General Information and Travelling

General information about Uppsala

With a population of 195.000, Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city. It is located 70 kilometers north of Stockholm in the province of Uppland. Uppsala is well-known for its university, which was founded in the 15th century and is a popular tourist destination. As well as the cathedral and the castle of Uppsala, other tourist attractions are the University Library (Carolina Rediviva), the University Museum (Gustavianum) and the Botanic Garden.

If you want to know more about Uppsala, feel free to contact one of the following tourist offices:

Information Services Office in the City Hall (Stadshuset):

Vaksalagatan 15, Uppsala

Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays at 10 a.m-6 p.m. Closed in July.
Phone:+46 (0) 18-727 18 10
E-mail: Kommuninformation

Destination Uppsala

Fyristorg 8, Uppsala

Open: Monday-Friday at 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Tourist Office)
Phone: +46 (0) 18-727 48 00
E-mail: Destination Uppsala
Website: http://www.destinationuppsala.se/en/

Uppsala University

The University of Uppsala was founded in 1447 and is therefore the oldest still existing Scandinavian university. It is still one of the largest universities of Sweden. Strong in humanities, medicine/pharmacy and engineering/natural science, a vast number of subjects can be studied in Uppsala. Click here for more information about the University of Uppsala.

Travel information

Travel to Uppsala

Those travelling to Uppsala should fly toStockholm International Airport, called Arlanda Airport . It is situated between Stockholm and Uppsala approximately 35 km equidistant from both cities. There are fairly frequent trains (once an hour and every half hour during peak hours, the trip takes 40 minutes with SJ) and bus connections with Uppsala from the airport, by the local traffic providers “Upptåget (UL)” or “SJ“. You’ll find information about time of departure on the websites of both (enter from Arlanda C – to Uppsala C).

Taxi are quite expensive, approx. 60€ if you go alone, and should, for a fixed price, be ordered in advance at Uppsala Taxi, telephone +46 18 100000. Note, picking up taxis outside the terminal isn’t so convenient, the drivers of which usually are quite unfamiliar with Uppsala and perhaps do not offer a fixed price). Some of the cheap flight companies go to Arlanda Airport, but a note of caution, Ryanair flies to the very distant Skavsta Airport more than 170 km from Uppsala, although the airport is sometimes called Stockholm Skavsta (they have some flights from London Stansted to Västerås, 70 km from Uppsala).

For more information about traveling to and in Uppsala click here.

Visas and official invitations

Some guests may require a visa in order to travel to Sweden. Information about Swedish entry requirements can be found on the website of the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A list of foreign citizens who need a visa can be downloaded here.

If you need more information regarding your visit in Sweden, especially infomation about visas, please contact us.

Foreign exchange rates

The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). On www.forex.se/en you can find the current exchange rates and a currency converter.

Sockets

In Sweden the Europlug (type C & F) is used (220 V, 50 Hz).

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