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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
Monday
HRS
14
14
MINS
53
53
Current Time
GMT +2

Money and costs

Currency
Kronor (kr)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated September 01, 2019 5:08AM 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

Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days. Not required for members of EU or Schengen countries.

Get the latest visa advice for Sweden from our community.

When to go and weather

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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, rental cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

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 useful 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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