Stockholm with surroundings has a lot to offer visitors. Magnificent art, dynamic culture, ornate palaces, medieval history or unspoilt nature.
Read more about all this under www.icas2022.com/stockholm/ or on www.visitstockholm.com.
Some accompanying persons may wish to visit attractions on their own but different organized tours will be offered on Monday through Thursday. A selection of possibilities is listed below. More details will be provided later.
Old Town walkabout
Gamla Stan (Old Town) is one of Europe’s best preserved. This is where Stockholm was originally founded in the 13th century and the medieval atmosphere is still evident, with narrow cobbled streets, low-rise old-style houses, squares, workshops, and boutiques.
Drottningholm Palace by boat (lunch included)
Drottningholm Palace, situated on Lake Mälaren just 15 km from Stockholm, dates from the 17th century. The palace, which is Sweden’s Royal Residence, was built along the lines of Versailles in breath-taking grounds. The 18th century Royal Court Theatre is the world’s oldest playhouse still in use and its original scene-changing machinery is still intact. The palace – along with the court theatre, park and Chinese Pavilion – is one of the UNESCO cultural heritage sites in Sweden.
The Stockholm archipelago has about 30,000 islands! Different tours are offered like the 2,5 hour long guided lunch cruise on the old steamer M/S Östanå I, built 1906 a classic pearl and well-known element in the archipelago. Another option is a tour to the archipelago capital town Vaxholm on the S/S Stockholm. This is the perfect tour if you’re looking to experience a picturesque archipelago town. The small town is idyllic with narrow alleys, shops and galleries, the Vaxholm citadel and much more.
Art museum tour
There are several art museums in Stockholm like Nationalmuseum, Moderna Museet, Waldemarsudde, The Thiel Gallery and Millesgården, with its vast sculpture garden. Depending on what is on show at the time of the congress a tour including two of these museums will be offered.