Stockholm Airport (ARN)
Flights from New Zealand to Stockholm will disembark at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) is an international airport servicing Stockholm and its surrounding areas. The airport is the largest in Sweden and acts as a major hub for travel to the country. SAS Scandinavia is also based at the airport and has a head office close by.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Book your Stockholm Airport accommodation.
For more information on Stockholm holidays check out our Stockholm travel guide.
Set on the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is on an archipelago of some 24,000 islands. Swathes of the city are either waterways or parks and green spaces – this is a place you can really enjoy a fresh, spacious feel not often found in a capital city. Known also for its design, fashion and nightclubs, this is a city in where people-watching is an attraction in itself. In summer you can certainly get some mileage out of one day – it's light for about 18 hours; but conversly you only get about 6 hours of light per day in winter.
Here's a quick guide to the central neighbourhoods so you can hit the ground running, or meandering, whichever you prefer:
- Gamla Stan – the enchanting old town, with its cobblestone streets and attractive buildings, is dominated by the Royal Palace; the adjacent island is Riddarholmen and its church is the burial place of Swedish monarchs
- Norrmalm – the commericial and business hub is here along with the summertime tourist-swamped pedestrian shopping street Drottninggatan, laid out in the 1630s
- Östermalm – this is an upmarket neighbourhood dotted with a large city park, high end shopping and nightlife, several museums (including the Skansen open air museum) an amusement park and Stockholm University
- Södermalm – home to rugged terain and many restaurants, bars and pubs