Practical information: the Uppsala Summer School in 2021

Please find here-below key information regarding the upcoming Summer School at Uppsala University. The most updated message is here

We have made reservations for all non-Swedish participants (faculty and PhD students) at Hotel CITYSTAY UPPSALA, Trädgårdsgatan 5, 753 09 Uppsala, +46 18 121 000, BOOKING@CITYSTAYUPPSALA.SE

The Summer School will mostly take place at Campus Engelska Parken (English Park Campus), Thunbergsvägen 3H, except Wednesday afternoon when we will be working in the main University Building, Biskopsgatan 3.

Other important information:

  1. Arrival on Tuesday 14 September with a guided tour (at 16.00), followed by a welcome dinner (around 19.00);
  2. The Summer School will start on Wednesday 15 September at 8.30, and it will end on Friday 17 September at 13.00;
  3. On Friday 17 September at 13.30-16.00 all European University Coordinators are invited to the meeting as to plan for the next Summer School, how to develop the network, etc.;
  4. Uppsala University will cover accommodation for PhD Students 14-17 Sept. Additional hotel nights are to be covered by yourself/your university;
  5. Deadline for papers (max 5,000 words) is 10 August 2021;
  6. For those flying into Uppsala, please note that it is preferable to travel to Stockholm Arlanda Airport (rather than Stockholm Bromma); Stockholm Arlanda is located in-between Uppsala and Stockholm with no traffic issues;
  7. The final detailed programme, including the discussant assignments, is available here

How to get from Stockholm-Arlanda to Uppsala C (Central Station)

You have three options 

  1. By train    
  2. By bus No 801. The bus’ last station is Uppsala Central, where you should get off.
  3. Taxi. The fare is for 1-4 persons: 545 sek, so around 54 euro

You can buy the train and bus tickets at the terminal (Sky City on the map). You cannot buy tickets in the train. Presently, only terminal 5 is open, so you should not get lost.

The train ticket costs from about 130 sek (2nd class) to 245 sek (1st class). Approximately 12,7 euro to 24 euro. The train can take from 20 to 45min, depending on if it stops at all the stations or not.

The bus ticket costs 121 sek (11,88 euro), and it takes about 45 to 50min.

If you decide to take the bus, I suggest you get the UL app. Because of COVID, you CANNOT buy tickets on the bus from the driver. With the app, you don’t have to worry about finding the ticket machines at the airport, or on your way back to Arlanda, at the train station.  You can download the app from here:

One last advice, use your credit card. Many services in Sweden are cash-free.

How to arrive from Stockholm Bromma to Uppsala Central Station

1. The bus with the company Flygbussarna. Buses are quite frequent and take you directly to Stockholm C. The ticket costs 99 sek, or around 9.7 euro. The journey takes about 20min

2. Public transport, with tram 31 or bus 31B to Alvik metro station. Then by metro green line, trains 17 or 18, to central Stockholm. The ticket is unique for all types of transport, costs 37 sek and is valid for 75min. Consult this site for timetables

3. Taxi to Stockholm Central

The airport is not large, and you will have to easily find ticket machines and bus / tram stops.

From Stockholm Central to Uppsala you have fairly frequent trains, at least 3 times an hour. You can buy your ticket at ticket machines at the station or on the SJ app



Time flies... In May 2005, Uppsala University hosted the Summer School. Sixteen years and a global pandemic later we are now mobilized to host you all again! In situ and in persona!


Each Summer School adds new perspectives on anthropological research and on scholarly engagement.