Stockholm Bromma Spotting Guide

Sweden’s third largest airport in terms of traffic is in Bromma, 10km west of Stockholm, the capital of the country. This airport was the major airport until the sixties when the majority of the flights were moved to Arlanda following the noise problems and the lack of place for the development. By the proximity of the airport of the city center, was maintained a civil aviation activity mainly regional and business.

The very old tiny terminal is classified as heritage but will only be used until 2022 as there a plans to close the airport. This terminal is located to the east of a track oriented 30-12 with only 1668 meters. Most domestic flights are operated by Braathens Regional with a mixed fleet of ATR72, Arvo RJ and Saab 2000. Only a few daily international flights come and depart from Bromma: Brussels via Brussels Airlines, Norra (Finnair) to Helsinki and Sunair (British Airways) to Denmark. Many general aviation flights are observed every day with private jets. The Royal Swedish Air Force also has a hangar at the airport and occasional presense with their aircraft. There is no scheduled cargo service.

Written by Cédric Valence (Last update May 2017)

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Airport Information Runways 12/30
1668m (5472ft)
Spotting Information Ladder No need for it
Car Not necessary itself, it’s easy to join all spotting points from airport terminal and hotel. But of course it can be helpful for a quick runway change and parking is no problem at the major spots.
Restrooms Available in the terminal building, Max Hamburger restaurants and markets located at less than 10 minutes walk from the spotting places.
Drinks/Food Available in the terminal building, Max Hamburger restaurants and markets located at less than 10 minutes walk from the spotting places
Hotels Hotel Mornongton located at Norrbyvägen 30 is perfect to get to the spotting points by walk.
Season Summer and autumn are the best about light and temperatures.
Runway Usage 12 Used for arrivals and departures in both directions.
30 Used for arrivals and departures in both directions

Spot #1 – Terminal Parking – 30 movements, taxiway
WHERE Located at 1 minute walk at right side of the terminal, climb on the steps direction the parking and you’ll find point number 1.
WHAT You ‘ll get a great view on the taxiway and the runway. It’s a good position for all activities, runways 30 or 12. You’ll get all movements there.
TIME Light is only good in the morning in summertime from sunrise till 10 AM.
MISC. There are facilities at Airport, toilets, restaurants and parking. But if you want to pay less your food and getting free parking, there is a Coop Shop and great mall “Bromma Blocks” with free parking just at 100m on your back.
FOCAL LENGTH Use about 65mm for a type RJ100 on the taxiway and 120mm on the runway


Spot #2 – Airport Parking Hill – 30 movements, taxiway
WHERE Leave the terminal and take a right, climb on the steps to the parking. Continue climbing to the top of the airport’s parking and you’ll find a wood table with chairs on the grass.
WHAT You’ll get a fantastic clear overview on all airport, without fence on your shots. From there, you’ll see all airport activities. Great shots of runway 30 operations but also departures runway 12 and some taxi’s from runway to the terminal.
TIME Light is only good in the morning in summertime from sunrise till 10 AM.
MISC. There are facilities at Airport, toilets, restaurants and parking. But if you want to pay less your food and getting free parking, there is a Coop Shop and great mall “Bromma Blocks” with free parking just at 100m on your back.
FOCAL LENGTH Use about 70mm for RJ100 on the taxiway and 135mm on the runway


Spot #3 – Max Hamburger Restaurant – 30 arrivals
WHERE You’ll find the Max Restaurant along the Ulvsundavägen street. From terminal, take the right along “Flygplatsinfarten” around the fence till the traffic lights, cross the street there, take right and you’ll find the Max Restaurant. It takes about 15 minutes walk.
WHAT If you just want to see the landings on runway 30 from a seat or inside, go to Max Hamburger Restaurant, typical Swedish fast food. Pictures are not so easy from there due to the street lights and very low approach. You can just see a part of airplanes rolling to runway 30. There is free WIFI to check the radar during your stay.
TIME Light is only good in the morning in summertime from sunrise till 10 AM.
MISC. There is food, drinks, toilets, free WIFI and free parking.
FOCAL LENGTH Use about 190mm for airplane type RJ100.

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Spot #4 – Volkswagen – 30 arrivals
WHERE You’ll find along the Ulvsundavägen street a grass field next to a Volkswagen car dealer. From the terminal, take the right along “Flygplatsinfarten” around the fence till the traffic lights, continue following the airport’s fence along Ulvsundavägen street. It takes about 20 minutes walk.
WHAT If you want to take approach pictures at runway 30 with open view, go to point number 4 and there is a grass field along the street.
TIME The light is good from late morning during winter’s season and after noon during summer.
MISC. There is the Max Hamburger Restaurant at 3 minutes walk from there for food, drink or free wifi. Use traffic lights to cross the street, it’s busy and dangerous. It’s only possible to park your car on the north-eastern part of the street, it’s free.
FOCAL LENGTH Use about 120mm for Arvo RJ100


Spot #5 – Hill – 30 arrivals and departures
WHERE Same way than number 4 on the top of a rock mountain. You’ll be watching over the fence and get a perfect clear view of the complete airport. From terminal take right and use the streets all around the fence to number 5, it takes about 20 minutes walk.
WHAT I think the most fantastic place for spotting at Bromma. You’ll get arrivals runway 30 with the city in the background and fantastic shots of departures.
TIME
On the runway the light is good from late morning until sunrise during winter’s season and from noon until early evening in summer.
During airplanes turning for lining up, choose left or right side of the rock montain to get the sun in the perfect angle, then use this position all day all the time.
MISC. There is the Max Hamburger Restaurant at less than 5 minutes walk for restrooms, food, free WIFI and parking. Walk about 10 minutes to mall and Morningson Hotel.
FOCAL LENGTH 70mm for an Avro RJ100

Samples of pictures of line up runway 30 in the morning :

Samples of activity on runway 30 in the afternoon :

Samples of traffic from runway 12 :

Spot #6 – Bällstavägen – 12 arrivals
WHERE Point is located along the Bällstavägen street, you’ll find the approach lights. By walk from terminal, take a left along Ulvsundavägen and take another left on Bällstavägen. Walk about 10 minutes more and you’ll see the runway 12 approach lights. All in one it takes about 25 minutes.
WHAT You’ll see approachs when runway 12 is in use.
TIME This place is good all the time, just move on the street to get the best side for light exposition. Light is in airplane’s front during summer from 10am till 1pm.
MISC. Park in the village because it’s forbidden along the main street around airport. There is the “Newroz Kolgrill” for drink, food and restrooms.
FOCAL LENGTH Use about 65mm for a RJ100 from there.

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Spot #7 – The Mount (West Side) – Runway 12 All Activity
WHERE Take the walking way at Bällstavägen and follow the fence. You’ll see a large field with rocks, climb up to look over the fence and you’ll find a perfect place for your hobby.
WHAT Line up and departures runway 12, also landings
TIME
On the runway the light is good from late morning until sunrise during winter’s season and from noon until early evening in summer.
During airplanes turning for lining up, choose left or right side of the rock mountain to get the sun in the perfect angle, then use this position, this way lineups will be possible until sunset almost.
MISC. Park in the village because it’s forbitten along the main street around airport. There is the “Newroz Kolgrill” for drink, food and restrooms.
FOCAL LENGTH Use about 130mm for RJ100.


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