Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is located in Stockholm County only 42km north of Stockholm. It is the largest airport in Sweden and the sixth largest in Europe, so it definitely deserves a mention on this website as most visitors to the country are bound to spend at least a short period of time walking its carpets.
Arlanda Airport was first used in 1959 for practice flights and only a year later it was opened for general air traffic. In order to decide on a name for the air terminal a competition was held and the name 'Arlanda' was the final choice. Derived from then name for an old parish where the airport is situated, the airport was inaugurated in 1962 when the new name was announced.
The airport has four terminals - two of which are used for domestic flights and two of which are used for international flights. Recent new additions to the airport have started linking the existing terminals with newly built piers. The airport also has a shopping center which goes by the name 'Sky City' so people who have to spend time waiting in the airport can enjoy some shopping to pass the time. It also has a few restaurants so that they can enjoy a decent meal should they be hungry.
Patrons of the airport can make use of various transport services such as the rail, bus and taxi services which work directly from the airport. The Arlanda Express high speed trains connect two airport stations directly to Stockholm and will have you at your destination in only 20 minutes. Amazingly enough, the airport sees about 25 million passengers every year which is a testament to the popularity of the country as a destination. Book your tickets now to make sure that you don't miss out!