Practical information

Last changed: 23 January 2019


We have pre-booked rooms for the workshop delegates at Arenahotellet in Uppsala. For those of you attending. that don't have an oral presentation of your abstract, please book a room following directions below:


Tennisvägen, 754 60 Uppsala                         

Map and directions                                                       

Phone: +46 (0)18 35 00 25


Singel room 1665 exl. VAT

To book a room, please contact the hotel and provide booking code 17098-SLU. (This code will be ineffecitve by February 4)


If you wish to make a reservation at affordable hostels in Uppsala, please visit Destination Uppsala for information.

Our other hotel suggestions


Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala                                  

Storgatan 30, 753 31 Uppsala

Map and directions

Phone: +46 18 68 11 00



CityStay Uppsala                                                       

Trädgårdsgatan 5A, 753 09 Uppsala                           

Map and directions                                                       

Phone: +46 18 121 000




Övre Slottsgatan 5, 753 10 Uppsala

Map and directions

Phone +46 18 15 51 90



Best Western Svava                                                  

Bangårdsgatan 24, 753 20 Uppsala                             

Map and directions                                                       

Phone: +46 18 13 00 30


General travel information for event

Official Language
The language of the conference is English.

Time zone
Sweden is in the Central European Time zone.

Climate and Clothing
It is winter in Uppsala in March and the temperatures can vary from -20 to +5°C. Please note there may be snow.
Weather information and forecasts:

Local Currency
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK). Approximate value, Euro 1=SEK 11, USD 1=SEK 9, GBP 1=SEK 12. Major credit cards like Visa and Master Card are accepted almost everywhere, also in small businesses. Some does even prefer card payment to cash. Local and regional buses are cash free, but accept Visa and Master Card with pin code.

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

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. Some major shops might be able to accept EUR, but in that case only bills, no coins. Exchange is returned in SEK.

Smoking policy
Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains. All hotel rooms are by default non-smoking.

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.

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.

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.

Travel information for event

From Stockholm-Arlanda airport


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 The prices differ depending on day, time and operator from 190-220 SEK.


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.)


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:

Information about Uppsala

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 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.

Other useful links


Workshop dinner

The workshop dinner will be held at Domtrappkällaren on the 5th of march. Please click here to select the food of your choice.

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