We in LURC will provide an arrival service for you, picking you up at the airport, train station or bus station. To be able to pick you all up we need to know your date of arrival in advance. Please use the arrival form to send us your arrival details and please send them in before the 31st of July for the autumn semester and 31st of December for the spring semester.
If you do not know which day you will arrive when you fill out the arrival form give an approximate date and time and make a comment about it. When you do know or latest two days before send me an email or a SMS text message.
Also we would like you to send me a SMS text message two hours before you arrive or when you pass the town of Skellefteå if you arrive from the south, and when you pass Haparanda if you arrive from Finland.
We will wait for you at the university when you arrive.
The road to take from Stockholm to Luleå is called E4 and on this map you find directions where to exit E4 outside Luleå and how to find the university. Once at the University you should make your way to building C (pink building), see map. We will meet you at the entrance C11. StiL sportcenter has a big poster above this entrance.
You can call me if you are lost, my number is +46 70 059 8369
About driving in Sweden
You must drive with headlights on 24 hours a day.
Follow speed limits, there are speed cameras everywhere. Near zero tolerance for alcohol (in Sweden you can't have a glass of wine or a beer and then drive).
Speed limits (If there is no sign saying anything else.)
Cities: 50 km/h
Country roads: 70 km/h
Major roads: 90 km/h
Highways: 110 km/h
All roads in Sweden are free.
Winter tires are mandatory if the conditions demands it and in Luleå between December and March that's a given.
Take the animal warning signs seriously and be extra careful during dusk and dawn when the animals are on the move.
About parking where you are going to live
At most landlords parking is not included you will need to reserve a parking spot. A parking spot cost about 200 SEK/month. There are usually also free parking spaces for visitors where you can have your car for 24 hours.