Fast Facts: Sweden

What is the weather like in Sweden?

May through September is the best time to visit Sweden. Take a jacket for cooler nights and higher elevations and an umbrella for drizzles.

Check out the current weather conditions in Sweden.


What is required for entry into Sweden?

See our Visa page for information on passport and visas to Sweden.


Are there any health precautions I should take?

There are no health requirements or advisories.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization


What is the currency?

In Sweden, the currency is the krona. Please review the current exchange rate for the the krona.


Tipping: In restaurants, the tip is included under the heading “MOMS”. For exceptional service, tip an extra 5-10%.


What are the items I should shop for in Sweden?

Items to look for in Sweden are crystal and glass, amber, stamps, stainless-steel cutlery, coins, knitted sweaters, furniture, silver and gold jewelry, woodwork, and rya rugs. In Lapland, look for Sami art and handicrafts.


What are the voltage requirements in Sweden?

Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

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