ETAPS 2017: 22-29 April 2017, Uppsala, Sweden

ETAPS 2017 About Uppsala and Sweden

About Uppsala

Uppsala is Sweden’s fourth largest city with a population of 200 000 inhabitants. Unique cultural treasures and an exciting history are to be found in the city of knowledge and inspiration. Uppsala has retained its small-town charm while offering a big city’s selection of shops, restaurants and other entertainment. Uppsala has many historical attractions. Among the most famous are:

Today, Uppsala is a dynamic industrial and commercial city where knowledge, ideas and entrepreneurship are at the centre. The city’s geographical location with only 30 minutes to Arlanda international airport and 40 minutes to Stockholm has made Uppsala an attractive place for meetings. For information on how to reach Uppsala, please consult the Travel information page.

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Valpurgis Eve - The largest student event of the year

Attendees who want to see more of Uppsala are encouraged  to stay for Walpurgis Eve on the 30th of April, immediately following ETAPS. Walpurgis Eve, referred to as 'Sista april' or 'Valborg' in Swedish, is the celebration of spring arriving in Sweden. And the celebrations at Uppsala University are truly extra special, with student floats running the Fyris River, herring lunches, the donning of the caps at Carolina Rediviva, parties and much more. Please read more about the event at Uppsala University's website.


General Information

Climate and Clothing

It is spring in Uppsala in April and the temperatures can vary from 5 to 15 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. Weather information and forecasts are available from the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

Passport and Visas

Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden.

Local Currency

The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala. Exchange rates may vary. Current exchange rates.


In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.

Force Majeure

The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.


The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the seminar delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the seminar. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations

The congress secretariat and organizers cannot accept responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property either during or indirectly arising from the congress. Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to personal health and travel insurance.