Practical information

Last changed: 07 August 2018

9th European Workshop on Equine Nutrition 2018, August 16 - 18, 2018 in Uppsala, Sweden

We have collected some practical information around the workshop, for your benefit. Please click on the headlines below to read more.

General information

Official Language
The language of the conference is English.

Time zone
Sweden is in the Central European Time zone.

Climate and Clothing
It is late summer or early fall in Uppsala in August, and the temperatures can vary from 12 to 20°C. Please note there may be occasional showers. Weather information and forecasts: www.yr.no.

Passport and Visas
Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden.

Local Currency
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK). Approximately Euro 1=SEK 10, USD 1=SEK 9, GBP 1=SEK 11. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala. Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit oanda.com.

Credit card vs. cash payment
Sweden is highly digital regarding payments. A Visa or a Master Card can be used in almost any purchase situation. Taxis, buses, hotels, shops, restaurants prefer card payment to cash. Some hotels for example are cash free, so are also all buses, local and regional (airport coaches). Make sure to bring a functional card for payment, and don't exchange so much cash.

Business hours & shopping
Shops are open between 10.00 and 18.00 hrs on weekdays and from 10.00 to 15.00 on Saturdays. Shops in the city center have extended opening hours, some even on Sundays between 12.00 and 16.00 hrs.

Smoking policy
Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains.

Electricity
In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.

Force Majeure
The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.

Disclaimer
The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden.

Accommodation

Rooms have been pre-booked at two hotels in central city Uppsala. Both hotels are located close to Uppsala Travel Center (train and bus station), for easy access from airport shuttle and local buses to Campus Ultuna, the workshop venue. The EWEN workshop rate and room block will not be available through other hotel booking channels, only by the options presented here.

Hotel Radisson Blu Uppsala

Please see more information about the hotel on the hotel website.

Conference rate per night Single room: SEK 1690 including VAT, a generous breakfast buffet, wifi and free access to the gym.

Link to booking form >> EWEN booking form

If you have questions regarding the hotel or the booking, please contact the hotel reservations office at +46 18 4747910 or reservations.uppsala@radissonblu.com.

The conference rate and rooms will be available up until July 4 2018. Room reservation is made on a first come – first served basis.

Cancellation conditions Please double check with the hotel upon reservation.

Best Western Hotel Svava

Please see more information about the hotel on the hotel website.

Conference rate per nightSingle room: SEK 1350 including VAT, a generous breakfast buffet and wifi.

To book a room with the conference rate, please contact the hotel by phone or by e-mail and reference the booking code: 210002   

Contact details for booking and questions: +46 18 13 00 30 or info@hotelsvava.se.

The conference rate and rooms will be available up until July 4 2018.

Room reservation is made on a first come – first served basis.

Cancellation conditions Please double check with the hotel upon reservation.

Budget options

For budget accommodation options, please see the tourist office website, Destination Uppsala: at www.destinationuppsala.se/

Travel

Trains

Trains leave Arlanda Central station for Uppsala Central Station several times a day. Arlanda C is reached from Sky City between terminal 4 and 5. Journey time: 20 minutes Both SJ and SL trains frequents the distance. Tickets can be bought at Arlanda airport, in vending machines or at desks, or in advance on-line at sj.se. The prices differ depending on day, time and operator from 190-220 SEK.

UL bus 801

Bus 801 runs between Arlanda and central Uppsala once every hour between 1 a.m and 4 a.m, and twice every hour between 4 a.m and 1 a.m. Journey time: 45 minutes. Cost SEK 110-130 (approximately EUR 13). There are vending machines at Arlanda airport terminals 2, 4 and 5 where you can buy a one way ticket for the bus. Credit card only. There is a small reduction of the price if you buy it from the vending machine in advance of the journey, compared to buying the ticket on board the bus.

You can by the ticket with Master card or Visa on the bus (Am ex and Diners are not accepted). Cash is not accepted.

("Flygbussarna"  airport coaches connects Arlanda and Stockholm city. It is not recommended to go to Stockholm to reach Uppsala from Arlanda.)

Taxi

Taxis leave from outside the arrivals hall.  Journey time: about 35 minutes  Cost: about SEK 500-600 (approx. EUR 50-60). Ask the driver for a fixed price (“fast pris”) in advance. You can pay by credit card or by cash in the taxi.  You can make an advance reservation with Uppsala Taxi: +46 18 100 000 or with Taxi Kurir, Uppsala: +46 18 123456. You can ask for a driver to be waiting for you in the arrival hall.

See Arlanda airport website for more details: https://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/

Workshop venue

The workshop will be held at VHC – the Centre for Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science – located at SLU Campus Ultuna, about 6 km south of Uppsala city centre. The address of the main entrance of VHC is Ulls väg 26.

Local buses number 4, 100 and 101 runs the route between Uppsala Central station and Campus Ultuna. The bus stop next to VHC is called Campus Ultuna. The bus journey takes about 25 minutes from Uppsala city centre to Campus Ultuna. You can buy the ticket on-board by credit or debit card (Visa or MasterCard) or you can use the UL app if you have Internet access in Sweden on your phone. See https://www.ul.se/en/tickets/how-to-buy-a-ticket/ for more details.

Parking is free of charge, at marked parking spaces, on the campus area.

More details on how to find your way to SLU Campus Ultuna, and find your way at the campus, is found on the SLU website: https://www.slu.se/en/about-slu/locations/slu-uppsala/

Uppsala - the university city

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 200 000 inhabitants. Unique cultural treasures and an exciting history are to be found in the city of knowledge and inspiration. Uppsala has retained its small-town charm while offering a big city’s selection of shops, restaurants and other entertainment.

Uppsala view, photo: Jim ElfströmUppsala has many historical attractions. Among the most famous are:

However, Uppsala is not only known for its traditions. Today Uppsala is a dynamic industrial and commercial city where knowledge, ideas and entrepreneurship are at the center. The city’s geographical location with only 30 minutes to Stockholm-Arlanda international airport and 40 minutes to Stockholm has made Uppsala an attractive place for meetings.

For information on how to reach Uppsala, please visit the Travel page on this website.

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