About Stockholm

The ISSCR is happy to hold our 2015 Annual Meeting in the Capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm, a beautiful city built on 14 islands, each with its own distinct character, and home of the world-renowned Nobel Prize.

Stockholm is internationally recognized as one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative regions in the world and as a leading supplier of solutions and products in key sectors such as Life Science, ICT and Cleantech. It is also a city that truly practices what it preaches in terms of sustainability and eco-friendly initiatives, and this trait earned it the first ever inaugural “Green Capital of Europe” award from the European Union.

Because most of the city’s residents move in from smaller towns, they bring their love for recreational outdoor lifestyles with them and begin to expect modern city living with adequate access to outdoor living. Delegates will find centuries-old neighborhoods like bohemian Södermalm ("Söder") transformed into one of the city’s hottest neighborhoods for vintage shopping and offbeat cultural experiences. Up-and-coming districts around Hornstull, Mariatorget, and Norrlandsgatan showcase how Stockholm remains a city in constant change while inspiring creativity among its visitors and residents.

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Things to Do in Stockholm

Stockholm offers a variety of activities for many sorts of interests and hobbies. The city continually tries to find that sweet spot between rich cultural experiences, high quality of life, and a genuine and caring love for the outdoors and its natural resources. Click here to browse some must-sees.

While staying in the city center, here are some nearby site-seeing possibilities:

Before and After the Annual Meeting

Make the most of your stay in Stockholm and make plans to explore the neighboring areas surrounding the city.


The currency in Sweden is the krona (SEK). Check the latest currency conversion.

Fun and Useful Facts

  • The entire city of Stockholm is built on 14 islands.
  • ISSCR is pleased to announce Star Alliance member airlines as the Official Airline Network for the 2015 Annual Meeting. Use the Online Booking Tool here to receive up to 20% off your airline ticket from participating carriers. Learn more about the Star Alliance discount program here.
  • Electricity in Stockholm is 220 volts.
  • Experience the midnight sun! The nights never get completely dark during Sweden's summers.
  • Non-EU residents have tax-free shopping privileges for goods that are packed and sealed in the shop and meant for use outside Swedish borders. The refund is between 12.5% - 17.5% percent on every purchase exceeding SEK 200 in shops affiliated with Global Blue.
  • The Stockholm Card grants purchasers FREE access to 80 museums, public transportation, and sightseeing tours by bike or boat.
  • ISSCR Annual Meeting attendees get a 15% discount off the Arlanda Express if they purchase tickets online.  Attendees must enter the discount code in order to receive the ISSCR Annual Meeting discount.
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