Sweden Travel Guide
Sweden is a stunning country made up of thousands of islands, beautiful lakes, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. Along with unparalleled natural beauty, Sweden also has a long and exciting history. Whether you visit the capital of Stockholm or the hip city of Gothenburg, there is so much in Sweden to see, experience, and eat!
Sweden is also one of the most progressive countries in the world, with over half of the nation’s energy coming from renewable sources. And, with longstanding cultural traditions, like Midsummer, the Swedes love a good party. Whether you’re looking for a modern city escape, an outdoor adventure, or world-class nightlife, Sweden has something for everyone.
June to August is the ideal time of year to travel to Sweden—the warm temperatures make it ideal for strolls through the cities and long afternoons in the sunshine.
If you head to the northern part of the country, you can see the midnight sun and tackle one of the many scenic hiking trails!
If you can handle the cold, the winter months, November through March, turn Sweden into a frosty wonderland. You’ll be just in time for the Northern Lights and can take part in all sorts of winter sports.
But if you want to experience Sweden’s legendary nightlife or archipelago adventures, it’s best to plan your trip around the summer months, from May to August.
What To Expect
Language: The official languages in Sweden are Swedish, Finnish, Yiddish, and Romani.
Currency: The currency in Sweden is the Swedish Krona. 1 USD is equivalent to about 9.24 SEK.
Credit Cards and ATMs: Most purchases in Sweden are made with debit or credit cards, so you don’t need to worry about keeping a lot of cash on you during your trip. One thing to keep in mind is that local banks impose fees when foreign cards use their machines. It’s a good idea to invest in a travel credit card that has no international transaction fees so you can save money.
Plugs: The plugs in Sweden use type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: Sweden is the 18th safest country in the world, making it an excellent destination for solo female travelers. While there is a low crime rate, you should still take precautions by locking up your bike and keeping an eye out for pickpockets.