Uppsala and Sweden
Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 225 000 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
- Uppsala Cathedral – the largest cathedral in Scandinavia
- Uppsala University Botanical Garden – one of Sweden’s eldest botanical gardens
- The Linnaeus Garden
- Uppsala Castle – from the mid-1500s
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.
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe, with great diversity in its nature and climate. Its distinctive yellow and blue flag is one of the national emblems that reflect centuries of history between Sweden and its Nordic neighbors. Sweden is a sparsely populated country, characterised by its long coastline, extensive forests and numerous lakes. It is one of the world’s northernmost countries. In terms of surface area, it is comparable to Spain, Thailand or the American state of California. Sweden’s borders have been unchanged since 1905 and the country has not been at war since 1814.
Sweden experiences extreme contrasts between its long summer days and equally long winter nights. In the summer, the sun stays in the sky around the clock in the parts of Sweden north of the Arctic Circle, but even as far south as Stockholm (59°N) the June nights have only a few hours of semi-darkness. With its variety of landscapes, Sweden has everything from bears and wolves in the north to roe deer and wild boar in the south. The country also has a wealth of flora and aquatic life, which contribute to its biological diversity.
Good to know
The language of the conference is English.
Sweden is in the Central European Time zone.
For weather information and forecast in Uppsala, please visit SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
Download the UL app (Uppsala local traffic) and buy a 72-hour ticket to be able to travel between the different venues during the conference.
The Krona (SEK) is the official currency of Sweden. Credit or debit cards are the most common form of payment in Sweden. Note that only Chip & PIN cards can make payments or withdraw cash. Be aware that public transportation is cash-free, but payment with Visa and Mastercard is possible.
Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains. In addition, hotel rooms are non-smoking.
In Sweden, the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
The conference 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 conference 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 conference 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.
Passport and visas
All EU citizens as well as citizens from the EFTA and the countries with special agreements on visa-free movement with Sweden do not require a visa for tourist purposes. To find out if a person needs a visa to enter Sweden, we recommend consulting the Swedish Migration Agency. We are unable to provide an invitation letter for visa applications.
In case of emergency
In Sweden, emergency numbers for the police, ambulance and fire department are reached through emergency number 112. You should only use this number for real emergencies. For 24h non-emergency health advice and care, dial 1177.