Stockholm, Capital Of Scandinavia?

28th Apr, 2015

There are a lot of reasons for each of the three Scandinavian capitals to boast that they are the capital of the Nordic countries as a whole. I would like today to focus on one city and see if you can agree with me.

Stockholm was indeed the first to come out with this catchy slogan, but it also simply feels like a capital.

It’s large, it’s historical, and I would say the most naturally beautiful of the three cities. If you like water, you’ll love Stockholm. Built on 14 islands, the city offers endless watery views and the opportunity to tour the archipelago by boat. Events and business meetings can be scheduled in the archipelago also!

Stockholm is positioned at the heart of the region, and it enjoys the benefits of a world-class transport infrastructure. Another reason is that Stockholm is the largest city in the largest country in Scandinavia. And it is also where you find the greatest number of multinational companies, the largest stock market and, last but not least, the greatest number of visitors.

So is it just empty marketing words? Let me list a few examples of the awards that have been bestowed on the city. Stockholm was the first city to receive the European Green Capital award by the EU Commission in 2010. In 2008, it was honored as #1 in the North-European ranking of the Most Honest City…

It is clear that the people of Stockholm are aware that they have to show they are, and will be, the capital of Scandinavia for years to come, but also in meetings industry terms. New hotels from chains such as the Scandic and Radisson Blu, new culinary delights, hot and trendy places, a brand-new modern Nobel place… it is really clear that Stockholm still has some trump cards up its sleeve. More to come soon!

This text was written by Cécile Caiati-Koch

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