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Welcome to Uppsala and Uppsala University

Founded in 1477, Uppsala University is Sweden’s first university. It is a broad research university with well-defined missions: to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to collaborate with the surrounding community in various ways to help make the world a better place. The University is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.


The city of Uppsala

Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities. It was known as Östra Aros up until the 13th century, when the name Uppsala took over. Today, Uppsala is one of Sweden’s four major cities and is world renowned for its universities, its magnificent cathedral and the legacy of Carl Linnaeus, among other things. Attached you can find a map over the city of Uppsala.


Travels to and from the Airport

Bus / train

You can continue to Uppsala by airport buses, commuter trains or long-distance trains, which departures from SkyCity, Arlanda. A map over Arlanda airport. It will take maximum 1 hour to get to Uppsala from Arlanda, depending on your transportation of choice.

  • Train tickets have to be bought before the trip starts, either over the counter or in a ticket machine.
  • Buss tickets can be bought before the trip over the counter, in ticket machines or by credit card on board the bus


There are normally taxis waiting outside the terminal 4 and 5. Most taxi companies offer a fixed price to Uppsala, and have a sticker on the window stating the price. But always confirm the price with the taxi driver before getting in the car.


Travels within Uppsala


Call Uppsala Taxi, phone number: + 46 (0) 18 100 000.

Local busses

  • The local bus company is called ul.
  • Bus number 1, number 12 or number 20 go from the central station to Ångström.
  • The bus stop at Ångström is called Polacksbacken and it takes about 10 minutes from the central station. The Ångström Lab is the red building on the same side as the bus stop where you get off.
  • You can pay by Visa- or MasterCard on the busses. The bus drivers don’t handle cash
  • Bus 1 and 12 leaves from bus stand B4 and bus number 20 leaves from bus stand A1 at the central bus station. A map over the central bus station.


If you have the time, I recommend that you go for a walk along the Uppsala Fyris stream that flows by Ångström and through the Uppsala city centre. The walk from Ångström to the city centre takes about 30 minutes.


Hotels in Uppsala

Category 5

  • The atmosphere, composed around art, music, and design, is warm and welcoming at the first-class Clarion Hotel Gillet. The hotel offers an international look and feel combined with superb service and quality.

  • Radisson Blu Hotel enjoys a prime location next to the Uppsala Travel Centre. The spacious suites feature private terraces and spectacular views of Uppsala.

Category 4

  • Located in a former crafts guild building, the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala is a hotel with history, combining its original architecture with modern amenities and convenience.

  • Scandic Uplandia is a central hotel with newly renovated rooms and conference facilities. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities.

 Category 3

  • Hotell Stella, situated in the historic quarter of Uppsala, gives room for the city's atmosphere and interesting history. You are bound to have an affordable and memorable stay here.

  • CityStay is a comfortable, affordable, and welcoming place to stay in brand-new rooms in the classical district of Uppsala. The family-run hotel and hostel enjoys a superb location


Places to eat in Uppsala

There are a lot of places to eat in Uppsala and while you are here I recommend, if you have the time, to try the typical Swedish Fika. Uppsala has many different cafés.

To find out more you can visit the local tourist information’s website, where they have presented many different options, everything from the typical Swedish restaurants to those who serve a international cuisine. Here you can also find a wide range of cafés.

If you want to visit the local tourist information they are located at Kungsgatan 59. Opening hours are Mon-Fri 10AM-6PM, Sat 10AM-3PM.


Map over Uppsala

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Interactive map of Uppsala

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