Stockholm Arlanda Airport, more popularly referred to as Arlanda, is an international airport and main gateway for travel in most of Sweden. The airport is located near the town of Märsta in the Sigtuna municipality, 40 km north of Stockholm. It lies within Stockholm County and the province of Uppland.
Stockholm Arlanda Airportis the largest airport in Sweden and the third largest airport in the Nordic countries. The city is also served by another smaller airport west of the city centre, Stockholm–Bromma Airport.
The airport is serves as a major hub for NextJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle and flag carrier, Scandinavian Airlines. Stockholm Arlandaalso serves many international carriers which offer direct flights to major cities in Europe, North America and other international destinations.
The airport is easily accessible with many modes of transport available. The Arlanda Express is a high-topped train that can take you from the airport to Stockholm Central Station in 20 minutes. The commuter rail service, Pendeltåg takes just a slightly longer trip which can take you to central and southern Stockholm. Comfortable coaches and a local bus service also operate from the airport. Rental cars and taxis on a fixed rate basis are available at the airport terminal.
Stockholm is the cosmopolitan capital city and the centre of culture and commerce of Sweden. The city is often called the Venice of the North because a large part of its area are actually waterways. The inner city is a group of 14 islands connected by many beautiful bridges. Add to this the amazingly well-preserved historic architecture as well as modern masterpieces dotting the city, it is no wonder why this capital is a popular tourist destination.
Getting around Stockholm is every convenient with their many transport options and integrated ticketing system, the SL Access. It links up various public transport options from ferry to subway to commuter train to bus routes. The city’s metro system called the Tunnelbana, is easily identifiable with the blue and white T sign. You may also want to try hop-on/hop-off boat tours that run loops between various sites in Stockholm, that makes it convenient for tourists to get to the city’s most popular attractions. Here are some of the must visit sights in the city that are a must in any itinerary--
Stockholm's Old Town, known as Gamla Stan, is the beautifully preserved historical heart of Stockholm. This historic district, on the island of Stadsholmen, is quite compact and can be easily covered on foot. Here you can meander on the cobblestoned paths and marvel at the beautifully preserved medieval structures and famous landmarks such as the Stockholm Stock Exchange Building, Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum, and the Riddarholm church.
The Vasamuseet or Vasa Museum is a maritime museum on the island of Djurgården. The unique museum features the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. It is considered the most visited museum in Scandinavia and a definite must see.
Founded in 1891, the Skansen, also known as Sconce, is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden. It is also located on the island Djurgården. This popular attraction has a full replica of an average 19th-century town, in which real craftsmen in traditional dress demonstrate their skills and crafts. Skansen also features an is even a small patch growing tobacco used for the making of cigarettes. There is also an open-air zoo containing a wide range of endemic animals of the Scandinavian region. Skansen is also the site of a famous traditional Christmas market.
This beautifulmedieval monastery church is the burialchurch of the Swedish monarchs. It dates back to the 13th century, making it on of the city’s oldest surviving structures. It is located on the island of Riddarholmen. Guided tours to the royal tombs are worth taking as an overview of the country’s aristocratic history.
There are many more interesting things to see and experience in Stockholm—definitely one of Europe’s most enchanting cities. The best time to visit is between June to August. This summer season is truly remarkable as it is the time when the sun never, well almost never, sets! What better time to enjoy the sights and join in the many activities of the season. Plan your trip to one of the world's most beautiful capitals now. Get the best flight deals to Stockholm Arlanda Airport today! No fixed dates are needed –simply search all the cheap flights available using Skyscanner Singapore.
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