The Geo-Science Building from the underground station. The building appears behind the trees to the left in the upper part of the picture.
The Geo-Science Building from the underground station. The building appears behind the trees to the left in the upper part of the picture.

The Department is located in the Geo-Science Building (in Swedish “Geovetenskapens hus”) – at the northern part of the University main campus, Frescati, situated within the Royal National City Park at northern Djurgården in the City of Stockholm, Sweden. The main entrances (street addresses Svante Arrhenius väg 8, 12 and 14) are found at the south side of the building.

Getting to the Geo-Science Building

By metro
The red metro line (number 14) from “Fruängen”, passing “T-Centralen”, bound for “Mörby centrum”, will take you to the station “Universitetet”. It is an nine-minute journey from T-Centralen, the underground station at the Stockholm main railway station.

If you walk straight ahead from the underground exit you will find the green Geo-Science Building on the left side 120 meters north-east from station.

By train
“Roslagsbanan” suburban train from “Östra station”, the Stockholm eastern station, bound for “Kårsta”, “Österskär” or “Näsbypark” will take you to the halt “Universitetet”.

The Geo-Science Building is situated 300 meters east of the halt. Walk up to the bridge over the tracks and carry on to the right.

By bus
The closest bus stops are “Universitet” (at the underground station, 100 meters west of the Geo-Science Building) and “Universitet norra” (at the road Roslagsvägen, close to the underground station).

The bus routes are: 50 (from a number of stops including Moa Martinssons torg at Hornsberg in the western part of Kungsholmen, Fridhemsplan (underground), Stadshuset (the Stockholm City Hall), Centralen (the main railway station and underground hub), Norra Bantorget, Odenplan (underground), Stadsbiblioteket (the main Stockholm public library), Roslagstull and Stora Lappkärrsberget), 540 (Tensta (underground) and Ulriksdal station (commuter train)), 608 (Vallentuna and Arninge), 670 (Vaxholm) and 676 (Norrtälje).

By bike or foot
There are a number of bike routes and footpaths; for example alongside the Brunnsviken (bay), along the Roslagsvägen (road) or through the Lill-Jansskogen (wood/park).

Bicycle racks are placed at the entrances at Svante Arrhenius väg 8, 12 and 14, i.e. outside house S, U and Y. 

From April to October there is one station for bike hire close to the underground station and two other between the Södra huset (the south block) and the Lantis main campus restaurant, some five minutes’ walk from the Geo-Science Building.

By coach
Recommended drop off and pick up point is at the Svante Arrhenius väg (road) next to the parking at the Frescatihallen sports centre just north of the Geo-Science Building.

By taxi
A drop off and pick up point is situated just outside the Svante Arrhenius väg 8 (house S) entrance.

By car
You can drive to the Frescati campus using Roslagsvägen (the road from “Roslagstull” towards “Norrtälje” or the other way around), Frescativägen and Svante Arrhenius väg. The northern exit of Norra länken, the northern link motorway tunnel, is located just south of Frescati.

Limited pay and display parking is available close to Svante Arrhenius väg (the road south of the Vegaplatsen garden square at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, nearby Frescatihallen sports centre just north of the Geo-Science Building) and south of the Södra huset, the south block. Part of the pay and display parking south of the Manne Siegbahn buildings is for Stockholm University staff only; you need a staff sticker to park.

Two charging posts for electric cars are located in the NPQ building’s garage, and there are two more outside (street address: Svante Arrhenius väg 16 F). At the parking lot south of the Södra huset there are four posts. In order to use the charging posts, you must have a sticker and a paid parking fee. The sticker can be obtained from customer service in Södra huset (building B, level 3).

In Stockholm there is a system of congestion taxes for vehicles passing in and out of the inner city; the campus is situated within this zone.


Parking for disabled badge holders is available on the north side of the building. 

All floors can be reached by wheelchair. 

The Department of Human Geography offices are located on level 3 and 4 in house X.

Inside the entrances at Svante Arrhenius väg 8, 12 and 14 there are lifts. There are signs for “Kulturgeografiska institutionen” (the Department of Human Geography). From Svante Arrhenius väg 8 (house S) and 12 (house U) there are lifts to the 3rd level and passageways to house X. From Svante Arrhenius väg 14 (house Y) there is a lift to the 2nd level, a walkway to house U with lift to the 3rd level and connection paths to house X. In house X there is a lift from level 3 to level 4.

Lecture halls and seminar rooms are mainly found in house U and Y and all offer space for wheelchair users. Lecture hall are fitted with assistive listening devices. 


A part of the campus.
A part of the campus. "Geovetenskapens hus" is the Geo-Science Building. "T" is the underground station "Universitetet". "B" is the bus stops "Universitetet Norra". "P" is the car park at Svante Arrhenius väg, the road north of the Geo-Science Building.

Travel to Stockholm

From Stockholm airports
The main airport is Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The airport is linked to Stockholm by airport coaches (approximately every 10 minutes, 45 minutes travel to the coach terminal at the Stockholm main railway station), regular commuter train service (every 30 minutes, 38 minutes travel), and a high speed train service (every 10-20 minutes, 20 minutes travel).

The smaller airports in the region with regular passenger traffic are Bromma (20 minutes by airport coach and about 25 minutes by bus and commuter train or bus and underground to the Stockholm main railway station), Skavsta (80 minutes by airport coach) and Västerås (80 minutes by airport coach).

Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm Bromma Airport
Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Stockholm Västerås Airport (in Swedish only)

By car, coach, ferry and rail
Stockholm is accessible. There are rail links, access to major road networks and ferry lines.

Travel to Stockholm (Stockholm Visitors Board)