In the heart of Scandinavia, Sweden is a beautiful country renowned for its diverse landscapes of lush forests, rocky coastlines, tropical beaches, rolling hills and the northern lights. Its rich history and varied landscapes make it a perfect destination for hiking and skiing, and is considered a tourist paradise.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Sweden is generally between May and September for warmer temperatures and longer days. The warmest month is July, with an average temperature of 15°C and 20°C.
The climate of northern Sweden varies from southern Sweden, where the north has more than six months of winter, and the south has approximately three months of winter.
Spring – March, April, May
Summer – June, July, August
Autumn – September, October, November
Winter – December, January, February
WHAT TO EXPECT
The official language is Swedish (Svenska), although English is widely spoken.
The Swedish Krona (Kr) is the official currency of Sweden.
Banks & ATMs:
The leading banks in Sweden are Nordea Bank, Svenska Handelsbanken, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken and Swedbank. ATMs are widely available.
Plugs and Sockets:
There are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins, and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.
Sweden operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
Swedish society is based on equality and individualism, and Swedes deeply respect integrity.
Sweden is considered a safe country with a low crime level, and violent crime is uncommon, but exercise normal precautions.
Scandinavian Airlines is the national carrier for Norway, Denmark and Sweden, but many International airlines also fly.
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