Citizens from EU countries, Canada and the U.S. do not need a visa to visit Sweden.  However, the Swedish government requires visas for visitors from several countries, including China, India and Turkey.  For a full list and information regarding obtaining a visa, click here.  Sweden has been party to the Schengen Agreement since 2001. Under the Agreement, the Schengen countries have common visa rules.  Applications for visas to Sweden are made at a Swedish embassy.  For information on location of Swedish embassies, please consult the Swedish Consular web-site.

Ground Transportation:
From Arlanda Airport, take the Arlanda Express train to Stockholm Central Station.  Tickets are available online and there are discounts available on week-ends, sometimes also including Thursday and Friday.  The trip takes 20 minutes without stops and the train stops at the Central Station.  It is a 15 minute walk to Clarion Sign and taxis are available right outside the doors.  Directions Arlanda Express to Clarion Sign

We have reserved a block of rooms for conference participants at the Clarion Sign Hotel at an attractive rate.   Only registered conference participants have access to the room block at the Clarion Sign Hotel. We have also reserved a block of rooms at the nearby Sheraton Stockholm Hotel. Please see the Hotels link on the Venue, Hotels, Logistics page for information on how to reserve hotel rooms.

Stockholm City Guide:
To help you plan your visit to Stockholm, we provide the link to the official Stockholm City guide,  a comprehensive summary of Stockholm Travel, Hotels, Restaurants, and Activities:

Travel Stay Dine To-Do

Note that the To-Do guide includes ideas for 24 hour, 48 hour, and 72 hour tours of Stockholm.  For example, the 24 hour tour suggests that you visit: City Hall, the Vasa Museum, the Royal Castle, Old Town, the Stockholm Cathedral, Fjallgatan, and that you take a Boat Tour.

The currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona (SEK).  Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club cards are widely accepted. You’re better off using a credit card since exchange rates are better and transaction fees are avoided. Electronic debit cards can be used in most shops. You can withdraw Swedish Kronor using your ATM/Cash card at ATMs/Cash machines at Arlanda airport and in the City.

The official language in Sweden is Swedish, but pretty much everyone speaks English fluently.

August is the end of summer in Sweden and the days are getting shorter.  The sun will rise at 5:10 am and sets at 8:30pm i Stockholm during the EFA meetings.  The temperature in Stockholm in August typically ranges from +20C to +11C.  Average monthly hours of sunshine is 250 and average monthly rainfall is 78mm.  It is always a good idea to bring a light jacket and an umbrella.

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