Social programme

An exciting social program has been planned for the conference, showing Stockholm’s summer beauty. Please find more details below.

Monday 22 July – Welcome reception 18.30 – 21.00

The Welcome Reception is taking place at Scandic Foresta, the conference venue and is included in your registration fee. Please join us to celebrate the opening of the conference and enjoy some Swedish food and culture.

Tuesday 23 July – Afternoon tours

A number of sightseeing tours are available on Tuesday afternoon. The tours are at your own cost and will be paid on the day. Maximum 20 people per tour.

Abba The Museum 

At Abba The Museum you will not only be able to see original Abba memorabilia but with the power of virtual reality you can experience being on stage with Abba, dressing in some of their costumes and recording in their studio. The museum’s tagline is: Walk in. Dance out.
(Approx. entrance fee: SEK 250)

The Vasa Museum

Vasa, the most powerful warship in the Baltic at the time, sunk only minutes into its maiden voyage from Stockholm city centre in 1628. 333 years later the ship wreck was salvaged from the sea bed and is now the world’s only preserved 17th century ship. (Approx. entrance fee: SEK 150)

Fotografiska (Fully booked)

Since its opening in 2010 this art centre for photography has had exhibitions with legends like Annie Leibovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe but has also given room for new talent. After looking at the exhibitions (always one major and a few smaller ones) you can enjoy a drink in the museum restaurant with stunning views of Stockholm. (Approx. entrance fee SEK 155)

Under the bridges – boat trip

The city of Stockholm is best experienced from the water and this tour takes you around e.g. the Old town and the lush green areas of Djurgården. Pass under twelve brigdes and go through one of the locks connecting the Baltic Sea with lake Mälaren. Tour duration: 2h 15min (Approx. ticket price SEK 300)

Visit to Nya Karolinska Sjukhuset (hospital) (Fully booked)

More information to follow. (Free of charge)

Wednesday 24 July – Official tour 14.30 – 17.30

Please join us for the official sightseeing tour of Stockholm – The tour is included in your registration and you will be guided by coach around Stockholm. You are welcome to bring an accompanying person for an additional fee of SEK 100.

Buses depart from Scandic Foresta at 14.30. The tour includes photo stops and a short stroll in Gamla stan (The Old Town).

Thursday 25 July – Conference dinner 19.00 start

The conference dinner will take place at Solliden, Skansen. Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum and well worth a visit. Entrance is included in the dinner and you may visit the museum before the official start of the dinner. To enter Skansen you need to let the ticket booth staff know that you are a SNI dinner participant. You are required to make your own way to Solliden, Skansen

 

Public transport

Alternative 1:

Catch the bus from Torsvikstorg to Ropsten. From Ropsten you then catch the metro and exit at Östermalmstorg. Walk approx. 250 m and catch tram 7 towards Djurgården, Waldemarsudde. Tram stop is called Skansen. Travel time approx. 40 min.

 

Alternative 2:

Catch the bus from Torsvikstorg to Ropsten. From Ropsten you then catch bus 76 (position Ö) towards Norra Hammarbyhamnen. Exit the bus at stop Djurgårdsbron. From Djurgårdsbron catch tram 7 towards Djurgården, Waldemarsudde. Tram stop is called Skansen. Travel time approx. 40 min.

 

Taxi

A taxi from Scandic Foresta to Skansen costs approx. SEK 300. 

There are many taxi companies to choose from in Stockholm. Approved taxis with metered fares always bear yellow number plates. Taxi prices are not regulated in Sweden, check the price on the yellow-and-white label, which is usually on the rear door window, before entering the vehicle. Credit cards are readily accepted by all major taxi companies, some do not accept cash.