Arrival at Arlanda Airport
Airport coaches leave Arlanda airport (Stockholm's international airport) every 5-10 minutes for the City Terminal in central Stockholm. The bus ride takes approximately 35 minutes and costs SEK 110 (one-way ticket), a return ticket is SEK 1999 (January 2009). Please visit for further information.

From Arlanda Airport there is a direct train connection to the Stockholm Central Station, the Arlanda Express Train. The journey takes about 20 minutes and costs SEK 240 one-way ticket, a return ticket costs SEK 460. Senior Citizens and Students can travel on a discount fee of SEK 120 (January 2009). The train leaves every 15 minutes from Arlanda Airport, and is specially designed with extra space for luggage. Please visit for further information.

The Organisers for the Symposium recommend the following taxi companies: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir or Taxi 020.

All participants are requested to wear their badge during all the Symposium activities and social events.

Banks, Credit Cards and Currency Exchange

Banks are open between 9.30 am/10 am and 3 pm on weekdays. Some banks in central Stockholm are open from 9 am to 5 pm. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. It is advisable to carry an identity card or any form of photo identification. The official currency is Swedish Krona (SEK). USD 1 = SEK 8.18, EUR 1 = SEK 10.62 (January 2009).

For money exchange, the companies Forex and X-change have offices at the airports and in the city. Opening hours and other information about exchange can be found att and

Buses in Stockholm
Please note that you are not able to buy a bus ticket directly from the bus driver. Tickets can be purchased in advance at kiosks.

Climate and Dress
The weather in Stockholm at this time of year is usually warm and sunny with temperatures of approximately 15-20 degrees Celcius; showers may occur. For weather forecast see Informal dress is recommended.

The Organising Committee accepts no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, any luggage and/or personal belongings.


Electrical current in Sweden is 220 V/50 Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.

Coffee and lunch is included in the registration fee and will be served daily.

Non-smoking Policy
This symposium is a non-smoking symposium and smoking is not allowed anywhere in the symposium venue. The general smoking policy in Sweden is that smoking is prohibited in restaurants and bars.

Passport and Visa
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Sweden.

Like all big cities, the Swedish capital offers a huge variety of food and drink. Stockholmers' increased interest in the culinary delights over the course of one generation is dramatically evident in the current abundance of eating establishments. No matter what kind of cuisine you prefer, be it Asian or North American, Mediterranean or Swedish, you will never go hungry in Stockholm. Prices may vary from SEK 60 up to SEK 300 for a meal.

Shops are normally open from 10 am to 6.30 pm during weekdays. On Saturdays the opening hours are 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays most shops have shorter opening hours and some are closed. Usually the opening hours on Sundays are 12 pm to 4 pm.

Time Zone
The time zone in Stockholm is GMT + 1 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used during the summer.

A gratuity is included in the price of hotels. When visiting restaurants, you can show your appreciation for good service by leaving a little extra.

Tourist information
The Conference secretariat will be available to give you more information about Stockholm. You can also contact the official tourist guide of Stockholm at:

Web site:
Visiting Adress: Sverigehuset, Hamngatan 27
Phone: +46 8 508 28 508