Everything you need to know to get here
- If you're wondering how to get to Sweden you will find this info here
- You're in Sweden, how do you get to Herräng Dance Camp? Find out!
- Learn how to book our shuttle service from the airport to the camp.
- Everything about VISA and what you need to enter Sweden
- Explore our packing checklist so you can feel prepared
Good to know
Swedish summers are unpredictable. They can appear with a smiling face, but they can also provide unexpectedly chilly winds and lots of rain. Our advice is to keep both scenarios in mind when preparing for the journey. Click here to download a checklist of what to bring.
A basic budget once in Herräng, should include the cost for the classes, the accommodation and the food, plus a reasonable amount for additional expenses. Sweden in general, if compared to other European countries, is probably slightly more expensive than the average country. Please also keep in mind that Herräng does not have any ATM machines, and that bank cards cannot be used for bike deposits. However, most places within the village and our venues do accept card payments. Please remember to bring enough cash to take care of all those small expenses that might occur.Swedish summers are unpredictable. They can appear with a smiling face, but they can also provide unexpectedly chilly winds and lots of rain. Our advice is to keep both scenarios in mind when preparing for the journey.
Arrivals and departures
One Week Programmes
• Check – in: 15.00-24.00, Saturday
• Classes: Sunday morning – Friday afternoon
• Check-out: until 10 a.m., next SaturdayThis is some text inside of a div block.
• Check-in: 17.00-18.00, Friday
• Classes: Friday evening – Sunday afternoon
• Check-out: until 10 a.m. on Monday• Check-out: until 10 a.m., next SaturdayThis is some text inside of a div block.
For Swing Kids and Swing Teens information, please visit their website: https://kalabalindy.com/swingkids.html
For late-comers, it is possible to perform check-in on arrival in our Reception.
Early arrival? On the Saturday of your arrival and before 15.00, it is possible to drop bags in one of the dance tents
Common questions around your visit
Is it possible to lock up private belongings at the camp?
Yes, it is. For our general accommodation (in the School Area and at the Marina) and in our Cloak Room in front of Folkets Hus, there are several metal lockers available. Make sure to bring your own padlock if you want to use one, and consider sharing your locker with friends, as there are not enough lockers for each person at camp. Did you forget your padlock? The Lindy Hop Shop has your back!
How do I set up my electricity connection in the camping areas?
Only caravans, campers, and vans can opt for this service; it is unfortunately not available to tents. Please note that you need to bring your own approved outside extension cable. The procedure is as follows: 1) When registering at My Herräng, choose the “caravan/camper with electricity” as your accommodation option. Only one person per vehicle should select this, the rest can choose the “own arrangements” option. 2) Upon arrival at camp, temporarily park your caravan on the Malmen Sports Ground. If you have not paid beforehand, visit reception. If you arrive on a Saturday, please wait until Sunday to visit the reception for payments, as they are extremely busy on Saturdays. Instead, come see our camping representative directly. 3) Once the fee is paid (online or at reception), come see our camping representative at the school area. 4) Our camping representative will show you the spot for your caravan and will help you set up your electricity connection.
Do I need to bring my own sheets, pillow cases and towels at all kinds of accommodations?
Rooms in general and private accommodations are furnished with bunk beds, duvets, and pillows. Please bring your own bottom sheet, top sheet, pillowcase and towel. You might be able to rent the pillowcases, and the top and bottom sheets at your accommodation office as well (only upon availability).
Can I pre-book a single night/nights in General Accommodation?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to reserve single nights in General Accommodation in advance. While dancers taking full tracks will have priority, any remaining beds will be available for those who join us for a couple of days. Come to Reception upon arrival and we will let you know our beds’ availability.
How do I know which one my bed is in General Accommodation?
Upon arriving at camp, you will have to do your general check in first. Once you have gotten your passport, head to the General Accommodation (GA) office at the school area. There, our volunteers will help you pick a bed. Remember you need to have booked your General Accommodation services prior to arriving at camp. Indoor rooms are mainly reserved for class track participants, while party pass and weekend pass participants will likely be allocated beds at the large sleeping tents.
Where do I find general information during camp?
Herräng Dance Camp has a handful of channels to pass on general information: 1) Our Daily Meeting – held every evening (except Fridays) at 21:00 in the Folkets Hus Ballroom. 2) Our three Official Information Boards, located outside of the Reception, at the evening entrance gate and in the Red Sauna House (school area). 3) The Reception.
Where do I go if I have suggestions, problems, complaints, or general feedback about the event?
These matters are taken care of initially by the Reception, either through the mailbox right outside their entrance door or through direct contact with our personnel. For more information about our vision, mission and values, and our Code of Conduct, click here.
Will I be able to park my car close to the camp area?
Where can I leave and/or pick up printed material for other dance events?
The only official place for such material is inside the Lindy Hop Shop. If you want to display brochures, flyers et cetera, please give it to our staff in the shop. Material found elsewhere will be picked up and handed over to the Lindy Hop Shop.
Does the event offer any surveys?
Yes, the General Survey will be sent out after the end of the camp, in the beginning of August. We also carry a Cultural Survey during camp.
Can I bring my child to Herräng Dance Camp?
Children are very welcome at camp! If your child is older than eight, we offer both the Swing Kids & Swing Teens Program in Week 1 of 2023.
In case of needing babysitters, it will be your responsibility to arrange babysitting. Locals are often willing to babysit, as are fellow attendees at camp. Please make use of the notice boards around camp to get in touch with them and make individual arrangements.
What about foreign currency in Herräng?
The possibility of exchanging foreign currency (bank notes, private cheques et cetera) in Herräng or nearby Hallstavik unfortunately no longer exists. The best places to exchange currency or cheques are at the airport or in any of the major cities in the area.
Can I make use of my bank cards in Herräng?
The camp itself accepts cards, as well as cash everywhere. In the village, both the grocery store, the food trucks and the Marina also offer card services. The bike deposit (300 SEK or 30 EUR) and the key deposit for private accommodation (500 SEK or 50 EUR) need to be paid by cash though. If you need cash from your card, the nearest machine is in nearby in Hallstavik.
Where can I perform private work and disappear into cyberspace?
Herräng Dance Camp no longer provides public WIFI in the camp area, since sufficient private offers are provided, which even offer people traveling from outside the EU the possibility to connect to the Internet in Sweden. So, if you need an internet connection during your stay in Herräng, please find out and take care of the right offer for your needs early enough.
Does the camp come with any restrictions concerning the use of electronic devices?
Many environments today seem to have been taken over by different electronic devices. Herräng has from the very beginning been a place where personal and direct communication has been looked upon as important and often prioritised. The camp intends to continue supporting this idea and would therefore appreciate your cooperation on the following: we would like all areas inside Folkets Hus (including Bar Bedlam, Café Blue Moon, Library et cetera) and Ice Cream Parlor (including the ICP Tent) to be free from electronic devices such as laptops, iPads, smartphones, et cetera. All other areas are okay as far as we are concerned. Thank you very much for your cooperation on this matter.
What is the official address to the camp and where can I pick up ordinary mail?
Herräng Dance Camp, Herräng Folkets Hus, Folketshusvägen 5, 763 71 Herräng, Sweden. If we receive a letter or package for you, we will let you know via email.
Where can I find the timetable for the public buses?
The main bus stop in Herräng is outside the downtown Kiosk, and it also provides information about times and destinations. The same information can also be found on the information boards, and the personnel at the Reception can also provide you with further details about routes and alternatives. Another possibility is to check directly online at www.sl.se. Please note that we seriously advise visitors to catch the bus only from the stop right outside of the Kiosk, and not at any other stop since they from time to time seem to be unpredictable.
Where can I do my laundry?
Two different public alternatives are available: our own manned Lindy’s Laundry and the washing machines down by the Marina. The first one has prices based on weight, the second one has a set price per machine.
What if I lose something during the camp?
If you lose something, please check the Lost & Found box in the cloak room right in front of Folkets Hus. You will have until the last day of the camp to claim your belongings. After this we will donate everything to a charity organisation. All obvious valuables will however be kept at the Reception during camp and at our main office in Stockholm throughout August and September. Please contact us if you have lost any valuables and we will check if we have them in our possession.
Is there vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food available at the camp?
Yes, there are good vegan and vegetarian options available from Heaven’s Kitchen, Bar Bedlam, Café Blue Moon and the Ice Cream Parlor. We do offer gluten free food at camp, but we are not a gluten free environment. Unfortunately, our restaurants are not fully safe for people with celiac disease.
Am I allowed to smoke at the camp?
Yes, but not indoors or very close to our facilities. Thank you very much in advance for not spreading butt-ends all over the place.
Where can I address my health care questions?
The event offers a basic health advice service and our Camp Doctor is located in the school area. A sign on the Information Boards shows the opening hours. Another alternative is to contact the Swedish nursing advice service, open 24 hours a day, at phone number 1177. The nearest hospital is in Norrtälje (0176-326000), but Hallstavik offers a small local clinic (0175-430210) and also a pharmacy (0771-612612). In case of serious emergencies, please call 112. Our own Lindy Hop Shop, Reception and the Herräng grocery store both offer a basic pharmacy selection.
Am I allowed to make use of my video camera whenever I feel like it?
The question is difficult to answer since it depends on the situation. In general, we believe it is okay to make use of cameras all over the camp areas as long as there are no pre-existing restrictions, and as long as the people in front of the camera agree to it. However, please pay attention to this: some areas of the event have such restrictions, and are primarily not areas for extended photoshoots. In general classes, please do not film randomly since other dancers might not appreciate the action; instead, it is advisable to use the camera only during possible recaps, which are often performed at the end of classes. In all other situations we trust your judgement and believe that you will use your camera in a discreet and tactful way. Please also note that the camp administration has given permissions to a handful of people to use a camera at any time since they have official, relevant positions at the camp.
How does the Airport Shuttle service to Arlanda Airport work?
You can find all the information here.
Book our shuttle service
Get a ride from the airport
The Herräng Dance Camp shuttles are the buses we organise to take people from Arlanda to Herräng and back. This is a smooth way to travel compared to public transportation and quite more affordable than taking a taxi. They only operate on Saturdays, so if you arrive on Friday or Sunday, unfortunately, you will have to rely on other means of transportation.
The schedules for Saturdays on the 6th, 13th, and 20th of July are as follows
Arlanda to Herräng
(Meeting point: Exit of Terminal 4, ground floor)
Herräng to Arlanda
(Meeting point: outside the Herräng's kiosk)
Please book your seat for both arrival and departure at MyHerräng under the Airport Shuttle tab. Each participant will have to book their own shuttle through their own profile:
- When booking your arrival, check that you have chosen a shuttle that gives you enough time between landing and shuttle departure. You need to show up at the meeting point no later than 15 minutes before the shuttle leaves. They will not wait for anybody, regardless of having a booking – we only use one bus all day long for all shuttles, which means that if one shuttle is delayed, the entire day will be delayed. We will not be responsible for delayed flights or other delays (e.g., lost luggage). If for any reason you miss your shuttle, you might be able to join the next one, but only if there are available seats after everyone with the corresponding booking has checked in
- When booking your departure shuttle, check that you have chosen a shuttle that allows enough time to catch your flight. Expect the journey from Herräng to Arlanda to take around 90 minutes, and the airport check-in procedure to take anywhere from 40 minutes up to two hours.
How to payment
Please keep in mind that your booking will not be fully processed until we have received the payment for it. A two hour time slot is available to pay for your booking. After the two hours, any unpaid booking will be automatically cancelled, and the seats will be open for any other participants to book. You can easily pay for your booking with your card in the same way you paid for the rest of your courses. Here are the steps you need to follow:
- Log into your "My Herräng" account.
- On the top black line, you can read "Payments". Click on it.
- You will see the "Airport pickup" item is still unpaid. On the lower-right side of the table, you can find a button that says "Pay By Credit Card Now". Click on it and follow the instructions.
Meeting point at Arlanda
The official meeting point at Arlanda is at the Entrance/Exit at Terminal 4, on the ground floor. The exact location of the meeting point is marked in purple on the maps. We will be meeting outside of the doors, in the open air, unless it is raining, in which case we will meet indoors. Look for Herräng Dance Camp signs, people wearing the Herräng Dance Camp t-shirt, or even some crazy people in animal costumes – they are there to help you on your first adventure to camp!
You can also pop in this Google Maps link on and follow its lead.
The shuttle will depart from the bus parking area right outside. However, we strongly recommend staying at the meeting point and not wandering outside trying to find the bus – the platform that our shuttle uses changes every time. If you are coming at the very last minute, and only in the case that nobody is waiting at the meeting point, you could check the bus departure screens and find the platform of the shuttle. Check the images below.
The airport is still undergoing renovations that started some years ago. If there are any changes due to the construction activities, we will update you through our website and via email.
If for any reasons you need to get in touch with the Airport Shuttle service, please email us at email@example.com. Alternatively, only during the camp period, call us at +46 (0)76 0682279 between 10:00-19:00.
What you need to enter Sweden
For most visitors coming to Sweden, a visa is not a necessity. Citizens from certain countries might however be in need of such documents in order to visit Herräng. Please find some basic and instructional information below. For further details, please contact the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate.
Please find out the situation for your country by checking here. If your country is on the list, please contact the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate for details on how to proceed with the visa.
Letter of invitation
If your country is one of the countries where citizens are in need of a visa to enter Sweden, we will provide you with an invitational letter. Ask us for an invitation letter by filling in the form on this page. From opening of the registration. Please make sure to start the process in good time before planning to arrive in Herräng. Once the invitation has been sent to you, please arrange an appointment with the consulate or embassy. If problems appear, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for additional support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the following information might from many perspectives seem somewhat unnecessary. At the same time, please keep in mind that we from time to time receive false applications from people that have no connection to the swing dance community. For us (and for you), it is important to maintain a good and reliable relationship with the different Swedish authorities around the world. Accordingly: we are naturally trying to avoid sending invitational letters to individuals that have no connection to the swing dance scene.
Registration fee paid and confirmed, make sure they are coming, if no visa, money back given.
Please make sure that all the information sent to us is honest and correct. Also, please be aware that we might occasionally need to check things through different scene leaders in your community. It is also important to remember that once you have received our invitation letter, the rest is up to you and the Swedish authorities. Finally, and very importantly: please do not wait until the very last minute to begin the process of getting a visa – bureaucracy can sometimes consume a disproportionate amount of time ..