& Sightseeing Tours
For participants and registered accompanying persons
Welcome Reception, Sunday 1 July
Welcome Reception will take place at Stockholm International Fairs on Sunday 1
July at 16.00-20.00. Please note that the Welcome Reception is included in the
registration fee for participants and registered accompanying persons, only if
marked on the registration form.
Reception at Stockholm City Hall, Monday 2 July
From any part of Stockholm that lies south of lake Mälaren, one building
dominates the skyline, the City Hall. A massive square tower rises from one
corner of the elegant building which is made of decorated brickwork. The City
Hall is the masterwork of the Swedish architect Ragnar Östberg who began to
with it in 1911 and devoted the next 12 years of his life to complete the City
Hall. Every room in the City Hall has it’s own character and originality. The
Blue Hall, the largest room in the building, is a manifestation in brickwork,
and it is here that the Nobel Prize banquet takes place every 10th of
The reception will be arranged by courtesy of the city of Stockholm and the
County Council at Stockholm City Hall. The reception is held on Monday 2
19.00. A buffet dinner will be served followed by a guided tour of the
Please note that there are a limited number of tickets to the Reception and
will be distributed first-come, first-serve. The event is open to all
participants and accompanying persons, only if marked on the registration
For further information about the City Hall please visit their web site at:
Congress Dinner at Skansen, Thursday 5 July
Skansen, the world's oldest open-air museum, was founded in 1891.
buildings from all parts of Sweden have been relocated here. Today, Skansen is
both "Old Sweden in miniature" and a zoo containing Scandinavian
old trades and handicrafts are still in evidence at Skansen.
You will be welcomed at the main entrance by guides in traditional and
clothes and fiddlers will be playing Swedish folk music. A welcome drink will
served and you will receive a map, so that you can walk around and visit the
Old Town Quarters and other parts of Skansen. Several houses will be open for
you to visit such as: The Glassworks with glass blowing and shop, the Bakery,
the Old Shop, Charles Tottie’s Residence from the 18th century, the Pharmacy,
the Engineering Works and many more. You will find street life with mingling
people acting the life of the 1860s and an Organ Grinder will be playing.
After you have had a chance to visit different buildings the Congress Dinner
will be served at Restaurant Solliden.
After dinner you will have a chance to visit the countryside of Skansen.
and farms representing the Swedish countryside will be open such as: Seglora
Church, the Delsbo Farmstead, the Älvros Farmstead and the Sami Camp with
possibility to meet reindeers.
There will also be evening life at Bollnästorget (Bollnäs Square) with a taste
of Sweden, traditional Swedish handicraft will be made and you will be able to
try yourself. Coffee will be served at Bollnästorget. At the same time the
Skansen Folk dancers will give the guests an opportunity to learn Swedish folk
dance. First there will be a short performance and then the guests will be
invited up to the dance floor to try a few steps of the schottische ending
a traditional dance in a ring.
Furthermore the Zoo will be open where you can meet the Scandinavian wildlife.
Gardens and parks are open all evening. Enjoy an evening event with the taste
Sweden, stroll around and inhale the wonderful atmosphere at Skansen – Sweden
Please note that the welcome drink and coffee will be served outside and that
you will be walking through Skansen. Therefore casual clothing and comfortable
shoes are recommended.
The price for attending the dinner is: SEK 775 (incl. VAT)
For further information about Skansen please visit their web site at:
Sightseeing Tours will be arranged for participants and registered
Bus City Tour
Monday 2 July, 10.00-12.00
The best way of getting to know Stockholm in a short space of time is via a
sightseeing tour by bus. While passing memorable buildings, museums and parks
and hearing about their history your guide will also give you advice on
shopping, good restaurants and entertainment.
Price per person: 300 SEK incl VAT 25% (no meals included)
Old Town Walkabout
Tuesday 3 July, 10.00-12.00
The island on which Gamla Stan (the Old Town) is situated, is the original
of the ancient city of Stockholm, and subsequently the oldest and most
historical area. The medieval character remains intact. A walk through the
narrow, cobbled streets and alleys, sensing the historical atmosphere and
of this fascinating Stockholm island, will give you a clear notion of what
must have been like centuries ago. Throughout the walk, your guide will also
relate old stories and legends of the Old Town while showing you the charming
small coffee shops; cleverly built into the old cellar vaults, along with the
antique shops and art galleries.
Price per person: 300 SEK incl VAT 25% (no meals included)
Drottningholm, Residence Palace of the Royal Family
Wednesday 4 July, 10.00-15.00
Drottningholm Palace just outside Stockholm was built in the 17th century on
model of Versailles and enjoys beautiful lake side view. The spectacular
interiors of the Palace date from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and are a
delightful combination of the 18th century rococo and chinoiserie styles. The
Palace with its magnificent park is today the residence of the Royal
Next to the Palace is the 200-year old Court Theatre. The original scenery and
stage machinery are still working and used for performances during the summer
season. The Drottningholm area is a UNESCO World Heritage since 1991.
Price per person: 520 SEK incl VAT 25% (no meals included)
The Vasa Museum
Thursday 5 July, 13.00-15.00
Enjoy a piece of Swedish history at the spectacular Vasa Museum, one of
Stockholm's main attractions. The Royal warship Vasa sank on her maiden voyage
inside Stockholm Harbour, in 1628. After 333 years underwater, she was raised
from her watery grave in 1961, and after several years of restoration she has
now been moved to her final resting place in the spectacular museum. A guide
will give a fascinating account about the Vasa and what life was like onboard
warship in the 17th century.
Price per person: 360 SEK incl VAT 25% (no meals included)
The Congress secretariat will be available to give you more information about
Stockholm. You can also contact the official tourist guide of Stockholm at:
Visiting address: Sverigehuset, Hamngatan 27
Phone: +46 8 508 28 508