Uppsala Tourism

Visit Uppsala - Best of Uppsala

Uppsala is a city located in Sweden which lies around 80 km north of Stockholm, merely 40 minutes away, and is the fourth largest city in the country. It is best known for the Uppsala University because of which the city has a large youth population. It’s a quiet, charming little city boasting of great culture and impressive gothic architecture. A vibrant city where the traditional and the modern go hand in hand quite beautifully, this place is a must-visit especially for students who are looking to meet new people and have a great time! 

Uppsala Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Uppsala tips for your visit

  • Remember to be wary of pickpockets, especially during nights.
  • If you end up taking a taxi which does not belong to the four companies and it does not tell you about a fixed rate based on the distance, you might want to haggle. It’s better if you choose from the four major players if you’re a paranoid traveller.
  • You may want to avoid being out too late during weekend nights when people in the city like to get drunk. In case of an emergency, the 112 number can be used to contact the police if you find yourself in trouble. Otherwise, Uppsala is a safe city.
  • There is no way of paying by cash if you take a bus. Remember that you can either pay for the ticket through SMS if you have a Swedish mobile number, or you can buy a ticket at the various vending machines put up near most of the bus stops.
  • If you are student studying at any university or college and you are carrying your student identity card, you can purchase the Uppsala University Student Nation Guest card. The university has 12 Nations (fraternities) that run many activities and the food and beverage is almost at half price. You’ll find lots of things to do on their event card.
  • If you have made the choice to rent a bike, it is very likely for it to get stolen. It’s a good idea to lock it whenever you leave it behind. 
More about Uppsala

Facts and Stats for Uppsala*

  • Pollution Statistics in Uppsala

    Know the pollution level of Uppsala before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 6.67 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 31.67 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 20 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 11.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 10.94 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • Uppsala: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Uppsala for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Uppsala.

    • Burglary and Theft 30 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 34.21 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.68 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 28.95 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.78 (Low)
    • Attacks 35 (Low)
    • Drug offense 38.75 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 80 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 60 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 35 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.75 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.37 (Moderate)
  • Living in Uppsala - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Uppsala is 175.26 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 64.22 (High)
    • Climate Index 66.94 (High)
    • Pollution Index 18.15 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 15 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.09 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.64 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.91 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 91.76 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Uppsala

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Uppsala

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.07 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.22 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 36.69 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 82.9 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 65.15 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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