Stockholm

For those of you who are travelling to HybridConf from other countries (yay to you!), we wanted to put together a little guide to help you plan your trip, and to let you know some of the best things to do here. So here are our top tips on where to stay, eat, drink, and have fun. Check out our map of everywhere mentioned here too.

Getting Here

Airport

Airport

Almost all international flights will go into the main Stockholm airport, Arlanda, which is around 23 miles north of the city.

Train

Train

The quickest way to get into the city is the Arlanda Express. It takes only 15 minutes to get to the central station, and has free wifi on board.

Taxi

Taxi

If you prefer, you can easily grab a taxi into town too. There are always lots waiting outside the airport. The journey will take about 35 minutes.

Where To Stay

Self Catering

Self Catering

Airbnb is really popular here, and there are loads of options of self-catering apartments available in both the city centre, and on Söder as well as farther out.

Hostels

Hostels

If you’re trying to save, the hostels here are REALLY good. The Best Hostels are in super convenient places, and there are also some on boats!

Hotels

Hotels

Booking.com have a great range of hotels for all kinds of budgets. We can also recommend the HTL hotel which is where our speakers are staying.

Our Venues

Conference

Conference

Both days of the conference are taking place in the beautiful Rigoletto cinema. It has a huge screen and comfy seats, and is located right in the centre of town.

Bowling

Bowling

Our Thursday night bowling tournament will be at Birka Bowling in S:t Eriksplan. It has a great retro feel, and a great bar to relax in when you aren't bowling.

Party

Party

Our Friday night after party is on a boat! Join us on the Lady Patricia, moored on Söder for drinks, music, games and a lot of fun until late.

Travelling in the City

Public Transport

Public Transport

The public transport here is simple and convenient. There is the subway, lots of buses, and ferries all run by SL. You can choose to either buy a pass, or credit for just a few journeys.

Uber

Uber

We have Uber here, so if you want to travel with style and convenience, just download the app. You can pick between regular, Uber X, and Lux.

Bikes

Bikes

There are city bikes here that you can use. Buy a three day pass for them, and then you can use them as often as you like for up to 3 hours at a time.

Laura's Guide to Swedish

Everyone in Sweden is amazing and speaks flawless English, but it's always nice to try to speak a little of another language. Here is our mini guide to some useful words.

english

Hi
Hello
Bye
Yes
No
Thanks
You're Welcome
One
Two
Three
Beer
Wine
Coffee
Awesome!
There is a sandwich here

swedish

Hej (Hay)
Hallå (Hallo)
Hej då (Hey door)
Ja (Ya)
Nej (Nay)
Tack (Tack)
Varsågod (Var-sha-god)
Ett (Ett)
Två (Tvo)
Tre (Tre-a)
Öl (Url)
Vin (Veen)
Kaffe (Kaff-a)
Snyggt! (Snickt)
Det finns en smörgås här (Det fins en smur-goss har)

Skansen

Skansen is probably our favourite thing to do here when people come to visit. It’s a sort of zoo crossed with an outdoor museum, and it’s really fun. They have bears including 3 young ones at the moment, which is really enough to sell me on going alone. But on top of that there is also a great aquarium, lots of really pretty old Swedish buildings, and an old-style town which has some super-interesting old style shops including a bakery serving delicious sweet treats.

What to Eat

Köttbullar (Meatballs)

Köttbullar (Meatballs)

The classic Swedish dish is köttbullar - meatballs served with cream sauce, potatoes, and lingonberries. Our favourite place to get them is Riche. It's a lovely bar, and serves great desserts too.

Burgers

Burgers

They might not be traditional, but everyone loves a burger! For times when you're in the mood, try Max. It's the Swedish fast food chain and is vastly superior to McDonalds.

Fish

Fish

Swedes love their fish. For an authentic meal, go for sill or strömming (herring). Alternatively, grab some sushi. It's very popular here and really good quality everywhere.

Things to do

There are so many things to do in Stockholm it would be easy to list enough to fill a whole week at least, but these are some of our top picks for what to do whether you have just a spare couple of hours, or an extra couple of days.

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is always worth a wander around. It literally means ‘Old Town’, and is full of beautiful old buildings, the royal palace, great museums, and all the souvenir shops a person could ever want.

Museums

Museums

There are many interesting museums around, but our top choice is Livrustskammaren (The Royal Armoury), because not only is it dedicated to weapons and armour, but it also has a Game of Thrones exhibition.

Gröna Lund

Gröna Lund

This is a fun fairground full of lots of great rides. It's one of iconic things you see in views of the city, and you can often hear screams from the guests when you're anywhere nearby!

Kungsträdgården

Kungsträdgården

If you just want a place to sit for an hour in the sunshine and get an ice cream, Kungsträdgården is a lovely square and garden right in the centre of the city.

Vasa

Vasa

The Vasamuseet is a museum housing a huge old ship that sank hundreds of years ago on it’s maiden voyage in Stockholm’s harbour.

Archipelago

Archipelago

If you’re here for longer and want to take a trip farther out, you can get a boat to many of the Archipelago islands, which offer beautiful nature and lots of old fashioned Swedish charm. The closest one can be reached in just 30 minutes.

Mead

Mead

For a drink, take a trip to Sjätte Tunnan on Gamla Stan. It’s a Medieval bar that serves awesome house mead (kind of like a gingery honey ale) in stoneware cups.

Djurgården

Djurgården

As well as fun tourist attractions, Djurgården also offers lots of nature in the city centre. Come for a tranquil walk through the woods.

Östermalm

Östermalm

Östermalm is Stockholm's luxurious district. Take a stroll around high-end boutiques, and along Strandvägen to see numerous beautiful buildings and boats.

Limited Tickets Available

Don't Miss Out!

While our early bird tickets may have all gone, we still have a small number of main tickets available. Make sure to grab yours soon while there are still a few left so you don't miss out!