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Sweden Travel Guide

Quick Facts

💰Currency Swedish Krona (SEK)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = SEK10.47
💬Language Swedish
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Stockholm
👥Population 10.3 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs C, F
🕑Time Central European Time (UTC+01:00)
🍽️Must-Try Meatballs, Herring, Crayfish

Backpacker Budget: US$70 (SEK 733)

Hostel Dorm US$28 (SEK 293)
Takeaway Meal US$10 (SEK 105)
Public transport US$3.5 (SEK 37)
Long-distance bus US$35 (SEK 366)
Entrance Fee US$15 (SEK 157)
Beer US$5 (SEK 52)

When to go?

January-March Low season, cold weather with occasional snowfall
April-May Spring season, mild weather with occasional rain
June-August High season, warm and sunny weather
September-October Autumn season, cool weather with colorful foliage
November-December Low season, cold weather with occasional snowfall

What's unique?

Welcome to Sweden, the land of stunning lakes, rich cultural heritage, and a society that prides itself on equality and sustainability. Nestled in Northern Europe, this enchanting country offers a captivating blend of ancient history and modern innovation.

One of the first things that strikes visitors about Sweden is its breathtaking landscapes. From the rugged mountains in the north to the idyllic archipelagos along the coast, Sweden is a treasure trove for nature lovers. Explore vast forests, crystal-clear lakes, and picturesque countryside dotted with red cottages - a scene straight out of a storybook.

Apart from its natural wonders, Sweden boasts an impressive array of cultural experiences. Immerse yourself in Stockholm's vibrant art scene or visit Gothenburg for its cutting-edge design and music festivals. Don't miss out on exploring centuries-old castles like Gripsholm or visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Visby's medieval town walls.

What sets Sweden apart is its commitment to social welfare and sustainability. Embrace their way of life by indulging in fika (a coffee break) or enjoying some lagom (the concept of balance).

Eckern lake
Eckern lake

Best of Sweden
(1 week)

  1. 1
    Stockholm

    Explore the charming city of Stockholm, known for its beautiful archipelago, historic Gamla Stan, and modern attractions like ABBA The Museum and Vasa Museum.

  2. 2
    Gothenburg

    Visit Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, famous for its charming canals, vibrant food scene, and amusement park Liseberg.

  3. 3
    Malmö

    Discover Malmö, a multicultural city with a blend of modern architecture and historic landmarks like Malmö Castle. Don't miss a visit to the iconic Turning Torso skyscraper.

  4. 4
    Kiruna

    Experience the unique beauty of Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden. Explore the stunning ice hotel and take a memorable dog sled ride through the Arctic wilderness.

Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Fun Fact

Sweden has the largest number of lakes in Europe.

FAQ

Is Sweden a safe country to visit?

Yes, Sweden is generally considered a safe country to visit. The crime rate is relatively low and the healthcare system is well-developed.

What are some popular tourist destinations in Sweden?

Some popular tourist destinations in Sweden include Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, and the Swedish Lapland.

What are some essential phrases in Swedish?

Some essential phrases in Swedish include 'Hej' (Hello), 'Tack' (Thank you), and 'Ursäkta' (Excuse me).

What's the best way to get around in Sweden?

The best way to get around in Sweden is by public transportation, such as buses, trains, and trams. Rental cars are also available for exploring more remote areas.

Travel Tips

  • Money Cards are accepted universally
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge no fees
  • Do take off your shoes when entering someone's home
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Cover: Storsjön lake

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