Language

Many Swedes speak English, German and French, but Swedish is the main language. The northern Sami people speak Lapp.

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Money

Sweden’s official currency is the krona, which breaks down into 100 ore. You can change money at banks, airport, ferry terminals, post offices and Forex exchange offices. ATMs are all over the place, and many of them accept Visa and MasterCard. Major credit cards and traveler’s checks are widely accepted.

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Communications

Sweden’s international country code is 46. To call another country from Sweden, dial 00 followed by the appropriate country code. Internet cafes can be found all over the place.

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Tipping

Restaurants include a service charge, but it’s customary to add a 7 to 10 percent tip for evening meals. Tip taxis by rounding off the fare. Hotels are grateful for tips recognizing exceptional service.

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Safety

Most tourists don’t have any trouble in Sweden; crimes levels are very low. Use common sense and keep your valuables hidden, since petty crime can occur among summer tourist crowds.

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Health

Travel to Sweden doesn’t have any health risks associated with it, and the medical care is very good.

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Electricity

Sweden’s electrical current is 220 volts, 50Hz and uses European-style, two-pinned plugs.

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A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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