Stunning Stockholm for Meeting and Incentive Groups
Few cities in Europe appeal more to the eye than Stockholm. With the backdrop of its famous archipelago, the city is spread across 14 islands linked by 57 bridges, but yet still walkable and accessible. Each neighbourhood has its own distinctive features – from the beautiful Old Town, Gamla Stan, to the new and modern neighbourhoods of Östermalm and Norrmalm or the museum island of Djurgården. Surrounded by beautiful forests, parks and set in the heart of the archipelago with over 30,000 islands, Stockholm offer some great options for team-building exercises and activities as well as some fantastic dining experiences, highlighting the best of Swedish and Scandinavian cuisine.
Just a few hours flight from the UK, Stockholm is a great destination for a short incentive break or with excellent conferencing facilities throughout the city, an ideal choice for your company’s meetings.
We can tailor-make your itinerary to your group’s requirements, with personal recommendations for accommodation, activities and dining to suit your budgets and tastes.
January to December 2016/17
Suggested Activities and Attractions
ABBA: The Museum
Relive the glory years of possibly Sweden’s most famous export – ABBA. The new ABBA: The Museum provides an interactive experience taking you through the sights, costumes, lives and sounds of the band, accompanied by their famous songs. Dance to Dancing Queen on stage with the band, try your hand at mixing the vocals to Mamma Mia and maybe speak to one of the band direct if you hear the phone ‘Ring, ring’! The museum also houses the Swedish Music Hall of Fame and the brand new Eurovision Museum! A great experience to visit, the museum can also be hired for private functions and has an onsite restaurant and terrace for drinks receptions.
Archipelago Sighseeing Cruises
Choose from a number of sightseeing cruises to see the best of Stockholm – from the water! Stockholm’s archipelago is made up of some 30,000 islands, some populated, some small rocky islands. Choose from short 1 hour city cruises around Djurgården and Gamla Stan, to longer full day cruises exploring the surrounding archipelago and its 1,000 islands incorporating Drottningholm Palace, the home of the Royal Family. Lunch and dinner cruises are also possible.
Want to sail yourself around the city, why not hire your own GoBoat with picnic tables to enjoy a prepared picnic or your own food and drink.
An alternative but adventurous way to experience Stockholm and the archipelago from the water, at high speed with a so called Rigid Inflatable Boat.
The Vasa War Ship
Within minutes of disembarking on its maiden voyage in 1628, the ship sank to the bottom of Saltsjön. Painstakingly raised in 1961, it now sits in a specially designed museum on Djurgården and is Stockholm’s (and Scandinavia’s) most popular tourist attraction. The museum can be hired as a venue for private events and provides a stunning backdrop for a corporate dinner.
Skansen and Grona Lund
The first open-air museum in the world, Skansen was founded in 1891 with around 150 traditional houses and other exhibits from across the country to show how the people of Sweden lived. Grona Lund funfair is located on the edge Djurgården and opens every summer. It is always a good bet for a fun afternoon!
Stockholm Guided Tours
Many guided tours showing the highlights of the Swedish capital are possible. From walking tours, panoramic coach tours to boat, segways, kayaking and a rooftop walks, you can experience the city to your own desires and abilities.
SkyView is the world-class attraction that takes you to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark. You get a fantastic view encompassing all of Stockholm.
Just a short train ride from Stockholm, the city of Uppsala makes a great excursion. It is the best place to experience rustic culture of the Uppland region. Home to Sweden’s oldest museum, it is also home to a 13th century cathedral and a 16th century castle. If it is time for a rest, enjoy the great restaurant and café scene and enjoy some of Sweden’s great food and drink.
Stockholm Dining Options
Mamma Mia! The Party
For a maximum ABBA experience, why not head to Mamma Mia! The Party? In a Greek-style taverna, you’ll enjoy a magical evening in several acts filled with singing and dancing, stunts, flirty waiters accompanied by a Greek buffet. No evening is like any other – it all depends on where ABBA’s songs take you!
Sightseeing Dinner Cruises
Set sail in the archipelago for a unique dining experience. Different options are available from standard dinner cruises with 3 course meals to special Prawn cruises. Spoil yourself with an evening at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, an 18th century Palace Theatre including a 2 course dinner on your cruise.
Built in 2002, Stockholm’s IceBar is the world’s first permanent ice bar. At -7 degrees all year round, you are guaranteed an experience cool in every way. The interior of the bar is made entirely of ice from the Torne River in northern Sweden, with stunning sculptures carved from huge blocks and even the glasses are made from ice! Wrap up warm in your gloves and coats for a unique drinks reception!
Stockholm’s Royal Opera House
Enjoy a drinks reception in one of the opulent rooms at Stockholm’s Royal Opera House. Overlooking Lake Malaren and the Royal Palace, the function rooms and terrace are a fantastic setting for afternoon drinks or a pre-show reception. Also, dine in the stunning surroundings of the Opera House’s restaurant, with marble, velvet and chandeliers a plenty!
Suggested hotels – All inspected by Greatdays staff in August 2015 and April 2016
Sheraton Stockholm Hotel ****
Overlooking Gamla Stan, City Hall and just a short walk from Central Station and Drottninggaten shopping street, the Sheraton Stockholm Hotel is ideally located to explore the city. The hotel offers large rooms with flat screen TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, toiletries and safe. The hotel has a large conferencing floor, with small and large meeting rooms, some with stunning views over the Stockholm waterfront.
Scandic Grand Central ****
Set in an 1880’s building, this stylish hotel is 150 yards from the Arlanda Express Airport Train and Stockholm Central Station. All rooms feature flat-screen TVs. The in-house Teaterbrasseriet serves classic Swedish dishes made from fresh, seasonal produce.
Scandic Continental ****
Opened in April 2016, this brand new hotel is just across the road from Stockholm’s Central Station in the heart of the business district. Its rooms are equipped with modern facilities. The stylish restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Join the locals for a drink in the hotel’s rooftop bar, offering amazing views over the city and waterfront – a must at the end of the day!
Elite Hotels have a number of hotels across Stockholm, normally housed in historical buildings steeped in tradition and atmosphere. For something extra special stay at the Elite Hotel Marina Tower, a spectacular hotel in an old mill on Stockholm’s waterfront.
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