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By the time you arrive in Sweden’s beautiful capital you’ll be refreshed and relaxed, with flights from Hong Kong to Stockholm with Qatar Airways providing a premium quality service designed to make your trip a comfortable and efficient one. Enjoy that all-important extra legroom, and be served delicious cuisine by an attentive and friendly cabin crew, who’ll also offer you a selection of award-winning services.
Stockholm has a delightfully unusual aspect, the result of having been constructed on a small archipelago of islands. These are connected by a series of bridges on Lake Malaren, flowing into the brackish waters of the Baltic Sea. A beautiful mix of modern and classical architecture and the historic delights of the Gamla Stan or Old Town are what draw tourists to this magnificent city, as well as the great shopping.
Hong Kong International Airport is also known as Chek Lap Kok, the name of the small island that is home to this iconic air hub.
This incredibly busy airport has been named the “World's Best Airport" by Skytrax no less than 8 times. Efficient, friendly and helpful, the airport staff ensures that your time in Hong Kong is pleasant and your trip gets off to a great start.
Transportation and parking
The Airport Express bus service links the airport directly to the central business district. A fleet of buses takes travellers from most parts of the city to the airport, and the service is incredibly efficient, regular and quick.
Taxis and coaches are available outside the main terminal entrances, and a limousine service is also available. Car parking is available in three separate areas, although spaces fill up very quickly and availability in the long-term parking areas is limited.
Arriving at Hong Kong International Airport
Flights from Hong Kong with Qatar Airways check in at Terminal 1, Aisle E.
Unless you are a Hong Kong resident, you must return a departure card at immigration control when leaving Hong Kong. The two terminals are linked by a central access way and covered walkways at either end. If you are boarding your flight at gates 501-510, you can take a free shuttle bus from Terminal 1 to the North Satellite Concourse.
Facilities and amenities
Hong Kong International Airport has excellent facilities, ranging from a vast array of retail outlets to some excellent dining opportunities.
The airport even has its own 9-hole golf course – the Sky City Nine Eagles. A wide selection of dining options are available, serving Chinese and Asian food, as well as on-the-go snacks, coffee and more European-style 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.
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
Voltage: 220 Volts
Plugs: Type G
Language: Cantonese / English
International dialing code: +852
More Information: Read our Hong Kong Travel Guide
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