Hotel reservations can be made in the registration system in the Accommodation tab.

Location of recommended hotels you will find here.

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If you are looking for budget accommodation in Krakow, you can find offers here.
We also recommend Mosquito Hostel with 15% discount for participants ASSW 2013.

Mosquito Hostel Krakow

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Plane travel

The best way to get to Krakow by plane is to chose landing in the Krakow Airport. It is situated about 15 km from the City Center, and the transportation to the Auditorium Maximum UJ, where the Conference takes place, might by done in several ways:

  • by taxi.

    It takes about 30-45 minutes (depending on the traffic) and costs ca. 100 PLN (ca. 25 EURO).

  • by train

    to the KRAKOW Main Railway Station. It costs 12 PLN (ca. 3 EURO).The train station is located 200 m from the T1 International Terminal. For travel between the terminals and the station, we advise you to use the free Shuttle Bus service. To get to the Auditorium Maximum UJ from the KRAKOW Main Railway Station we advise to get a taxi (+48 12 19191) or take a tram no. 4 (Direction: Bronowice), then get off on Bagatela Bus stop. A single ticket costs 2,80 PLN (ca. 50 EURO cents) and may be purchased at kiosks, ticket machines or from a bus driver.

  • by city bus

    no. 292 (it costs 4 PLN ca. 1 EURO) departing from a bus stop next to the T1 International Terminal. You should get off at the Cracovia bus stop. The Auditorium Maximum is in the walking distance of 5-7 minutes.

Traveling by train

There are direct international railway connections to Krakow from Austria (Vienna), the Czech Republic (Prague), Germany (Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt/M, Frankfurt/O, Leipzig), Hungary (Budapest), Rumania (Bucharest), Slovakia (Bratislava, Kosice), and Ukraine (Kiev, Lvov, Odessa). Krakow is also linked with all other main towns and cities in Poland. The railway station is in the center of the town, close to the area in which most of the hotels and the conference buildings are situated. If you arrive by train and want to take a taxi we would advise you call for a radio-taxi or take one from the stand on the rooftop parking above the railway station (reachable by stairs or elevator from any of the platforms). Rates of taxis in front of the station's main building are more expensive. The train schedule is available on the railway company's web page (see PKP).

Traveling by car

Krakow is located close to important roads, highways and at the crossroads of E 7 (linking the North with the South) and E4 (linking the West with the East). One may also travel to Krakow along the A4 highway running from the West through Silesia (the toll for this highway is 18 PLN). There are several parking areas in the centre of Krakow. Driving through a direct city center is generally restricted - detailed information may be found here.

Traveling by coach

Many travel agencies offer regular coach connections between Krakow and numerous cities in Europe. Travelling by coach, one may arrive from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, UK, Greece, The Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.



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Payment can be made in the registration system.

Participation Fees*:

  • Business meeting: 425 PLN (c.100 EUR)
    (free for APECS affiliated Early Career Scientists (designated by APECS))
  • Science Symposium: 1050 PLN (c.250 EUR) (Regular)
  • 630 PLN (c.150 EUR) (APECS affiliated Early Career Scientists)
  • 1300 PLN (c.300 EUR) (Late registration, after 15 February 2013)
  • Concert and Conference Dinner: 215 PLN (c.50 EUR)

*The fee in PLN includes the credit card transaction surcharges.
In case of bank transfer payment, participants are obliged to coverall the bank charges.



Ministry of Science and Higher Education
   Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland
Prof. Barbara Kudrycka - Minister of Science and Higher Education
   Radosław Sikorski - Minister of Foreign Affairs
Polish Academy of Sciences
Foundation for Polish Science
Prof. Michał Kleiber - President of the Polish Academy of Sciences
    Prof. Maciej Żylicz – President of the Foundation for Polish Science
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
University of Silesia in Katowice
Prof. Wojciech Nowak - Rector of the Jagiellonian University
    Prof. Wiesław Banyś - Rector of the University of Silesia
    Chair of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland
the City of Krakow
Embassy of Canada to Poland                   KGHM Polska Miedz
Prof. Jacek Majchrowski - Mayor of the City of Krakow
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The International Arctic Science Committee, Forum of Arctic Research Operators Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat International Arctic Social Sciences Association International Permafrost Association The Pacific Arctic Group Ny-Alesund Science Managers Committee Association of Polar Early Career Scientists European Polar Bord