About Stockholm

 

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Modernity meets tranquility. Trend-setting restaurants close to an idyllic archipelago. Welcome to a city where it is easy to breathe – and to feel your pulse. Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden, built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. With few high-rise buildings, Stockholm has a unique landscape. It’s mostly church spires that pierce the otherwise almost unobstructed skyline. Over 30 percent of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30 percent is parks and green spaces.

To learn more about Stockholm and Sweden visit Visit Sweden!


Quick Guide

Language

The national language of Sweden is Swedish, however English is widely used.

Climate & Weather

Temperatures in the end of May and in June regularly hit +17–21°C. More information can be found at the site timeanddate.com or at SMHI.

Electricity

Electrical sockets (outlets) in Sweden are one of the two European standard electrical socket types, and usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC.

Time

Central European Standard Time (CET)

Central European Summer Time (CEST) starts 27th of March 2022.

Sweden is GMT/UTC + 1h during Standard Time
Sweden is GMT/UTC + 2h during Daylight Saving Time

Currency

The currency in Sweden is called the Swedish crown, or the krona (SEK). Credit and debit cards are accepted almost everywhere in Stockholm. Forex is the place to exchange money or buy SEK. They are found throughout the city at 17 locations, including Arlanda Airport.

Telecommunication 

You can buy a prepaid SIM Card in Sweden in a convenience store like 7-eleven, Pressbyrån, or in grocery stores like COOP, ICA or Hemköp. There are four different cell networks in Sweden: Telia, Tele2, Telenor, and Tre (3). The telephone and internet connection in Sweden is very good. It’s common for cafés, restaurants and libraries to have free Wi-Fi.

Things to do around Stockholm

Find the summer guide here: https://www.visitstockholm.com/see-do/attractions/stockholm-top-10/