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Sweden

Free Travel Guide

Sweden

June to September

Swedish

Swedish Krona (SEC)

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The Scandinavian country of Sweden is best known for its Swedish balls and store chain Ikea. But of course this country is much more than that. Just think of beautiful cities like Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg. The country has a very diverse nature with glaciers, coastal islands and beautiful lakes. But also a very simple but delicious kitchen. Sweden is also a country with two faces. One in the summer and one in the winter. This country is very suitable for hikers and cyclists in the summer and for skiers and other winter sports in the winter. A city trip to this Scandinavian country in Europe is certainly not a bad idea either.

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Sweden

Food

Sweden is known for its traditional dishes of game and meatballs served with potatoes and red berries. In addition, fish is common as well as pastries. Most dishes are winter dishes of a decent portion. You can eat well and a lot here. In addition to the traditional dishes, you will also find all kinds of international cuisines, just like with us. Going to a restaurant is no more expensive than in Belgium. You pay European prices that are usually between 14 and 20 euros (converted) for an evening meal. Drinking alone is slightly more expensive, especially alcohol.

Papers for Sweden

Sweden is located in Europe, so as a European you do not need to apply for extra papers. Your identity card is also valid here. The same applies to your driver’s license. This is also valid here and is accepted by the local car rental companies. You do not need specific vaccinations for a trip to Sweden. With Covid19, these rules may change.

Toll roads in Sweden

Sweden only has toll roads in and around the cities of Stockholm and Gothenburg. In addition, the Oresund Bridge, which makes the connection between Sweden and Denmark, is also payable. The toll bridges Motala and Sundsvall are also charged. There are various options for paying these rates. In advance or on site and in cash or with your credit card.

Transport Sweden

The way to explore Sweden is undoubtedly by public transport. This is so well organized in this country that you can get everywhere without a car and that in a reasonably good time and at a reasonable rate. It is best to buy a charging card for the train, tram and bus. They belong to the same company and your card is valid for each of these modes of transport. In addition to the bus and train, you will sometimes also need a ferry. Especially in a city like Stockholm that consists of several islands. If you decide to go by car, keep in mind that you always fill up on time, because in Sweden it is sometimes more difficult to find a gas station. Furthermore, there are no toll roads in Sweden, but there are a few toll bridges. However, it is not worth avoiding these bridges. Because driving around will eventually cost you more in gas.

Accomodations

The price for an accommodation in Sweden is of course very dependent on the location. But in a city like Stockholm you can already find a decent hotel room from 60 euros for a night including breakfast. And with an Airbnb this is even possible from 25 euros per night, but without breakfast. Always check where your hotel or airbnb is located. Because sometimes this can be very remote, so you spend more on transport.

Internet

Sweden is a modern country. In most places in Sweden you can use free WiFi. You can find this in bars, restaurants, hotels and even in some museums. You can also just use your 4G connection (roaming costs have been abolished within Europe), although this does not always work well on, for example, the islands around Stockholm.

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