Luleå by the sea
Luleå is the largest city in the northernmost region of Sweden.
- The official guide to Luleå
- Luleå – From The Sky
- Swedish Lapland in English
- Schwedisch Lappland in Deutsch
The Conference Centre (Kulturens Hus) is located in the city centre of Luleå within walking distance of all the recommended and pre-booked hotels. Kulturens Hus is just minutes from shops, entertainment, restaurants and accommodation. This modern cultural centre, located on the northern harbourfront, commands a beautiful view and is ideally equipped for conferencing. The complex houses the city library, an art gallery, large and small concert halls, conference facilities, a café and a restaurant. Luleå’s Tourism Office is also conveniently located in Kulturens hus.
Kulturens Hus (conference venue)
Just across the street from Kulturens Hus is Clarion Sense Hotel where a lot of conference sessions will be held on the conference floor just up the stairs from the lobby. Kulturens Hus is the main venue where lunch and coffee will be served between sessions, with the exception of two booked lunch work group sessions that will be served at Clarion.
Clarion Sense Hotel (conference venue)
Luleå Airport is the fifth largest airport in Sweden in terms of passenger numbers with more than one million passengers a year. The airport is served mainly by SAS and Norwegian via connection in Stockholm Arlanda.
Taxis take 15 min from the airport into the city centre. It is possible to share taxis to reduce the fare.
The local bus line right outside of the terminal building is a convenient and very economical way to get right to the city centre (Smedjegatan). Tickets (25 SEK) can be bought by credit card right at the bus stop.
There are also direct connections from Helsinki and Oulo in Finland, Tromso in Norway and Gothenburg in Sweden.
Since Luleå Airport is one of only three airports in Sweden with an extra long runway (3350 m), it might be selected as the new Spaceport Sweden.
Travel information Sweden
The official working language of the EAPM conference is English and no translation is offered. However, some clinical skills courses are held in Swedish.
Passport and visa
Entry formalities for Sweden vary according to the country of origin. There are no visa requirements for EU passport holders. Other conference delegates are asked to address enquiries about entry to the travel agent or to the local Swedish Embassy / Consulate / Representation in the home country. All foreign citizens must be the holder of a valid passport.
An official letter will be sent upon request to assist in meeting administrative requirements. However, this implies no commitment, financial or otherwise, for the Organising Committee. For more information, please contact NEX Meeting & Event.
Health and insurance
Participants are requested to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance. The Organising Committee assumes no responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference.
Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and restaurants in Luleå. The conference is a smoke-free event and smoking is not permitted inside the Congress Centre.
Currency and money exchange
The currency in Sweden is Swedish Kroner (SEK). 1 Euro is approx. SEK and 1 USD is approx. 5.75 SEK as per June 2015. Credit cards are widely accepted – also in taxis.
Electricity is supplied at 220 volts A/C, 50 Hz cycle. Outlets are of the two round-pin type.
The weather in Luleå mid June is usually sunny and temperature can reach 20 °C. But as located just beneath the Arctic Circle be also prepared for cooler temperatures. If you plan to do outdoors activities ensure your bring appropriate clothes. Mid June, Luleå enjoys perpetual daylight. For instance, during the conference, the sun will rise 01.02 am and set 00.04 am.