Welcome to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia!
Stockholm is a city where modernity meets tranquility. Trend-setting restaurants and vibrant nightclubs next to an idyllic archipelago.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize.
We hope you will find the time to explore and experience some of what Stockholm has to offer during the conference.
Getting Here by Air
The main international airport in Stockholm, Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (IATA: ARN), serves both domestic and international flights and is located approximately 40 kilometers north of central Stockholm. Suggestions on how to get from Arlanda Airport to central Stockholm can be found further down on this webpage.
SAS connects Stockholm to several major air hubs in Europe and North America. Norwegian Airlines has some direct flights from Florida, California and New York with low prices.
Stockholm Bromma airport (IATA: BMA) is more central, but smaller and less well served outside of major European hubs
Various low-cost airlines (Ryan Air, Sterling etc) fly to Skavsta Airport (NYO), located approximately 100 kms south of Stockholm. The airport has a direct bus link into the city. The bus takes 80 minutes and costs SEK 129 for a single fare. More information at http://www.flygbussarna.se
- http://www.sas.se – Scandinavian airlines
- http://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/ – Arlanda airport
- https://www.norwegian.com – Norwegian airlines
- http://www.flygbussarna.se – Airport coaches
- http://www.arlandaexpress.se – Direct train connection
- http://www.sl.se – Public transportation within Stockholm
Getting Here by Boat
Stockholm can be reached from Finland and the Baltic countries by large passenger and car ferries. The ships have excellent passenger facilities with good food, shopping and entertainment.
- http://www.vikingline.se – Viking Line ferries from Finland
- http://www.tallinksilja.com/ Tallink & Silja Line
- http://www.stenaline.com/ Stena Line – from Latvia, Poland and Germany
Getting Here by Train
Stockholm is easily reached by train from most parts of Sweden. High speed trains from Copenhagen takes you from Denmark to Stockholm within 5 hours.
Getting Here by Bus
Getting Around Within Stockholm
Travel in and around Stockholm is simple and distances are short; the many public transport options are quick and reliable. Stockholm University and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have their own metro stations, approximately 10-15 minutes from the main train station (Stockholm Central).
The public transportation system is integrated so all tickets can be used on bus, metro, local trains and several ferries. Changes within the system is free if done within 75 minutes after the start of your journey. Cash or card payment on busses are not accepted, tickets must be purchased before hand using the smartphone app, at a subway or train station, or in a convenience store.
Most convenient are the period cards (valid for unlimited travels) available for purchase at mini markets such as Pressbyrån and 7-eleven, as well as in the public transport company’s service centers, located e.g. at the central station.
- 24 hour ticket – 120 SEK
- 72 hour ticket – 240 SEK
- 7 day ticket – 315 SEK
Arlanda Express – Direct High Speed Train
The high speed rail connection into the city, Arlanda Express, takes 20 minutes and costs SEK 260 single (normal price). The train has but one terminal stop, at Stockholm Central Station, the main hub for all kinds of public transportation.
Airport coaches take 40 minutes and cost SEK 119 for a single trip. The destination for the airport coaches is the Stockholm City Terminal, located next to the central station.
DoorToGate is a shared minibus service that takes you from the airport to your destination, but may drop others off at their destination on the way. It takes 30-50 minutes and cost SEK 289 for a single trip for 1 person, with a SEK 50 charge for each additional person.
Taxis are available at the airport outside the terminal. A taxi from Arlanda to your destination within central Stockholm will take approximately 30-50 minutes, depending on traffic. You are recommended to use one of the larger taxi companies such as Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 or Taxi Kurir. All these companies have a fixed price from the airport into central Stockholm and there are only slight difference in their prices. You are advised not to use other taxi companies or operators but if you do, ask the price in advance.
There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Credit cards are readily accepted. NOTE: Taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden; they may vary greatly. It is the customer’s responsibility to check prices beforehand. Check the price on the yellow-and-white label, which is usually on the rear door window, before entering the vehicle. The highest unit price of most taxis is between SEK 300 – 400.
The price on the yellow label is based on a 10 km, 15-minute journey. The price indicated on the taximeter is in Swedish kronor. For trips to and from Stockholm Arlanda Airport the major taxi companies have fixed prices of between SEK 450-550. Always ask the driver beforehand. In addition to the major taxi companies there are several independent firms; caution is advised.