Sweden destination information

All you need to know before visiting Sweden

Sweden summary

Sweden is a medium sized country with around 10M Swedish. Official language is Swedish. Sweden uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Sweden is Swedish Krona (SEK).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 116
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 8

ATMs in Sweden are Common. Internet speed in Sweden is on average 19.1 Mbps. In Sweden you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Stockholm
🗣️ Swedish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M ☀️ ~2 °C 🌧 ~51 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 450k km2 (174k mi²)
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Sweden uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Swedish


Currency 💱

1 SEK = 0.1 USD

Sweden uses the Swedish krona (symbol: kr), code SEK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 kronor. Krona is subdivided into 100 öres. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 kronor.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Sweden. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Sweden. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.

Card 💳

Widely accepted

Credit cards are widely accepted within Sweden (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.


Mobile Phone 📱

Sweden uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sweden upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Sweden, dial +, then 46 (the country code for Sweden), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Sweden, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 8 .

international: + 46 8 1234567
calling local: 08 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Sweden is on average 19.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Sweden is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 125.89 SEK, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 3 (Tre), Tele2, Telenor or Telia.


Rules 🚗

In Sweden you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on motorways, 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Swedish visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Swedish embassies

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