK) 890
Single bed room without shower (SEK) 650
Double bed room without shower (SEK) 790
Good hotel, located in the city center, right across the street from the Central train- and bus station. 5-10 minutes walking distance to the conference site.Single bed room (SEK) 675
High class hotel, located in the city center and a few minutes walk from the central train and bus station. About 5-10 minutes walking distance to the conference site.Single bed room standard (SEK) 1095
Single bed room superior (SEK) 1325
Double bed room (SEK) 1525
Uppsala City MapClick on the map for enlargement.
Download a city map with hotel information in PDF format.