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
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.
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!
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.
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.
What to expect
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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