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Arlanda Airport Stockholm With HomeAway

Yesterday was such a different day to the norm. I got to relive my inner aviation geek and explore Arlanda Stockholm Airport in Sweden. All thanks to Swedavia and HomeAway inviting me (along with other bloggers) to view their one of a kind apartment in a ramp tower. Best of all you can win a chance to stay there with your family! More on that later, but be warned if you LOVE anything to do with airplanes and airports you will adore the concept!

After a smooth flight with Norwegian, I arrived in Stockholm just in time for fika ( traditional Swedish cake) and tea and then it was time for our first tour of the day. The first visit was to a now disused ramp tower. The ramp tower was used to control the traffic going into and out of a concourse and gates. It now exists as a backup. Seriously a pretty good office view!

Arlanda Airport Stockholm

What the ramp tower looked before it was revamped. Lots of screens!

 

Our next stop was a full bus tour of Arlanda Stockholm Airport; first stopping at the VIP section, where VIP’s, royalty and CIP’s ( commercially important passengers) can wait for their flight. You can even get married there! A completely different world away from the madding crowd in the main terminal.

Our bus journey then took us to an SAS aircraft hangar, where we could get up and close with a couple of aircraft.

Arlanda Airport Stockholm

After a short refreshment stop with RC chocolates ( available in the terminal) and some sparkling juice, we were finally allowed to see the revamped ramp tower!

Arlanda Airport Stockholm, HomeAway

Arlanda Airport Stockholm, HomeAway

Arlanda Airport Stockholm, HomeAway

Arlanda Airport Stockholm, HomeAway

Arlanda Airport Stockholm, HomeAway

Arlanda Airport Stockholm, HomeAway

Five lucky winners and three of their guests will get to experience this once in a lifetime experience of staying in an apartment with the closest views of the taxiways and runways. A complete buzz for little and big ‘kids’! Such a unique place to visit with a very impressive view! Where is the most unusual place you have stayed? With HomeAway, you can stay in castles, caves, lighthouses & fisherman’s huts to name but a few unusual places.

The apartment has been designed by Cilla Ramnek and is fully kitted out from products available in duty-free. A fully equipped kitchen, with fridge, hob, a microwave are also provided. ( Further beds will be provided if needed.).
The lucky winners will get to stay in the tower for 24 hours before staying a further 3 nights in either Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo or Helsinki. If your family is lucky enough to win or if you get to travel through Arlanda Airport, a real treat is a meal at Pontus In The Air.

Airport Facilities For Families

The airport has a kids’ play area in Terminals 4 and 5. (A big renovation for kids facilities is on the cards- so watch this space!) and complimentary strollers are provided should you need. You can find these in terminals 2,4 and 5. Arlanda also has a facility called Kids track– a security screening entrance for families with children. This is in terminal 5 by gates F26-F69. Baby change facilities are available throughout the airport, and a toy store too.

 

This post is in collaboration with HomeAway who invited me to visit the airport and the ramp tower apartment.

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Arlanda Aitport Stockholm Sweden. family facilities with HomeAway

 

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32 Comments

  1. Awesome airport spot! hah that’s just a fab idea 😀 my kids would totally love this!!! and if I make it to Malmö this summer I really need some fika! #familytraveltips

  2. This is amazing!! What an awesome place to stay! Did you get any sleep or were you too busy watching planes?! #familytraveltips

  3. This looks so amazing! You’re so lucky to get a sneak preview – thank you for sharing it with us! I bet this place is so popular! #familyTravelTips

  4. Fika is not a cake 🙂 It is a meal concept, that includes coffee (or tea if you are not swedish…) and something sweet to eat (also SOMETIMES might be a small sandwich). This is not a specific set meal or danish or cake or drink.
    Great article tho!

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