Björkliden, Sweden, March 22-26, 2010

Important dates

Registration deadline    2010-01-15
Abstract submission 2010-01-15
Conference fee payment    2010-02-15

Visa application

Information concerning visa requirements for visiting Sweden is available on this page. Please send an e-mail to katel'at' should you require a formal invitation letter.

Conference fee payment

Below are the instructions for payment of the conference fee

Option 1: Closed! Payment with credit card.

Option 2: Payment through bank transfer. The amount depends on your choice of accommodation (see below).

Type Conference fee per person
Hotel, single room 7,700 SEK (6,160 SEK excl. VAT)
Hotel, double room 6,100 SEK (4,880 SEK excl. VAT)
Chalet, single room* 7,700 SEK (6,160 SEK excl. VAT)
Chalet, shared room* 5,300 SEK (4,240 SEK excl. VAT)
Student with financial support** 2,500 SEK (2,000 SEK excl. VAT)
* Kåppas Ski Village, two bedrooms/chalet.
** Regardless of type of accommodation.


Björkliden is situated 250 km north of the Arctic Circle which implies that the journey here is part of the adventure.

By air: The closest airport is Kiruna. Flight connections to Kiruna are available from Stockholm Arlanda in Sweden. There are 3-4 direct flights per day with the carriers SAS or Norwegian. Alternatively, there are flights to Narvik in Norway.
A shuttle bus between Kiruna airport and Björkliden will be provided on the day of arrival (Sunday, March 21) in the afternoon (probably multiple trips) and on the day of departure (Friday, March 26) connecting to the two departing flights at 12.45 and 13.45. Alternatively there is a train service from Kiruna (downtown) to Björkliden.

By train: Going to Björkliden by train involves a spectacular (but long) journey through the Nordic wilderness. The train service Norrlandståget runs along one of Europe's longest train routes. If you wish to take the train, contact SJ,


Hotel Fjället is situated up on the mountain, in amazing alpine surroundings. The hotel has 46 rooms; single, double, twin and family rooms. All rooms have showers, toilets, cable TV and telephones and are non-smoking. The hotel foyer is a pleasant meeting place. Order a drink (hot or cold) from the Lobby Bar, take a seat in front of the fire, and enjoy the panoramic mountain views.

The Ski Village consists of 80 chalets in spectacular settings up on the mountain. The chalets each have a living room, kitchenette, cable TV, two bedrooms, shower room and drying cabinet. All chalets are non-smoking. Staying in the Ski Village means access to the ski slopes couldn't be easier. Put your skis on at the door and take the access tracks down to Rakkas lift. The Ski Village is also close to the Sports Shop and Hotel Fjället with Lapporten Restaurant and Rallaren Bar.