How do I get online?
If you have Eduroam from your home university, it should work here too. Aarhus University has Eduroam as does every public building in Aarhus: City Hall, Dokk1 (the public library building by the harbour), and several offices around town.
Most cafés will have internet access if you ask for the password. Hotels obviously too.
If you want to get a Danish prepaid simcard that also covers data, there are two good options: Telia Talk and Lebara. Both are available at 7-eleven, as well as most independent kiosks and supermarkets. You can sort if out when you get here. This is a good run-through of your options: http://www.forbrugseksperten.dk/english/mobile/tourist/
Banks and currency Exchange
Bank and exchange offices are located in the city centre close to the hotels. The currency of Denmark is the Danish krone. While some shops do accept euros, we recommend that you exchange to the local currency. Most shops also accept major credit cards.
Closed Saturdays and Sundays
Currency exchange at Forex
The exchange rates are better and you do not pay a fee when buying foreign currency at Forex.
Address: Forex, Ryesgade 28, (+45) 8680 0340.
Credit card/cash points
Cash points accepting major credit cards are conveniently located all over the city.
Emergency phone numbers
(+45 only when calling from outside Denmark)
Police, fire, ambulance (+45) 112
Falck rescue services (+45) 70 10 20 30
Police (+45) 87 31 14 48
Emergency room at Aarhus Hospital (+45) 87 31 50 50
Doctor, outside normal working hours (+45) 86 20 10 22
Dentist, outside normal working hours (+45) 40 51 51 62
Chemists, outside normal hours (+45) 86 12 00 22
English is the official language of the conference. No simultaneous translation will be provided.
A registration and information desk is located in the venue area.
Electricity in Denmark is 220V AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.
The nearest post office is a 20-minute walk from the venue (located at Storcenter Nord, Finlandsgade 17, DK-8200 Aarhus N). Please contact the information desk for directions.
Monday – Friday: 10.00-18.00
Free car parking is available outside the conference venue (Aarhus University). Downtown parking is generally metered.
Cars can be rented from local or international companies such as Budget, Avis, Hertz and Europcar. Your hotel receptionist will assist you if you wish to rent a car.
Shops in Aarhus are usually open from Monday to Friday, from 10.00-17.30 (Saturdays 10.00-14.00). Supermarkets and department stores are open till 19.00 on weekdays and are normally closed on Sundays. Most shops accept all major credit cards.
Dining out in Aarhus and tipping
Most restaurants in Aarhus are open from 11.30 until midnight. However, hot meals are not normally served after 22.00. Gratuities are automatically included in the bills for service, meals etc. Tipping is optional.