Practicalities

Here you can find general information about visa, ‘how to get to Lund’, hotels, social events, conference program, etc. The page may be updated several times before the conference.

Visa

If you are a citizen of a country outside the EU, you will in most cases need a visa. For more information about Swedish visa, see:

http://www.migrationsverket.se/English/Private-individuals/Visiting-Sweden/Visiting-on-business-and-for-conferences.html

You can find a list of countries whose citizens require a visa at the following link:

http://www.government.se/government-policy/migration-and-asylum/list-of-foreign-citizens-who-require-visa-for-entry-into-sweden/  

To apply for a visa, you need “an invitation from the company or the organization arranging the conference”. To get an official invitation, please contact us at your earliest convenience by sending an e-mail to: LEG2018@nek.lu.se.

How to get to Lund

The closest international airport to Lund is Copenhagen Airport (also known as ‘Kastrup’) in Denmark. The journey time by train from the airport to Lund is about 35 minutes. The journey takes you over the Öresund Bridge connecting Denmark to Sweden and via Malmö and then directly to Lund (you need not change train). Train tickets can be purchased from the Skånetrafiken (or Öresundstågen) ticket machines in the arrivals hall at Copenhagen Airport, near the escalators going down to the train platform. You can pay in Euros (EUR), Swedish kronor (SEK) or Danish kroner (DKK) for your ticket at the airport and you can also use a debit/credit card with a chip (all major credit cards are accepted). A one-way ticket is 140 SEK. Note that you must buy a ticket before you board a train; you cannot buy one on the train (you have to pay a fine of 750 SEK if you do not have a valid ticket when entering the train). Note also that a return ticket is only valid for 24 hours.

The trains leave from platform 1 at least every 20 minutes (at night, between 01:00-05:00 a.m., less frequently). A timetable is available at the following link:

http://www.oresundstag.se/en/timetables/  

Currency

Note that Copenhagen Airport is located in Denmark. Neither Sweden nor Denmark is part of the Euro area, i.e., they have their own currencies. The currency in Sweden is ‘Swedish krona’ (SEK). Note in particular that new banknotes were issued in the fall of 2015. You will not be able to use old banknotes.

Map

The conference hotel, conference venue, and other important locations are marked on the following map:

Accommodation

All accepted conference speakers and invited conference participants are offered a room (including breakfast) in Grand Hotel from June 3 to June 6. The hotel style is classic and has all the atmospheric charm one expects from a 19th century hotel. It is located a couple of minutes’ walk from Lund Central train station.

Accommodation for participants to the mini course will be reimbursed by the Arne Ryde foundation for 2 nights (up to 1000 SEK/night).

Getting to the conference venue

The conference venue is about a seven-minute walk from both Lund Central train station and Grand Hotel. Please see the Map above for details.

“Registration”

The registration has now opened. Accepted conference and mini course participants should confirm their attendance by sending an email to LEG2018@nek.lu.se.

There is no registration fee to the conference. All accepted participants are invited to all lunches, coffee breaks, the welcome reception (June 3) and the gala dinner (June 4). Before registering to the conference, please note that you must register by April 2 at the latest to secure your place on the program.

Conference program and social events

The first and (preliminary) scientific conference program will be announced in the beginning of April (see this page). There will be two social events during the conference:

  • A reception with a small buffet and a tour of  Skissernas museum’  on June 3, 2018, at 18:30. ‘Skissernas’ is a unique art museum that focuses on the artistic creative process. It features the world’s largest collection of sketches, models and preparatory work for Swedish and international public art. The venue is located in the city center of Lund and it is about a five-minute walk from the conference venue. We all gather outside of the conference venue at 18:15 on June 3 and walk there together.
  • The gala dinner will be held at ‘Hypoteket’ (located a three-minute walk from the conference venue — just across Lundagård) on June 4, 2018 starting at 19:30 with drinks on Hypoteket’s beautiful terrace (weather permitting). 

About Lund

Information for tourists can be found at the following link:

http://www.visitlund.se/en

Here is some material about Lund by international media.

Washington Post article: “Viking roots, off the beaten track”

New York Times article: “A college town with a bit of Viking Mayhem”

WATCH: BBC News “The City Where Bicycles Dominate”

Information about Lund University (as well as some information about , and the Skåne-region can be found here:

https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/about-lund-university

Contact

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us at LEG2018@nek.lu.se.