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Flogsta as seen from the west
Night shot from the roof of 8, Sernanders väg

Flogsta is a neighbourhood in the west part of the Swedish city of Uppsala. Most of its inhabitants are students attending Uppsala University or the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.


The neighbourhood is located approximately 2.8 kilometres (about 4 km by road) west of the Uppsala city centre. There are bus connections and bicycle tracks connecting Flogsta to different parts of the town.[1] To the Uppsala University main building, the University Hospital, the Ekonomikum and the Biomedical Centre, the distance is between 2.2 and 2.7 km, while the distance to SLU exceeds 6 km.[1]

The Flogsta scream[edit]

Every evening at approximately 10 p.m., the "Flogsta scream" (Flogstavrålet in Swedish) may be heard, when students individually or collectively let out screams and howls from windows, balconies and roof tops.[2] According to Uppsala University, the collective screaming acts as "a much needed safety valve" and "a cry of angst" for students stressed by the demands of university life.[3]

The phenomenon has spread to other university towns and campuses in Sweden, such as Lund, Linköping and the Lappkärrsberget student residence area in Stockholm.[2]


Coordinates: 59°51′0.70″N 17°35′32″E / 59.8501944°N 17.59222°E / 59.8501944; 17.59222