Venue, hotel and travel
Below is information on venue, accommodation and travel.
Book a hotel
Rooms at both Elite hotels and Scandic hotels have been reserved for the conference. For conditions and instructions on how to make a reservation, see below.
The following Elite hotels are bookable for SYSID participants:
- Elite hotel Arcadia
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For room reservation please contact the hotel directly and provide block number 4251170 to receive a special price for this event. Rooms must be guaranteed with credit card and can be cancelled free of charge 6 weeks before arrival. There will be no refund for cancellations made later than 6 weeks prior to arrival. Special rates are valid 6 weeks prior to arrival.
For reservations use the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , please provide block number: 4251170.
Getting to the conference site from Arcadia
It’s only a 10 min (800 m) walk to reach AlbaNova University Center. Alternatively Bus 61 from across the street from the hotel will take you there. The end stop Ruddammen is located 150m from the Center.
The following Scandic hotels are bookable for SYSID participants:
- Scandic Anglais
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Getting to the conference site from Scandic Anglais
It’s a 25 min (2.2 km) walk to reach AlbaNova University Center, alternatively take the red subway line from Östermalms torg to Östra Station followed by Bus 61 (see Hotel Arcadia for details), or a 10 min walk.
- Scandic Klara
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Getting to the conference site from Scandic Klara
It’s a 35 min (2.7 km) walk to reach AlbaNova University Center. Alternatively take the red subway line from T-Centralen to Östra Station followed by Bus 61 (see Hotel Arcadia for details), or a 10 min walk.
- Scandic Upplandsgatan
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Getting to the conference site from Scandic Upplandsgatan
It’s a 30 min (2.5 km) walk to reach AlbaNova University Center. Alternatively walk 400m to the bus stop at Tegnérgatan and take Bus 61. The end station Ruddammen is located 150m from the Center. Another alternative is to take a 10 min walk to T-Centralen and then the red subway line (see Scandic Klara for details).
How to make a reservation at Scandic
Reservation for accommodation can be made through the website https://www.scandichotels.com/stockholm?bookingcode=BKTH080718, or by phoning Scandic central reservations office on +46 8 517 517 00 and then press 1. Advice of booking code BKTH080718. Rooms are available to book for stays between July 8 to July 12, 2018.
Payment and booking
Guest must provide credit card information at the time of booking to guarantee the hotel room. Payment shall be made in-conjunction with stay. Reservation can be changes and/or cancelled up until until 6.00 pm (local time) 1st of July 2018. In case of late cancellation or no-show, a one night charge will apply. Each guest will receive an individual confirmation at the time of their reservation.
Check in and check out
The check in time is 3:00 PM and the check out is 12:00 noon. Guests arriving prior to 3:00 PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. The hotel will arrange to check baggage for those arriving early when rooms are not available.
Rooms are available to book for stays between July 8 and July 12, 2018 at the selected Scandic hotels in Stockholm that are listed above.
From the airport
The main airport in Stockholm is Stockholm Arlanda airport. Certain airlines also traffic Bromma airport or Skavsta (mainly budget airlines as it's quite far from the city). The directions below describe how to get from Arlanda airport into the city.
There are several ways to get to the city centre from Arlanda airport. The cheapest is with the Airport Coaches, Flygbussarna. They leave every 10-15 mins all day, and will take you to the City Terminal in downtown Stockholm. You may then continue via public transport or taxi. A one-way ticket costs 119 SEK (105 SEK if bought online in advance), and the travel time from the airport to the City Terminal is approximately 40 minutes.
Another option is the airport train, Arlanda Express. This will take you to the Central station, where you can connect to public transport or take a taxi. The airport train is the fastest way to get into town, but is more expensive. A one-way ticket costs 260 SEK, and the travel time is approximately 20 minutes. If there is more than one person traveling there are usually promotional tickets available (family tickets, tickets for two people, etc.) so make sure to ask about these. The tickets are sold at the Airport information desk - buying tickets on the train carries a surcharge.
It is also possible to take a taxi directly at Arlanda airport. Be advised that the airport is located some distance from the city, making this the most expensive option. Should you choose to take a taxi, always ask for a fixed price, available from the major taxi companies (Taxi 020, Taxi Kurir, and Taxi Stockholm). The price is then around 500 SEK.
Public transport in Stockholm
The easiest and cheapest way to get around in Stockholm is with public transportation . The public transport system encompasses buses, tramways and metro, as well as commuter trains and some ferries. In the conference kit there is a 72h (from the start of the first journey) travel-pass covering the days of the conference (if you use the commuter train to or from the airport there is an extra fee of 120 SEK).
The transport provider SL has recently changed to a completely electronic ticket system. You can not pay in cash when getting on board on a bus, tramway, metro or train. If you do not use the travel-pass enclosed in the conference kit, you can buy a card at the airport, any SL Center, Pressbyrån or at the manual ticket booths when entering the subway. Have the card pre-set to journeys within one zone (all of central Stockholm is the same zone).
You can also use the app “SL-Reseplanerare och biljetter” to pay for your ticket with your credit card.
If you are planning to use public transportation we strongly encourage you to download the app “Res i Sthlm”, which will help you to plan your traveling. It can be set to English mode if desired.