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Getting to Stockholm
Delegates are responsible for their travel arrangements and travel costs to and from Stockholm.
There are four international airports in Stockholm: Stockholm Arlanda, Bromma, Skavsta and Västerås. All airports are connected to the city centre by airport coaches and local transport options, however where possible we recommend Stockholm Arlanda Airport as is has a high-speed train service to the city centre.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
This high-speed train service takes you from Stockholm Arlanda Airport to the city centre in 18 mins. The platform is easily accessible and clearly signposted around the arrival terminal, and departures are every 15 mins.
Flygbussarna operates coaches every 10-15 mins from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The destination stop is Stockholm C (Cityterminalen) and connects you to the Central Station and tube station T-Centralen allowing you to continue your journey by bus or train. Travel time between the airport and Cityterminalen is 47 mins.
Taxi services are located just outside the terminal and will take you to central Stockholm in 30-40 mins. Please note that taxi fares in Sweden aren't regulated so prices can vary significantly between companies. We recommend using well-known firms like Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 and Taxi Kurir.
Bromma, Skavsta and Västerås Airports
Flygbussarna operates frequent coaches from all airports to the city centre. Travel times to Stockholm are:
Bromma: 20 mins
Skavsta: 80 mins
Västerås: 80 mins
Taxi services are located just outside the terminal at Bromma Airport and will take to you central Stockholm in 30 mins. Please note that taxi fares in Sweden aren't regulated so prices can vary significantly between companies. We recommend using well-known firms like Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 and Taxi Kurir.
Everyone entering Sweden must have a valid passport, and if you are a non-EU citizen you may need a visa. Visas in Sweden allow you to travel to and stay in the country for up to 90 days. Information about visas and how to obtain them can be found on the Government Offices of Sweden website via the link below.
THE and KTH can provide letters of invitation for registered delegates when requested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org once you have registered. We cannot accept any responsibility for visa applications. Where a delegate is unable to attend because of failure to obtain a visa on time, the normal cancellation policy for the registration fee will apply.
We recommend having travel insurance for the duration of your visit. Please contact your travel agent for further details.
The Covid-19 guidelines are constantly changing based on the current rate and spread of infection. For the most up to date information, please visit the Public Health Agency of Sweden’s website.
Delegates are responsible for reserving and covering the cost of accommodation for the duration of their stay.
Below you will find a selection of hotels that we recommend for summit delegates, and for which we have secured discounted rates. They can be booked by calling or emailing, making sure to quote the relevant booking reference. Please note that booking these preferential rates cannot be done online via the hotel websites.
Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL), is responsible for buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm. Stockholm's public transport system has an accessibility guarantee to ensure that travellers with different disabilities can reach their destination.
Tickets can be purchased at any SL Center, underground ticket booths, newsagent kiosks, via SMS, or via the SL app. The app is called “SL–Journey planner and tickets” and can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play.
A single ticket is valid for 75 minutes and costs 38 SEK. Visitors also have the option of buying a 24h ticket for 160 SEK or a 72h ticket for 315 SEK.
Taxi fares in Sweden aren't regulated so prices can vary significantly between companies. We recommend using well-known firms like Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 and Taxi Kurir. The local currency is the Swedish krona (SEK), however please note that many places in Sweden are cashless.
Stockholm stretches over 14 islands on the Baltic Sea coast, offering forests and beaches as well as an urban pulse.
Some 2.4 million people call the Stockholm region home, with an inner-city population of 900,000. The capital is recognised worldwide for its commitment to sustainability. In 2010, Stockholm became the first city to receive the European Green Capital award from the EU Commission. Stockholm is an economic centre of northern Europe. It is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Europe and boasts many multinational corporations.
Strong industries combined with world-class research make Stockholm one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative regions in the world. Significant investments are made in research infrastructure in the region.
Five things to do
The list of things to do in Stockholm could be made endless and there is something for everyone. We have selected a few highlights that will give you an opportunity to discover what Stockholm has to offer.
The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden. Open to the public, the palace offers a visit to the reception rooms with splendid interiors from the 18th and 19th centuries, Rikssalen (the Hall of State) with Queen Kristina’s silver throne, and Ordenssalarna (Halls of the Orders of Chivalry).
Fotografiska is one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography, with four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions presented annually. The space boasts a book and souvenir shop, a restaurant, and a café on the top floor from which you will find one of Stockholm’s best viewpoints.
Nobel Prize Museum
The Nobel Prize’s unique combination of fields –natural sciences, literature and peace– is reflected in the Nobel Prize Museum. The museum invites you to exhibitions, school programmes, lectures and dialogues about the great issues of our time.
Stockholm was founded in 1252 in a part of the city now known as Gamla stan, meaning old town. It is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centres in Europe. The narrow winding cobblestone streets are home to museums, restaurants, cafés, bars, and places to shop.
Stockholm is spread across 14 islands, making it the perfect opportunity to discover the city by boat. Strömma offers several different tours, including a hop-on-hop-off option allowing you to schedule your day around other commitments.