Sweden Flights:

Flights to Sweden

image of SwedenSweden is the largest Nordic country, situated in Northern Europe where it borders with Finland and Norway and is connected to Denmark via the Oresund Bridge. It’s a popular country to visit and offers great variety including scenery and beautiful cities.

There are many airports throughout Sweden, but the main one for international flights to Sweden is in Stockholm. The Arlanda Airport (airport code: ARN) is 40 kilometres north of Stockholm, and there are coaches, buses and an express train for access to the city. You can get a flight to Sweden with a dozen major airlines from South Africa, all with just one connection. Turkish Airlines will stop in Istanbul, and South African Airways goes through Munich. Both BMI and British Airways make their connections in London.

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The Tourist Attractions of Sweden:

Sweden has many beautiful and popular cities, the two main ones being Stockholm and Gothenburg. Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden and it’s spread over 14 islands that are connected by around 50 bridges. Getting around Stockholm is therefore a fun and somewhat interesting experience! The Old Town is one of the top tourist attractions and it’s situated right at the heart of the city with many beautifully preserved historical buildings to see. The rest of the city has many beautiful and impressive buildings too, such as the Royal Palace. There are numerous museums including the National Museum, and the Swedish Museum of Natural History, and for something different you can take boat tours around the city or out into the 24,000 islands and islets that are situated nearby.

Gothenburg also is a beautiful city and it’s the second largest in Sweden. It doesn’t have quite as much to offer as the hundreds of tourist attractions in Stockholm, yet there is plenty here to see. There are a good many museums including the Gothenburg City Museum where you discover more about the history of the city and surrounding region. Historical buildings include the Gothenburg Cathedral, built in 1815, and the Crown Keep built in the 17th century.

Sweden consists of three regions, the most northerly of which is Norrland. If you enjoy hiking, mountains, forests, lakes, rivers and generally spectacular scenery then you should take the time to visit Norrland while on holiday in Sweden. And if you visit during the winter you can see one of Sweden’s popular tourist attractions, the Ice Hotel in the village of Jukkasjarvi. It’s re-built every year only to melt away come spring! You’ll also find Sweden’s highest mountain here and the Abisko National Park.

With a large mountain range Sweden is also a great place to go for a skiing holiday. There are many popular resorts, though one of the largest and best known is Are.

Sweden has many islands though the largest by far is Gotland, situated off the southeast coast of Sweden in the Baltic Sea. This is a popular summer destination for Swedes, especially the town of Visby. This small town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is packed with visitors during the summer who come to see the beautiful old town and ruins. If you want to visit Visby you’ll have to come during the summer as well, as many of the attractions are not open at any other time of the year.

When Should You Visit?:

Considering the latitude of Sweden the country is actually quite warm and mostly has a temperate climate, but be aware that the weather can vary greatly from one end of the country to the other, and depending on altitude. August is generally the warmest month, while January is the coldest.

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