Located in Northern Europe and considered a nordic country, Sweden is a country full of royal tradition and an ideal cultural destination. They country is filled with palaces, medieval cities, natural wonders and phenomenon. One of the most prosperous countries in the world, they are many reasons why you should visit. 

Why Visit Sweden

CULTURE

The Vikings originated in what is now Denmark, Norway and Sweden a thousand years ago, and are a famous part of the history of this country. They shaped its culture, and there are many ways of experience that heritage and many monuments and runes are waiting for you to visit.

ARCHITECTURE

Sweden has a long royal history, with hundreds of castles, palaces and churches to visit. The country  offers a mix of the old and new, with preserved cities as well as modern and futuristic architecture. The Ice Hotel is a must visit!

NATURE

Sweden is a nature-lover’s paradise with strict environmental laws. The country boost a variety of fauna and natural wonders like lakes, mountain ranges, forest, beaches and phenomenon like the northern lights and the midnight sun. The country has a total of 29 national parks, easily accessible from its cities. 

FOOD

Sweden is ranking higher every year as a foodie destination. There is a LOT of fresh seafood for you to delight, offering a wide range of seafood delicacies. Caviar, lutefisk, herring, surstrӧmming, tuna, cod, crabs, lobster and more to indulge.

Sweden postcards

Located in Northern Europe and considered a nordic country, Sweden is a country full of royal tradition and an ideal cultural destination. They country is filled with palaces, medieval cities, natural wonders and phenomenon. One of the most prosperous countries in the world, they are many reasons why you should visit. 

Sweden postcards

Why Visit Sweden

CULTURE

The Vikings originated in what is now Denmark, Norway and Sweden a thousand years ago, and are a famous part of the history of this country. They shaped its culture, and there are many ways of experience that heritage and many monuments and runes are waiting for you to visit.

ARCHITECTURE

Sweden has a long royal history, with hundreds of castles, palaces and churches to visit. The country  offers a mix of the old and new, with preserved cities as well as modern and futuristic architecture. The Ice Hotel is a must visit!

NATURE

Sweden is a nature-lover’s paradise with strict environmental laws. The country boost a variety of fauna and natural wonders like lakes, mountain ranges, forest, beaches and phenomenon like the northern lights and the midnight sun. The country has a total of 29 national parks, easily accessible from its cities. 

FOOD

Sweden is ranking higher every year as a foodie destination. There is a LOT of fresh seafood for you to delight, offering a wide range of seafood delicacies. Caviar, lutefisk, herring, surstrӧmming, tuna, cod, crabs, lobster and more to indulge.

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What to expect

LANGUAGE

Swedish is the official language in Sweden, however, the majority of the population (80%) speaks English as a second language, as it is mandatory in schools. It would be recommended to learn some basic swedish phrases if you are going to remote areas though. 

ELECTRICITY

In Sweden the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Swedish Krona is the official currency in Sweden. Euros might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, however, is not the common denominator. 1 USD equals 9.84 krones. You can exchange your currency directly on the back or withdraw it from the ATMs. Debits cards are also widely accepted.

SAFETY

Sweden is a extremely safe country to visit in every aspect. In 2019 it was listed as 18 out of 163 countries on the Global Peace Index, ranking 9th in Europe. However,  there still is a risk of being a victim of petty crime. Use your common sense and practice precaution.

How to get around Sweden

By plane

Sweden has a total of 41 airports. Domestic flights are available, linking various towns and cities. Flying is fast, however, not cheap. 

By Bicycle

Like most of the northern countries, Sweden features a well-developed network of cycle paths. it’s even possible to cycle from town to town. It is recommendable to rent one if you are not planning on going too far away.

By Car

To rent a car in Swedish is the best way to get around, especially if you are visiting the countryside. The country has excellent roads and traffic jams are rare. Most international rental agencies are available in the biggest airports and cities, although national companies like Mabi Hyrbilar tend to offer better rates. Take some precautions if you are driving yourself, as reindeers are common hazards. 

By Bus

Sweden has a comprehensive network of buses, connecting large cities with small towns and villages. Short and Long distance routes are available. In general, travelling by bus is cheaper than by train. Bus Passes are available.

By Train

The swedish train network is extensive and reliable. Although not precisely cheap, they are faster than buses. Fares will vary depending on the class of train, the destination and whether you buy a pass or not. Public transportation is usually connected to the train network in big cities.


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries do not need a visa to enter Sweden for a maximum period of 90 days in any 180-day period:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Macedonia, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay and Vanuatu. 

Citizens from all other countries (except, of course, european citizens) need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.


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