WELCOME TO STOCKHOLM
Stockholm is by many considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Its beauty is a result of its magnificent location, built on 14 islands and right where the inland lake flow into the sea, right in the spectacular Stockholm Archipelago.
It’s a harmonic blend of old and new, where ultra-modern and medieval architecture happily coexist. You can take a walk among the narrow, cobblestoned streets of the Old Town and feel the living presence of history all around.
Stockholm is a destination with high standards and a professional approach to international events. Sweden is acknowledged as one of the most well-organised and progressive societies in the world, which means everything runs smoothly and on time.
Hospitality & availability
You’ll find world-class venues and a wide selection of hotels, cultural sites, shops, restaurants, cafés and bars within easy walking distance. Not to mention water, forests and unspoilt nature. There are many reasons for coming to Stockholm and it couldn’t be easier, with flight connections from all around the globe. Public transport is excellent, so getting around the city is easy. Nothing is far away in Stockholm.
Swedes reputation for being a hospitable, openminded, fun-loving people means that a warm welcome awaits all LGBTIQ visitors to Stockholm, all year round. LGBTIQ life in this city is integrated and extremely accessible and varied. So whatever your idea of fun is, you will find it in Stockholm.
Culture and Civil Society coming together in a vibrant city Stockholm has a long standing tradition of cooperation between cultural institutions, restaurants and civil society, all coming together during Pride week, as well as during the rest of the year.
Business and associations proudly support each other, all the way from establishments as Mälarpaviljongen and Urban Deli, institutions like Skansen and Fotografiska, to agenda setters like RFSL Stockholm and RFSU Stockholm.
Not having an “LGBTIQ enclave” of the city, the whole city instead comes together in an open spirit that we would love to welcome you to.
Stockholm is blessed with a pantheon of outstanding hotels, all brimming with Scandinavian warmth and style, and just waiting to welcome you. With over 30 100 hotel rooms and 294 hotels to choose from in Greater Stockholm, you are able to find exactly what you’re looking for. Hip designer cool, homespun family charm, extravagant luxury, or just something that rocks gently on the water.
There are 40 hotels with over 6 900 hotel rooms within a 10 minute walk of Central Station. Stockholm’s mid-range hotels are well known for their high standard and room rates in hotels generally include breakfast.
A youth hostel can be an economical alternative. In the City of Stockholm there are 26 hostels with more than 2 700 rooms. Most of Stockholm’s youth hostels maintain a very high standard. Perhaps you would like to spend the night in a dormitory and prepare your own meals to keep costs down.
If, on the other hand, you would prefer a more comfortable alternative and are prepared to pay a little more, you can rent a single or a double room. It is also possible to rent an apartment, a room in a Bed and Breakfast or why not rent a cottages or camp at a campsite.
With flight connections from around the globe, getting to Stockholm Arlanda Airport couldn’t be easier. From there, it’s just a short hop into the city centre. Public transport is excellent, so getting around the city is easy.
Stockholm Arlanda airport
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is the primary gateway to Stockholm and Sweden. More than 80 airlines serve non-stop scheduled routes to 128 destinations. Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) has the largest number of non-stop flight connections from Stockholm to international destinations. Once you arrive, it’s just a 20-minute journey into the city centre with the Arlanda Express train.
Stockholm Bromma airport
Stockholm-Bromma Airport is a smaller airport offering both scheduled and charter flights. It’s located conveniently close to central Stockholm, and waiting times are generally short.
Stockholm Skavsta Airport
Stockholm-Skavsta Airport is a hub for Ryanair, Europe’s largest low cost airline, and offers direct flights to several destinations in Europe.
The Arlanda Express Train provides a shuttle service between Central Station and Stockholm Arlanda International Airport. The journey takes approximately 20 minutes and trains depart every 15 minutes. The train platform is easily accessible from the arrivals terminal.
Public transportation is excellent in Stockholm, so getting around is easy. The city’s extensive and well-organised transport infrastructure includes an underground network, commuter trains and buses, as well as numerous private transport companies. It is very easy to get to the different venues in Stockholm. The travel cards used for public transportation can be used in all routes shown on the map below.
Abba the Museum and the Swedish Music Hall of Fame
It isn’t a trip to Sweden without a little ABBA boogie. The band lit the global fuse of Swedish pop music and has been honored with a dedicated museum at the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. The music, the clothes, the lyrics, musicals and films of ABBA have been gathered in Stockholm and are on display in a permanent exhibition.
Also with a breathtaking riverside city view – in fact, one of the best in town – is Fotografiska, home to some of the region’s (and indeed the world’s) most exciting photographic exhibitions. Fotografiska’s topfloor bistro and its panoramic view are simply fabulous too.
Experience one of Europe’s foremost collections of art from the twentieth century to today, featuring works by artists including Picasso, Dali, Derkert and Matisse. The museum’s large collections and temporary exhibitions present contemporary art side by side with the modern classics. Moderna Museet is located on Skeppsholmen island, a setting of natural beauty.
Just minutes from downtown Stockholm, the island oasis of Millesgården features a museum and sculpture garden with a stunning array of the often homoerotic works of Sweden´s foremost sculptor Carl Milles. The museum is located on the clifftop grounds of his former home, with smashing views of Lake Värtan and central Stockholm.
The City Hall is one of Stockholm’s most fascinating, impressive and aesthetically pleasing attractions, famous throughout the world for the Nobel Prize Banquet. It is a building well known for its hospitality, unique art treasures, magnificent festivities and fascinating history.