sweden vacation and travel tips

When you think of Sweden, you probably imagine ABBA, vikings or blonde-haired blue eyed models. Sweden is a gorgeous Scandinavian nation which has beautiful cities, glacial mountains, inland lakes and thousands of coastal islands. All of these aspects can make a Sweden vacation unforgettable for any traveler to explore the country. 

We are so lucky to live in Denmark and only a short distance away from Sweden. We make regular trips to the country whether it’s a flight to Stockholm or a train ride to Lund or Malmö. This page is set up to highlight the best posts we have about travel to Sweden.

Good to Know Before Visiting Sweden

Capital

Stockholm

Currency

The Swedish Krona |SEK | kr.

Power Voltage and Socket

230 Volt, C and F Sockets

Religion

(Lutheran) Church of Sweden and Sweden is somewhat secular with 30% of the population unaffiliated to any religion

Official Language

Swedish

Knowledge of English

Like all of Scandinavia, it is very easy to get by in Sweden using only English and over 80% of the population is conversational. 

Safety Concerns

Sweden is one of the safest countries in the entire world. Long gone are the days of pillaging – you can expect a safe travel experience in Sweden.

No matter where you travel, you should exercise some caution because there are always criminals ready to exploit confused travelers. 

LGBT Safety and Protections

Sweden is one of the most progressive nations in the world and a beacon of tolerance in Europe. It’s ranked as an A+ for LGBTQ+ travel and safety and considered the safest country in the world for LGBTQ+ travelers. 

Main Tourist Attractions

Sweden is one of the coolest countries to visit because you have beautiful cities like Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg as well as smaller towns, mountains, lakes and islands. It’s a perfect destination for outdoor activities as well as city breaks.