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Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre
Nils Ericsons Plan 4
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STOCKHOLM PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Stockholm has an excellent Public Transport System which is very effective. The underground train is the easiest way to get around the town. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground ticket booths, newsagent kiosks, via SMS or via the SL app. It's not possible to pay cash for tickets in Stockholm.
Stockholm Public Transportation - Website
TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is located 40 kilometers north of Stockholm City.
The Arlanda Express Train runs non stop between Stockholm and Arlanda Airport. You can buy your tickets at the airport's information desks or in the Arlanda Express self-service machines located next to the escalators/lifts leading down. (SEK 280/EUR 29 single or SEK 540/EUR 57 return) There are escalators/lifts down to the train from all terminals.
If you are travelling from Stockholm to Arlanda, the train departs from Stockholm's Central Station, where you can also buy tickets either at a counter or at the self-service machines.
Departure: every 15 minutes (for most of the day)
Travel time: 20 minutes.
Flygbussarna Airport Buses run between Stockholm Arlanda and the Stockholm City Terminal (located next to the Central Station). You can buy your tickets in the automated machines in the terminals and at the bus stops (SEK 119/EUR 12 single or SEK 215/EUR 23 return).
Departure: every 10-15 minutes
Travel time: 35-45 minutes
Flygbussarna also offers Door to Gate - a minibus shuttle, which can be easily booked through their app.
Taxifares to the congress venue take around 40 minutes. There is a taxi rank directly outside all terminals. The maximum price is SEK 675/EUR 71. Always ask the driver before you start your trip about what price is in effect.
Recommended firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cab and Taxi 020
A limited on-site parking service is available. Parking is also available in the vicinity of the congress centre.
Stockholm is located where the Baltic Sea meets Lake Mälaren and stretches across fourteen islands connected by 57 bridges, earning the Swedish capital the nickname „Beauty on the Water“. Stockholm is an attractive capital that offers something for everyone: culture, nature, indulgence and an excellent infrastructure. Furthermore, the great transportation network in Sweden and to the whole Nordic area gives the possibilities to taste an interesting and beautiful part of Europe. It hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet at the Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall.
BANK SERVICES - MONEY MATTERS
Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 15:00, on Thursdays until approximately 18:00 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays). There are multiple bank machines (ATMs) open 24 hours a day throughout the city which accept all major international bankcard.
The official currency of Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK, kr).
Sweden is a nearly cashless country. Most forms of public transport, including trams and airport buses, are now completely cash free and at many tourist attractions, clinics and shops you can only pay with credit or debit cards. Major credit cards are widely accepted, but please always check beforehand. Also note that in Sweden only Chip & PIN cards can make payments or withdraw cash.
Cash is still accepted in lots of places – especially at smaller businesses like cafés, bars and food trucks. If you need to exchange cash, avoid services at airports and hotels, where the exchange rates are generally poorer than in other parts of town.
ATMs are fairly plentiful in Sweden and are often called ‘Bankomats’. You should spot them easily as most of them are blue. Always select to be charged in local (SEK) currency, not your home currency, when withdrawing money to ensure you get the best exchange rates and fairest deals.
Travellers’ cheques are widely accepted. You can exchange travellers’ cheques in Swedish banks, bureau de changes and most post offices. Some larger shops will also accept travellers’ cheques as a method of payment. Preference is given to cheques issued in Euros, sterling and US dollars.
The official currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK, kr).
1 SEK= 0,10 EUR = 0,09 GBP = 0,12 USD = 0,15 CAD = 13,88 JPY = 0,12 CHF = 0,16 AUD as per October 12, 2017.
The standard V.A.T. rate in Sweden is 25%.
European Emergency Number: 112
PHARMACIES (APOTEK) - EMERGENCIES
Regular pharmacy opening hours are weekdays from 10.00-18:00 hrs.
24-hour pharmacy: Apotek C.W. Scheele, Klarabergsgatan 64, Stockholm (located across from the Central Railway Station, near Åhlens Department Store, Tel: 0771 – 450 450)
Emergency Hospitals can be found here.
SAFETY - CRIME
Stockholm remains a relatively safe, secure city. However, use of common sense is (always) required, as in any large city. Experience has shown that some basic precautionary measures should always be kept in mind in any city:
- Do not carry important items like flight tickets, passports etc. with you when visiting the conference or strolling through the city, leave them in the hotel safe during your stay. Rather carry a Xerox copy of your passport or an identity card with you.
- Try not to carry all documents, money, credit cards and other essential items and valuables in one bag or purse. If it is lost or stolen, everything will be gone and might be difficult to replace on short notice, especially passports and visa to return to your country of residence.
- Take off your name badge when leaving the conference centre.
- In heavily frequented tourist zones and the metro at rush hour, be aware of attemps of scam and pickpocketing.
- Do not respond to anybody unknown to you who comes up to you on the street engaging you in a conversation, no matter how safe they appear to be.
The country code of Sweden is 46 and the Stockholm city code is 8.
Stockholm’s time zone is Central European Time (CET).
Central European Standard Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT
Central European Summer Time: 2 hours ahead of GMT
The average temperatures mid of October in Stockholm are 10°C (high) and 5°C (low). The average number of rainy days is 15 with an average rainfall of 50 mm in October.
The tap water in Stockholm can be used without concern.
The power sockets in Sweden are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 V (50 Hz). Most electric outlets adhere to the continental standard (Schuko). You might check here if you need a power plug adapter: www.power-plugs-sockets.com
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 (pictured in the right corner above), which is usually on the rear door window, before entering the vehicle.
View all available taxi companies here.
Shops in Stockholm are normally open on Monday to Friday from 09:00 until as late as 18:00 and from 10:00 until 15:00 or later on Saturdays. However, an increasing number of stores are now choosing to open on Sundays and extend their hours during the week.