The airport of Stockholm Skavsta is located 100 kilometres south-west of the Swedish capital Stockholm. The airport serves many cargo operators and low-cost airlines and can handle 2.5 million passengers each year. Its proximity to the city of Nyköping and the Stockholm archipelago make it a popular destination for travellers who seek to explore the natural beauty of Sweden.
There is plenty to see and do around Skavsta Airport. The Medieval castle of Nyköping is just a few kilometres away. Dating back to the 12th century, there are guided tours available where visitors can learn about the infamous “Nyköping Banquet”, and there’s a quaint museum to explore. The castle is nestled on the banks of the river, a pleasant stroll by the water allows visitors to admire the exterior architecture of the castle and the gatehouse. A short distance away is the city of Norrköping, whose heritage is linked to the Industrial Revolution. The city has a well-preserved industrial area. In its heydey, over 70 percent of Sweden’s textiles were woven in the city. The buildings next to the water’s edge date from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The city is also a prominent fixture on the festival circuit with many events arriving to entertain residents and tourists each year. Adventurers wishing to travel further afield into Stockholm will enjoy a wealth of activities for all the family. Explore the narrow streets and charming artisan shops and cafes of Gamla Stan, the pretty canal island of Djurgården and world-class galleries and museums.
Reaching Stockholm city centre from Skavsta Airport is relatively easy. Flygbussarna Airport Coaches run every hour, with a travelling time of around 90 minutes. There are also local bus services operating to Södertälje, Linköping and Norrköping. For visitors wishing to travel to Stockholm by rail, the nearest station is located in Nyköping, 7 kilometres away. There are several prominent car rental companies inside the terminal building should visitors wish to discover Sweden at their own pace.
The airport served as a base during the Second World War and as a military airport until the early 1980s. Skavsta Airport was recommissioned for commercial air traffic in 1998 and became the preferred airport for residents living south of Stockholm. Today, budget European Airlines utilise Stockholm Skavsta Airport for their European destination flights.