There are a number of airports throughout Sweden, however, the two most popular are Stockholm’s Stockholm-Arlanda Airport and Göteborg-Landvetter Airport in Göteborg (Gothenburg). Out of these two airports, Stockholm-Arlanda Airport is by far the most popular airport as it handles around three times as many passengers as Göteborg-Landvetter Airport. On average, a flight from London to one of Stockholm’s 4 airports will take just over two hours and there are more than 150 flights a week. Between September and March, a return flight to Stockholm will cost around £40. However, if you are traveling in the peak spring and summer months, a return flight will cost around £90.
Sweden’s capital city is spread out across 14 islands connected by bridges and is one of the most popular destinations in Sweden. Stockholm has a fascinating Old Town, called Gamla Stan, which is replete with cobblestone streets and beautiful buildings such as the Royal Palace. The baroque Royal Palace is the official residence of the monarch and it a number of the rooms are open up to the public. In addition, there are three museums which explore the history of the monarchy through a series of fascinating and engaging exhibitions.
There are a number of great museums and galleries to visit while on holiday in Stockholm, some of the best include Skansen, a wonderful open-air museum, and the Vasa Museum where you will find a full Vasa ship that dates back to the 17th century.
Another popular destination with tourists is the city of Gothenburg which is situated on Sweden’s West Coast. The city has plenty of cultural and historical attractions to explore including a number of fascinating churches such as Vasa Church and the Fish Church, which is actually a seafood market housed inside a church-like building.
There are also some great museums in the city, highlights include the Gothenburg Museum of Art which is home to an excellent collection of late 19th Scandinavian art and The Gothenburg City Museum which explores the history of this wonderful city.
When on holiday in Gothenburg, be sure to try some of the world-class seafood that has earned it an international reputation.
Although often overlooked for the larger cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg, the cosmopolitan city of Malmö is emerging as a popular destination for those holidaying in Sweden. Malmöhus Castle is a structurally and historically interesting castle which is home to four of the city’s principal museums: the City Museum, the Museum of Natural History, Malmö Art Museum and the Maritime House Museum.
If you are planning on visiting Malmö during August, be sure to stick around for Malmöfestivalen, the city’s exciting cultural festival. With live music, dancing and plenty of food, Malmöfestivalen is the biggest festival in Scandinavia.