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Welcome to Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals. Built on 14 islands around one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval city centers, the city is stunningly located by the Baltic Sea.

Stockholm is a city of contrasts. Trends in music, design, fashion, and technology are born here, and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here. Stockholm also has a rich history comprising gorgeous architecture, museums, the Royal Palace and the medieval urban core of Gamla Stan. Trendy bars and world-class restaurants lie shoulder-to-shoulder with historic cafés and cozy neighborhood pubs. This is a city of modern galleries and exclusive department stores, as well as small boutiques and unique shops. Stockholm is simultaneously urban and close to nature; water is an ever-present feature in this city where lake and sea meet. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces. Parks and green areas abound, and the distinctive white archipelago boats travel to the islands all year long. The atmosphere is open, tolerant and welcoming, and diversity and innovation are encouraged. Stockholm is a city for everyone.

For more tourist information please see: www.visitstockholm.com

There will be a toruist information desk on site at Waterfront, open between 12.45 and 18.00 pm during the congress, September 1-3. You will be able to ask for sightseeing recommendations, how to travel in the city and get specific advice to suit your taste and help you make dinner plans.

Scroll down for recommendations about good food and sightseeing


Modern concept restaurants, innovative kitchens, and Michelin-starred restaurants. Stockholm is the home of a few of the world’s best, most creative chefs. Several of them are presently or used to be on the Swedish Culinary Team, which has garnered major successes including two Olympic golds and two World Championship golds as their leading merits.

Obviously, there are plenty of less extravagant but just as recommendable eateries to choose from in Stockholm. You’ll find some of them below.


The F12 Group’s fast food chain, with restaurants in central Stockholm. Serves well-prepared hamburgers and tasty sides at a fabulous price in a great setting. Main dishes from SEK 70 (EUR 7).

Address: Norrlandsgatan 13

Tel: +46 8 505 244 66



Five restaurants in different neighborhoods, including Gamla Stan. Italian dishes prepared in an open kitchen. Quick and easy, “à la minute”. Main dishes from SEK 80 (EUR 8).



The Nordic region’s first Jamie’s Italian, a successful concept by Jamie Oliver, at Hotel Scandic Anglais. Italian classics and modern dishes. A cozy environment that everyonewill enjoy. Main dishes from SEK 119 (EUR 12).

Address: Humlegårdsg. 23

Tel: +46 8 517 34 020



Gastrologik’s smaller restaurant, offering luxurious and affordable taste experiences. Drop-in only. Main courses from around SEK 135 (EUR 13).

Address: Artillerigatan 14

Tel: +46 8 662 30 60



Foodwise Sweden is closely associated to the dish meatballs but has a lot more to offer. At Restaurant Tranan located in Vasastan, a typical Swedish restaurant visited by plenty of regulars, you can find top notch traditional Swedish food such as Fried Baltic herring, Biff Rydberg and Wallenbergare. Ambitious cuisine without snobbery! Main dishes from SEK 160 (EUR 16).

Address: Karlbergsvägen 14

Tel: +46 8 52728100



The bar at Pontus is just like a paperback book: a simpler cover, lower price, and outstanding contents. Main dishes from SEK 165 (EUR 16).

Address: Norrlandsgatan 31

Tel: +46 8 510 25 400



Proper pub grub at two-star Frantzén’s gastropub in Gamla Stan. Main dishes from SEK 180 (EUR 17).

Address: Mälartorget 15

Tel: +46 8 20 85 83



An archipelago feel in the middle of the city, all year long on Skeppsholmen. Swedish and French flavors. Main dishes from SEK 225 (EUR 22).

Address: Slupskjulsvägen 28

Tel: +46 8 611 41 00




A popular organic vegetarian buffet offering a gorgeous view of Stockholm. Buffet from SEK 175 (EUR 17).

Address: Fjällgatan 23B

Tel: +46 8 643 94 80




Marie Borell

Marie Brorell (Marketing manager) likes:


Although Seyhmus serves the undisputably best vegetarian food in Stockholm, his well-kept and cozy café on Södermalm is never crowded. The large number of dishes served at the buffet originate from Seyhmus´ own upbringing in a mountain village in Kurdistan. Seyhmus has put a lot of effort into creating a pleasant atmosphere and it feels like coming into a friendly and safe haven when you step inside the doors. You should be hungry when you go there.

Address: Varvsgatan 29, Södermalm
Metro station: Hornstull, exit: Högalid

Torun Kallings

Torun Kallings (Secretary-general) likes:


Green and so good! You will find The Voltaire sisters on the second floor of the very central shopping mall Åhléns City. The food is colourful, tasty and leaves you feeling healthy and full of energy!

Address: Åhléns City, Klarabergsgatan 50
Metro station: T-centralen, exit: Sergels torg


No matter what you’re looking for, Stockholm is a city of experiences. You’ll find over one hundred museums, viewpoints, hikes, world heritage sites, guided tours and other activities.



Sarah Vigerland

Sarah Vigerland (psychologist and doctoral student at Karolinska institutet) likes:


My favorite thing about Stockholm is having the archipelago right around the corner. For example, you can take a bus or boat to Artipelag for art and good food in a beautiful setting. Or take a lunch or dinner cruise on S/S Storskär, a lovely 100-year old steamboat, while enjoying all the adorable houses you will pass on your way. Or why not take a trip to Vaxholm and visit the Fortress that for 400 years protected Stockholm from seaway invaders. Boats depart centrally from Stockholm and whatever you chose it will be a relaxing and rewarding contrast to the bustling city centre.

Torun Kallings

Torun Kallings (Secretary-general) likes:


Waldemarsudde is a beautiful art museum at Djurgården, a large island in Stockholm. It was originally the home of Prince Eugen (1865-1947) who painted himself. Besides the art, there is a great atmosphere and beautiful flower arrangements in the house. Check the website for current exhibitions. Catch tram nr. 7, sign-posted to Djurgården/Waldemarsudde.

At Djurgården you can also talk nice long walks, and eat a good organic lunch and choose a delicious cake at Rosendals trädgård.

Please note that you can go togehter with other participants of the congress to Rosendal on August 30th! For more information please see our social programme.

FOTOGRAFISKA – Photography

Fotografiska is one of the world’s biggest spaces for modern photography. Swedish and international photographers are presented here, including new and established names. Fotografiska also offers a first-class restaurant and bar overlooking Gamla Stan, Djurgården and Skeppsholmen.



Few cities can boast both sandy and rocky beaches right in the middle of town. Popular swimming areas include Långholmsbadet, Smedsuddsbadet and Rålambshovsbadet.


Do you like heights? Then rooftop tours are for you. In the company of safety-certified guides, you’ll get to see Stockholm from above – an extraordinary experience.




If you want to discover Stockholm in a different way, there are several guided tours from which to choose. A ghost walk, a history tour, and a walk through the footsteps of characters in the Millennium trilogy are just a few examples.





Maria Lagerlöf

Maria Lagerlöf (Social activities workgroup) likes:


I come here for walks or for jogging on the weekends, along with other local Södermalm residents. Start by Hornstullstrand and walk along Tantolunden all the way to the Skans bridge, past the allotments and boat docks. When you cross over to the slightly more hilly Årsta, a fantastic view over the southern parts of Södermalm awaits you. Stop along the way and take a dip into the lake from one of the bathing jetties. Or do as many others, get a bit of exercise at one of the three outdoor gyms available along the route.


As a visitor in Stockholm, it won’t be long before you notice all the fishermen outside the Royal Palace and Parliament Building. If you want to give it a try, you can rent equipment.



Skansen is one of the world’s first open-air museums. It was founded in 1891. Travel back in time and touch the past in the form of historic houses and gardens, where traditional pastimes are still conducted. Skansen is also Stockholm’s only zoo, with tame and wild Scandinavian animals, such as moose and bear. The kids have their own zoo, Lill-Skansen, with tame rabbits and dwarf goats. Take part in Swedish traditions and holiday celebrations.

Djurgårdsslätten 46-51

Tel: +46 8 442 80 00



Jens Högström

Jens Högström (Vice secretary general) likes:


I visit Ivar Lo´s Park every time hectic urban life has got me down on my knees. Once there, I gaze infinitely at the subways making their way slowly and silently from the old town to the city center. Then I sit for a while under the hollow Ash tree and feel my heart rate returning back to normal again. End the visit with a walk along the Montelius pathway, that runs just above Södermälarstrand, and admire the unbeatable view.

Address: Bastugatan 26, Södermalm
Metro station: Mariatorget, exit Mariatorget


Over 73 million people have read author Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy – The girl with the Dragon Tattoo series. The main characters live and work in the central island of Södermalm in Stockholm and you can experience the atmosphere on location by taking a Millennium tour! Follow along in Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander’s footsteps while getting additional background information about the characters and the author.



The Swedish music group ABBA is well known around the world, and in 2013 the doors to ABBA the museum opened in central Stockholm. Here you can not only view the members’ costumes, gold records, original items and memorabilia – you can also experience the feeling of being the 5th ABBA member. Find out what you would look like in their legendary stage costumes, sing at the Polar Studio and enter the stage together with the band. Truly a great adventure!


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