The workshop will be held at the AlbaNova
University Center in Stockholm. Stockholm is
served by both the main
airport Arlanda and a few smaller airports (Bromma Airport - near the city
centre, Skavsta Airport - further away and
low-cost airlines, Västerås Airport - again further away and low-cost).
Arrival at Arlanda
To get to downtown Stockholm from Arlanda, you have several options:
Stockholm Central Station is a major hub for transportation: from here, you can reach your final destination by subway, bus, or taxi. Taxis fares from Stockholm C to most of the hotels listed under Accommodations or the conference location itself (AlbaNova) run 150-200 SEK. For information on the subway and buses, see the "Getting Around Stockholm" section below.
Express. The fastest
option is to take the Arlanda
Express train (240 SEK one-way) to Stockholm Central Station (~20 min).
A cheaper option is to take the airport bus which will also take you
to the central station, albeit rather slower (~45 min). Buses run frequently throughout the day and evening (every 10-15 min). The airport bus is 119 SEK one-way
and 219 SEK return (99 SEK/198 SEK if bought online ahead of time). Several of the accommodations (Elite Palace Hotel, Time Hotel, Hotel Oden, Wenner-Gren Centre) are within walking distance of the Norra Station stop; this is the fastest means of reaching these hotels. If you want to go directly to the workshop site AlbaNova, you can also get off the bus at Norra Station and walk (10-15 min) to the workshop site.
- Taxi. The easiest, but most expensive, option
is of course
to take a taxi directly to
your hotel (or the workshop site AlbaNova). All taxi companies serving
Stockholm are supposed to have fixed prices (around 500 SEK) to downtown
Stockholm. If you go directly to the workshop
AlbaNova, state that you want to
go to 'AlbaNova University Center, Roslagstullsbacken 21'.
SkavstaIf instead you arrive at Skavsta Airport, there is a bus
that will take you to Stockholm City. The price is 149 SEK one-way and 259 SEK return (129 SEK/248 SEK through the internet). These buses run frequently daytime, but after 7 pm,
they run only when flights land (and wait for delayed
flights). As Skavsta is much further
away than Arlanda, taxi is not recommended from this airport.
at Västerås For Västerås Airport, there is again a bus
that will take you to and fro Stockholm City in conjunction with
flights. The price is 149 SEK one-way and 259 SEK return (129 SEK/248 SEK through the internet). Again, taxi to
Stockholm is only recommended for people with too much money, however,
it is possible to take a taxi to the local train station Västerås C (Taxi Västerås)
and then go by train to Stockholm (SJ).
Getting around in StockholmStockholm
is served by a good subway and bus
system. The main hub of the subway system is T-centralen located right
next to Stockholm Central Station. All subway lines pass through this
hub. There are also many buses stopping here that serve other areas of
Stockholm. Note that most points of interest in Stockholm are not that
far apart, so if you don't mind walking, that is
excellent option for getting around.
To use the subway or bus, you
a ticket in advance. This is
done either using a ticket machine at the station/bus stop, or at larger service
(SL-Center) or at
convenience stores like Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven. For short duration stays your
ticket options are:
If you plan on using the public transportation a lot
your stay, we recommend that you either buy the 3- or 7-day pass, or
strip with 16 coupons.
for 44 SEK (two coupons) if bought at the entrance to the subway (not possible
on buses, though some bus stops have ticket machines).
tickets for 36 SEK (two coupons) if bought in advance at any
of the places mentioned above.
- a strip with 16 coupons valid
trips (2 coupons are required per trip) for 200 SEK.
- pay via your
phone by sending an SMS with the text 'HA' to 72150. You will then get a
SMS that is your ticket (show to bus driver or at subway entrance). This ticket
costs 36 SEK (charged to your
- 7-day pass for 300 SEK (unlimited travel for 7
- 3-day pass for 230 SEK (unlimited travel for 3 days/72
- 1-day pass for 115 SEK (unlimited travel for 24
Bus/subway route planning, schedules, and other information are available on the SL website.
Finding the workshop site,
AlbaNovaThe workshop is held at AlbaNova University Center,
Roslagstullsbacken 21. You can find a maps of the surrounding area
If you stay at Hotel Arcadia, the workshop
is easily reached on foot (~5 min). Just go up the hill on
and continue straight through the residential area. You will
AlbaNova at the other side of the hill.
If you stay at Hotel Oden
Best Western Time Hotel, you can either walk (~20 min), or take bus
number 40 or
70 to the bus stop Albano.
is the big white building behind you (with a
on top of it).
If you stay elsewhere, or simply want more
the public transportation company SL, has a journey
you find your
way. Note that the bus stop closest to AlbaNova is called Ruddammen (serviced by routes 43 and 44); the Albano stop is also fairly close (see above).
AlbaNova Center also has extensive instructions on how
to get there. You can find those here.