Prepare for a take-off in exclusive apartment at the end of a runway

HomeAway® and Swedavia give travellers the chance to start their Nordic adventure with an overnight stay in Stockholm Arlanda Airport’s original flight control tower

London, UK, 13 June 2017 – The Nordics is home to impressive fjords, dense forests, the sun beaming down at midnight during summer and the countries with the happiest people on Earth. Now, thanks to HomeAway, the world’s leading holiday rental company, travellers can take-off on their Nordic adventure in the most unique way: by winning an overnight stay in an exclusive apartment located in the original flight control tower at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. 

“Thanks to our partnership with Swedavia and Stockholm Arlanda, we’re able to bring to life the #HomeAwayArlanda, where the end of the runway is actually the beginning of a Nordic adventure,” says Aye Helsig, Regional Director Central Europe from HomeAway. “Kicking off a memorable vacation in a flight tower symbolizes the perfect take-off point to discover Sweden and the other Nordic countries, while giving travellers the freedom to take control of precious holiday time on their own terms, which is exactly what vacation rentals offer families and groups of friends travelling together.”

One lucky traveller from France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands or the UK will win a return trip for four, starting with the first night in the stylish #HomeAwayArlanda apartment at the runway of Stockholm Arlanda, followed by an additional three nights in a HomeAway holiday rental. The winner can choose to stay in either Stockholm, Copenhagen, Helsinki or Oslo to be able to experience one of the cosmopolitan cities the region has to offer.

The #HomeAwayArlanda studio-apartment offers a panoramic view and is located directly next to the runway, serving as the ultimate dream spot for any plane-obsessed person or child clamoring to watch planes taking off and landing. Designed by the Swedish artist Cilla Ramnek, the #HomeAwayArlanda is a cozy apartment with a stylish sixties retro flair and the classic charm of Swedish interior design, guaranteed to make guests feel right at home. 

“It feels great to be able to offer international guests the opportunity to experience this hidden secret at Stockholm Arlanda. At the same time, we see this as an opportunity to showcase what we have to offer here at Scandinavia´s fastest growing airport,” says Kjell-Åke Westin, Airport Director at Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

The winners and their crew will be picked up by a VIP shuttle on arrival and escorted to the tower to check-in. The prize package also includes a visit to the balcony of the new flight tower in the airport and exclusive behind-the-scenes access to more airport secrets, before enjoying a fine dining experience provided by the restaurant Pontus in the Air. A perfect trip for anyone who’s ever felt just a little bit excited by the rumbling roar of an airplane as it takes to the skies.

Travellers can enter the #HomeAwayArlanda competition by visiting The competition closes on 30th July 2017.

About Swedavia

Swedavia is a State-owned group that owns, operates and develops ten airports across Sweden. Our role is to create the access Sweden needs to facilitate travel, business and meetings – in Sweden, in Europe and around the world. Safe, satisfied passengers are the foundation of our business. Swedavia is a world leader in developing airports with the least possible environmental impact. The Group has revenue of almost 5.5 billion Swedish kronor and some 2,500 employees.

About HomeAway

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