General Info

33rd EURAPS Annual Meeting

25-27 MAY 2023, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

THE CITY

Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. The Royal National City Park, (the first National City Park in the world), is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant presence in the crush of the city. With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Experience big-city life, the history of civilization and natural scenery, all in the course of the same day.

Visit Stockholm City Hall. Climb the City Hall tower for a fantastic view of Stockholm. Don’t miss Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s oldest attraction and one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world. Walk through small winding streets lined with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also located in Gamla Stan. The green island of Djurgården is home to some of the city’s most popular attractions. Visit the world-famous warship the Vasa, the world’s oldest open-air museum Skansen, or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. And don’t miss the chance to see Stockholm from the water. Naturally a city built on fourteen islands offers marvelous views over the water. There are many different sightseeing tours to choose from. And if fourteen islands aren’t enough, Stockholm offers a wonderful archipelago with 30,000 islands, islet rocks and skerries.

For more information about Stockholm please visit
https://www.visitstockholm.com/travel-info/tourist-information-centers/

TRAVEL TO STOCKHOLM

Stockholm Arlanda Airport – the major airport in Stockholm
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Stockholm City.

Other airports

  • Bromma Stockholm Airport, 6 km from Stockholm City
  • Skavsta Airport, 100 km from Stockholm City
  • Västerås Airport, 100 km from Stockholm City
  • Flygbussarna Airport Coaches operates all airports, with departures timed with arrivals and departures at the airports. Travel time: 20 minutes (Bromma), 80 minutes (Skavsta) and 80 minutes (Västerås).

Transportation between Arlanda Airport and the Stockholm city center

Arlanda Express

high-speed train to and from Stockholm runs non stop between Stockholm and Arlanda in 20 minutes. If you are travelling from Arlanda to Stockholm, you can buy your ticket at the airport’s information desks or in the Arlanda Express self-service machines located next to the escalators/lifts leading
down. You can also purchase your tickets online in advance.

For information and tickets, please visit www.arlandaexpress.com.

Flygbussarna

Airport Coaches between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm city center run every ten minutes during most of the day. The route has a bus stop right outside of the conference venue, Aula Medica, Karolinska Institutet. It also stops at S:t Eriksplan and at Stockholm Central Station. Tickets for Flygbussarna can be
purchased through automated machines in the terminals and at the bus stops, e-tickets via Flygbussarna airport coaches website and on board the bus (only card payment accepted).

https://www.flygbussarna.se/en/

Taxis

Taxis are available directly outside of all terminals at Arlanda airport. Always ask the driver for a fixed price beforehand. The price between the airport and Stockholm is approx. 860 SEK (per November 2022).
We recommend the following companies: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir or Sverigetaxi.

TRAVELLING AROUND STOCKHOLM

Website for local travel is sl.se. Local name for metro / underground is “Tunnelbana”, and the letter T marks the stations.

Metro/underground – from the metro station T-Centralen, located just below Stockholm Central Station, you can take train No. 17, 18, and 19 to St. Eriksplan. Change to bus no. 3 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), 73 (towards Karolinska Institutet), 77 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), or take a 10-15 minute walk.

Bus – take bus No. 3 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset), 67 (towards Frösundavik), 73 (towards Karolinska Institutet) and 77 (towards Karolinska sjukhuset) run between central Stockholm and Karolinska Institutet. The bus stop closest to the conference venue using these three bus lines is called Karolinska Sjukhuset Eugeniavägen. You can also get off at Karolinska Institutet Biomedicum.

Please note that you cannot purchase tickets on-board any buses or trains. We strongly recommend you download the app called SL Reseplanerare in advance of your trip to Stockholm. Using the app, you check time tables and buy tickets for the metro and buses within Stockholm. Or visit www.sl.se

Taxi – We recommend the following taxi companies; Taxi Stockholm (08-15 00 00), Taxi Kurir (08-30 00 00) and Sverige Taxi (020-20 20 20). Always ask for the price on forehand.

Karolinska Institutet is a medical university. Aula Medica, situated on the ground of Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna, was built through a donation from the Erling-Persson Family Foundation in connection with Karolinska Institutet’s 200th anniversary. Aula Medica was inaugurated on October 11, 2013 and was 2014 awarded the “Building of the year”. The building has 6000 windows, the façade has an inclination of max. 33 degrees and the overhang towards the Solnavägen is 23 meters. A spectacular building! The architect for Aula Medica is Wingårdh’s architectural office. The auditorium in Aula Medica is called the Erling Persson Hall, named after the donor Stefan Persson’s father, the H&M founder Erling Persson.

Venue address
Aula Medica – Nobels väg 6, 171 65 Solna
Meetings in Aula Medica and Biomedicum | Karolinska Institutet (ki.se)

ORGANIZING SECRETARIAT

USEFUL INFORMATION

CLIMATE AND CLOTHING
It is spring in Stockholm in May and the temperatures can vary from 10 to 20 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. The organisers suggest that you bring a jacket and an umbrella or raincoat. Weather information and forecasts: www.smhi.se (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)

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.

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

LOCAL CURRENCY
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 ore. In November 2022, the exchange rates were approximately Euro 1= SEK 10,75, USD 1=SEK 10,45, GBP 1=SEK 12,27. Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit oanda.com. or x-rates.com
Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Stockholm. Please note: There are many cashless shops in Sweden and werecommend you to bring a credit card that is open for transactions made abroad.
Exchange rates may vary.

USEFUL CONTACT NUMBERS

Emergencies:
112

Police:
112

Fire services:
112

Sweden prefix:
+46

Stockholm prefix:
+468