Kista is a city in Stockholm Municipality, Sweden and is located approximately 15 kilometres north-west of the capital. The area is partly residential and part commercial with many of Sweden’s major Information Technology and Telecommunications companies based here.
Kista Science Tower is a 33-floor skyscraper located in central Kista. It is the third tallest building in Sweden. It has the fastest elevators in the country, travelling up to 6 metres per second. The building is home to the several of the municipalities IT and Technology companies. A short stroll from Kista Science Tower is the Kista Galleria, a large shopping mall with almost 200 stores housed within. In addition to the handful of shops, it also includes a bowling alley, karting track, multiplex cinema and a variety of restaurant options. Due to its late opening hours, it has become the most visited shopping centre in Stockholm. Nearby, Hagaparken is a popular area of natural beauty. With picturesque lakes, gardens, parks and woodland there is something for all the family. Within the park lies Haga Palace, Chinese Pavilion, the Echo Temple, King Gustav III’s Pavilion and a beautiful house of butterflies. A short distance away is the world class Swedish Museum of Natural History. Discover the evolution of the earth, be transported to galaxies far away in an outer space experience and learn from a variety of exhibitions within the museum. Dining out in Kista is an enjoyable experience. There’s a variety of International cuisine on offer from Chinese, Sushi and Texan Barbeque to traditional pub gastronomy, something to tempt all taste buds.
Kista is close to both Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Bromma Airport, therefore, reaching the city is easy with frequent airport bus transfers. The journey takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes from Bromma Airport and 20 to 30 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Taxis are available from the airport terminals and central Stockholm. Kista can also be reached via subway from Stockholm city centre.
Kista was named after an old local farm, and most of the streets are named after towns and landmarks in other Scandinavian countries. The industrial side of Kista developed in the 1970s when major Swedish technology companies located here due to its proximity to the capital and its major airports. Today, Kista is Sweden’s largest corporate zone and is extremely vital to the country’s economy.