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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘hej’
(hey)
Swedish
Plug combo cf
Electricity
230V/50hz
May-Jul
Dec-Mar
Best time to go
Summer
Winter

Money and costs

Currency
Kronor (kr)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 19, 2018 5:30AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
1000kr
  • Dorm bed or campsite: 250–450kr
  • Fast-food meal (kebab, quiche, sandwich): 65–85kr
  • 24-hour bus and metro ticket: 120kr
  • Admission to museum: 100kr
Midrange
1000–2000kr
  • Double room in midrange hotel: 1000–1600kr
  • Happy-hour beer: 55–75kr
  • Meal at a midrange restaurant: 100–295kr
  • 72-hour bus and metro ticket: 240kr
Top end (more than)
2000kr
  • Double room in top-end hotel: 1600–2600kr
  • Dinner with drinks at a nice restaurant: 350–600kr
  • Taxi from airport: 520kr

Visas

Americans don’t need a visa to enter Sweden; some nationalities will need a Schengen visa, good for 90 days.

Get the latest visa advice for Sweden from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
SWE
Blekinge
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1125234
0.17
0.01
Jun – Aug
21117052
0.37
0.01
Sep – Nov
1255340
0.2
0.01
Dec – Feb
2-33627
0.07
0.0
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Malmö
Go May–Sep
Mar – May
1135136
Jun – Aug
21116852
Sep – Nov
1265442
Dec – Feb
3-23728
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Gothenburg
Go May–SepDec–Jan
Mar – May
1035035
Jun – Aug
20126753
Sep – Nov
1255341
Dec – Feb
2-32418
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Stockholm
Go Apr–MaySep–Oct
Mar – May
924833
Jun – Aug
22137154
Sep – Nov
1155140
Dec – Feb
1-53324
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Sweden

There is a good choice of flights to Sweden from most of the major cities in Europe. Trains also head here, many using Hamburg as a gateway to Scandinavia. Long distance buses also make the trip with connections from the UK via the Channel Tunnel. Flights, tours and rail tickets can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Sweden

The best price found from United States to Sweden is on October 9th, 2018, travelling with WOW air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $160.00
ARN
Stockholm Arlanda

Getting around Sweden

Transport in Sweden is reliable and easy to navigate. Roads are generally in good repair, and buses and trains are comfortable, with plenty of services on board and in stations. There's a good trip planner at https://reseplanerare.resrobot.se.

Car Expensive but great if you want to explore smaller roads and remote places; especially ideal for camping and outdoor activities.

Bus More thorough coverage than the train network, and often equally quick and cheap (if not more so).

Train Affordable and extensive; speed depends on whether the route is local, regional or express.

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