🇸🇪 Welcome to Sweden! 🇸🇪
The official language of Sweden is Swedish. English is widely spoken and understood, especially in tourist areas.
The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona (SEK). Credit cards are widely accepted, but it’s always good to have some cash on hand for smaller establishments.
Sweden is known for being a bit pricey. Expect higher prices for accommodation, dining, and attractions. However, the quality and experience are usually worth it.
The majority of Swedes are Lutheran Christians, but Sweden is known for its religious diversity and tolerance. You will find various religious communities throughout the country.
Sweden operates on Central European Time (CET), which is UTC+1. During daylight saving time (March-October), Sweden follows Central European Summer Time (CEST), which is UTC+2.
Casual and comfortable clothing is generally acceptable in Sweden. Dress according to the weather, but keep in mind that Swedes tend to dress more formally for certain occasions and in larger cities.
Bargaining is not a common practice in Sweden. Prices are usually fixed, and attempting to negotiate may be seen as rude or strange.
Tap water in Sweden is safe to drink. You can refill your water bottle from taps or fountains without any worries.
Sweden uses the European standard power plugs with two round pins. The standard voltage is 230V.
Most shops and businesses in Sweden have regular opening hours on Fridays, similar to other weekdays. However, it’s always good to double-check specific opening times for any establishments you plan to visit.
Sweden has several official holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, Midsummer’s Day, Christmas, and more. On these holidays, many businesses, shops, and attractions may have reduced hours or be closed.
Sweden is generally a safe country with low crime rates. However, it’s always wise to take common precautions, such as being aware of your surroundings and keeping an eye on your belongings.
Smoking is banned in all indoor public places in Sweden, including restaurants, bars, and public transportation. There are designated smoking areas, but it’s best to be considerate of others and smoke in designated areas only.
Sweden experiences four distinct seasons. Summers are generally mild and pleasant, while winters can be cold with snowfall. The weather can vary across the country, so pack accordingly and check the forecast before your visit.
Transport for tourists:
Sweden offers excellent transport options for tourists. Trains, buses, and domestic flights connect major cities and towns. Public transportation is reliable and efficient, making it easy to explore both urban and rural areas. Consider getting a travel card for unlimited travel within a specific region.
Enjoy your stay in Sweden! 🇸🇪😊