Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the sixth largest in the Nordic Countries. Malmö is also the most populous city in Scania and is the economic and cultural center of South Sweden. Scania has amazing geology; hosts the world-renowned Tornquist zone and offers various environmentally related opportunities for excursions after the conference.
Scania hosted the Eurorando 2016 one-week hiking event that offered 80 different organized hikes in various landscapes in the province. There is a wealth of cultural attractions that can be enjoyed in connection with the conference, with concerts and arts in Malmö, Lund, Copenhagen and other cities in the region. On the entertainment side Malmö, together with Copenhagen, are the settings of the highly acclaimed police series ‘The Bridge’ and for Inspector Wallander fans, Ystad is close by. From the venue, the medieval city center of Lund is a 10-minute train ride and Copenhagen central station can be reached in 35 minutes.
Malmö, like the rest of Southern Sweden, has an oceanic climate. Despite its Northern location, the climate is surprisingly mild. In September the average of temperature is 18 degrees.
Electrical Current is standard 220 V. Plugs in Malmö are 2 pin plugs.
No vaccinations are required to enter Sweden.
The official lanuage in Sweden is Swedish. The most of the people speak fluent English.
Money and Banking facilities
The official currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). The opening hours of the banks are:
- Monday-Friday 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
- Thursday from 10.00 am - 4.00/5.30 pm.
Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout Sweden (some restriction may apply to American Express).
Please note! In order to pay or withdraw cash with your credit card it requires that you have a card with chip and PIN (Personal Identification Number). The older magnetic-stripe cards will not work.
You can get cash with your Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or Cirrus card at any “Bankomat” or “Uttagsautomat” ATM. A commission is charged for every transaction.
Passport & Visa
EU citizens do not require a visa to enter Sweden; however you do need a passport or ID card which should at least be valid until the end of your stay. Non-EU citizens are advised to inform at their local Swedish Embassy on entry visa requirements.
Malmö is situated in the CET (Central European Time zone) time zone.
Tipping is not obligatory, however it is appreciated (suggested amount would be 5% to 10% of the bill).