Dangers & Annoyances

Sweden is a very safe country, but you should consider the following:

  • In and around train stations in large cities (Gothenburg, Malmö and Stockholm), be aware of pickpockets.
  • Only use taxis from reputable companies (we list several), and agree on a fare before you get in.
  • If you're venturing out into the wilderness, make sure someone knows where you're going and when you expect to be back.
  • Familiarise yourself with the 'new' Swedish bills and coins, as there may still be old (invalid) currency in circulation.