Cheap Flights to Stockholm
The main international gateway into Sweden, Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) features a control tower that has won numerous architectural design awards. The design symbolizes Hugin and Munin, ravens from Norse mythology. You can take a guided tour of the tower and other locations in the airport. Situated approximately 23 miles north of the Swedish capital, the airport is convenient to the museums, whimsical buildings and cobblestone streets of a city renowned for its innovative music, fashion and cuisine.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) has four terminals. While Terminals 3 and 4 handle domestic fights, the others are used for international arrivals and departures. Major carriers providing flights to Stockholm Arlanda Airport include Aeroflot, Air China, British Airways and United Airlines. Low-cost carriers, such as Eurowings and NIKI, also serve the airport. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a major hub for Scandinavian Airlines as well. "Sky City" is the airport's main retail, dining and services center. A high-speed train, the commuter rail and eco-friendly taxis provide access to the city center. Taxi fare into Stockholm is approximately $60.
Attractions in Stockholm
In addition to the Swedish Opera House, the Norrmalm district is home to the landmark 16th-centruy redbrick Klara Church. Its 400-foot-tall spire is the second tallest in Sweden. Named after a Swedish king, the mid-18th-century Adolf Fredrik Church contains a monument to the philosopher Cartesius and the grave of Prime Minister Olof Palme. Housed in an ornate 19th-century building, the National Museum exhibits a collection that includes works by Rembrandt, Renoir and Degas. The Mediterranean Museum contains artifacts from Cyprus, Egypt and the Middle East.
Flights to Stockholm enable you to visit the Ostermalm district's numerous museums, including the Museum of Science and Technology, the Museum of National Antiquities and the Swedish Museum of Natural History. This affluent borough is also home to the Grona Lund amusement park and Stureplan, a center of upscale shopping and nightlife. Another popular attraction in Ostermalm is Skansen, the world's first open-air living history museum. The medieval city center hosts the Royal Palace and the 13th-century Gothic Swedish Cathedral as well as the Nobel Museum and the Riddarholmen Church with its medieval abbey.
Sodermalm features a wide variety of restaurants, shops and entertainment venues. The Gotgatsbacken pedestrian zone is another hub for shopping and nightlife. Nytorget Square features cobblestone streets lined with historic wooden houses.
Hints and Tips for Visiting Stockholm
One of Northern Europe's sunniest cities, Stockholm receives approximately 1,800 hours of sunshine each year. Stockholm has warmer summers than other Nordic cities because the prevailing winds sweep across the land instead of the Baltic Sea. The average summer highs can reach the upper 60s. Precipitation is more likely to fall during the winter months, which typically have highs in the mid-30s.
In addition to alfresco events like the Stockholm Marathon and the Stockholm Jazz Festival, visitors can enjoy soccer and concerts in the 50,000-seat Friends Arena. Foodies can sample traditional dishes like fermented Baltic herring, blood sausage and Swedish headcheese.
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