Stockholm Bromma Airport is the closest airport to the Swedish capital Stockholm. Located just 7 kilometres north-west of the city, Bromma is mainly utilised for domestic air traffic, Scandinavian and northern European flights.
Stockholm Bromma Airport offers visitors an ideal opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Stockholm with minimal travelling. The first port of call should be to the architecturally splendid Drottningholm Palace. The palace is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list and is one of the most well-preserved royal buildings in Sweden. Discover the exotic Chinese Pavilion, the palace theatre and picturesque landscaped gardens. Alternatively, take a guided tour to learn more about Drottningholm’s rich history. Monteliusvägen is a 500 metres long waterfront pathway with exquisite views of Lake Mälaren, City Hall, and Riddarholmen. It’s the perfect location for a picnic, photographing the city skyline, or for a romantic stroll at sunset with a loved one. Those who have an interest in Scandinavian culture will enjoy the outdoor museum of Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum. Visitors can stroll through five centuries of history, gaining a real sense of the past from historical dwellings and museum guides dressed in traditional attire. Vasa Museum, the Medieval Museum and the Swedish Museum of Natural History in central Stockholm are also fun days out for all the family. To enjoy morning coffee, or “fika” with the local’s, head for the historic district of Gamla Stan. With bustling squares, charming artisan shops and vibrant market stalls it's a great place to achieve a real sense of Stockholm city life.
Due to the airport’s proximity to central Stockholm, there are plenty of transportation options to choose from. Public bus services take just 30 minutes from the city centre to Bromma and vice versa. There are also direct airport coaches who can knock 10 minutes off the journey. Taxis are readily accessible from the terminal building, although fares are not regulated and may differ between companies.
The airport opened in 1936 when the surrounding land was rural. As the city of Stockholm continued to expand, certain limitations came into effect which included flights operating solely during daylight hours. During the Second World War, Swedish and British air forces utilised the airport, and flights occasionally carried refugees from other Scandinavian countries. During this time Bromma Airport became a hotspot for German spies. Today, the airport is the perfect “hop on, hop off” destination for visitors wishing to tour Sweden and other Scandinavian countries.