Local Information


The 4th Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS) will be held Tuesday through Thursday, October 3-5, 2017 at Konsert och Kongress, Linköping, Sweden.

Official Hotel Partner

Scandic Frimurarehotellet
S:t Larsgatan 14
SE-582 24 Linköping
phone: +46 13 495 30 00
Email: frimis@scandichotels.com
Hotel Booking Code: BUAS031017

Local activities

With a population of 152,000, Linköping is the fifth largest city in Sweden. World class leading technology, an innovative university, a cutting-edge environment cluster and one of Sweden’s fastest-growing municipalities – makes Linköping a city where ideas come to life.

Linköping, known as the aviation capital of Sweden, is home to the only aircraft manufacturing plant in the country and one-third of the city’s business community either works or researches in the aviation industry.

You are always close to nature and culture in Linköping. Here, right in the middle of the beautiful Östergötland region (East Sweden), you are just as close to fluttering yellow canola fields and deep old forests as you are to history. Discover the open air museum of Old Linköping, the city’s cathedral, museums and parks.


The city has over 1300 hotel rooms in the city core, all within a 5-15 minute walk from the congress center, shopping, cafeés, restaurants and night life.


Restaurants and shopping

Linköping offers a wide variety of delicious food incorporating influences from all corners of the world. We are however particularly proud of our own Östergötland cuisine. Our city is beautifully situated right in the middle of the rich, green Östergötland plains, giving direct access to the highest quality fresh-grown ingredients. Linköping offers a broad range of restaurants and coffee shops, that are all centrally located. If you are interested in locally produced food there are many places to visit like ostrich and turkey farms as well as cheese and ice cream dairies. Linköping is the commercial center of the region with vibrant areas like Tornby and the downtown core.

Air Force Museum

Linköping is known as the aviation capital of Sweden – and you don’t need to have a pilot’s license to fly yourself! Take the opportunity to fly the JAS 39 Gripen fighter aircraft simulator – it’s like flying for real. Here you will find ideas for fun activities that will suit everyone’s taste.

Old Linköping Open Air Museum

Travel back in time and experience life in a small Swedish town a century ago. You will discover quaint wooden buildings, cobble-stoned alleys, gardens and many museums. You will also enjoy shops, arts and crafts, restaurants and coffee shops.

lkpg dome

Linköping Cathedral

Linköping Cathedral is the best preserved medieval cathedral in Sweden and one of the largest in the Nordic region. It is centrally located in Linköping, next doors to the congress center.


Castles and medieval towns

There are many castles dating back to the 1600s and 1700s in this area, a nice day or two can be spent visiting them. The medielval towns of Söderköping and Vadstena (Holy Bridgit) are also well worth the visit. The neighbouring city of Norrköping with the historic industrial landscape and its’ ochre yellow buildings and waterfalls are memorable.

Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden built on 14 islands is well worth a visit. Travel time by train is about 1 h 40 min.

Travel by air to Linköping

You can fly directly to Linköping or one of the nearby airports.

Linköping City Airport

Fly direct to Linköping City Airport, situated just 5 minutes from the city centre. Visitors from all over the world come to Linköping on
the KLM-run Amsterdam–Linköping flights.

Website: www.linkopingcityairport.se
Tel: 013-18 10 30
Airlines: www.klm.com

Norrköpings Airport

You can also get to Linköping via Norrköping Airport, which is 30 minutes by car from Linköping. You can fly to Norrköping with BMI (Lufthansa) via Munich.

Website: www.norrkopingflygplats.se
Tel: +46 11-15 37 10
Airlines: www.flybmi.com

Skavsta Airport

Alternatively, you can fly with Ryanair or Wizz Air to Stockholm Skavsta Airport outside Nyköping –one hour by car from Linköping. There is a direct coach service from Skavsta to Linköping with the Flygbussarna airport coaches.

Website: www.skavsta.se
Airlines: www.ryanair.comwww.wizzard.com

Stockholm Arlanda Airport

North of Stockholm is Arlanda Airport, where you can find several major airlines. Travel from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to
Linköping is approximately 2,5 hours by train or car.

Website: www.arlanda.se

Travel by rail to Linköping

The central station a 10-minute walk from the city center, hotels and congress buildings. 

Travel time to/from Stockholm:

1 hour 39 minutes

Travel time to/from Gothenburg:

3 hours 19 minutes

Travel time to/from Malmö:

2 hours 44 minutes