Practical information

The conference venues

The conference will be held at two different venues in Stockholm:


The first day will be held at the National library of Sweden which situated in the city centre in the Humlegården Park. Please see the google map for directions.

For safety reasons, you must leave outerwear and larger bags in the cloakroom, which is situated to the right of the library entrance hall as you enter the building. You may bring in handbags, laptop cases/laptop bags, but larger bags must be left in the cloakroom. If needed, there are clear plastic bags to use for personal belongings. You may not bring in food or beverages. The cloakroom will be locked and manned throughout the day.

Address: Humlegårdsgatan 26 (please see google map for directions.)
Metro: Östermalmstorg (red line towards Ropsten) or Hötorget (green line towards Hässelby, Åkeshov or Alvik, plus a 10 mins walk)

Networking mingle (from 17:30 hrs)
The networking mingle will be hosted by the University Alliance Stockholm Trio in the library of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology  venue Ångdomen. The KTH Library is situated a 20 mins walk from the National Library of Sweden (10 mins by Metro, station Östermalmstorg).

Address: Osquars backe 31 (please see google map for directions)
Metro: Tekniska högskolan (red line towards Mörby Centrum).


(09:00-15:00 CEST)

The second day will be held at the Swedish museum of National History which is located 10 mins by bus or metro from the city centre. 

Address: Frescativägen 40 (please see google map for directions)
Metro: Universitetet (red line towards Mörby centrum, plus a 5 mins walk)

After the conference has ended it is possible to have a guided tour of the museum. No registration is required.

Travel to Stockholm

By Air

Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) is the main international airport. It is located 42 kilometers north of Stockholm and 36 kilometers south of Uppsala. All major airlines serve this airport.

Bromma Stockholm (BMA) is the most central airport and is used by smaller aircraft. BRA, Brussels Airlines, Skåneflyg and Västflyg serve this airport, located 8 km from the city center. Getting to the city from Bromma is easy. You can choose to travel either by taxi, bus or tram.

Travel to Stockholm from Arlanda

By train

Arlanda Express operates Stockholm Arlanda Airport to/from Stockholm Central Station every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. The travel time is 18 minutes. Standard rate is SEK 299 (€27) one-way and SEK 579 (€52) round trip. If you travel together, group discounts are available. It costs extra to purchase a ticket onboard the train, so you are recommended to buy tickets online, at the airport information desks or from a ticket machine.

Commuter trains depart twice per hour from Arlanda and take 38 minutes to Stockholm. You can buy your ticket at the Arlanda Central station desk or at the SL and UL local transportation companies’ sales points.

By taxi

Taxis are available outside Terminal 5. At the taxi stand, you will only find taxis having an agreement with Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The journey to Stockholm city takes approximately 40 mins and costs around SEK 500 (€47). Please mind that free price setting applies to taxi rides in Sweden. Choose the company and car that suits you best, you do not need to take the car that is first in line. Price info is posted on the car side window. More information can be found here.


Several train lines connects Stockholm by train from other parts of Scandinavia and Europe. Most of the long-distance domestic and international routes are operated by SJ, Sweden’s state-owned rail company. Have a look at the website to view schedules, check prices, buy tickets, and find more information.

Local transport

It is easy to travel in the city and you may choose between subway, tram, bus, ferry, or commuter train which are all run by the Stockholm Public Transport, SL. A single ticket is valid for 75 minutes, costs 38 SEK, and can be purchased through the smartphone SL app, or directly at the turnstiles using a credit card. It’s also possible to buy 24-hours, 72-hours, and 30-day tickets. It’s not possible to use cash for tickets on buses in Stockholm but credit cards are fine. Failure to show on-demand a valid ticket during a control will result in a penalty fee of 1200 SEK.


There are many different options for your accommodation. Thanks to Stockholm’s compact size and excellent public transport system, many hotels and hostels are within short distance from the conference venues. Find out more at the Visit Stockholm website or by using any hotel reservation app, like, Trivago or

Weather in Stockholm

May definitely means spring in Stockholm and there are plenty of bright sunny days. The average temperature in May is around 14°C with the highest temperature being 23°C and the lowest 4°C. For more information about weather forecasts, have a look at the SMHI website.

About the Swedish EU presidency

The Open Science – From Policy to Practice conference is associated to the Swedish EU Presidency which runs 1 January – 30 June 2023. Find out more about the Swedish EU Presidency and its priorities on the official website.

Key facts about Stockholm

  • The city was founded in 1252
  • It sits on 14 islands that are connected by 57 bridges
  • Approximately 990,000 people live in the municipality and 2.5 million in the metropolitan area
  • Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden
  • It is the largest city in Scandinavia and the main centre for corporate headquarters in the Nordic region
  • Stockholm is the seat of the Swedish government and most of its national agencies as well as the Swedish Parliament.
  • Over 30 per cent of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30 per cent is made up of parks and green spaces.

For more information on Stockholm and what’s on in town, have a look at: Visit Stockholm

Facts about Sweden

  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 10,521,556 people , 0.13 per cent of the world’s population
  • Language: Swedish (main language); and five official minority languages: Sami, Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish and Romani Chib
  • Religion: The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran, but there are also many other religions and faiths in the country
  • National Day: 6 June
  • Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, with parliamentary democracy. The political power lies with the parliament and government; the monarch has a ceremonial function
  • Parliament: Named “Riksdag” and has 349 members of parliament in a single chamber
  • Head of state: His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf; heir to the throne is Crown Princess Victoria
  • Land area: 410,000 sq km (69 per cent of the land area is covered by forests
  • Highest mountain: Kebnekaise (2,099 m)
  • Biggest lake: Vänern (5,650 sq km)
  • Number of lakes larger than 100m x 100m: 95,700

For more information about Sweden, have a look at: 

More information

Do you need more information, have any questions or need assistance regarding the conference? Please get in touch with the organising team by email: [email protected]