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Treat yourself to the delights of luxury air travel, with flights from Melbourne to Stockholm with Qatar Airways offering you a truly memorable experience. This includes generous seat space, delicious meals and thousands of in-flight entertainment to help the time pass pleasantly, all delivered by a professional and friendly cabin crew.
Sweden’s capital and largest city is spread across numerous small islands, which are connected to each other by no fewer than 50 bridges. This charming and unusual setting adds significantly to the city’s great charm, and all visitors are entranced when they come here for the first time. The classical and modern architecture is stunning, and there are plenty of boutique shops and fine restaurants to explore, as well as world-class museums and galleries.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
The unique layout of Stockholm – a collection of 14 islands linked by 500 bridges – makes Sweden’s capital city one of the most interesting in the world. Clean, friendly and managing to maintain a distinctly personal feel despite being a thriving commercial and financial hub, Stockholm is a juxtaposition of traditional Nordic style combined with ultra-modern developments that are sympathetic to the landscape and the character of the location.
Fly to Stockholm with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a genuinely friendly city that welcomes visitors from around the world.
The Old Town, Gamla Stan, is a time capsule of historical buildings, and over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways. Green spaces make up a further 30%, making this one of the most spacious and open cities in Europe. Air quality is superb, and the city is incredibly clean but without becoming clinical.
Whether you like your tourist attractions to be man-made or natural, Stockholm has plenty of both. As well as the 14 main islands that make up the city itself, the Stockholm archipelago includes a further 24,000 islands and islets, and is an internationally important haven for wildlife.
A great way to see the city is to take a boat tour along its many canals and waterways, which will take you past the royal palace at Gamla Stan, and the beautifully preserved and architecturally significant Riddarholmskyrkan medieval church.
Stockholm has more than 70 museums, including the Nobelmuseet, where you can learn all about the history of the Nobel Society and its prizes. The Naturhistoriska riksmuseet (Natural History Museum) is a well-presented collection, and the Historiska museet (Swedish History Museum) has fascinating exhibitions on Sweden’s Viking past and an impressive treasure collection called The Gold Room.
For art lovers the impressive open-air sculpture museum of Millesgården is a fine exhibition of work by Carl Milles.
Flights to Stockholm with Qatar Airways land at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport commonly referred to as Arlanda, 40km north of the city. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Stockholm please check the visa and passport requirements.
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