Parking is a problem in big cities, but in Dalarna, this is less of an issue. There is a parking lot close to Hotell Dalecarlia. Further information about driving in Sweden can befound on the following website.
112 is the
general emergency line throughout the European Union (similar to 911
in the U.S.) The number can be dialed from any phone, and the call is
free. By the way: Sweden was the first country in the world introducing a general emergency money.
Swedish cuisine is autochtonous with minor influences from Germany (from the Hanseatic
times), and France (due to the king Karl Johan Bernadotte. Swedish "husmanskost" denotes traditional Swedish dishes with local ingredients, the classical everyday Swedish cuisine. Pork and fish are widely used, nowadays also beef and lamb. Starters are usually a bit down-to earth like the traditional pea soup (ärtsoppa), many varieties of salmon (such as gravlax, inkokt lax, fried, pickled) of herring (most commonly pickled ("Glasmästarsill", "inlagd sill"). Traditional main dishes include fishballs (fiskbullar), meatballs (köttbullar), potato dumplings with meat or other ingredients (palt), potato pancake (raggmunk), varieties of porridge (gröt), a fried mix of pieces of potato, different kind of meats, sausages, bacon and onion (pytt i panna), meat stew with onion (kalops), and potato dumplings with a filling of onions and pork (kroppkakor). As desserts, fruit and marzipan cakes (princesstårta) dominate.
Sometimes it is common to eat pea soup with pancakes at Thursday evening. In older times kitchen maids had the afternoon off on this day, so the food had to be pre-pepared.
The traditional Swedish buffet "smörgåsbord" consists of three parts. The first part are different kinds of fish (pickled herring, salmon). Then one goes over to the warm dishes (meatballs, "Janssons frestelse"), finishing off with the desserts. It is common to take a new plate with each course.
Coffee is usally served after each meals and often free in restaurants (kaffe ingår). Bread and butter is also frequently put on the table before meals and included in the meal price.
is an associate member of the Schengen agreement which exempts
travelers from regular personal border controls between 13 European
Union (EU) countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
and Estonia) and two European Economic Area (EEA) countries (Norway and
Iceland). However, border controls on the trains between Denmark and Sweden and boats from Germany have been introduced and are likely to remain for some time. People living in Great Britain and Ireland are subject to
personal border controls upon entry to the Schengen area. Border
controls can, however be imposed on travellers from all states.
A list of countries whose citizens DO NOT need a visa to
visit Sweden can be found here.
If you need a visa, please start the paperwork AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE. Not only can handling times be long, but it might be
difficult to find the embassy responsible for citizens of your
nationality and location. In many cases, Swedish embassies do not
hold consular offices and the visa applications are handled by
embassies of other countries. This can delay procedures. Please note that invitation letters are only issued for invited speakers and selected poster presenters.
offers free wireless connections, most restaurants and Swedish Railways usually do. However, some trains to Dalarna are old, so you should not bank on a wifi connection during your train ride. Free Wifi is getting more common also in Sweden in cafes and restaurants.
There are no laundries in Tällberg.
Lunches, breakfasts and dinners are served in the dining room at Hotel Dalecarlia, if not announced differently.
case of emergency, call 112 (general emergency). For non-emergency cases contact the local surgery (våcentral) in Rättvik, Centralgatan 1. Opening hours Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00, phone contact Mon-Fri 07:00 - 16:00. Phone contact: ++46-(0)24849 47 28.
If you are a citizen of any of the Nordic, EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, you have access to essential health care if you register beforehand at a social insurance office in your home country and obtain a European Health Insurance card. If European health insurance cards are not yet issued in your country,ask for a form E128, or a form E111. With this form you only pay the normal patient fee, just like all Swedes. People from non-European countries are strongly encouraged to obtain a travel health insurance.
It is worth to remember that many drugs sold over the counter in other countries are available on prescription only in Sweden (this includes contraceptives). People using medication constantly are advised to bring it with them.
Sweden does not have the Euro, but an own currency, the crown (krona, plural koronor) abbreviated SEK. Coins exist at 1, 2, 5 and 10 SEK, notes at 20, 50, Sveriges Riksbank.
Cash machines (ATMs), in Swedish "Bankomat" or "Sedelautomat", are frequent in Sweden, but there is no one in Tällberg. Currency exchange offices, however, are more elusive, especially after business hours. Banks often do not offer very good rates, since there is not much exchange business any more due to the widespread use of credit cards. The latter are very widely accepted, but sometimes this does not include "Diners" and "Amex" due to their higher fees for businesses.
During the conference days are long in Sweden. Although the hotel and
the hostel have curtains, some people might find it hard to sleep. So
some sleeping cover for the eyes could be a good thing to bring. On
the otherhand, the long evenings makes romantic night walks in the
village, down to Siljan lake and up to "Digerberget" possible.
The poster session will be held on
Monday 10th June, 2019. DIN A0 in portrait
format should be OK. Participants will be allowed a 4 minutes presentation for
their posters (no discussion). The presentation will take place in the
Hjortnäs lecture room. Powerpoint slides can be used. For a smooth run of these
poster talks, they are asked to bring their talks on a memory stick or
CD-ROM. There is no possibility to print posters in Tällberg.
The closest one is in Rättvik at the ICA Supermarket "Fiolen" Vasagatan 2
79530. It opens from 08:00 to 22:00 Mon - Sun.
There are no official public holidays during the conference, but June 6th is the National holiday in Sweden. Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day are on June 21st and 22nd, respectively. On these 2 days the whole country comes to a complete standstill.
will be at the lobby of Hotell Dalecarlia on 9th June 2019from 14:00 to 20:00 and from
08:00 to 09:00 on 10th August 2019 at the Hjortnäs lecture hall. Later arriving
participants can get their material in the lecture room during coffee
Information about these
sights can be found at the Dalarna Tourist Office website. There is no tourist office at Tällberg though.
Dalarna a very nice area with lots of interesting sights. Since we do not have a lot of time during the conference you should plan
some extra time before and after the event. Highlight include
Shops generally open 09:00 - 18:00 (Mon to Sat), supermarkets longer and also on Sundays abd public holidays. Most popular souvenirs are:
- Dala horses
- Special food: smoked reindeer, salmon, cheeses, moose sausages
- Handicraft items
- Fruit jams, especially from the arctic cloudberry (hjortron) and lingonberry (lingon).
- CDs with Swedish folk songs and dances
- Aquavit (spicy brandy)
- For children: Brio quality toys and children books by Astrid Lindgren, Gösta Knutsson and many others.
- Outdoor equipment and clothing (often of very high quality in Sweden)
Taxis are safe
and cheating tourists is still not very common in Sweden. It is thus wise to remember the following points:
Prices are not uniform, taxi operators can set their own
rates. Take a close look at the price list, which is posted on
the right side rear door. Here you will find rates for the base fare
the waiting charge, and the pre-kilometre charges. Some times fixed prices (fast pris) exist ad surcharges for accessing railway stations and airports in big cities can be charged. All in all, going by taxi is expensive in Sweden.
For calls to
Sweden: Dial +46 (the country code for Sweden), then the are code followed by subscriber's number. If you want to make a call from
Sweden, dial 00 + the country code + area code + the subscriber's
The GSM network works on frequencies of 900 MHz and 1800
MHz (dependent on the carrier). If you are taking your mobile phone
with you, make sure that it is able to work on these.
European daylight saving time (UTC + 2) will be in force during the
meeting. There is no time shift between Germany, France and
Sweden and a 1 hour time shift between London and Sweden. If it is 1
o'clock in London and 2 o'clock in Frankfurt it is 2 o'clock in
less common in Sweden than in the rest of Europe. In restaurants,
service is included in the bill, but if you get a good service in a
restaurant where the bill is sent to the table you can tip 5-10 %. In
case of bad service it is OK to give nothing.
Ladies' rooms are marked with "Damer" and Gentlemen's rooms with "Herrar". Unisex teilets are becoming more common in Sweden though.
& Access page for details.
electricity supply in Sweden is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. European-style 2-pin
plugs are in use.
Weights and measures
Sweden uses the metric system.
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All the information given above is to the best of
our knowledge. However, we cannot accept any liability for
inadvertently false or incomplete information on this site.
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