Venue & Hospitality
Conference Dates: AUGUST 16-17, 2018
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, encompasses 14 islands and more than 50 bridges on an extensive Baltic Sea archipelago. The cobblestone streets and ochre-colored buildings of Gamla Stan (the old town) are home to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum, which focuses on the Nobel Prize. Ferries and sightseeing boats shuttle passengers between the islands.
Sweden’s capital city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east, through the Stockholm archipelago. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.
Stockholm is a city of great contrasts, where trends within music, design, fashion, and world re-known technology is born. This is also a capital with a rich history, with exciting architecture, museums, castles and an old town that dates from the 13th century.
The Swedish Capital is host to lots of trendy bars and world class restaurants, sitting side by side with historic cafés and cosy local restaurants. It is great for shopping with modern galleries, exclusive boutiques, as well as small and unique stores.
Stockholm is both urban and close to nature. Being built on 14 islands, where lake and sea meets, the water is always present. There are many parks (such as the Royal Djurgården) and green areas within the city, and just outside the city you’ll find easily accessible nature, with forests, lakes, and national parks. From the central parts of Stockholm, you can jump on a boat and be in the Stockholm archipelago within minutes, all year around.
You can travel easily within Stockholm and its suburbs, by metro/subway, bus, commuter train, tram, or by boat. SL is responsible for the public transportation in Stockholm. You can buy single journey tickets, or visitor tickets/travel cards valid for between 24 hours up to 7 days. Visit their website for prices and more ticket information. Tickets are valid on all means of public transportation.
Things to do in Stockholm
There are a lot of things to do in Stockholm! If you are into food, there are many Michelin starred restaurants, and other good restaurants well worth a visit. Planning on trying a Swedish fika? There are a lot of cafés to try.
Into museums? There are a number of museums in Stockholm – one for every taste. Just to mention a few, there is the Vasa Museum for the historically interested, the Modern Museum and the Fotografiska if you are more interested in art, and then of course the Abba museum for those interested in our Swedish music history.
Stockholm – one of the world leaders in Nordic cuisine; clean, simple yet sophisticated creative cooking and sometimes, notably novel approaches to service. Stockholm has a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, and Bib Gourmands (for excellent affordable eating), and a host of local Swedish classics attracting international headlines and food lovers.
And don’t miss the local strömming, a smaller and absolutely delicious version of herring from the Baltic, prepared in numerous ways including pickling – and can also be enjoyed as yummy street food.
Stockholm has its fair share of fine dining establishments with star credentials. A few examples are Oaxen Krog, Esperanto, Volt, Gastrologik, Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren, Operakällaren, Ekstedt and Sushi Sho.
Stockholm has experienced a culinary boom the last couple of years and new venues are opening one after another. Especially hot is the trend of excellent gourmet adventures but in the setting of a casual and highly affordable bistros. The Bib Gourmands award is for establishments noted for excellent, affordable dining. Stockholm’s best include; Brasserie Bobonne at Storgatan 12, Proviant, Rolfs Kök, Den Gyldene Freden, Ulla Winbladh, Sjögräs, Pubologi, EAT and Lilla Ego.
New hip places pop up in Stockholm frequently. Try Wood Stockholm, furniture store, foodbar and bistro in one, or Tygge & Sessil, celebrity chef Niclas Ekstedt’s new wine café.
The Cadier Bar is the Grand Hôtel’s bar, classic in every way. Go to Eriks Gondolen Bar for elevated Stockholm city views, Lydmar for the epitome of good taste, Orangeriet Bar in summer, and B.A.R. for a cross between a seafood restaurant, aquarium and bistro bar.
Museums, film and a sunken beauty
The pick of Stockholm’s museums are; Moderna Museet for one of the world’s finest art collections of 20th and 21st century art, its fabulous restaurant and kids activities. Also put wonderful open-air museum Skansen on your list. You can join Stockholmers in celebrating Christmas and Midsummer in traditional style here. If you’re coming with the family, the zoo and collection of 19th century buildings and settings from all around Sweden are a must. A short walk from Skansen is the Vasa Museum. The museum was purpose-built to house the 17th century Vasa ship and we don’t just mean bits of it – we mean the entire ship, which was raised from nearby Lake Mälaren.
Palaces, theatres and opera
Palaces don’t come much bigger than the baroque Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) in Stockholm, which is a 600-room royal residence, place of work and cultural/historical treasure. Old Town (Gamla Stan), the area around the palace, is one of the best preserved medieval city centres anywhere. The city was founded here in 1252 and you should go here for Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan), the tight, winding, cobblestone streets, gorgeous leafy squares, Sweden’s narrowest alley at Mårten Trotzigs gränd, and an eclectic mix of cafés, bars and souvenir shops.
For theatre visit Drottningholm Court Theatre, one of Europe’s finest 18th century theatres, which adjoins Drottningholm Palace (Drottningholms Slott) just outside the city. In the city, visit the Royal Dramatic Theatre (Dramaten), a gorgeous gold-detailed, art noveau–style building at Nybrokajen. Take the guided tour to go backstage. For dance do visit the dazzling dance, drama and art collections at Dansmuseet at Drottninggatan 17. The Royal Swedish Opera (Operan) is housed in a splendid neo-classical building from 1897 located at Gustav Adolfs torg. The Swedish Royal Ballet is also here.
Attractions & Landmarks
- Vasa Museum.
- Gamla stan.
- Stockholm City Hall.
- Drottningholm Palace.
- Stockholm Palace.
- Gröna Lund.
- Nobel Museum.
- ABBA: The Museum.
- Riddarholmen Church.
- Moderna Museet.
- Sergels torg.
- Swedish History Museum.
- Museum of Medieval Stockholm.
- Aquaria Vattenmuseum.
- National Museum.
- Hallwyl Museum.
- Butterfly House Hagaparken.
- Tekniska museet.
- Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design.
- Biologiska museet.
- Museum Tre kronor.
- Sjöhistoriska museet.
- Stockholm City Museum.
- Thielska Galleriet.
- Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.
- Royal Coin Cabinet.
- Gustav III:s antikmuseum.
- Swedish Museum of Performing Arts.