You are always welcome to visit the AFU archives and to use our facilities. Please let us know of your plans at least one week ahead so that we can make necessary preparations. If you have definite research plans, please indicate your interests, so that we can locate the material you are interested in, prepare a work place, etc.
- Where we are
The AFU archives are in Norrköping, a mid-sized Swedish town (population 130.000) with old industrial traditions. Norrköping is on the Motala Ström river, has prominent paper mills, a large harbour on the Baltic, logistics and shopping centers, and a University with a new Visualization Center (inaugurated in 2010). For details about Norrköping see the community homepage. While here, you & your family might also want to visit the great Kolmården zoo with exotic animals from all over the world.
- Where we are… more exactly
You will find AFU in a number of simple (but effectively used) facilities in the district of Ljura, a quiet housing area built in the 1950’s. All of our rented facilities are within 200 meters of each other along the same street, Ljuragatan. We are a private low-cost operation based on idealistic work so don’t expect more than we can deliver!
- Come here by train & tram
Norrköping is along the main railway to Stockholm from the European continent via Malmö. To view timetables and prices on Swedish trains go to the Swedish State Railways here. From the Norrköping railway station you come directly to within just 100 meters of the archives’ main office on Norrköping’s tram line, tram #2, direction “Kvarnberget”. Please embark at the “Ljura Spårvägsbro” stop which follows immediately after “Ljura Centrum”. You see the tram stop where you should disembark in the picture above with the distinctive row of brown brick houses and colorful balconies.
- Come here by car
Norrköping is at the cross roads between European roads E22 (following the Swedish east coast) and E4 (midland highway going from Helsingborg to Stockholm and continuing to the north of Sweden). Norrköping is about two hours driving distance south of Stockholm and some 4-5 hours distance to the north from Malmö. If you need detailed addresses to feed into your GPS, or advice for finding your way to us, please let us know beforehand.
- Come here by air
You can come here on daily flights via Copenhagen (DAT & SAS) and Helsinki (Flybe & Finnair), from anywhere in the world. More info about daily flights to and from our airport can also be found here. The Norrköping airport is just a few kilometers from AFU. There is a regular bus line (line “116”) from the Norrköping airport that passes just a few hundred meters from the archives. If travelling via Amsterdam or Copenhagen you can go to nearby Linköping by KLM or Next Jet and then by train to Norrkoping. You can also come here through Ryanair’s Swedish hub at Skavsta (Stockholm Skavsta) airport, some 50 kilometers to the north from AFU.