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A group of friends sit at Stories Café in the Skrapan shopping mall on Södermalm in Stockholm.

Photo: Tove Freij

Categories: Your life in Stockholm

Find a community of friends

Publish date: 10 December 2021

Ready to start making friends in Stockholm? We've pulled together a list of online resources that will help you to start building your social circle. allows you to search for networks and events based on your location and interests. There are plenty of groups to join for almost any hobby or area of interest from Sci-Fi & Games to Outdoors & Adventure.

United Invitations is a non-profit organisation bringing together food, language and social interaction. The idea is to connect locals and newcomers by having them share a homecooked meal. You can either choose to be a guest or host a dinner yourself.

InterNations is an international community for all people living and working abroad. The website unites more than one million expats in all countries around the world. In addition to networking online, members meet up at local get-togethers around the globe, specifically geared towards the international community.

Grow Internationals offers post-relocation support and services to companies and organizations employing international talent in Sweden.

The Newbie Guide is devoted to creating guides for internationals moving to Sweden to study, work, or start a life here. They also offer the opportunity to connect with other "Newbies" and "Oldbies".

The Stockholm Expat Meetup Group is an inclusive expat group where all are welcome - even Swedes! The group organizes regular meetups and focuses on facilitating mingling without any business agenda.

Fryday is an international network of cosmopolitan professionals active in over 20 countries around the world. Fryday offers networking opportunities in a truly international environment. is an exchange network dedicated to life abroad. Their tagline is “The living abroad website, by expats, for expats”, and they aim to create a space where expats can plan their move, share experiences, and meet new people.

Lists of country-specific immigration organisations

A practical guide to smooth your move to Stockholm