Uppsala is one of Sweden's oldest cities founded in the Middle Ages. Precisely how old is unclear, but the city was big enough to make it a reasonable choice as the site for the archdiocese of Sweden in the 13th century. Uppsala offers some interesting spots to visit like Gamla (Old) Uppsala with burial mounds from the 6th century and the former Cathedral built in the 12th century. Sweden's first university was founded here in the 15th century and is still one of the most prestigious in the country.
Temperate, can become really cold in the winter (below -25 °C) and really hot in the summer (over 35 °C). though these are extremes, not recorded every year. Uppsala on average though has moderately warm summers, between 19 °C and 22 °C from June to September. Nights are around 13 °C or 14 °C. Winters last from December to March with temperatures around zero during the day, -6 °C degrees at night. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, but with some more rain in summer and quite some snow in winter.
There are numerous ways of getting to Uppsala.
To Arlanda airport, then a short bus or train ride.
From Stockholm there are regular trains.
The E4 connects Uppsala with other cities in Sweden.
|Hotel Uppsala||Kungsgatan 27||Hotel||80|
|Hotell Kvarntorget||Kvarntorget 3||Hotel||82|
|Uppsala Vandrarhem/ Kvarntorget STF/IYHF||Kvarntorgsgatan 3||Hostel||79|
|Uppsala City Hostel||S:t Persgatan 16||Hostel||80|
|Vandrarhem Uppsala - Kungsängstorg||Kungsängstorg 6||Hostel||80|
|Stay by George||Tegnergatan 31 D||APARTMENT||-|
|STF/ HI Hotel Kvarntorget||Kvarntorget 3||Hostel||-|
|Centralstation Vandrarhem Uppsala||Bangardsgatan 13||Hostel||83|
See also International Telephone Calls
Posten AB is the Swedish postal service, with fast and reliable services. They have a wide range of services including a track and trace system and different options regarding the sending of postcards, letters and parcels. There are both express and economy services and if you are not in a hurry the latter option is fine enough. The postal service was abandoned at the public post offices in 2001. The public today deals with its postal business at Postal Service Points. Mail and parcels can now be picked up at a number of places, including gas stations, supermarkets and kiosks. Look for the blue and yellow sign above or by the entrance of outlets providing this service. You can also buy stamps and there are quite a few more services in these places, many of which stay open late in the evening and on weekends. Yellow post boxes are for national and international letters and blue for regional letters.
Postal Service Centres are maintained for business clients and Svensk Kassaservice, a chain which deals with simple financial transactions but offers no postal services. There are also traditional post offices offering the full range of services. They are usually open between 9:30am and 6:00pm and may have extended opening hours once or twice a week.
On of their competitors is Bring Citymail AB, formerly privatised but now nationalised by Norway.
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