|Lund is situated in an expanding region in southern Sweden near Malmö and the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen.
Since July 2000, Malmö and Copenhagen are connected by a 16 km bridge/tunnel - a tourist attraction in its own right - carrying frequent public transportation.
Today Lund has 100 000 inhabitants and over 1000 years of history. Major attractions are the famous cathedral and a well-preserved city with picturesque small streets and many old buildings. A large area in central Lund is set aside as an open-air museum of old houses. Lund is also known as a green town with a lot of scenic parks.
Lund University, founded in 1666, is the largest and the 2:nd oldest university in Sweden. The 30 000 students contribute to the youthful and lively atmosphere of Lund. This page contains information of how to find us and accommodation during the conference. Also some information regarding visas for Sweden. General information about Lund is supplied by the tourist office.
The conference will be held at AF-borgen in the centre of Lund.
|Conference site address:
SE-223 50 Lund
The city of Lund is situated in the south of Sweden, Skåne (Scania), close to Denmark.
Here is some information about how to travel to Lund by air and by train.
There are two airports close to Lund: one is Malmö (Sturup) Airport located 30 km southeast of Lund. The other one is Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) which is nearby in Denmark.
Sturup has frequent connections with Stockholm but only few regular international flights. Ryanair offers cheap flights between London Stansted and Sturup. There is a bus service from the airport to central Lund, usually in connection with planes from Stockholm. Taxi to Lund should cost around 400 SEK. Be sure to check the price before you enter the taxi. There are unfortunately a few unscrupulous drivers. The drive to Lund is about 30 minutes.
Most people travelling to Lund will come through Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, Denmark. The trains across the bridge to Sweden, the "Öresundstågen", leave every 20 minutes from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö C where you might have to change train for Lund C. The travel time in all is about 1 hour and costs 100 SEK. Tickets to Lund are bought at the airport. Train connections within Sweden and from Copenhagen can be searched here.
The local trains are called Pågatåg. From Malmö Central railway station there is a convenient service of local trains (blueish - purple) running every 20 minutes or so, less frequently on evenings and weekends. Tickets can only be bought in special vending machines. The homepage of Skånetrafiken contains timetables. If you buy a ticket at the Copenhagen airport for Lund, you don't need to worry about the special vending machines, the ticket is valid on every train between Malmö and Lund.
Trains leave frequently (every 20 minutes) going from Copenhagen/Østerport via the Öresund bridge to Lund C, passing Copenhagen Central railway station, Copenhagen Airport and Malmö Central railway station. A single ticket from Copenhagen/Kastrup to Malmö costs 80 SEK and to Lund 100 SEK. The homepage of Skånetrafiken contains timetables and additional information (mainly in Swedish so far). Some of the trains from Copenhagen terminates in Malmö and then you need to change to a local train (Pågatåg) to get to Lund.
The conference has made arrangements with the following four hotels:
Hotel Concordia is situated in the centre of Lund, close to the conference site.
Hotel Djingis Khan is situated just North outside the centre.
Hotel IdeonGästeriet and Hotel Sparta are both situated just East outside the centre.
Here is a map (150k) of where the conference site and the hotels are located in the city.
If you would prefer to make your own hotel arrangements you can consult the tourist information regarding hotels,
(here you can find a link to the youth hostel in Lund).
The weather in Lund in February is rather rainy. You can expect a temperature between
-5 and +5 degrees Celsius. Possibly snow, but more likely rain and mist. Bring something
warm and a jacket which is rain proof. Gloves, a scarf ,and a cap are also recommended if
you are to walk somewhere. Also shoes which are suitable for rain/snow are recommended.
A visa is a temporary permit to enter and visit, in this case Sweden, for a determined period of time.
Sweden is a member of the Schengen Agreement. This means that you apply for a Schengen visa to all the countries in the European Union (except UK and Ireland). Thus, you do not need an additional visa for Denmark, if you plan to arrive at Copenhagen Airport.
EU-citizens require only a passport or identification certifying citizenship for entering Sweden if they plan to stay in Sweden for less than three months. They do not require a visa or residence or work permit for this period.
Certain non-EU-citizens coming to Sweden for visits shorter than 3 months, called Bona Fide visits, require a visa to enter the country. Normally this can be obtained directly from the Swedish Embassy/Consulate in your own country. Please note that if you plan to arrive at Copenhagen, be sure to apply for a Schengen visa.
The Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs has more information on which citizens need a visa.
If you are unsure how this applies to you, please contact the Swedish embassy in your country.