Travel and General Information
The conference will be held at Ersta Hotell & Konferens in Stockholm (address: Erstagatan 1K, 116 28 Stockholm), and on the cruising ship (Baltic sea cruising) between Stockholm and Helsinki.
Find your way to Stockholm
Stockholm Arlanda Airport or Stockholm Bromma Airport (mainly domestic flights).
From Arlanda Airport to Stockholm city:
- By Train (Arlanda Express) to Stockholm Central Station (Non-stop) - 18 min. https://www.arlandaexpress.com/
- By Bus (Flygbussarna) to Stockholm City Terminal - ca. 45 min. https://www.flygbussarna.se/
- By Taxi - With “Taxi Stockholm” ca. 750 SEK from Arlanda to city. Ask the driver when you enter to get a fixed price. ca. 30–40 min.
From Bromma Airport to Stockholm city:
- By Taxi - ca. 20 min.
- By Tram (Tvärbanan) and Subway - From Bromma airport to Alvik by Tram (Tvärbanan) and from Alvik to Stockholm Central (T-Centralen) by Subway- ca. 30 min. https://sl.se/en/in-english
By Car from Denmark:
Take Route E20 from Copenhagen, Denmark to Malmö, Sweden. Then, Route E6 to Helsingborg and take Route E4 to Stockholm. ca. 7 hrs from Copenhagen to Stockholm.
By Train from Copenhagen to Stockholm:
There are direct rapid trains from Copenhagen central station to Stockholm central station. ca. 5 hrs. 20 min. ca. 600–1500 SEK (depends on the date and time). https://www.sj.se/en/
By Bus from Copenhagen to Stockholm:
There are direct buses from Copenhagen to Stockholm. ca. 9 hrs. 30 min. ca. 40–60 EUR
Find your way to the conference venue on Monday (Ersta Hotell & Konferens)
Address: Erstagatan 1K, Stockholm
- By Subway - The nearest subway station is Slussen or Medborgarplatsen (15min. by walk)
- By Taxi - ca. 10 min from Stockholm Central Station
- By Bus - The nearest bus stops are:
- Ersta Sjukhus (Lines 2, 53, 55, 71, 93, 423, 442X, 446, 449)
- Fjällgatan (Line 3)
- Folkungagatan (Lines 53, 55, 71)
Link to buses and subway in Stockholm: https://sl.se/en/in-english
All information below is taken from visitsweden.com.
Visit the website for more general information.
The currency in Sweden is SEK.
On the cruising ferry between Stockholm and Helsinki, both Swedish krona (SEK) and Euro will be accepted.
The normal electric current in Sweden is 220 volts AC in 50 cycles, and plugs and sockets may differ from those in other parts of the world, so travellers should bring adapters or transformers for electrical appliances such as hairdryers and shavers.
Some hotels and shops in larger cities can supply adapters.
Laptop computers that are made to work on both 110 and 220 volts can be used in Sweden with an adapter.
For laptop computers working on 110 volts only, transformers are also necessary.
What to wear
During the summer the weather in Sweden is mild and pleasant. Pack casual summer clothes, like a few medium-weight sweaters, a light jacket or raincoat.
An overcoat is necessary in the autumn, winter and spring.
Comfortable, low-heeled shoes are important, not only for the countryside, but also for sightseeing along cobblestone streets.
Phone, post & internet service
Post offices are nowadays a service integrated in various shops; grocery stores, kiosks, gasstations etc. The opening hours therefore differ according to the specific store. Generally the post offices are open during normal shopping hours, but local variations may apply. Look for the blue postal sign.
Letters and postcards of up to 20 grams cost SEK 6 within Sweden and SEK 12 internationally.
Stamps are available for sale at post offices, most newsstands and supermarkets with postal service.
There are two different types of mailboxes. The blue box is for local deliveries only, and the yellow box for national and international deliveries.
When calling Sweden from abroad please dial + 46 followed by the area code (omitting the initial zero) and the number required.
When calling abroad from Sweden: dial 00 plus the country code, followed by the area code and phone number.
Monday-Friday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Thursday 10.00 am – 4.00/5.30 pm
In some cities banks may stay open until 6 pm. All banks are closed at weekends and on public holidays. Banks at airports, ports and main railway stations are generally open longer.
Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden (some restriction may apply to American Express). Please note! In order to pay or withdraw cash with your credit card it requires that you have a card with chip and PIN (Personal Identification Number). The older magnetic-stripe cards won’t work.
You can get cash with your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card at any “Bankomat” or “Uttagsautomat” ATM.
Monday-Friday 9.30 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9.30 am - 2/4 pm
In larger towns, department stores remain open until 7.00 pm or longer. Some are also open on Sundays between approx. 12 noon and 4.00 pm. Shops generally close early the day before a public holiday.