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 a 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 metro station, 100 meters west of the Geo-Science Building) and “Universitet norra” (at the road Roslagsvägen, close to the metro station).

The bus routes are: 50 (from a number of stops including Moa Martinssons torg at Hornsberg in the western part of Kungsholmen, Fridhemsplan (metro), Stadshuset (the Stockholm City Hall), Centralen (the main railway station, metro and commuter train hub), Norra Bantorget, Odenplan (metro and commuter train), Stadsbiblioteket (the main Stockholm public library), Roslagstull and Stora Lappkärrsberget), 540 (Tensta (metro) 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. In 2019, there will be no bicycle-sharing system in the City of Stockholm and thus no bicycles at these stations.

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.

Charging posts for electric cars are located in the NPQ building’s garage and outside (street address: Svante Arrhenius väg 16 F). At the parking lot south of the Södra huset there additional posts. In order to use the charging posts, you must have a sticker and a paid parking fee. The sticker can be obtained from the Property Management Office helpdesk at the main entrance to the Frescati Library.

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.

Accessibility

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. 

Campus

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.

Part of the Frescati campus from West, above the metro station exit (green square form in the lower image edge). The Geo-Science Building is the green building to the left, including the two pie-shaped houses.
Part of the Frescati campus from the west, above the metro station exit (green square form in the lower image edge). The Geo-Science Building is the green building to the left, including the two pie-shaped houses.


Travel to Stockholm

By rail
The main railway station in the City of Stockholm is the Stockholm Central Station (“Stockholms centralstation” or “Stockholms central”). This is the station where all long distance trains stops in Stockholm. Located close by are the underground metro hub “T-Centralen”, the underground commuter rail station “Stockholm City”, the long distance bus terminal “Cityterminalen”, and a number of local bus stops. From the main railway station, the best option is to take the red metro line (number 14 bound for “Mörby centrum”) from “T-Centralen” to “Universitetet”, the metro station at the Frescati campus. Total travel time is about 15 minutes including 9 minutes by metro.

The best over ground public transport option is bus 50 (towards “Stora Lappkärrsberget”) from “Kungsbron” (the street north of the bus terminal “Cityterminalen”) to “Universitetet”. Travel time by bus is less than 30 minutes.

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

The quickest public transport route from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport to the Frescati campus is the high speed train service “Arlanda express” from the airport to the Stockholm main railway station “Stockholms central”, and thereafter the red metro line (number 14 bound for “Mörby centrum”) to “Universitetet”, the metro station at the Frescati campus. Total travel time is approximately 45 minutes. 

The second quickest (and presumably the less expensive) public transport route is the commuter train service (“Pendeltåg”) from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (Note: Not departing from the same station as the high speed train.) towards “Södertälje centrum” to the “Ulriksdal” station, and then bus 540 (bus stop “Läge A” at “Ulriksdal”) to “Universitetet”. Total travel time is less than 60 minutes. Getting off the commuter train at the “Stockholm Odenplan” station and go by bus 50 (towards “Stora Lappkärsberget”) usually adds a few minutes; and the same goes for changing from commuter train to metro at the Stockholm main railway station.

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 metro to the Stockholm main railway station), Skavsta (80 minutes by airport coach) and Västerås (80 minutes by airport coach).

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