"Arrival", which had working titles of "Fiol", "Ode To Dalecarlia" & "Arrival In Dalecarlia", was the instrumental title track from Swedish pop group ABBA's album of the same name. It was the second and last song from the group not to contain lyrics, following "Intermezzo No.1" the previous year.
As with "Intermezzo No.1", the choral tune, heavily influenced by traditional Swedish folk music, was written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus. It was recorded on August 30, 1976 at Stockholm's Metronome Studio.
In 1983, a different version of the song with lyrics, called "Belle", was sung by Daniel Balavoine and Anni-Frid Lyngstad ("Frida") as part of the French musical ABBAcadabra. Also in 1983, it was re-recorded with different lyrics, and released as "Time" by B. A. Robertson.
The title of the album, Arrival, gave the instrumental its name, rather than vice versa. It was also one of the last tracks to be recorded for the album before its release on October 11, 1976.
In 1980 Mike Oldfield made a cover-version of the song, which is found on his QE2 album. The artwork for Oldfield's single is a parody of ABBA's album artwork depicting the artist in a Bell 47G helicopter.