Flights to Stockholm: Flights from the UK to Sweden
Flights to Stockholm from which airports in the UK?
Despite Sweden being seen as the perfect winter wonderland escape, its historic capital is a popular year-round destination for British travellers.
This popularity is driven partly by the numerous direct and cheap flights on offer from all parts of the UK.
Holidaymakers or business travellers looking to fly to Stockholm from London have the choice of departing from Heathrow, City or Stansted airports, while the south of England is also covered by regular flights from Bristol and the Midlands by direct services from Birmingham.
Those living in the north of England can also fly direct to the Swedish capital from Manchester Airport and direct flights are also available from Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick.
Airlines flying from the UK to Stockholm
The Swedish and British national carriers, SAS and British Airways, offer the most services between their respective capitals and, significantly, fly into the airport closest to Stockholm itself – Arlanda International.
SAS also flies directly to Stockholm from Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh.
While budget carrier Ryanair has introduced more affordable airline tickets from the UK to Stockholm over the past few years, its cheap flights land further out from the centre of the city and passengers landing at either Skavsta or Vasteras airports will need to take a shuttle bus in.
Where is Stockholm in Sweden?
Sweden's majestic capital is located just south of the centre of the country.
Built up over the centuries on 14 separate islands, Stockholm serves as the country's cultural and political capital and manages to be at once a historical treasure and a buzzing cosmopolitan capital.
Any stop overs?
With flights from the UK to Stockholm taking under two hours, no stop overs are necessary.
Other factors making the city perfect for a hassle-free short break include the numerous hotels on offer, the fact that English is widely spoken and the minimal time difference between the two countries.
Things to see and do in Stockholm
Widely known as the 'Venice of the north', Stockholm's wealth of small canals and bustling harbours make it the perfect city to simply wander around.
In particular, the Old Town, which is an island unto itself, is crammed full of fascinating churches, small boutique shops and lively bars, making this one of the best places to find a hotel room.
Among the many cultural highlights of the city are the Royal Palace, which still plays home to the Swedish monarchy, and the acclaimed Vasa museum, which houses a well-preserved historic galleon.
For those wishing to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, it is possible to take a boat tour around the surrounding archipelago and even hire a cottage in the summer months.