Sweden

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

 

Currency - Business hours - Transportation - Internet - Basic conversation guide - Langages spoken


Currency

The currency is the Swedish krona, 1 krona = 100 Öre (aures). ISO code is SEK
It is issued in coins of 50 aures and 1, 5 and 10 krona and in bills of 20, 50, 100, 500 to 1000 kronas. The Swedish krona is not an euro currency.

 

Automatic Teller Machines (ATM)
To find out the locations of ATMs in Sweden , click on the link to your credit card: Visa, Mastercard or American Express


Business hours

Banks open from Monday to Friday from 9AM to 3PM and in big cities to 4 or 5.30 PM some days.



Transportation

Road
To go out is safe in towns. In Stockholm, avoid walking down the streets in the evening in some specific places located in downtown and in suburbs with bad reputations (violence, drugs). The roads conditions are excellent. In winter, the network is subject to frequent clearings (sand, salting, snowplough). On the other hand, sidewalks are badly cleared and slippery. Driving on the right side of the road and headlights must be turned on day and night. Snow tyres are compulsory from November 1st to April 30th. Respect parking spaces reserved for disabled persons and the rule of ten metres to be left free in every urban crossroads. Authorized maximal speed: 50 km/h in town, 90 to 110 km/h on road and 110 km/h on highway.



Rail
The railroad network is wide and modern. Useful phone number: The Swedish Railroads: 020.75.75.75.

Air
The maintenance of the internal air navy fleets does not call to any particular comments.

 


Internet

The Internet suffix is: .se



Basic conversation guide

Yes = Ja
No = Nej
Thank you = Tack
Hello = Hej
Goodbye = Hej d å, Adj ö
I do not understand = Jag förstår inte
How much does this cost ? = Hur mycket kostar det här?
I would like to buy. please = Jag skulle vilja köpa...
Do you accept the credit card? = Tar or kreditkort?
Where is...? = the Var är? The Var ligger?
Post office = Post
bank = Bank
Police station = Polisstation
Pharmacy = Apotek
Airport = Flygplats
Train station = Järnvägsstation
One ticket to. please = In biljett till, tack
Would you have any available rooms for tonight ? = Finns det något ledigt ikväll.

 


Languages spoken

Official language: Swedish. Commercial language: English. The Swedish language is the most frequently used Nordic language. It belongs to the Nordic branch of Germanic languages. The same applies to Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic and Feroïen. Norwegians and Danes also understand Swedish. In Sweden, English is the most commonly studied language, followed by German.


Last modified in January 2006
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