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You will receive a registration confirmation email once your online registration has been accepted for the EUA Doctoral Week, hosted by the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Please wait for this confirmation email before making any travel and accommodation arrangements.

Participants must arrange their own hotel bookings, except the non-European participants in the CODOC Final Conference whose accommodation will be arranged by EUA. (Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.)

CODOC participants are advised to stay at Hotel Norrtull, bearing in mind that the CODOC social event on Sunday evening will be held at at Elite Palace Hotel, only a 5 minute walk from Hotel Norrtull. Buses to Nobel Museum on Monday will also leave from Hotel Norrtull at 18.30.

Block reservations for participants and companions have been made at special rates in several hotels. We advise all delegates to book their hotel well in advance.

The name badge issued to you on registration is required for admission to the sessions, lunches and coffee breaks, as well as the social programme. You are kindly requested to wear your name badge at all times.

Accomodation

Participants must arrange their own hotel bookings, except the non-European participants in the CODOC Final Conference whose accommodation will be arranged by EUA. (Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.)

Please note that the block reservations, made for the participants at special rates in several hotels, are no longer available

CODOC participants are advised to stay at Hotel Norrtull, bearing in mind that the CODOC social event on Sunday evening will be held at at Elite Palace Hotel, only a 5 minute walk from Hotel Norrtull. Buses to Nobel Museum on Monday will also leave from Hotel Norrtull at 18.30.

All hotels are 3 or 4 star-rated and all prices include breakfast and VAT. We advise all delegates to book their hotels directly and well in advance. Cancellation terms may vary between hotels, please check the terms for your stay directly with your hotel.

Hotell Oden

Hotell Oden offers modern rooms, some of them newly renovated. The hotel is situated at Odenplan, a 10-minute bus ride from Karolinska Institutet (a 20-minute walk). Ladies’ and gents’ saunas are available on the basement floor, around the clock and free of charge for hotel guests. Towels and bathrobes can be borrowed from reception. Behind the saunas there is an exercise room.

Address: Karlbergsvägen 24, 102 34 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 457 97 00
Email: info@hoteloden.se
Website: www.hoteloden.se

Closest bus-/subway stop: Odenplan and/or Hälsingegatan 
For directions between the hotel and Karolinska Institutet, please click here 

Prices:

  • Single room:1060 SEK
  • Double room: 1263 SEK

Booking reference: G 314 656

Hotell Birger Jarl

Hotell Birger Jarl is located in the heart of Stockholm, a 20-minute bus ride from Karolinska Institutet (a 45-minute walk). It houses modern and stylish double rooms. The hotel offers a mini gym, a business centre (office, internet and printer) and a lobby bar.

Address: Tulegatan 8, 113 53 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 674 18 00
Email: reservation@birgerjarl.se 
Website: www.birgerjarl.com

Closest bus-/subway stop: Rådmansgatan and/or Döbelnsgatan
For directions between the hotel and Karolinska Institutet, please click here 

Prices:

  • Single room: 1009 SEK
  • Double room: 1185 SEK

Booking reference: 1666601

Hotel Norrtull

Hotel Norrtull is situated close to the city centre, and within a 10-minute walk from Karolinska Institutet. It offers bright rooms, a stylish bar and lounge area in one of the most distinct historic buildings in Stockholm, with public transportation, bars, restaurants and shopping not far away. The Arthurs´ Restaurant & Bar offers a wide selection of beverages and an exciting à la carte menu.

Address: Sankt Eriksgatan 119, 113 43 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 300 350
Fax: +46 8 339 308 
Email: info@hotelnorrtull.se 
Website: www.hotellnorrtull.se

Closest bus-/subway stop: Odenplan and/or Torsplan 
For directions between the hotel and Karolinska Institutet, please click here 

Prices:

  • Single room: 1310 SEK
  • Double room: 1510 SEK

Booking reference: 84608

Elite Palace Hotel

Elite Palace Hotel is a modern hotel located in downtown Stockholm. It is located only a 10-minute walk away from Karolinska Institutet. The hotel houses a sauna, the Palace Spa Relax and the Elite Arctic gym (with discount for hotel guests). The hotel provides wireless Internet and has got great transportation opportunities. The airport bus stops just outside the hotel, and the subway station is only a 5-minute walk away.

Address: Sankt Eriksgatan 115, 100 31 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8 566 217 00
Fax: +46 8 566 217 01
Email: info.palace@elite.se
Website: www.elite.se
Reservation: reservation.palace@elite.se 
Tel: +46 8 566 217 40

Closest bus-/subway stop: Odenplan and/or Torsplan 
For directions between the hotel and Karolinska Institutet, please click here 

Prices:

  • Single room: 1800 SEK
  • Double room: 2000 SEK

Booking reference: 589268

Best Western Kom Hotel Stockholm

Best Western Kom Hotel is situated right in the middle of the city. The hotel has rooms of all sizes and some are specially adapted for people with allergies, pets, and the disabled. Wireless internet access is available in every room. The hotel is an eco-friendly, non-smoking environment. The hotel is situated a 20-minute bus ride from Karolinska Institutet (a 40-minute walk).

Address: Döbelnsgatan 17, 111 40 Stockholm, Sweden 
Tel: +46 8 412 23 00
Fax: +46 8 412 23 10
Email: bokning@komhotel.se
Website: www.komhotel.se
Reservation: mette@komhotel.se 
Tel: +46 8 412 23 50

Closest bus-/subway stop: Tegnérgatan and/or Rådmansgatan. With Stockholm's sites and attractions within easy reach.
For directions between the hotel and Karolinska Institutet, please click here 

Prices:

  • Single room: 1490 SEK
  • Double room: 1890 SEK

Booking reference: K471299

Hostels

There are numerous hostels (in Swedish: vandrarhem) in The Old Town (in Swedish: Gamla Stan) and in the area of Fridhemsplan. Those interested should make their own reservations to get a good price.

 





Getting Around

Arriving by plane at Arlanda Airport

Stockholm Arlanda airport is situated almost 30 km north of Stockholm. There are three ways to get to Stockholm City from this airport.

Arlanda express train
Website: www.arlandaexpress.com
Approximately 270 SEK, one way ticket. Lower rate during weekends. Book online in advance or purchase your ticket on arrival at the airport.

Airport coaches (in Swedish: Flygbussarna)
Website: www.flygbussarna.se/
Return ticket approximately 200 SEK. The station named ´Norra Stationsgatan´ is the nearest stops for some of the hotels (see map). Buy online or at the airport.

Taxis
Fixed rate one way approximately 550 SEK.

Arriving by plane at Bromma Airport

Stockholm Bromma Airport is situated only 10km from Stockholm. However, if you choose to arrive at Bromma Airport, please note that there is only a limited number of transport links to get to Stockholm city centre from this airport. The easiest way is to go by taxi. There is also a direct airport coach (in Swedish: Flygbussarna) that stops only at ‘Cityterminalen’ (http://www.cityterminalen.com/en/). From there, you will need to take a taxi to Karolinska Institutet.

Arriving by train

The Grand Central Station is located in the heart of the capital and gives you easy access to both the subway and local buses for transportation to/from your hotel. The closest bus stop/subway stop is marked under each hotel below the ´Accommodation´ page.

Local buses and underground railways

Please note that you cannot buy your ticket on the bus in Stockholm. The easiest and most cost-efficient alternative for temporary visitors is to buy prepaid tickets. The longer the period of validity of the ticket, the cheaper it gets. A travel card for seven days costs 320 SEK and is valid on all buses, trams, the underground and some of the boats. A 72-hour ticket costs 250 SEK. You can purchase these tickets at the underground railway stops or at the nearest newsstand/tobacco shop (Pressbyrå in Swedish).

Read more and get acquainted with the Swedish bus- and underground system here.

Finding your way around Karolinska Institutet

Karolinska Institutet has a webservice to help you find your way around Campus Solna.

 



Good to know

The weather

The climate in September is fairly mild. Sweden's average daily temperatures in September is around 15-17 degrees Celsius (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit), which makes it a good time for outdoor activities or a stroll in the Old Town. 

Time

The local time in Sweden is Central European Time.

Currency

The accepted currency in Sweden is the Swedish krona (SEK), often shortened “kr”. Some stores also accept Euros, but that is not common. It is possible to pay with credit cards and debit cards in most shops, restaurants, museums, etc.

For current exchange rate, please click here.

Bank

There is a cash dispenser (ATM) located on the Campus of Karolinska Institutet, at Berzelius väg 3. There you can withdraw Swedish kronor. If you would like to withdraw Euros instead you will find the nearest bank office (Handelsbanken) at Sankt Eriksplan, a 10-minute walk from Karolinska Institutet, 5 minutes away by bus.

Post

The closest post box for national and international mail is located on Nobels väg nr 5, at the entrance gate of Campus Karolinska Institutet Solna. If you would like to purchase stamps, the closest shop is Seven-Eleven at Torsgatan, a 10-minute walk from Karolinska Institutet.

Telephone instructions

To call Sweden you have to dial 00 + 46 + City Area Code + Number you wish to call.

112 is the national emergency telephone number.

Electricity voltage

Participants who wish to bring electrical appliances with them should note that the voltage in Sweden is 220v. The sockets in Sweden have two circular holes.

Smoking in Sweden

It is important to note that smoking is banned in all workplaces throughout Sweden including office blocks, public houses/bars, restaurants and public transport. Often, there are reserved areas where you are allowed to smoke.

Useful website

For more information, please visit the Official Online Tourist Office for Sweden, and Stockholm. 

 

Social programme

Sunday 23 September

18:00    Opening Lecture (Elite Palace Hotel)
19:00    Social event for CODOC participants (Elite Palace Hotel)

Monday 24 September

19:00            Dinner and guided tour at the Nobel Museum

The Nobel Museum gives a full story of the Nobel Prize and all the laureates throughout history. It was founded in 2001, a century after the prize had been instituted. It is situated at Börstorget in the Old Town (centre of Stockholm).

Social event for the CODOC participants.

Detailed schedule:
18:30            Pick up bus from Hotel Norrtull
19:00            Guided tour and dinner at the museum

Tuesday 25 September

13:00               Guided tours of KI Campus Solna

Take a guided tour around Campus Solna with one of our student guides.  Register for the tour by filling out this form. (The tour takes approximately 45 minutes.)

18:15               Networking at Restaurant Königs, Karolinska Institutet

EUA-CDE social event with a light buffet and beverages.

Wednesday 26 September

19:00                Dinner at Vasa Museum

Social event for the EUA-CDE and ARDE participants.

The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. It is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95% of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts.

The indoor climate at the Vasa Museum is cold in order to preserve the ship, only 18° Celsius (64° Fahrenheit), so please bring a warm sweater.

Detailed schedule:
18:30            Pick up bus from Hotell Oden, Hotel Birger Jarl, Hotel Norrtull and Elite Palace Hotel
19:15            Guided tour at the museum
20:00            Welcome drinks and mingle
20:30            Dinner

Friday 28 September

10:00-13:00            Stockholm Panorama tour including the City Hall and the Old Town

Stockholm is called the ‘Venice of the North’ for its location close to the sea. This tour gives an excellent introduction to Stockholm and covers the main city districts. Each part of the city has its own special character - through the diplomat quarters and through 'Östermalm', a fashionable neighbourhood of stately apartment buildings, to the modern shopping and business areas at 'Hamngatan' and 'Sergels Torg'.

We plan to make three stops on this tour:

  • On the island of Kungsholmen we will visit the impressive City Hall, beautifully situated by the shores of the Lake Mälaren. Inaugurated in 1923 after 12 years of work by the best Swedish construction workers, sculptors, artists and craftsmen. Renowned for its architecture, murals, mosaics and for being the site for the annual Nobel Prize banquet on 10 December. Experience the grandeur and spaciousness of the impressive Blue Hall and Golden Chamber and enjoy the beautiful view from the garden.
  • The street 'Fjällgatan’ på Södermalm' for its magnificent view of the city.
  • We finish the tour in the enchanting medieval Old Town (Gamla Stan), where we will stop by the Royal Palace overlooking Stockholm’s inner harbour for a short guided walk.

Please note that the bus will pick you up at Hotel Norrtull at 10:00. 

Register for the tour by filling out this form.

Visitor Attractions on Karolinska Institutet Campus

If you have a few minutes to spare, you might want to get to know Karolinska Institutet a bit more on your own.

Nobel Forum

With the Nobel Forum, an old vision has achieved concrete expression in a new building designed primarily for the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet. Here the Nobel Committee announces the year’s Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, and here the Nobel Secretariat carries on its daily work. With the Nobel Forum, Karolinska Institutet has also gained a meeting place for scientists from all over the world.

The administration block and Jacob Berzelius

This building from 1951 houses the administration of Karolinska Institutet. lt was formerly the home of the Department of Chemistry. There is also a bust of Jacob Berzelius, the Father of Swedish chemistry, who invented the periodical table.

Gammelgården

The old crofter's cottage was built around the 18th century. It was rented by the baker Joachim Sasse, who also grew tobacco and distilled alcohol illegally. The other building is the Tiondeladan, or Tithe Barn. Both are listed buildings, and are used today for official functions.

Hagströmer Library – Karolinska Institutet

The Hagströmer Library, named after Karolinska Institutet`s first President Anders Johan Hagströmer, was founded in 1997 to house the valuable collections held by Karolinska Institutet and the library of the Swedish Society of Medicine. The library has one of the world´s finest collections of historical medical books. For more information, or to book a tour, please email: hagstromer@ki.se.

Please note that the Hagströmer Library has moved from Karolinska Institutet Campus Solna and is now situated in the Haga Park, at Haga Tingshus.

© Photo: Vasa Museum



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