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Enjoying Stockholm

City of Stockholm is welcoming EIT Health Summit attendees.
Find some more information about how to make the most of your stay in Stockholm

Free Private Viewing of Stockholm City Hall: The city of Stockholm is giving  Summit attendees free tickets to visit the City Hall in Stockholm on 23rd of May from 13:00 to 13:45.

 

Start your day at Strömkajen with the lovely Royal Canal Tour. This 50-minute boat tour will take you past the Vasa Museum, Waldemarsudde and many of Stockholm’s most beautiful historic buildings. Continue your day with a walk through the cozy alleys and streets of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s well preserved Old Town. Here, you can visit the Royal Palace with its grand apartments, the Treasury with state regalia and the changing of the royal guard. In Gamla Stan you’ll also find many of Stockholm’s most popular cafés and talked about restaurants. In other words, a great place for a delicious lunch or fika. Going for a fika is a very Swedish thing. Fika basically means to meet up for a coffee and snack. Make sure to try a Swedish cinnamon or a cardamom bun with your coffee. Now its time for our last stop, The Nobel Museum. It showcases the story of founder Alfred Nobel, the many Nobel Laureates throughout the years and the award itself using fascinating displays, short films, and much more. The Museum is located on Stortorget square in Gamla Stan. nobelprizemuseum.se

Time to take the tram to one of Stockholm’s most popular areas, Royal Djurgården! The island collects many of Stockholm’s must-see attractions in one place and in walking distance from each other. Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, is a fantastic place to see and step inside preserved buildings and farmsteads, and meet the Swedish fauna up-close. Royal Djurgården is also the site of Scandinavia’s most visited museum, the Vasa Museum. This unique attraction hosts the world’s only preserved seventeenth century ship, the Vasa. The costly warship turned out to be a feat of truly catastrophic engineering, sinking during its maiden voyage. But the unique chemical composition of Lake Mälaren preserved it until it was found 333 years later by researches in 1961. The majestic ship in its entirety is now on display in the museum. Why not finish this day of by walking in and dancing out of ABBA the Museum

Top Museums

Nationalmuseum
N ationalmuseum is Sweden’s premier museum of art and design. The collections at Nationalmuseum comprise of paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints from 1500-1900 and applied arts, design and portraits from early Middle Ages up until present day. The Nationalmuseum is admission-free except for certain visiting exhibitions. Visit: nationalmuseum.se
Moderna Museet
M oderna Museet houses one of Europe’s foremost collections of art from the twentieth century to today. The museum’s large collection and temporary exhibitions present contemporary art beside modern classics. There is also a children’s workshop, a store and a restaurant with a beautiful view of Djurgården and Strandvägen. Free admission. Visit: modernamuseet.se
The Thiel Gallery
T he Thiel Gallery, one of the finest art museums in Sweden is also somewhat of a hidden gem. The Thiel Gallery exhibits a unique collection of latenineteenth and early-twentieth century Nordic art. Painters such as Edvard Munch, Carl Larsson, Bruno Liljefors and Anders Zorn form the basis of banker Ernest Thiel’s collection. thielska-galleriet.se

Sightseeing with a twist

Art in the subway
The Stockholm subway system is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit. Over 90 of the 100 subway stations in Stockholm have been decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and reliefs by over 150 artists. Art in the Subway,

Stockholm’s public transport, organize tours that will guide you through the art and the architecture along the railway. Railway Walk 

Stockholm free tours
There are plenty of free guided tours that will take you to all the main (and some not so main) sites of Stockholm. The tours depart on a daily basis and last for about 1,5 hours. All tours are held in English. Check out available tours at Visit Stockholm event calendar: Stockholm Event Calendar 

 

 

Stockholm Archipelago

Grinda - People visit Grinda to swim from the rocks, find child-friendly sandy beaches or to try one of the many different activities offered by Grinda Wärdshus. 1 hour and 20 minutes by boat from Stockholm. grinda.se

Sandhamn - Sandhamn is a popular harbor town. Here you will find several bars, cafés and restaurants. 1 hour by boat from Stavsnäs and 2 hours by boat from central Stockholm. destinationsandhamn.se

Fjäderholmarna - Just 25 minutes by boat from Stockholm city. Explore restaurants, cafés, shops and handicrafts like glassblowing. This is also home to one of Mackmyra’s oldest whisky warehouses. fjaderholmarna.se

Vaxholm - This idyllic archipelago town has many well-preserved wooden houses from the turn of the last century, painted in the archipelago’s typical delicate pastel shades. The town is a junction for boat trips and is known for its impressive fortress. Numerous charming restaurants, cafés and small arts and- crafts shops line the streets. vaxholm.se

More information about visiting Stockholm can be found here