Gothenburg Landvetter Airport is Sweden’s second largest airport. Named after the town of Landvetter, the airport lies 20 kilometres south-east of Gothenburg city. It is the commercial passenger airport for the city, with arrivals of over 6 million passengers each year. The airport serves the heart of Scandinavia, the cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo are all accessible.
The airport offers several services to explore. Visitors can pick up souvenirs in one of the many electronics stores, duty-free outlets, bookshops and delicatessens. There are bars and restaurants, fresh juice bars and even fast food restaurants serving vegetarian cuisine. Travellers with more time can explore some of the Swedish architecture and beautiful locations outside the airport. Gunnebo Palace is 8 kilometres away and is one of Sweden’s foremost neo-classical estates dating back to the 18th century. Guided tours of the palace and farm are available in several languages, and visitors can explore the ornate architecture and landscaped grounds. Mölndals City Museum is also nearby, a hidden museum showcasing a unique blend of history and modern technology. Browse the permanent Lindome furniture exhibits or enjoy a snack in the charming café on the veranda. History lovers can step back in time when they visit Kvarnbyn. The roaring waterfalls and rapids look the same way as they did when grinding grain during the Middle Ages. Admire the architecture of old industrial buildings and stay until after sunset to see the falls light up. Those wishing to travel further afield into Gothenburg city can enjoy a wealth of activities and attractions including theme parks, science centres, galleries and picturesque parkland.
Gothenburg Landvetter is the city’s largest airport with several transportation routes into the city. Buses operate to Gothenburg Central Station several times an hour with a journey time around 30 minutes. Taxis are readily available, with fixed fees available for travellers heading into the centre of Gothenburg.
Gothenburg Landvetter Airport opened in 1977. In 2013 the terminal expanded with many new shops and restaurants. The domestic and International terminals merged, and more flights began to arrive. Visitors arrive at the airport from Scandinavian and other European airports, and the airport operates over 90 direct flights to a variety of destinations. It also serves as a cargo terminal for several worldwide couriers.