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Stockholm Layover

| January 5, 2015

Stockholm layovers at the Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) leave plenty to do for those stuck inside and outside the airport. As the largest airport in Sweden and one of the main hubs for Scandinavian Airlines, the airport is located roughly 26 miles from Stockholm which makes the city an accessible destination for on a long layover. If you’re trying to figure out if you can leave the airport during your layover, click here for useful tips.
Stopover layover Stockholm Sweden
For those stuck on a layover inside the airport, there’s plenty to do. The airport offers shopping (listed here by location), and food and dining options (listed here by location). The airport also offers guided tours. There are five different tours to choose from including control tower tour, shopping and bus tours. For more information, click here. In addition, a helicopter hire service is also available!

Wireless Internet is offered throughout the terminals and SkyCity and there is also and Internet Café, the Sidewalk Express, located in terminals 2, 4, 5, and SkyCity. For information on payment, or purchasing vouchers, click here.

In addition, the airport offers tons of services including the SATS Health Club on the 5th floor of the Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel, dry cleaning, Flygfisoren hair dressing services that include everything from eyelash extensions to manicures, an airport chapel, a business center where you can rent a workstation and baby care facilities – all located in SkyCity. A children play area is located at Gate 31 in terminal 4, Lounges are located in Terminal 2 (Menzies) and Terminal 5 (Scandinavian). For more information on the dozens of services, click here. You can even get married at the airport (no joke!).

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, you can relax at the Radisson Blu SkyCity Hotel which is located in the middle of the airport between terminals 4 and 5. In addition, check out The Jumbo Hostel where the airport offers a night on board a jumbo jet, while its on the ground. The hostel has 72 rooms as well as a cockpit suite. Additional Sweden hotels of varying price points can be found here and hotels specifically near the airport can be found here.

Looking to drop your bags off while you explore? There is a Left Luggage Facility in Terminal 5, level 1 at Bagport. For more information, call +46 8 797 62 28 and click here for hours of operation.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport during your layover, there are trains (including high speed trains) that travel between Stockholm and the airport in 20 minutes. Click here for more information. There are also buses, ecotaxis and regular taxis, and car rental. Private and shared transfers can also be booked.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Stockholm Layover:

Stockholm Tours

There are many tours available in Stockholm, based on your interest. There are bus and walking tours, segway tours, boat rides, day trips, helicopter rides, biking tours, cultural, food, wine, and nightlife tours and tons more!

The Stadshuset

The Stadshuset is Stockholm’s most prominent and famous landmark. On a guided tour you’ll be able to see the 10,000-piped organ, the Golden Hall, and the Council Chamber.

Gamla Stan

Dating back to 1252, Gamla Stan is considered to be the old town of Stockholm. Tour the medieval alleyways, town squares, churches and Royal Palace.


Djurgården is an island in Stockholm which had been royal land dating back to the fifteenth century. With green open spaces, museums, cafe, events, and tourist attractions, the island is great for a walking tour.

None of these interest you? Click here for more suggestions!

Have a Stockhom-Arlanda layover tip? Leave suggestions below for Stockholm layovers!

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  1. Gayle says:

    I have a 15 hour layover in Stockholm and was not sure if I needed a visa to go into the city

    • Layover Guide Staff says:

      Check the visa requirements widget on the right hand side of the page and it will let you know if a visa is required with your citizenship.

  2. Abdala hamideh says:

    I have a 5 1/2 hour layover in Arlanda airport. Is there enough time for a quick tour of the city? What would you recommend?

  3. Spencer says:

    I have a 24 layover in Stockholm, arrive at 1pm leave the next day at 2pm, was hoping to find a cheap room for the night or just stay out all night seeing the city.

  4. Judy says:

    I have a 6 hour layover in Stockholm… do I have enough time to leave the airport and see the city? We will be in Terminal 5 heading back to the USA. Thank you

  5. suzi says:

    i have a 7hrs layover at arlanda airport, i need to collect and check in my luggage for my next trip but dont have plan to go our from the airport, do i need a visa.