Planning your trip to Uppsala during the covid-19 pandemic

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Information regarding covid-19 (coronavirus)

As the Swedish government, at the advice of the Public Health Authority, has decided to stop all public gatherings with more than 50 people, in an effort to reduce the spread of covid-19 (corona virus), many events and tourist attractions in Sweden are affected, as is Uppsala. Certain events and venues are not affected at this time, but update yourself about each individual event by contacting the organizer about what applies.

There are still many sights, activities and attractions to visit and enjoy and we welcome you with open arms to our beloved Uppsala. Stay safe, keep your distance and think of others.

Learn more about visiting Sweden during the covid-19 pandemic here

 

Cancelled or moved events

O-Ringen
O-Ringen Uppsala 2020 has been moved to July 25th–31st 2021. Please see the the orienteering competition’s information as well as questions and answers on their own website.

Sports events
Many planned sports events of different sizes are affected by the decision. Update yourself about each event by contacting the organizer.

Filmstaden
Filmstaden has reopened its cinema Filmstaden Uppsala since July 15th. The cinemas Spegeln och Royal in Uppsala open again in August. Measures taken are a limited number of seats for each screening (max 50 visitors in the larger salons), empty seats between groups of visitors and safe distance between each row of seats, dispersed screening times to ensure less than 50 people in the foyer simultaneously, more frequent and detailed cleaning as well as specially deployed stations with hand disinfectant and paper towels. See the cinema’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Fyrisbiografen
Fyrisbiografen closes its cinema and cancels all film screenings from May 8th. Please see the cinema’s information to visitors on their Facebook page (in Swedish).

Fyrishov
For the latest information on events at Fyrishov, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Katalin
For the latest information on events at Katalin, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Kulturoasen
For or the latest information on events at Kulturoasen i Hågaby, please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Nordisk Film Bio
Nordisk Film Bio has reopened its cinema in Gränbystaden in Uppsala since June 12th. Measures taken are limited number of seats in each salon (max 50 visitors in the largest salon and 30-35 visitors in the smaller salons), at least two empty seats between each bookable seat (distance between each row of seats 2 m), adapted film program to prevent too many people present in the shop and foyer simultaneously, more frequent and detailed cleaning, markings on the floor to help keep the distance and hand disinfectant provided in several places in the cinema. See the cinema’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Parksnäckan
Parksnäckan cancels all concerts and events this summer between June–September, since June 2nd. Please see the outdoor scene’s information to visitors on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsala’s churches
The Swedish Church cancels or moves all concerts and events in Uppsala’s churches, including Uppsala Cathedral, since March 12th. Please see the church’s information for ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsalas Konsert & Kongress
Uppsalas Konsert & Kongress is temporarily closed for visitors between  March 31st–July 31st. All performances and events during this period are moved or cancelled. Please see the concert hall’s updated list of affected events and information to ticket holders on their own website.

Uppsala stadsteater
Uppsala stadsteater is temporarily closed for visitors between throughout the spring and resumes its activity in the autumn with the 2020/2021 season. All performances and events during this period are moved or cancelled. Please see the theater’s information to ticket holders on their own website (in Swedish).

Sights and attractions

Biotopia
Biotopia restricts its public activity since March 19th. Public tours and events are cancelled until further notice. This year, only drop-in activites are organized as summer activities, which you can start and end when it suits you. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Bror Hjorths Hus
Bror Hjorths Hus restricts its public activities since March 17th. Public tours and events are cancelled until further notice, and the sales of tickets for all events is closed. Art schools for children will continue as long as the schools are open. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Carolina Rediviva
Carolina Rediviva’s exhibition hall and gift shop are temporarily closed to visitors since March 17th, and opens again on August 17th.

Gamla Uppsala museum
Gamla Uppsala museum has reopened since June 17th. The number of visitors in the museum at the same time is limited, tours are held outdoors in small groups with registration in the tent outside the museum and the VR station is closed until further notice. Markings in the floor to help keep distances, hand disinfectant is provided to visitors and surfaces and door handles are disinfected. Events that would have taken place at the museum in the near future have been canceled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Linnaeus’ Hammarby
Linnaeus Hammarby restricts its public activities since May 1st. The main building is open with restrictions on the number of visitors allowed at the same time in the house, there is limited accessibility to other buildings where it is not possible to guarantee that all buildings are open for visits, and the main building may close at short notice. No tours take place indoors, but daily tours are held outdoors in the garden with a limited number of participants (where spots cannot be guaranteed). See the garden’s own website for more information.

Museum of Evolution
The Museum of Evolution is temporarily closed to visitors since March 17th. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Museum of Medical History
The Museum of Medical History is temporarily closed to visitors since March 16th, and plan to open again on September 1st. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish). City walks with a medical history theme will be arranged in central Uppsala during the summer and announced on the museum’s Facebook page.

The Botanical Garden (with the Orangery and the Tropical Greenhouse)
The Botanical Garden restricts its public activity since March 18th. All indoor tours are canceled, but themed tours are carried out outdoors, with a limited number of participants (15) and mandatory pre-registration no later than 2 days before. Some events are also canceled. See the museum’s own website for more information. See the museum’s own website for more information.

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum
The Linnaeus Garden restricts its public activities since May 1st. The number of visitors in the museum at the same time is limited, there is limited accessibility to other buildings where it is not possible to guarantee that all buildings are open for visits, and the museum may close at short notice. No tours take place indoors, but daily tours are held outdoors in the garden with a limited number of participants (where spots cannot be guaranteed). See the garden’s own website for more information.

The Pump House
The Pump House is temporarily closed to visitors since March 16th. Events and group/study visits hat would have taken place at the museum in the near future are also cancelled. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

The Uppland County Museum
The Uppland County Museum has reopened since June 23rd. The number of visitors in the museum at the same time is limited, no tours or events are organized during the summer and the children’s exhibition and the packed lunch room are closed. Signs and markings have been put up with a reminder to keep distance, hand disinfectant is provided to visitors, and areas that are extra exposed are cleaned more frequently. See the museum’s own website for more information (in Swedish).

Uppsala Cathedral (with the Treasury)
Uppsala Cathedral restricts its public activity since March 19th. At services, concerts and other activities accessibility may be temporarily restricted. Open tours are are cancelled between March 22nd–June 21st, and no tours are given of the museum the Treasury this summer. For open summer tours between June 22nd–August 16th there will be a maximum of 12 participants per group who have to pre-register at the Cathedral Shop, and at concerts and ssrvices the tour will take place outdoors. See the church’s own website for more information.

Uppsala Art Museum
Uppsala Art Museum cancels a number of events since March 17th. Please see their updated list of affected events on their own website (in Swedish).

Uppsala Industrial History Museum
The Uppsala Industrial History Museum is temporarily closed for visitors since March 14th, to begin with until May 22nd. Events and group/study visits that would have taken place at the museum in the near future have also been cancelled. See the museum’s Facebook page for more information (in Swedish).