Sweden

Capital Stockholm

Population 9,894,888

Area 450,295 km2

Key facts

Sweden is a member state of the European Union located in Northern Europe. There are 2 countries (Finland, Norway) that Sweden shares its borders with. The official language of Sweden is Swedish. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Sweden are good English speakers.

EF EPI's 2021 rankings placed Sweden 8th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

The national currency in Sweden is Swedish krona (SEK). The krona (kr) is subdivided into 100 ören.

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 10.83 SEK and 1 USD is worth 11.03 SEK.

Swedish
Banknotes

kr20kr50kr100kr500kr1000

Swedish
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Sweden is 185.59 Mbps and mobile is 159.39 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Sweden.28.30 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Sweden, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Sweden. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Sweden will celebrate 16 national public holidays. The next one All Saints' Day will take place on November 5.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNyårsdagen
January 6, 2022EpiphanyTrettondedag jul
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayLångfredagen
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayPåskdagen
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayAnnandag påsk
May 1, 2022International Workers' DayFörsta maj
May 26, 2022Moving holidayAscension DayKristi himmelsfärdsdag
June 5, 2022Moving holidayPentecostPingstdagen
June 6, 2022National Day of SwedenSveriges nationaldag
June 24, 2022Moving holidayMidsummer EveMidsommarafton
June 25, 2022Moving holidayMidsummer DayMidsommardagen
November 5, 2022Moving holidayAll Saints' DayAlla helgons dag
December 24, 2022Christmas EveJulafton
December 25, 2022Christmas DayJuldagen
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayAnnandag jul
December 31, 2022New Year's EveNyårsafton

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Sweden?

There are no Mariott hotels in Sweden.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Sweden.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Sweden.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Sweden.

There are Radisson hotels in 7 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Sweden.

What fast food chains are present in Sweden?

Köttbullar, Kräftskiva, Surströmming, Ostkaka are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Sweden. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Sweden below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Sweden.

The KFC chain operates in Sweden.

The Burger King chain operates in Sweden.

The Subway chain operates in Sweden.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Sweden.

The Starbucks chain operates in Sweden.

Weather

Today the sun in Stockholm, rises at 7:00 AM and sets at 6:12 PM. The climate of Stockholm may be categorized as a Humid continental (Dfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5RainLow: 11.1°C (51.98°F)High: 15.3°C (59.54°F)
ThursdayOct 6RainLow: 11.5°C (52.7°F)High: 15.3°C (59.54°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 10.6°C (51.08°F)High: 15.7°C (60.26°F)
SaturdayOct 8RainLow: 9.1°C (48.38°F)High: 13.9°C (57.02°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 6.5°C (43.7°F)High: 12.2°C (53.96°F)
MondayOct 10RainLow: 7.6°C (45.68°F)High: 13.5°C (56.3°F)

Weather data for Stockholm (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains, and some of them are high-speed trains.

Subway Systems The subway system is available in Stockholm.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 3 cities. Bolt is available in 14 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Sweden.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 6.8, Sweden is placed 4th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Sweden traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  3,079.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 3.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Sweden

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage: Illegal
Medical usage: Legal in certain circumstances

You must be at least 20 years of age to bring alcohol into Sweden.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Sweden?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Sweden without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Sweden.

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