Wikimedia Northern Europe Meeting 2018/Travel guide
Preparing for your trip
Weather in Stockholm
October in Stockholm is commonly mildly cold. We are expecting temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius. We recommend to check the forecast before packing. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers. A warm jacket, underpants, winter socks, an umbrella and a cap will be good to have.
Sweden’s currency is the Swedish Crown (SEK, kr). Please consider that you can only pay with SEK in Sweden and that you will have to change money at a Change Office or use a cash machine (Bankomat) to withdraw SEK (the latter is often cheaper). There are currency exchange offices and cashpoints (EC, Visa, MasterCard, Maestro) at Arlanda airport (ARN), Skavsta airport (NYO) and at the Central Station. Cashpoints can also be found all over the city.
Please note that some shops, restaurants and bars only take credit card and do not accept cash.
Free wireless network access throughout the conference venue and at the hotels is provided.
Free WiFi is also common in cafes and restaurants; you may have to ask for a password. See here for more info.
There is also free WiFi on both Flygbussarna and Arlanda Express.
In Sweden plug type F (230V at 50 Hz), also known as a Schuko plug, is used. Please bring your adapter if needed! A corresponding adapter can probably be found at Kjell&Co or Teknikmagasinet located at the Stockholm Central station.
Most important addresses
Hammarby allé 41
SE-120 30 Stockholm
Hammarby kaj 10D
SE-120 30 Stockholm
Wikimedia Sverige Office
Hammarby kaj 10D
SE-120 32 Stockholm
How to get around
These are the ways we suggest you travel from the airport. See Wikivoyage for more info.
To get from Arlanda Airport to central Stockholm you can either use Arlanda Express (fast and a bit pricey train), Flygbussarna (ordinary transfer bus) or taxi (make sure to use the fixed price).
Departs from both terminals 5 and 4, and takes 20 minutes to get to the central station. Buy tickets in the machines at the platform, or download the app (Arlanda Express) and buy tickets there. The ticket (single journey) is 280 SEK.
Departs outside terminals 5 and 4, and takes about 45 minutes to get to the central station. Buy tickets in the machines outside the terminals or on the bus (credit card only) or download the app (Flygbussarna, at Google Play or App Store) and buy tickets there. The ticket (including return ticket) is 198 SEK.
Major taxi companies operate on a fixed price basis between Arlanda and central Stockholm. Prices at the taxi stands range from 450 SEK to 520 SEK. Generally, you can freely choose among the waiting taxis, or ask the operator for a specific company. Beware of the smaller, expensive, taxi companies.
Each taxi has a yellow and white price tag (per 10 km and 15 minutes) on the right rear window; prefer cabs where the price is no more than 350 kr. A taxi ride from Arlanda to Motel L takes approximately 40 minutes, from the central station a taxi ride takes around 6 minutes.
We recommend you use Stockholm public transport to get to the meeting venue. The closest stop to the hotel and conference venue is Mårtensdal, accessible by tvärbanan or bus number 74. From the central station you can take any of the green subway lines heading south (T17 Skarpnäck, T18 Farsta strand or T19 Hagsätra) and
- change to bus number 74 heading for Sickla udde at Skanstull or
- change to tvärbanan heading for Sickla at Gullmarsplan
Would you need public transport to go anywhere else you have to make sure you have a valid ticket before boarding a bus or subway. Tickets can be bought using the app (SL-biljetter, at Google Play or App Store) or as a pre-paied card at Pressbyrån or at the SL-center at the central station.
Important phone numbers
- Police/Fire/Ambulance, emergency: 112
- Police, non emergency: 114 14
- Medical information, non emergency: 1177
- Motel L: +46 (0)8 409 02 600
- International calling code for Sweden: +46
- Taxi Stockholm: +46 (0)8 150 000
- Event team
- John Andersson (Executive director): +46 (0)733 - 96 51 89
- Sara Mörtsell (program): +46 (0)733 - 83 26 70
- Evelina Bång (registration and logistics): +46 (0)
- Axel Pettersson (event support and safety): +46 (0)733 - 96 55 65
Useful Swedish phrases
Good day/ afternoon!
See you later!
See you tomorrow!
I like you/that.
Please / You’re welcome
Excuse me / Sorry
How can I go to...
I’m looking for...
I’d like to have...
Vi ses imorgon!
Jag gillar dig/det.
Jag är trött.
Jag är nöjd.
[Not applicable] / Var så god
Ursäkta mig / Förlåt
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