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Sweden Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with travel information & tips to plan your trip to Sweden and find the best things to see, do and experience in Sweden even before you arrive here.
History [Founded in 1397] • Capital [Stockholm] • Government [Constitutional Monarchy and Parliamentary Democracy ] • Currency [Swedish Krona (SEK)] • Language [Swedish(Official), English] • Religion [theist] • Electricity [230V/50Hz (European plug)] • Time Zone [UTC + 1h] • Country Code [+46] • Internet TLD [.se] • Emergencies [Dial 112]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Epiphany, January 6, Wed
– Good Friday, March 25, Fri
– Easter Monday, March 28, Mon
– Labour day, May 1, Sun
– Ascension Day, May 5, Thu
– National Day, June 6, Mon
– Midsummer Eve, June 24, Fri
– Midsummer Day, June 25, Sat
– All Saints Day, November 1, Tue
– Christmas Day Eve, December 24, Sat
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– Second Day of Christmas, December 26, Mon
– New Year’s Eve, December 31, Sat
Hotel – No tipping expected.
Restaurant – 5%-10% of the bill.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – Fare will be rounded up.
Spas – No tipping expected.
Money & Duty Free
Swedish Krona: SEK with symbol: kr = 100 öre
Swedish Krona Notes denominations (€):20, 50, 100, 500, 1000
Swedish Krona Coin denominations(€): 1, 2, 5, 10
MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.
Not widely accepted.