European Conference on Interventional Oncology

April 16-19 | Stockholm, Sweden

April 16-19 | Stockholm, Sweden

April 16-19 | Stockholm, Sweden

April 16-19 | Stockholm, Sweden

April 16-19 | Stockholm, Sweden

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Day trips from Stockholm

ECIO will draw to a close on Wednesday, April 19 – but we suspect that for some of you, your time in Sweden is just beginning. If you’re looking for a change of pace after these fast-paced educational days in the nation’s capital, there are plenty of convenient day trips that you can take from Stockholm. Regardless of if you’re looking for tranquil natural scenery or storied historical sites, there’s something for everyone within easy reach of Stockholm. Read on for some day trips to consider!

Drottningholm Palace and Gardens

A short 40 minute train ride or 20 minute drive from Stockholm, Drottningholm Palace and Gardens are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Swedish history and culture. The palace, which dates back to the 1600s, was built for Queen Hedvig Eleonora and is now the official residence of the Swedish royal family. Visitors can explore the palace’s opulent interiors and stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens.


Situated about 70km north of Stockholm, Uppsala is a charming university town with a rich history and plenty of attractions to explore. A fun fact – taking the train bring you to Uppsala’s town centre much more quickly than driving would! Plan for 37 minutes as opposed to one hour. One of the most impressive sites in Uppsala is the massive Uppsala Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century and is the final resting place of many Swedish royals. Other popular attractions include the 16th-century Uppsala Castle and the Linnaean Garden, which is the oldest botanical garden in Sweden.


Founded in the 10th century, Sigtuna is one of the oldest towns in Sweden and is filled with historic buildings and charming cobblestone streets. Located about halfway between Stockholm and Uppsala, visitors can explore the town’s many medieval churches, walk along the lakefront, or take their pick of local shops and cafes. One of the most popular attractions in Sigtuna is the ruins of St. Olof’s Church, which dates back to the 12th century and is said to be haunted.

Tyresta National Park

If you’re looking for fewer people and more nature after your busy meeting schedule, Tyresta National Park is the perfect day trip destination. Just a 30-minute drive from Stockholm, this vast wilderness area is home to untouched forests, crystal-clear lakes, and stunning hiking trails. Visitors can explore the park on foot or by bike, and there are plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife like moose, deer, and foxes.


Still feeling inspired from that boat ride you took earlier in the week? To further explore the Stockholm archipelago, head to the island Sandhamn. Located a two-hour journey east of the city, this trip is best suited for those with a full day to spare. Once there, stroll along the island’s quiet streets, relax by the beach, or enjoy a seafood lunch at one of the island’s many restaurants. Sandhamn is also a popular destination for sailing and boating, and there are several options boat rentals or guided tours of the archipelago.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your time at ECIO and in Sweden and look forward to welcoming you next year in Palma de Mallorca!