Travel information

Venue
The 3rd International Conference on Chemical Looping will be held at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference venue is the Chalmers Student Union Building (Chalmers Kårhus) at campus Johanneberg. The venue is within walking distance (15-20 min) from Hotel Panorama and for those who prefer using public transport; the Chalmers bus and tram stop is located close by.

Public transportation
If you want to use Gothenburg’s public transport system, please have a look at the website of the operator Västtrafik for detailed information. It is also possible to rent bikes on a 30-minute basis for short rides in the center of Gothenburg. Look at the website of Styr och Ställ for more information.

Arrival
Gothenburg is located close to Landvetter airport and transfer by airport coach is convenient and fast. Please have a look at the website of the bus operator Flygbussarna for time tables and ticket fees. The bus stop closest to Hotel Panorama is called Korsvägen. It is also possible to go by taxi directly from the airport and prices are typically around 400 SEK for 1-4 passengers.

Climate
Being a coastal city, Gothenburg is not blessed with a stable climate. Rain and strong winds are frequent throughout the year. The mean temperature in September is 12-14°C (54-57°F) with highs at 16°C (61°F) and the risk of a day being rainy is around 50%. As the climate varies from year to year, we advise you to look at SMHI or Yr for detailed weather information.

Currency and credit cards
Sweden’s local currency is Swedish Krona (SEK). It is possible to exchange money at Landvetter airport and at the Gothenburg train station, and it is normally possible to withdraw Swedish currency with foreign cards using cash machines. For our Chinese friends: Swedish cash machines use 4-digit PIN codes and cards with a 6-digit PIN might not work. For updated exchange rates please refer to Forex. Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants and shops and it is normally not necessary to carry much cash. American Express and credit cards other than Visa and MasterCard are not so common and might not be accepted everywhere.

Other
Electricity is supplied at 220/230V, 50Hz AC and the plugs accepted are CEE 7/4 “Schuko” (Type F) and CEE 7/16 “Europlug” (Type C). For more details see the related wikipedia article.

Swedish water is of very good quality and you can drink it straight from the tap.