Sleeping in Airports

Karlstad Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Karlstad Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

I was kicked out by the security. I was tired and needed some sleep, and may well had accepted the floor in the briefing room, but no… hell, had to spend the night on a very hard bench outside the terminal building – Attila

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Karlstad Airport.

What to Expect

  • A tiny single-terminal international airport with basic amenities, served mainly by seasonal flights.

Where to Sleep

  • Overnight stays are not permitted at this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Karlstad Airport does not appeal to you, Kils Hotell & Restaurang is the closest hotel to the airport. More hotels can be found in Karlstad city center (15 minutes south of the airport).

  • Kils Hotell & Restaurang – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotel deals in Karlstad on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Karlstad Airport. To connect, text “solstaden” to 71120. You will receive a text with a user name and password. Connect to the “karlstad!guest” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available at the airport.

Conference Facilities – The airport is equipped to host conferences for up to 60 people, half day and full day rate are available and includes free wifi and catering.

Currency Exchange – Yes

Food & Drinks – The airport’s only dining option is Bistro Airport. Hours: 8:30AM – 4:00PM (Mon-Fri) 1:30PM – 4:00PM (Sun). Also open 2 hours before charter flight departures and Norwegian sailings. Closed on Saturdays. A variety of sodas and rum-based cocktails are available for purchase at Street Bar.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Lockers are available for short term storage. Location: unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – The airport is a smoke free building.

Airport Hours

The airport’s hours of operations change depending on the season. Generally speaking, it is open from approximately 5:10AM – 10:30PM (Mon-Fri), 5:10AM – 1:30PM (Sat*) and 1:00PM – 10:00PM (Sun). *The airport is often closed on Saturdays. Be sure to plan accordingly.


As of December 2018, Karlstad airport is served by the following airlines: Air Leap • Lufthansa • Fly BMI • Norwegian • TUI • Ving/Thomas Cook.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt offer car rental service for Karlstad Airport. Reservation must be made in advance in order to pick up the keys to your rental car at the airport.


Värmlandstrafik offers shuttle service between the airport and select destinations in central Karlstad. Buses run on a schedule in coordination with the arrivals and departures of flights from Arlanda Airport (Stockholm) and Frankfurt Airport. For routes, fares and reservations, visit the Värmlandstrafik website.


Taxis are available at the ground transportation area of the airport terminal. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. At the time of this December 2017 update, one-way fare between the airport and central Karlstad is 360 kr.

Last updated: 2018-12-12

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.