How nice that you have chosen to celebrate valborg (Walpurgis) and the arrival of spring in Uppsala. Here you get tips and advice on how you can have the best experience possible, as well as a map of how to get around.
Keep track of what’s happening
See The River Rafting (Forsränning)? Having traditional pickled herring lunch (sillunch)? See mass donning of white student caps at the foot of the castle (Mösspåtagningen)?
On our website you will find more or less all the fun activities that takes place during valborg (Walpurgis) in Uppsala. See the program here.
The water campaign “Varannan Vatten” (“every other water”) is a natural part of valborg (Walpurgis) in Uppsala. We hand out water bottles at the following locations:
- At all student nations
- Uppsala Central station (Resecentrum/Travel Center)
- S:t Olofsgatan/Kyrkogårdsgatan
Use the toilets
For your safety and everyone’s well-being, seek out and use the toilet when you need to. Feel free to look at the map on the back of the leaflet to find the nearest one.
Keep it clean
Together we can make Uppsala and Valborg (Walpurgis) one of the cleanest events in Sweden. Around the city, there are a large number of trash bins placed, use them.
Find medical care and police
If you have questions or need help, feel free to contact the nearest event host in the yellow vest. The Red Cross is also present in several places in the city. There are many patrolling police officers who can help if you are exposed to something or feel uncomfortable in any situation. You can also call in non-emergency crimes via 114 14.
If you need care for simple emergencies, Kungsgärdet’s care centre has two mobile medical teams with a nurse and a doctor on site at The River Rafting (Forsränning) and in
Ekonomikumparken from 9 am–8 pm.
In case of serious crime, injury, or serious illness, call 112.
Find your friend
Decide a time and place to meet if you lose your friends. If mobile coverage is poor, go to Stora torget, Svartbäcksgatan or Dragarbrunnsgatan in the City Center for free WiFi. You can save battery on your mobile phone by using ”power save mode”.
We work for a safe, nice and secure valborg (Walpurgis) in Uppsala. Feel free to keep us informed about how you feel about the situation and report things that you think we need to keep track of. You can call our service center until 2 am at +46 18–727 48 18 or text +46 708–56 39 91.
In the event of an emergency, when there is a danger to life, property, or the environment, call 112.
Get yourself home
Make sure you know in good time when your last train or bus goes. A tip is to buy your ticket in advance through the UL app, preferably a 24-hour ticket so you can travel as much as you want throughout the day. Keep track of when the last departures are. You will find current timetables and tickets directly in UL’s, SL’s and SJ’s various apps or at www.ul.se. Also, keep in mind that some streets are closed and that this also applies to taxis.
A map of Uppsala’s city center during valborg (Walpurgis). Please note that some of the street closures also apply to motorized scooters in some areas.
Hike with Ungdomsjouren
Ungdomsjouren establishes safety for young people during the Walpurgis celebration
Uppsala ungdomsjour coordinates social actions together with the police, night hike associations and volunteers.
No pre-registration is required. Assembly at Hotel Gillet.
Saturday, April 29, 19.00
Sunday, April 30, 09.00, 13.00, and 19.00
Contact Uppsala Ungdomsjour
Phone: 072-593 63 98
During ongoing crime: call 112
Uppsala Ungdomsjour’s tips to parents ahead of valborg
- Talk to your child about alcohol and narcotics.
- Talk about the celebration by being curious and listening to your child(ren).
- Be clear with boundaries and don’t buy alcohol for the underage.
- Keep in touch with your child during the day/evening.
- Cooperate with other parents and set common rules.
Valborg (Walpurgis) in Sweden is best celebrated in Uppsala! Our website will be updated regularly with tips and advice on how you can have the best experience possible. Have fun – and take care.Read more