Venue, accomodation, transportation etc.
The Swedish Museum of Natural History dates back to 1819 as an institution in its own right. However, the earliest privately owned collections of natural history specimens (some dating back to the late 17th century) were brought together by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences as a museum already in 1739.
The museum has since shifted places repeatedly. The present museum building was inaugurated in 1916, now keeping 10-11 million specimens of plants, animals, minerals etc. in store and for daily use by 160+ resident researchers. Extensive loans are handled and successively the collections are now being digitized and presented publicly.
The Research Division consists of Botanical, Geological, Paleontological, Zoological, Environmental Science and Bioinformatics departments. The museum collaborates closely with the neighbouring Stockholm University, the Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology plus a number of governmental authorities in research and in running a number of national and international research infrastructures.
Please note that you must book accommodation by yourself! However, 30 rooms have been pre-booked at the suggested Elite Palace Hotel which is centrally located and with easy access to public transportation (reduced rate = 1350 SEK/night). Street address: St. Eriksgatan 115. To make a reservation please contact the hotel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +46855901750. Remember to refer to the code 4341603 to recieve the reduced rate! To guarantee your booking you must present your credit card number. Also note that after April 6 Elite Palace Hotel will no longer keep the pre-booked rooms on hold.
To and from Arlanda airport:
The fastest and easiest way (20 minutes) to go to and from the airport is by the Arlanda Express train service (leaving every 15 minutes). Elevators to the belowground train station are found inside to the arrivals hall. Tickets (280 SEK one-way) may be bought from ticket vending machines (credit or cash card) right by the elevators, at Arlanda Visitors Centre in Terminal 5, or at the information counters at Arlanda Airport terminals 2 and 4. Tickets may also be bought aboard the train but at an extra fee of 100 SEK.
Alternatively airport coaches (“Flygbussarna”) will take you (40 minutes) from Arlanda airport to the City Terminal close by the Central Station (leaving every 10 minutes). Tickets may again be bought from vending machines in the arrivals hall (at 119 SEK one-way).
Taxis run on flat rates to and from the airport and should not cost more than 500 SEK. Don’t use taxis running on taximeter from the airport. Recommended companies are Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Taxi 020.
Public transportation within Stockholm
Single tickets may be bought at ticket vending machines located at basically every metro station. You can also buy an SL Access-card at staffed metro entrances, in shops like Pressbyrån and at SL Centers. The SL Access-card must then be charged with a set amount of tickets or with a 3 or 7 day pass which gives you an unlimited number of travels (bus/metro/commuter train) for the respective amount of time. Please note that tickets cannot be bought on buses but need to be bought in advance. Information and timetables.
To reach the Swedish Museum of Natural History from the central station use Metro/Subway (signposted “T”):
Look up the red line bound for Mörby Centrum, then alight at Universitetet (four stops). Once outside the metro turn left then pass the bus station. Continue along the pedestrian road which (signposted) leads to the Swedish Museum of Natural History (“Naturhistoriska riksmuseet”). See map.
You can find tourist information at Visit Stockholm