Sweden is a country in Northern Europe. This Scandinavian country is bordered by Norway to the west and Finland to the east. Also, it is connected to Denmark through a bridge-tunnel across the Oresund Strait. As the third-largest country in the European Union, it has a total population of more than 9.8 million.  Most of the citizens live in the urban areas.

The main language here is Swedish. There are several local languages, which differ, depending on the area. Also, people learn English from an early age as the first foreign language.

Although it is a monarchy by the constitution, King Carl XVI Gustaf does not possess any executive power. Stockholm is the capital and largest city. After the sun has set in the capital city, a unique nightlife scene greets you. 

The official currency is Swedish Krona. The approximate exchange rate is 9, 38 krona for US$1. Currency exchange is available through FOREX foreign exchange agencies, which you can find in major cities, airports and ferry terminals. All major credit cards are acceptable around the country. There are also numerous ATMs available. Traveler’s cheques are easy to exchange at most banks.

There are numerous car hire agencies in Sweden. Also, special weekend deals are often available. However, regarding Sweden’s long distances, the best option would be the package with unlimited miles. Road condition in Sweden is very well. Cars drive on the right side of the road.

As for electricity, Sweden uses type F sockets, as most countries in Europe. You need to bring a travel adapter to fit the proper socket type. Check out the above-linked page to see the photos and other useful information. The standard voltage is 230 V.  Many of your devices may need a step-up transformer to match the electrical voltage.

Sweden is a land of stunning landscapes and cityscapes. While visiting this breathtaking country, you can take long walks along the forested trails or spend time outdoors by camping or hiking. It is perhaps one of the two most peaceful countries in Europe. The only competition is Switzerland. Since it has not engaged in war since 1815, it has a long-standing tradition of peace.


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