Travelling to/from Stockholm:
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is located 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Stockholm City. The airport call sign is ARN.
Various ferry companies provide service from Tallinn (Estonia), Helsinki & Turku (Finland), Langnas & Mariehamn (Åland), Riga (Latvia) and St. Petersburg (Russia) to Stockholm.
Important Notice: We encourage participants to book their airline tickets as soon as possible, as some airline routes have limited service, and because of high demand, ticket prices can increase dramatically over a short period of time.
Getting around Stockholm:
To and from the airport:
The Arlanda express train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city center. The platform is easily accessible, underneath the arrival terminals. Departure: every 15 minutes (for most of the day). Travel time: 20 minutes.
Flygbussarna Airport Coaches depart every 10-15 minutes between Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal (located next to the Central Station). Travel time to Arlanda: 35-45 minutes. Buses also run to Liljeholmen via Karolinska, Fridhemsplan, and Södermalm (50 min) and to Brommaplan via Kista and Sundbyberg. (54 min).
Taxi services are available at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Travel time: Stockholm Arlanda Airport: app 40 minutes, depending on the time of day. Credit cards are readily accepted.
A three-day Stockholm travel pass for the subway & buses is included in your registration package. If you stay longer you can buy an additional travel pass.
Note: The council meeting location changes on Friday, September 20, but both venues are located on the same subway line.
Stockholm Public Transport, SL, is responsible for buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm.
The underground is the easiest way to get around town. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground ticket booths, newsagent kiosks, via SMS or via the SL app. It's not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm. Failure to show on demand a valid ticket during a control will result in a penalty fee of 1200 SEK. The SL website is available here.
Local Boat Transport
Travelling by local ferries is a fantastic way to experience a city built on islands. Ferries are used by both commuters and tourists wanting to take a better look around.
There are ample ferry departures from Nybroviken and Slussen out to the leafy island of Djurgården and Hammarby Sjöstad. An SL Card includes the ferries from Slussen and you can also buy single tickets on the quay.
There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Credit cards are readily accepted. Ask for fixed price for a trip from Arlanda to Stockholm city (around 500-550 SEK).
Besides being environmentally friendly and good exercise, bicycling is one of the easiest ways to get around Stockholm. Rent a bike at one of the towns many rental companies, there are paths and lanes all over and you can easily get around between the islands.
If you come by car or rent a car in Stockholm you may park at Park-and-Ride facilities, in parking garages or on designated street parking. If your car is registered in Sweden, you are obliged to pay a congestion charge in the Stockholm inner city.
Travel visa - Invitation Letter: If for visa purposes you require a formal Invitation Letter to attend the Council meeting, then please go to our Travel Visa web-page for details.
Pre-Council Tarfala Excursion Note: If you plan to participate in the optional excursion (Sept. 14-17), then see the travel information provided on the Pre-Council Excursion to Tarfala web-page.