Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden with an extensive area, comprising of inhabited islands known as the Stockholm archipelago. In recent years, the country has spent time investing in the public transport system, including their rapidly growing airport. Cheap flights, including options from state-owned airline Swedavia, connect Stockholm with countries such as Denmark, Poland, the UK, and the Netherlands.
Among the 4 airports, the Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the main airport which handles international flights and also serves as the hub for the national carrier, Scandinavian Airlines. Other airports are the Stockholm Bromma, Stockholm Skavsta, and Stockholm Vasteras.
Direct international flights to Stockholm are available on the Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Novair, and NextJet. These flights are from cities such as Helsinki, Brussels, Berlin, Vienna, Paris, and Istanbul. Cheap flights from the UK are covered by Ryanair, Finnair and British Airways, while passengers from the US can usually find a direct flight with SAS.
Scandinavia is cold most of the year with heavy snow which can affect road and rail travel - particularly if travelers are unfamiliar with driving in snowy conditions. Flights offer a fast, direct connection from Stockholm to many cities, allowing travelers to arrive relaxed and ready to explore their destination.
Passengers can make use of the Arlanda Express airport rail link which runs between central Stockholm and the Arlanda Airport. Once in Stockholm, passengers can purchase a Stockholm Travelcard which allows access to the extensive bus, tram, train, and subway networks.
There is a lot of history in the city which is lined with museums and beautiful churches. Most of the vibrant architecture on some of the buildings was inspired by the gothic age as well as the baroque age. Other notable attractions are old towns and city centers that have been in existence since the Viking age when Stockholm was a major trading hub because of its proximity to the sea. What started as a fishing village has evolved centuries later and there are over 100 museums within the city that showcase part of the evolution. There are art galleries, opera halls, theatres, and amusement parks as well. A Stockholm Travelcard can also give great discounts into many tourist attractions.