Travel and accommodation

Travel and accomodations



When travelling to Sundsvall most people choose to fly or go by high-speed train. Stockholm Arlanda is the main international airport in Sweden. There are direct flights from Stockholm and Gothenburg. The train gets you to Sundsvall from Stockholm in 3.5 hours and in 50 minutes by flight.

Fly to Sundsvall

It takes around 50 minutes to fly from Stockholm to Sundsvall and one hour from Gothenburg to Sundsvall. The airport (Sundsvall-Timrå Airport) is however located outside of Sundsvall and you will need to take a 20 minute taxi ride to get into the city. Hence, it is recommended to pre-book Flygtaxi. These are the airlines which travel to Sundsvall:

Stockholm/Arlanda-Sundsvall: SAS
(Stockholm Arlanda is the main international airport in Sweden.)

Stockholm/Bromma-Sundsvall: BRA
Göteborg – Sundsvall: Nextjet
Visby – Sundsvall: BRA

Take the train to Sundsvall

It is often easiest to travel by train from Stockholm Aiport to Sundsvall and there are several departures per day. The travel time from Stockholm is around 3.5 hours with the high speed trains. And you can buy a ticket at SJ: Stockholm – Sundsvall

Other options

Norrtåg: Trondheim – Åre – Östersund – Sundsvall
and Umeå – Sundsvall
X-tåget: Gävle – Sundsvall

Take the bus to Sundsvall

The bus takes 5.5 hours from Stockholm to Sundsvall:

Y-buss: Stockholm – Sundsvall,
Åre – Sundsvall

Local travel in Sundsvall

Sundsvall is well connected with city bus lines and there are many taxi companies. The city bus lines are operated by: Din Tur. The city busses runs regulary. Notice that you can only pay with credit or debit cards on the city buses. The city is well connected with a walking distance between the conference venue, hotels, restaurants and social events.

These are the major taxi companies in Sundsvall:
Taxi Sundsvall (Sverigetaxi): 060-19 90 00
Taxi Kurir Sundsvall: 060-150 000
Taxi Drakstaden: 060-12 34 56



Here are a few examples of hotels i Sundsvall. Last date for the favorable prices you see below is April 30. Use the booking reference: IEEE SPS Summer School 2018. You can only book by email or by phone.

Scandic Sundsvall City (closest to the university)
Trädgårdsgatan 31-33
852 32 Sundsvall

Room rates

Single room: 876 SEK room/night
Double room: 1076 SEK room/night
VAT and breakfast included in the price.
Booking: or +46 60 785 62 00

First Hotel Strand
Strandgatan 10
852 31 Sundsvall

Room rates
Single room: 752 SEK room/night
VAT and breakfast included in the price.
Booking: or +46 60-64 19 50


Gaffelbyn Hostel

A few room are preboked at Gaffelbyn hostel until April 30. Use the booking reference: IEEE SPS Summer School 2018. You can only book a room by email or phone.

Room with private bathroom: 570 SEK room/night
Room with shared bathroom:  420 SEK room/ night

Bed linen and departure cleaningare are not included but can be added.
Hire of linen package 80 SEK / set
Departure cleaning 80 SEK / room

The hostel do not have breakfast but there is kitchen in each building if you want to cook your own food.
Booking: or at tel: +46 60 61 2119

Passport and Visa

Sweden is a member state of the European Union and a member of Schengen Area. All international visitors from non-EU countries must present a valid passport when entering and may be required for Visa. Relevant information can be found on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency

Visa Requests

Participants who need a Swedish visa to attend the conference, should address their requests for a letter of invitation to the registration chair (Annika Berggren).
Please provide the following information:

  • Full name as in passport
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number.

The registration fee should be paid before requesting letter of invitation.

Currency and payments

The currency of Sweden is Swedish Crowns “krona” (kr or SEK). Notice that almost all shops and restaurants in Sweden accepts credit cards.

(Visit Sveriges Riksbanks website for more information on banknotes and coins.)


  • The general emergency telephone number in Sweden is 112.
  • Police:114 14
  • Helthcare: 1177