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Strix, von Eulers väg 4 b
171 65 Solna

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous city in the Nordic countries. It is the cultural, medial, political and economic centre of Sweden. Besides, it's the home to some of Europe's top ranking universities, such as the Karolinska Institutet.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is the main international gateway to and from Stockholm centre, which can be reached from several major European hubs. It's located about 40 km (25 mi) north of Stockholm.


The Arlanda Express
The Arlanda Express is a train, that takes you from the airport to the city centre. The platform is easily accessible, underneath the arrival terminals. They depart every 15 minutes and it takes you into the city centre in about 20 minutes.


Airport coaches
You can travel with the Flygbussarna airport coaches between Cityterminalen in Stockholm and the airport. The journey takes about 40 minutes and they run in line with flight arrivals and departures. You can buy tickets at the airport, at a machine at the bus stop, on board of the coach or online in advance.  


Taxi services are available at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Please note that the taxi fares in Sweden are not regulated, so the prices can vary depending on the company. It is recommended to use well-known firms. Credit cards are readily accepted.


Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.



About the venue About the venue



The Karolinska Institutet consistently ranks among the top universities in the world on a number of prestigious ranking tables, and is currently considered the ninth best university to study medicine in the world.

It has two campuses: The main campus is located in the municipality Solna, which is a part of the Stockholm urban area. The second was established more recently in Flemingsberg, Huddinge, south of Stockholm.

The Karolinska University Hospital, located in Solna and Huddinge, is associated with the university as a research and teaching hospital. Together they form an academic health science centre. It is one of Sweden's largest centres for training and research, accounting for 30 percent of the medical training and 40 percent of the medical academic research conducted nationwide. While most of the medical programs are taught in Swedish, the bulk of the Ph.D. projects are conducted in English.

Practical information Practical information

1. What if I need medical care on site?
Please check with your employing institution to ensure that you have insurance cover for your travel and your stay in Sweden.

In addition, we strongly recommend that you invest in travel insurance and inform yourself about treatment and reimbursement conditions before travelling to the workshop. If you are a European citizen, you should bring your European Health Insurance Card.


2. What is the typical climate in Stockholm?
Stockholm has usually the warmest summer of the Nordic countries with an average maximum temperature of 23 °C (73°F) in July. At night, the temperatures do not fall below 13 °C. In summer, there are about 11 hours of sunshine per day.


3. Is there free Internet available on site?
The wireless networks at Karolinska Institute are called and EDUROAM, which are both available on the campuses, too.


4. What else do I have to know?

  • Language:
    The official language in Sweden is Swedish. Foreign languages, particularly English, are widely understood and spoken.


  • Time zone:
    Stockholm is in the Central European Time Zone (CET = GMT / UCT + 1).


  • Electric current:
    Electricity is supplied at 230 volts (alternating current). Type C, E and F plugs are used.


If you have further questions please, send a request by email.


Please note that the information provided on this site has been obtained from several different sources and therefore the organisers cannot accept any responsibility for errors therein.