Trollhattan Airport Mini Guide
Why visit Trollhattan?
The chances are that you are an outdoor type coming to visit this beautiful part of Sweden as there’s so much to do in the countryside around the town including walking the river or sailing on the huge lake system just north of the town. You may also be going there to visit the Saab Museum on the site of Saab Motors Factory or you may have come to see the hydroelectric plants, some of the first in Europe in a town renowned for its technological thinking.
How do I get to Trollhattan Airport?
The airport is very small and only has one destination, Stockholm Bromma Airport
, operated by Golden Air. This means that you’ll have to get a flight to Stockholm
before making an internal connection. Flights to Stockholm are common from all major European destinations and include flights from several budget airlines. From the airport it’s only minutes into the town, a journey that can be made by taxi, bus or hire car.
What’s the Airport Like?
It’s very small but this means it has a very friendly air to the place. There’s not too many staff around but those you find are friendly and helpful. The airport is modern – it was updated a few years back but still lacks many of the facilities travellers want of an airport.
What Should I do When I Arrive There?
There is no public information desk but the staff are all very well informed and can help with problems. They all speak excellent English too for those who struggle with Swedish. There is a small display about the town including details of accommodation so if you need a place to stay you’ll find something here. There are no customs or security checks as it’s a domestic airport and so you should be ready to continue your journey quickly after collecting your luggage. You can get buses or a taxi from outside of the airport and fares are reasonable for the fifteen minute trip. If you have pre-booked a hire car, and for such a small airport this is essential, you can finalise the documentation at the desk in the arrivals hall.
And When it’s Time to go Home?
You’ll need to take something to entertain you, plus probably some food if you’re fussy. The airport has only a small kiosk selling newspapers, magazines, confectionery and drinks although there is a café that provides a limited range of hot and cold food, sandwiches and snacks together with hot, cold and alcoholic drinks. There are no Wi-Fi facilities there so you’ll need to rely on your 3G connections to get any updates. The only entertainment is the numerous advertising boards of which the airport is proud. Don’t forget that if you have reduced mobility or other needs you should let the airport know at least 48 hours in advance.
Arriving at Trollhattan Airport you are in line for a real treat. People of the town love the outdoor life and there are numerous opportunities to do likewise. The Trollhattan Waterfalls are spectacular and a great place to picnic. They’re very photogenic and the highest drops 32m into the lake below.
A short drive away by hire car is a system of five lakes where many Swedes go sailing. There, the waters are usually very calm and leisurely afternoons can be spent around the small islands in the lake. In summer the lakes are also great for a cooling swim.