Business

Sweden,
Stockholm

Introduction

As the biggest city in Scandinavia, Stockholm is the scene for many major fairs and conferences. In our 2013 Quality of Life survey the city came in at number seven, and with good reason. Add proximity to nature and a bustling city centre to the proximity of stylish Swedes and you have an environment that’s perfect for both business and leisure.

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Essentials

  1. Pack warm clothes regardless of the season: Swedish summers are lovely but treacherous.
  2. If you are travelling in summer, also bring an eye mask for the light nights.
  3. Knowing a few Swedish words will make a good impression. Hello is 'hej'; goodbye 'hejdå'.
  4. That said, most Stockholmers are very international so English will work fine.
  5. Swedes are also quite informal but they're still Scandinavian, so a firm handshake is the best way to greet somebody.

Two-hour tour

  • Moderna Museet — Art from 1900 to the present day, featuring key works by Dali, Picasso and Duchamp in many media.

    Skeppsholmen

    +46 8 5202 3506

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  • Fotografiska — Housed in a former industrial building dating from 1906, Fotografiska presents four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions every year.

    Stadsgårdshamnen 22

    +46 8 5090 0500

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  • The Royal Palace — Wander through the parks, gardens and state rooms.

    Slottsbacken 1

    +46 8 4026 167

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Hotels

  • Independent and easy

    Hotel Diplomat

    Strandvägen 7C

    +46 8 4596 800

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  • Dependable

    Clarion Sign

    Östra Järnvägsgatan 35

    +46 8 6769 800

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  • Premium

    Grand Hôtel

    Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8

    +46 8 6793 500

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Dining

  • Fast breakfast

    Petite France

    John Ericssonsgatan 6

    +46 8 6182 800

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  • Business breakfast

    Cadier Bar

    Södra Blasieholmshamnen 8

    +46 8 6793 585

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  • Need-to-impress clients lunch

    Lux

    Primusgatan 116

    +46 8 6190 190

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  • Lunch on your own

    Roppongi

    Hantverkargatan 76

    +46 8 6501 772

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  • Afternoon tea/drink

    T/Bar

    Strandvägen 7C

    +46 8 4596 802

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  • Dinner on your own

    Mäster Anders

    Pipersgatan 1

    +46 8 6542 001

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  • Private dinner

    Matbaren

    Södra Blasieholmshamnen 6

    +46 8 6793 584

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  • Big dinner with partner/clients

    F12 restaurant

    Fredsgatan 12

    +46 8 248 052

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  • Late drinks

    Riche

    Birger Jarlsgatan 4

    +46 8 5450 3560

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  • Late bite

    Sturehof

    Stureplan 2

    +46 8 4405 730

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  • On the tiles

    Berns

    Berzelii Park

    +46 8 5663 2200

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  • Mid-morning coffee

    Urban Deli

    Nytorget 4

    +46 8 5990 9180

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  • Working lunch with colleagues

    Rolfs Kök

    Tegnérgatan 41

    +46 8 1016 96

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  • Dinner with colleagues

    Taverna Brillo

    Sturegatan 6

    +46 8 5197 7800

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  • Drink after dinner

    Linje Tio (Tjoget)

    Hornsbruksgatan 24

    +46 8 2200 21

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Reading

  • Bookstore

    Hedengrens Bokhandel

    Stureplan 4

    +46 8 6115 132

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Shopping

  • Something you can't get anywhere else

    Interior design from Svenskt Tenn

    Strandvägen 5

    +46 8 6701 600

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  • Lost luggage - where to buy shirts

    Nordiska Kompaniet

    Hamngatan 18-20

    +46 8 7628 000

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  • Something for someone you love

    International fashion from Nathalie Schuterman

    Birger Jarlsgatan 5

    +46 8 6116 201

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  • Something for yourself

    Nitty Gritty

    Krukmakargatan 24/26

    +46 8 6582 441

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  • Something for the kids

    Toys and clothes from Sprall

    Nybrogatan 51

    +46 8 6615 040

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Transport

  • Buy the card

    Stockholm card — For free use of public transport and entry to more than 80 attractions. Prices vary.

    Stockholm

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Limousine/car

  • Taxis and Limos

    Bel-Air Limousine

    Upplandsgatan 82

    +46 8 308 500

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Fitness

  • Good gym

    Sats

    Birger Jarlsgatan 6C

    +46 10 1106 135

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  • Good running route

    A run around lake Riddarfjärden — A run around lake Riddarfjärden takes you to Kungsholmen, Gamla Stan and Södermalm.

    Kungsholmen

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