The ultimate travel guide to Sweden

Explore enchanting Sweden with our travel guide! From the picturesque beauty of Stockholm’s archipelago to the pristine wilderness of Lapland, Sweden offers an unforgettable travel experience. Stroll through colorful old streets, discover medieval castles, and enjoy the tranquility of crystal-clear lakes. Our Sweden guide reveals essential tips for experiencing local traditions, tasting delicious Swedish cuisine, and exploring modern cities. Whether you’re inspired by the art of Gothenburg or seeking the tranquility of the Swedish countryside, let our guide lead you to a Scandinavian adventure full of culture, nature, and relaxation.

What can you expect from Sweden

Capital: Stockholm

Language:The official language in Sweden is Swedish. Additionally, Sami, the language of the Sami population, is an official language in Sweden. Most people in Sweden speak English reasonably well.

Payment methods:Debit cards and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. Additionally, there are plenty of ATMs throughout the country. However, cash is becoming less and less used in Sweden, and in some places, it’s not even accepted anymore.

Power outlets:In Sweden the power plugs and sockets are of type F. The standard voltage is 230 volts.

Time zone: Sweden is in the Central European Time (CET) time zone. Thereis no time difference between the Netherlands and Sweden. Both the Netherlands and Sweden have a separate summer and winter time.

Visa:If you are staying in Sweden for less than 90 days, you do not need a visa. Want to stay longer than 90 days? In that case it is best you contact the embassy.

Currency: Swedish crown (SEK)

Zweden - Kiruna

Best time to visit Sweden

The southern part of Sweden has a moderate maritime climate. This weather is quite similar to the weather in the Netherlands. Therefore, we recommend visiting the south of Sweden in the summer months. The temperatures are then pleasant for exploring the cities and beautiful nature.  

The northern part of Sweden, also known as Swedish Lapland, has a cool continental climate. The difference between summer and winter is very large in this area. In the summer, the sun does not set here, which means you can see the midnight sun very well. The winters are very cold in Swedish Lapland, with temperatures that can drop to -20 degrees Celsius. During this period, the Northern Lights are clearly visible, and there is snow everywhere. A unique period to discover this region.