Stockholm Arlanda (IATA: ARN) is the primary international airport of Stockholm served by over 60 major airlines, located 40 km north of the city. Scandinavian Airlines is the “home carrier” of Scandinavia offering an extensive route network to and from Arlanda. The increased competition among airlines, however, pushed down prices considerably and the direct routes have made Arlanda more accessible to everybody. Norwegian Air Shuttle, for example, is now known as a lower cost airline option to and from Arlanda providing flights to a growing number of international destinations.
Those flying with Ryanair and Wizzair will mostly arrive at Skavsta Airport (IATA: NYO), located 100 km southwest of Stockholm. Skavsta Airport offers flights to and from cities such as Berlin, Belgrade, Brussels, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Rome, Tallinn, Vilnius and Warsaw. Students will be advertised to fly to and from Skavsta, given the cheaper connections when compared to Arlanda. This will significantly lower the expenses for travel costs and thereby increase the number of available travel grants.
Despite being the most central airport of Stockholm (about 8 km west of the center), Bromma Airport (IATA: BMA) is mainly used for domestic flights. However, a growing number of flights are now offered to destinations such as Aarhus, Brussels, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo, Skien and Tallinn.
Direct international trains to Stockholm run daily from Copenhagen (Denmark) and Oslo (Norway). Furthermore, a daily overnight train is available from the northern Norwegian city of Narvik.
Stockholm is linked to Helsinki, Mariehamn and Turku in Finland, Riga in Latvia, and Tallinn in Estonia by ferries on a daily basis. Transportation is offered by Tallink Silja Line, Viking Line and Birka Cruises.
Since YES participants will most likely land at different airports and times, transports to and from Stockholm organized by the SAC seem to be impractical. Therefore, students are referred to the local transportation system, including local busses and trains (~4–17 €), express busses (~10 €) and express trains (~28 €). Students will, however, strongly advised to avoid transportation by taxi as prices can easily reach more than 50 € for one direction. We encourage students to inform themselves about the transportation system and prices in advance and use low cost options.