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Venue and practical information Vision Zero Conference

Here you can read more about the venue, practical information and where you can find tourist information in Stockholm.

The conference will be held in Stockholm at Clarion Hotel Sign. We recommend Clarion Hotel Sign in Stockholm for your stay. Hotel reservations can be made through this link.

Address to the hotel: Östra Järnvägstagan 35, Stockholm.

Click here to see map (external website)

For booking of other hotels, please see www.booking.com.

How to get to the venue

From Arlanda Airport: Arlanda Express Train to Stockholm Central Station

By taxi: the hotel recommends Taxi Stockholm

By metro: underground station T-Centralen

By bus: buses 1, 50, 53, 65, and 69.

For further details please see links further down on this page.

Practical information

Badges

Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badge during all the Conference activities and social events.

Banks, Credit Cards and Currency Exchange

Banks are open between 09.30/10.00 and 15.00 on weekdays. Some banks in central Stockholm are open from 09.00 to 17.00. Major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops. It is advisable to carry an identity card or other form of photo identification. The official currency is Swedish Krona (SEK). USD 1 = SEK 9.37, EUR 1 = SEK 9.78 (Dec, 2016). For money exchange, the companies "Forex" and "X-change" have offices at the airports and in the city. Opening hours and other information about exchange can be found at www.forex.se and www.x-change.se.

There are plenty of cash machines are available in central Stockholm.

Climate

The average temperature in June is around 18°C (64°F).

Drinking Water

The drinking water quality in Stockholm is of high and consistent quality, which means that you can drink it directly from the tap.

Disclaimer/Liability

The Organising Committee and Hotel Clarion Sign accept no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor loss of, or damage to, any luggage and/or personal belongings.

Electricity

Electrical current in Sweden is 220 V/50 Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.

Meals

Morning coffee, lunch and afternoon coffee will be served during the conference.
The hotel provides breaktfast for the hotel guests.

Registration

Registration for the conference will be available from January 2017.

Time Zone

The time zone in Stockholm is GMT + 1 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used during the summer.

Tipping

A gratuity is included in the price of hotels and taxis. It is common to leave a tip of around 10%. However, when visiting restaurants, you can show your appreciation for good service by leaving a little extra.

Tourist information

Stockholm Visitor Center is located at Kulturhuset, Sergels Torg 3-5.

For more information and contact, please see links further down on this page.

Travel to Stockholm by train

Trains arrive at the Stockholm Central Station, located in the centre of the city and in close proximity to Clarion Hotel Sign, which is the venue for our conference and the hotel we recommend that you stay at.

Travel from Arlanda Airport to Stockholm Central Station

  • Arlanda Express Train
    This train journey takes about 20 minutes and costs SEK 280 one way (as of December 2016).
  • Bus
    From Arlanda Airport there is a direct bus connection to the Central Station in Stockholm. The bus journey takes about minutes from the airport and costs SEK 99 one way (as of December 2016).
  • Taxi
    Trips to and from Arlanda Airport should cost no more than SEK 600 each way (as of December 2016). The trip takes about 30-50 minutes. Recommended taxi companies, with a set price, include "Taxi Stockholm", "Taxi Kurir" and "Taxi 020 Stockholm". Be sure to check the price with the driver in advance. Major credit cards are accepted for payment.

Smoking policy

This is a non-smoking conference. Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, restaurants, taxis, buses and trains.

VAT Refund Conditions

Swedish VAT, currently between 6% and 25% may be repaid to foreign enterprises, except banks and insurance companies, or companies providing health care or education.

Visa

Participants needing a visa for entry to Sweden are strongly advised to make their application in their home country and well in advance. If in doubt, information can be obtained from your nearest Swedish Embassy or consulate, or from your travel agency.