Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I'm in Sweden: Now what do I do?!

Attending the 5th EGEE User Forum? Good. Flight and hotel booked for Uppsala? Excellent. Now, assuming you can find your way to the airport, how do you find the venue? Our organizers send out logistical information I wanted to share with you. Don't be caught trying to walk from the airport.

From Arlanda airport

  • Taxi from/to Arlanda airport: A taxi from/to the airport costs SEK 435 and the trip takes approx. 30 minutes. Uppsala Taxi: +46 18 100 000,
  • Train from and to Arlanda airport: The train “Upptåget” takes you to the airport in 20 minutes. It departs every 30 minutes. Payment can be made on the train in SEK by cash or credit card. For timetable, please visitåget_2009_2010/Upptåget2010.pdf. Please note that the train stops are called Uppsala C and Arlanda C.
    • From Arlanda: the trains leave 6.27, 6.57 etc, every hour until 23.57
    • From Uppsala: the trains leave 6.13, 6.43 etc every hour until 00.13
Note: Central station in Uppsala- on Monday April 12th the new central station in Uppsala will be opened. There will be an opening ceremony this day so the central station may be crowded.

The registration will open on Monday, April 12th  at 08:30 at the Uppsala University Main Building, located in the corner of Övre Slottsgatan and Sankt Olofsgatan.  A map on how to find the venue can be found here:

For detailed information about the conference programme, please visit the Indico website:

The Gala Dinner will take place at Uppsala Castle on April 13th at 19:00. Please bring your dinner ticket you will receive on your registration to the dinner. If you have not registered that you would like to attend the dinner but wish to participate, contact Academic Conferences as soon as possible.

Internet access: You can login to the wireless internet through Eduroam (recommended!), or use the personal login which you will receive in your registration package. For information about Eduoram, please visit

Hotels: If you have booked hotel accommodation through Academic Conferences; please note that you are required to pay your hotel costs directly to the hotel upon departure, using either cash or credit card.

Weather: For information about weather forecast, please visit

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