It comes as no surprise that Stockholm is a popular MICE destination, seeing as it boasts endless natural beauty in a clean, compact, and convenient package. Its dazzling style, innovative venues, grand palaces, and glistening waterways are just some of the factors that contribute to its popularity.
Stockholm is a natural meeting point for travelers due to its easy accessibility from points all around the globe. Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is just 20 minutes from downtown and offers flights to around 180 different destinations, nationally and internationally. Aside from air travel, Stockholm has a comprehensive rail network including high-speed trains that travel to all major Swedish cities and beyond. Stockholm is also a popular port for cruise ships and car ferries, which make for easy links between the city and major Central European destinations.
When it comes to hosting meetings and conferences, planners have their pick of countless conference venues in Stockholm. Topping the list are the Stockholm Globe Arenas, which encompass unique and multifunctional structures capable of hosting events of varying sizes. The structures include the world's largest spherical building – Ericsson Globe – which provides an unparalleled backdrop for conferences and events of up to 16,000 people.
Planners hosting business events at Stockholm can also find plenty of space at Stockholmsmässan – "the largest meeting place in Scandinavia". The exhibition center's biggest event space can seat up to 12,000 people. The congress center is equipped with catering facilities and the latest cutting edge technology to meet the needs of the most complex of conferences.
Meeting planners looking beyond the traditional will have no trouble finding a vast array of unique event venues and meeting spaces in Stockholm. The Ship Hall at the Vasa Museum, which houses a preserved 17th century warship, makes for one such unusual meeting space. The Nordic Museum also offers some of the most majestic-looking halls in Sweden for hosting events. Whether it is a feast at a grand palace or a dinner cruise out to the archipelago, Stockholm is brimming with options to make meetings memorable.
With its trend-setting restaurants, food courts, and market halls, the city dishes out something for everyone. From traditional items such as black pudding with lingonberries at Den Gyldene Freden restaurant to innovative barbecue at Grill, the dining options in Stockholm truly span all styles. The city is also home to a number of Michelin-starred restaurants, including Lux Stockholm, F12 and Frantzén/Lindeberg. Just like the city itself, Stockholm's restaurants serve up the perfect blend of flavors to please all tastes.