The Capital of Scandinavia is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular destinations for meetings, conferences and incentives.
WITHIN EASY REACH
With flight connections from around the globe, getting to Stockholm Arlanda Airport could not be easier. From there, it is just a short hop into the city centre. Public transport is excellent, so getting around the city is easy.
COMPACT AND COSY
Stockholm is a metropolitan city of some 2.2 million inhabitants, yet nothing is ever far away. You will find world-class congress venues and a wide selection of hotels, cultural sites, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars within easy walking distance. Not to mention water, forests and unspoilt nature.
ISLANDS IN THE STREAM
Stockholm City is built on 14 islands, with sparkling water in every direction. And it is so clean that you can swim a stone’s throw from the city centre. It is a harmonic blend of old and new, where ultramodern and medieval architecture happily coexist. Take a walk among the narrow streets of the Old Town and feel the living presence of history all around you.
With a wide selection of conference venues and 33,000 hotel rooms, Stockholm is equipped for conventions of any size. It is one of the few cities able to provide the logistics for prestigious conventions like the European Society of Cardiology, which draws more than 25,000 delegates at a time. No wonder it is ranked among the top congress cities in the world.
Stockholm restaurants are famous for their exciting menus, and many boast a world-class reputation. From international cuisine to traditional Swedish fare, you are sure to find food to savour. Modern Swedish cuisine, with its irresistible fusion of old Swedish recipes and global influences, has gained inter- national acclaim. Swedish chefs have won many prestigious prizes in international food competitions. Join in the spirit of the Nobel Prize and enjoy a dinner at City Hall, the venue for the Nobel banquet. Or dine in the shadow of the 17th century warship Vasa, incredibly preserved after 333 years beneath the waves.
MEMORIES FOR LIFE
The 30,000 islands of the Stockholm archipelago have an irresistible appeal. And there are many ways to explore it. Join a guided group, or take a trip around the islands all on your own. Choose from sailboats of all sizes, or hire a kayak, canoe or seaplane. Have dinner onboard a turn of the century steamer and marvel at the scenery. If you like adventure, experience the G-force of a thrilling RIB boat ride.
CITY OF SCIENCE
Stockholm is a leading centre for biotechnology, medical re- search and technology, and has northern Europe’s highest density of research and training centres. Prestigous universities like KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Karolinska Instititutet (where the Nobel Assembly awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) attracts students from all over the world.
EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY
The Swedish krona has plummeted vis-à-vis the Euro and the Dollar over the last few years. What this means for anyone planning a congress, meeting or incentive trip, is obvious: you simply get a lot more value for your Money.
STOCKHOLM – THE GREEN CAPITAL
Stockholm was named the first winner of the European Green Capital award in 2010. This as recognition for Stockholm’s efforts to improve the quality of urban life by taking the environment systematically into account in urban planning. Everything, from water protection plans to public transport and work to reduce fossil fuel emissions, was reviewed, and Stockholm is considered a frontrunner in all aspects.
There is plenty to keep you busy after hours too, with hundreds of bars and nightclubs. Absolut Icebar Stockholm, the world’s first permanent ice bar, is probably the best place to break the ice. The temperature is -5°C year round and all the interior fittings, including the glasses, are made of pure ice from the Torne River in northern Sweden.