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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 Europe.

Some airlines flying directly from the US to Stockholm:

  • Boston: Finnair (from June 13)
  • Chicago: SAS
  • New York/Newark: Continental, Malaysia Airlines
  • Philadelphia: US Airways

For most alternatives you will be flying into Stockholm Arlanda International airport located 35 km south of Uppsala.


Between Stockholm Arlanda International airport and Uppsala City

Transportation between Arlanda airport and Uppsala city is most convenient by train, bus or car/taxi.

  • 17 minutes by train between Arlanda C and Uppsala C (Approx. 90 SEK)
  • 40 minutes by bus between Arlanda and downtown Uppsala, bus number 801 (90 SEK).
  • 25 minutes by car or taxi. Ask for fixed price (Approx. 415 SEK for 1-4 persons).
Trains are operated by SJ and buses by UL. At Arlanda airport you can take either bus number 801 to Uppsala central railway station (last stop). Buses are more frequent than trains and depart every 20 minutes or every 30 minutes (depending on time of day) from bus stop number 13 at Arlanda airport. Timetables for both trains and buses can be found here. Upon arrival in Uppsala, all hotels and conference venues are within walking distance. For those that prefer transport there are buses or taxis from the railway station.

In Uppsala City

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.


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

Övre Slottsgatan 5
753 10 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: +46-18-15 51 90

Comfort Hotel Svava

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

Bangårdsgatan 24 Box 1425
751 44 UPPSALA
Telephone: +46-18-13 00 30

Radisson SAS Hotel Gillet

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

Dragarbrunnsgatan 23
SE-753 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Telephone: +46-18-68 18 00

Uppsala City Map

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Download a city map with hotel information in PDF format.