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Gränna in Småland.
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Travelling to Sweden in Scandinavia by air

All you need to know before your trip to Sweden. Which airline flies where, how do you get around once in Sweden and passport and visa info.
Hot air balloons
Hot air balloons gliding across the Stockholm skyline, a sure sign of summer.
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Travel to Sweden by Air

SAS Scandinavian Airlines, Sweden’s  national carrier, operates connecting flights to major cities in Sweden via Stockholm. Through its Star Alliance members, SAS links many parts of the world directly to Sweden. 

To travel to the southern part of Sweden you can also fly into Copenhagen in Denmark and cross the now famous Öresund Bridge. 

Air from Europe

SAS joins with all major European air carriers in linking major Swedish cities to the rest of the Continent on a daily basis. Finnair links Sweden to the rest of Europe via Helsinki.

By Air from UK

Sweden has never been more accessible with a large number of direct flights from the UK and a maximum flight time of three and half hours. You can fly direct to both Stockholm and Gothenburg with SAS, British Airways, Ryanair and easyJet. Norwegian fly direct to Stockholm.

Skåne and Malmö is easily accessible via Copenhagen in Denmark and the Öresund bridge and SAS, British Airways, easyJet, and Norwegian fly here.

Non-stop charter service to the northern part of Sweden is operated during the winter season by Discover the World to Kiruna. During the winter season easyjet fly direct from London Gatwick to Åre Östersund airport in Jämtland

By Air from North America

Direct service between the United States and Sweden is operated by SAS in cooperation with United Airlines and other members of Star Alliance. Non-stop services offered from Newark, NJ and Chicago to Stockholm (via Copenhagen from Seattle and Washington, DC). Delta Airlines offer non-stop service between New York, JFK and Stockholm. Norwegian also fly to Sweden from Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York (JFK) , Boston, Las Vegas and Oakland. 

Most European airlines, Icelandair and Finnair to mention a few, fly to Sweden from North America via connection in Europe.

More information relating to Swedish airports and services can be found at Swedavia website.

By Air from India

Air India has a direct flight from Delhi to Stockholm and Delhi to Copenhagen. Other major European airlines also connect to these two international airports with a stopover.
From Stockholm Arlanda International airport you can take a  50 min domestic connecting flight to the city of Malmö in Skåne and a 20 minute train journey on the famed Oresund bridge separates it from Copenhagen International airport.