One of the first lounges I visited way back in 2013 was the Aurora Lounge at Stockholm Arlanda Terminal 2. So it’s safe to say I’m pretty familiar with it as I have paid at least half a dozen visits (maybe more) over the years.
- Introduction: One Night In Nagoya
- British Airways Club Europe, London Heathrow – Copenhagen
- Copenhagen: In Pictures
- Norwegian Boeing 737, Copenhagen – Oslo
- Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Gardermoen
- NoRRA Embraer E190, Oslo – Helsinki
- Japan Airlines Boeing 787-9, Helsinki – Tokyo Narita
- Tokyo: In Pictures
- JAL, Boeing 787-8, Tokyo Narita – Nagoya
- Four Points by Sheraton Nagoya, Chubu International Airport
- Japan Airlines, Boeing 787-8 Nagoya – Tokyo Narita
- Japan Airlines First Class Lounge, Tokyo Narita
- Finnair Airbus A350, Tokyo Narita – Helsinki
- Finnair Airbus A320, Helsinki – Stockholm Arlanda
- Sheraton Stockholm Hotel
- Stockholm: In Pictures
- Aurora Lounge, Stockholm Arlanda T2
- Finnair Airbus A321, Stockholm Arlanda – Helsinki
- Finnair Airbus A321, Helsinki – London Heathrow
Arlanda Airport, Terminal 2. Clear security, turn left and go up one level. It may look like you’re in an airport bar. And you are. This really threw me the first time I visited this lounge. However, pass through the bar and the entrance to the lounge is at the far end.
Being a third party lounge, there are many ways to gain access to this lounge. And as it is the only lounge in Terminal 2, it serves as pretty much all the airlines business class lounge. It is also available to frequent flyers. I have gained access with my British Airways status in the past. However paid entry is available. From what I’ve found, it looks like it will cost £25 which is maybe a little steep for this lounge in my opinion. £15 would be more reasonable. Priority Pass is also accepted, along with a host of other lounge passes.
Upon entering the lounge, you’re into a pretty big open space. Immediately to the left is the buffet area.
Whilst the salad items stay mostly the same, the few hot options do rotate on a fairly regular basis.
Also in this area are a selection of soft drinks and beer – all on tap.
A coffee machine is also provided, along with biscuits. These are the only sweet snacks available in this lounge though. Theres been many a time I’ve eaten in town and wanted to grab just a coffee and slice of cake in the lounge on the way home, only to be disappointed.
Beyond this, there’s high top table and chairs.
There’s a few different themes to this lounge. The centre area is a garden type theme.
Although the garden furniture is pushing the theme a little bit too far I find.
Where as beyond this, the lounge takes on an almost cabin type theme, with low ceilings, wooden walls and antlers hanging from the ceilings.
The next area takes on a lounge type theme.
In this area is a conference room.
The Aurora Lounge at Stockholm is one of the better third party lounges out there. Although it hasn’t changed too much in the 7+ years I’ve been visiting, its reasonably well maintained.
There is always a decent enough selection of food, although don’t expect a five course gourmet meal. More light snacks.
Having said all this, this review will be completely irrelevant shortly anyway!