Oct 23 – 25, 2013
Europe/Stockholm timezone


The conference is held at the AlbaNova University Center in Stockholm, which is served by both the main airport Arlanda and a few smaller airport (Skavsta - further away and mainly low-cost airlines and Bromma Airport).

Arrival at Arlanda

To get to downtown Stockholm from Arlanda, there are several options:
  • Arlanda Express. The fastest option is to take the train Arlanda Express (260 SEK one way). In the weekends, they have a special price (two people for the price of one). Get off at Stockholm City / Central station (~20 min). The central station is also the hub for the subway system of Stockholm.

  • Airport Bus (Flygbussarna). Another option is to take the airport bus which will also take you to the central station. If you want to go directly to the conference site AlbaNova, you can also get off the bus at Haga Forum and walk (10-15 min) to the conference site. The airport bus costs 99 SEK one way and 198 SEK two-way.

  • Taxi. The easiest option is of course to take a taxi directly to your hotel (or the conference site AlbaNova). All taxi companies serving Stockholm has fixed prices (around 500 SEK) to downtown Stockholm. If you go directly to the conference site AlbaNova, state that you want to go to 'AlbaNova University Center, Roslagstullsbacken 21'.

Arrival at Skavsta

If you instead arrive at Skavsta Airport, there is a bus service (Flygbussarna) that will take you to Stockholm City. The price is 129 SEK one-way and 248 SEK two-way. These buses run frequently daytime, but after 7 pm, they run when there are flights that land (and wait for delayed flights). As Skavsta is much further away than Arlanda, Taxi is not recommended from this airport.

Moving around in Stockholm

Stockholm is served by a subway and bus system. The main hub of the subway system is T-centralen located at the central station (Stockholm Cityterminalen). All subway lines pass through this central hub. There are also many buses that serve other areas of Stockholm. Distances in Stockholm are also not that large, so if you don't mind walking, that is also an option for getting around.

To go on the subway or bus, you should buy a ticket in advance. This is done either at automatic machines, or you do it at larger service centers (SL-Center) or at convience stores like Pressbyrån or 7-Eleven. You can either buy
  • single tickets for 46 SEK (two coupons) if bought at the entrance to the subway.
  • single tickets for 36 SEK (two coupons) if bought in advance at any of the places mentioned above.
  • a strip with 16 coupons valid for 8 trips (2 coupons are required per trip) for 200 SEK
  • pay via your mobile phone by sending an SMS with the text 'HA' to 72150. You will then get a return SMS that is your ticket. This ticket costs 30 SEK (charged to your mobile phone).
  • 7-day pass for 300 SEK (unlimited travel for 7 days)
  • 3-day pass for 230 SEK (unlimited travel for 3 days/72 hours)
  • 1-day pass for 115 SEK (unlimited travel for 24 hours).
If you plan on using the public transportation a lot during your stay, it is recommended that you either buy the 3- or 7-day pass or the strip with 16 coupons.

Finding the conference site, AlbaNova

The conference is held at AlbaNova University Center, Roslagstullsbacken 21. You can find a map of the surrounding area e.g. here:
If you stay at Hotel Arcadia, the conference site is easily reached on foot (~5 min). Just continue up the hill on Körsbärsvägen and continue straight through a residential area over the hill. You will find AlbaNova at the other side of the hill.

If you stay at Hotel Oden or Best Western Time Hotel, you can either walk (~20 min), or take bus number 40 or 70 to the bus stop Albano. AlbaNova University center is the big white building on your back (with a telescope dome on top of it).

If you stay at other places, or want more information, the public transportation company SL, has a journey planner to help you find your way. The closest bus stop to the conference site is called Ruddammen, and is located very close to the center.

The center itself, also has some information pages on how to get here. Those are located here.