Souvenir Sunday at Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport

Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport serves more than 16 million passengers a year with 4 terminals and amenities that include a Sky Clinic, a chapel that hosts more than 200 weddings a year and hotels that range from the short stay “Rest and Fly” to the full-service Radisson Blu Sky City Hotel, which looks out over the transportation and marketplace hub between two terminals.

The Jumbo Stay sits on airport property, just off one of the taxi-ways, and is a unique hostel-style hotel built inside a converted 747.

The airport has more than 100 retail and dining venues, and on my recent 24-hour stay at the airport, I found plenty of items to feature on Souvenir Sunday, the day highlights inexpensive, offbeat and “of” the city items you can buy at airports.

The choices included Swedish Herring gift packs and lots of other traditional food items;

and a wide variety of reindeer-inspired items and Lapland souvenirs.

But my choice for this week’s Souvenir Sunday favorites are the inexpensive, brightly-colored sporks and collapsible cups for sale at Terminal 5’s branch of Design Torget .

collapsible cups

If you find a great, inexpensive, “of” the city souvenir next time you’re Stuck at the Airport, please snap a photo and send it along. If your souvenir is featured on Souvenir Sunday, you’ll receive a fun air travel souvenir.

Greetings from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport (ATL)

Worried about getting stuck at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this holiday season? An ATL elf sent along a long list of helpful “insider tips.” Some highlights:

You can get exercise and see some great artwork if you stroll along the transportation mall. The carpeted, mile and a half long corridor has a stunning collection of sculpture from Zimbabwe.

(Conversationby Agnes Nyanhongo, courtesy ATL)

If you’re looking fro some peace and quiet, the airport’s two interfaith chapels (on Concourse E and in the terminal Atrium) are open 24-hours-a-day.

And if you’re traveling with a pet, the airport has a pet rest area with pick-up bags, a trash can, and trees (for sniffing) just outside of terminal north at the LN2 door. (Use the AA baggage area escalator on the north side of the Terminal. At the bottom of the escalator turn left toward the LN2 door. Once outside turn right and the dog walk area is just a few steps down the sidewalk.)