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Norwegian to link Stockholm and Åre

The seasonal wintertime route to Sweden’s central county of Jämtland may stretch into a full-year route.

Norwegian is again hoping to cash in on some of the ideal snowy conditions for winter sports that were seen last season in Scandinavia.

The Swedish airport operator Swedavia says Norwegian will launch a seasonal service to Åre Östersund Airport from Stockholm Arlanda beginning on December 27.

The airline will operate the route twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, which “means it will be even easier for every winter tourist to conveniently get to the nearby ski resorts of Åre and Duved just in time for New Year’s”, Swedavia points out.

The Stockholm (ARN) – Östersund (OSD) route will initially be a winter route that will operate until March 28 next week, with potential for an extension into next summer, Swedavia says.

More to Åre
Sweden’s central county of Jämtland is popular for its experiences in nature and winter sports activities.

SAS also flies the route from Stockholm Arlanda, while the Swedish ‘virtual airline’ BRA reaches Åre Östersund from Stockholm-Bromma as well as seasonally from Gothenburg and Malmö.
easyJet, meanwhile, flies there from Copenhagen, London Gatwick and, from December 9 this year, also from Bristol in the UK.

Besides that, Åre Östersund Airport sees a number of winter and summer-season charter flights from across Europe.

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