With the train station in the middle of town and the airport less than 15 minutes away, Östersund is easy to reach. The small town centre puts most hotels within walking distance of the conference venue.

Travel to Östersund

By train

Östersund train station is situated within walking distance of most hotels and the conference venue. 

Plan your trip and make reservations at the train company SJ.

By plane

Åre Östersund Airport (OSD) is situated approximatly ten minutes from Östersund by car/taxi. Please note that taxi from the airport needs to be booked in advance. The Airport Coaches takes 15–20 minutes and has bus stops in the town center as well as on Campus.

Fly SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) from Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Fly BRA (Braathens Regional Airlines) from Stockholm Bromma Airport. 

You can also travel to Trondheim Airport in Norway (approx. 250 kilometers from Östersund) and proceed by train, rental car or taxi. Trondheim Airport can be reached from, for example, London and Copenhagen.

Stay in Östersund

It has been brought to our attention that there are a few other large events in Östersund during NEEDS 2020, including the World Para Biathlon Championships. Since the town is small and the number of hotels limited, we recommend that you book your accommodation as soon as possible!

You can find hotels and guesthouses in Östersund on sites like TripAdvisor, or

Another option is Airbnb where people sublet appartments, houses and cabins.

Visit Östersund can also help you with accommodation. If you don't find any accommodation online, please give them a call at +46 63 701 17 00.