Sweden international travel guide


Sweden is part of Europe with main city at Stockholm. It's usually 🌤️ -8.38 °C in Sweden with a rainfall of 🌧 32.62 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Sweden. Internet speed in Sweden is on average 19.1 Mbps. In Sweden you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 10M people. The main currency is Swedish Krona. The languages spoken are Swedish. Automatic teller machines are common in Sweden. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-8.38 °C   🌧 ~32.62 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 10M people


🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've updated our advice for Sweden and included new information on crime (see Safety). We haven't changed our level of advice: Exercise normal safety precautions in Sweden.

issued date: January 15, 2020


🔌 Sockets

Sweden uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Swedish


💱 Currencies Used

Sweden uses the Swedish krona (symbol: kr), code SEK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50 and 20 kronor. Krona is subdivided into 100 öres. Coins come in denominations of 10, 5 and 1 kronor.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Sweden (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Sweden. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

💁‍♂️ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Sweden. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts might sometimes include a service charge. If there is a service charge there is no need to tip.


📡 Internet

Internet speed in Sweden is on average 19.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Sweden is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 125.89 SEK, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 3 (Tre), Tele2, Telenor or Telia. Sweden uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Sweden upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Sweden, dial +, then 46 (the country code for Sweden), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Sweden, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 8 .


🛣️ Road rules

In Sweden you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on motorways, 110-120 km/h (68-74 mph) on expressways, 30-60 km/h (18-37 mph) in all built-up areas and 60-100 km/h (37-62 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.02%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 020 38 38 38 (Falck) or 020-100 100 (Viking). For general news on Sweden's traffic use Trafikverket. Most popular petrol stations in Sweden are Circle K, St1, Shell, OKQ8 and Preem. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called bensin or Blyfri (95/98). Petrol costs about 13.29 SEK per liter.Diesel option is called Diesel.

Last updated: February 12, 2020