Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is a popular summer destination for a city trip among tourists from all over Europe. The historic city, known as “Venice of the North” due to its location on 14 different islands, is located in southeastern Sweden and is built around the waterway that connects the Baltic Sea to Lake Mälaren. The historic city center “Gamla Stan” is built on one of the islands in the middle of this waterway and today it attracts visitors from all over the world.
In addition to wandering through narrow alleys and sailing over the large amounts of water, tourists mainly enjoy viewing the significant buildings and visiting numerous interesting museums. A large part of the visitors arrive by water, on board of large cruise ships that make cruises on the Baltic sea, but also the various airports of Stockholm provide many visitors. In total, Stockholm has four different airports, although two of those airports are more than 100 kilometers from the city.
The best way to reach the city is via the two closer airports:
Bromma Stockholm Airport (BMA) is without doubt the closest Stockholm airport. The airport is only 8 kilometers from the center of Stockholm. However, from the airport it takes more than 20 minutes by public transport to reach the city, although the shuttle bus will drop you directly in the heart of Stockholm. A car takes about the same time, so that makes no difference.
The major airport in Stockholm is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN). Despite its location 41 kilometers outside the city, this airport can count on the most international visitors and domestic air traffic. This is due to the proximity of the other major Swedish city of Uppsala, as well as the good train connection between the airport and the surrounding cities. The distance between Stockholm Central Station and Arlanda is a mere 17 minutes by train, while a car takes at least half an hour.