Finding the best flight route between United States and Sweden or the Nordic countries can take some time to find. There are a lot of different options, which might make the decision a bit more difficult and even complicated. I’ll make some things more clear on the subject, by gathering some possible options.
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There are direct flights from United States of America operated by SAS (flysas.com) in cooperation with United Airlines and other members of Star Alliance, but also Continental Airlines and Delta Airlines. You have to check to see if they fly from your US destination or if you have to take connecting flights to them. Mostly there are as usual only direct flights departuring from the bigger cities, which goes for all involved countries.
What you might not think about is that there are other alternatives like other Nordic airlines: Icelandair or Finnair, which you can fly with through a connected place in Europe. I would recommend going to any of the Nordic capital cities, they all have their own carm.
Or you might choose to fly to Europe with a bit of luxury with Singapore Airlines drinking Dom Perignon (yes, please! It’s our favorite Champagne!), Qatar Airways with personal seat back television screen or Cathay Pacific’s massage chairs. We all have different preferences and at different occasions too.
Within Europe you also have the budget option of flying with Ryanair, but that might land you in smaller airports and you sort of have to take what you get. Look through their terms carefully so you have fully understood what is valid when flying with them – which actually goes with every carrier. If you’re coming to Sweden with Ryanair, you will not arrive at the closest Airport, it will be pretty far from Stockholm with a longer transfer. If getting a very cheap flight ticket it might be worth it, otherwise maybe not.
Norwegian is an uprising star at the lowbudget airline sky that does arrive at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN), which just recently announced the following new long-haul flights between Stockholm Arlanda Airport and United States:
- New York
- Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
- Los Angeles (start 2 March 2014)
- Oakland, San Franscisco (start 3 May 2014)
The same goes for other capital cities in Nordic countries like Oslo in Norway and Copenhagen in Denmark, but the dates when the new flight routes starts may be different than the Swedish dates above.
If you can find a good flight to Brussels you can fly from there to Stockholms smaller airport besides Arlanda Airport: Bromma Aiport, which is almost only for domestic flights. (This is also the flight route most of the Swedish politicians take to get to their EU meetings).
My personal choice for the best flight route would definite be Icelandair, because then you easily can make a stopover in Iceland and experience their truly different and magical landscape – you will feel like you have landed on another planet with all those lava fields and volcanos! If you do: be sure to take a bath in any of their geothermal wells – I never wanted to stop bathing….
A possible combined route to take is: USA – make a stopover at Iceland – Stockholm and then take a cruise Stockholm – Mariehamn (Åland) – Helsinki (Finland)- Stockholm, then you get to several places at on trip. Read more about it in our earlier post: Bargain cruise ships tips.
Just giving you some ideas of possible travel routes. There are other alternative airlines to Europe too, but those were the ones I choose to highlight in this post about how to find the best flight route between United States and the Nordic countries. It might actually not be the cheapest that is the best one either and what is the best for you might be something else, I just told you what options I find as the best – hopefully you’ll find it useful whatever you choose to do.
Also be sure to read my other post before you book any flight, which is packed with tips for you: How to find the cheapest flights – the ultimate flights guide.
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