Quality Hotel Friends
P.O. Box 7620
Solna/Stockholm, 103 94
Phone: (46) 8 705 70 00
Fax: (46) 8 705 70 79
Formerly known as the Swedbank Arena, the Friends Arena is a sports stadium. Swedbank supports the voluntary institution, namely Friends, which works towards putting a stop to the ragging done in schools. Hence, the venue was renamed as Friends Arena in the honor of this noble organization. Though the arena is multi-purpose and can be used for playing different sports, mostly football is played here. Local fixtures and practice games are held here on a regular basis. Apart from that, Friends Arena also stages concerts and similar other entertaining shows. For more details, check website or call ahead.
Råsunda Fotbollstadion is a large stadium in named after Rasunda, the area where it is located in the Solna Municipality of Metropolitan Stockholm. It is home to the Swedish Football Association as well as The Public Sports Club (Allmänna Idrottsklubben, commonly known as AIK). It has a capacity for 35,000, however another 1,000 spectators can be accommodated depending on the game.
Women's soccer is very much prominent in Europe, and at the Skytteholms IP, you can check out some matches. This venue is made up of three fields, one among them being larger and thus a venue for major events, and the other two smaller in comparison. The Vasalunds IF team calls this venue its home and can be seen playing some of their prominent matches here. The larger field can accommodate about 3000 spectators and is used for prominent matches, and is used by the AIK women's football club.
Replete with the latest technological advancements, Sal B located within Uppsala Konsert & Kongress is quite the place for your event, whether it be a meeting, screening a documentary, lecture or an exhibition. This event space can seat any number of individuals from 144 to 390 depending on the arrangement style if its theatrical or just mingling. Also, the podium can be built as an when is required depending on the event criteria. For further details, check the website or call ahead.
Located in the municipality of Solna, Haga Slottsgrund is literally the translation of castle ground of the Haga Castle built by King Gustav III. The castle was left incomplete by the intervention caused due to war and also the King's death. The ruined grounds serve as a venue for theatre activities that take place especially during the summer amidst the ruined walls and foliage.
The Natural History Museum has exciting exhibitions and models that describe the development of the earth, features of the human body, and the ever-fluctuating properties of the oceans. New exhibitions are frequent, and many displays are interactive. The museum is a good place for children to learn and explore. Cosmonova, the biggest IMAX theater in Sweden, which is also a planetarium, is located within the museum.
If you love acting out the drama of your life, you must visit the Improvisationsteater to have your fill of theater, at least for one night. Here the audience is encouraged to participate in the improvised shows by shouting suggestions and directions.The cast consists of eight people, there are 85 seats and fixed plays are the basis for the performances. Every performance is different and you often have a hilarious time here. Please refer to the website for a list of programs and schedules.
Jolo & Co, the pool parlor and eating-joint is a popular hangout in Stockholm. It is the ideal place to mix lunch and a few shots at the pool table. It has 27 pool tables, and the staff even offers training courses to first-timers. It has a VIP room with a television, comfortable furniture and, of course, pool tables.
Managed by Klas Ahlstedt, Oden Teatern absolutely lives up to its belief of being a small theater with a difference. Actors mingle with the audience after shows, and proximity to connect with the audience is a high priority here. On Thursdays at noon, lunch theater is held where one can enjoy a theatrical performance while relishing some Swedish soup with bread and butter, and coffee and cake. The theater also has an offer where those who become theatrical agents get discounted tickets, but more importantly, a chance to witness rehearsals. Now that is incentive enough for any theater lover! Check the website for details of shows.
If you want to see Swedish stand-up comedy, both known and unknown talents, you should go to this old beer house. Many of Sweden's best stand-up comedians began their careers here. Perhaps you have seen the TV broadcasts from Norra Brunn and want to check it out live. It is the perfect place to go for some great entertainment and a meal. Be there by 8, its SHOWTIME!
Located in Nacka Strand district, Factory serves as a venue for major events and exhibitions. A total of thirteen halls with state-of-the-art facilities can accommodate 2800 guests. Catering is also provided for all events from the venue's own kitchen, where in-house chefs dish out elaborate menus as well as cocktail food. A total space of 5400 square metres is available for exhibitions and expos.
Pygméteatern performs puppet and silhouette theater for children. The theater company tours around the country with their shows. They frequently perform in Norway, and participate in international festivals around the world every year. Pygméteatern opens the door to a magic world of adventure, puppets, colors and music.