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FirstCamp Mölle - Höganäs is a family campsite with a fine location at the foot of the Kullaberg, which marks the point where the Atlantic...

An ideal stopover for those travelling the E4 coastal route, and a good base from which to explore the area, this campsite is 6 km...

Glyttinge Camping is situated in a wooded area on the outskirts of Linköping and only five minutes by car from the IKEA shopping mall. It...

A very comfortable and pleasant municipal site just off the main E18 motorway from Oslo to Stockholm, this has 229 large, numbered pitches, all with...

Camping Böda Sand is beautifully situated at the northern end of the island of Öland and is one of Sweden’s largest and most modern campsites...

This privately owned site on the west coast is situated on a peninsula overlooking the magnificent coastline of Bohuslän. Open all year, it is a...

Gustavsvik is one of the most modern and most visited camping and leisure parks in Sweden. This resort-style site is ideally situated almost halfway between...

Open all year, Herrfallet Camping is situated on a peninsula and designated nature reserve, on Lake Hjälmaren, one of Sweden’s large lakes. There is a...

First Camp Åhus – Kristianstad is in the Skåne province on the South Baltic coast, set in a natural environment amongst mature pine trees which...

Frykenbadens Camping is a well cared for campsite in a quiet wooded area on the southern shore of Lake Fryken, taking around 180 units on...

Mora, at the northern end of Lake Silijan, is surrounded by small localities all steeped in history and culture. On the island of Sollerön, south...

Kramfors lies just to the west of the E4, and travellers may well pass by over the Höga Kusten bridge, and miss this friendly little...

Sommarvik Camping (also known as Årjäng Camping & Stugor) is in beautiful surroundings with some of the 350 pitches overlooking the clear waters of the...

This is a family site, located on Bråviken Bay on the Baltic coast 160 km. south of Stockholm. Open all year, the site is just...

One of the largest sites in Scandinavia, Västervik Resort has unrivalled views of the 'Pearl of the East Coast’ – Västervik and its fjords and...

Spilhammers Camping is located on the border of Jönköpinglan and Kalmarlan, about 350 km from Malmö. Situated in the forest at two small lakes with...

This extremely high quality, family campsite, with a strong pirate theme, is beautifully situated on the west coast, 5 km. south of Strömstad. A very...

A pleasant, well-managed site in a prime location by Lake Tiken, Tingsryds Camping is well placed for Sweden’s Glass District. The 190 large pitches are...

Beside the Söderåsen National Park, this scenic campsite has its own fishing lake and many activities for the whole family. It could be described as...

Hökensås is located just west of Lake Vättern and south of Tidaholm, in a beautiful nature reserve of wild, unspoiled scenery. This pleasant campsite is...


The largest of the Scandinavian countries, Sweden is sparsely populated and is a land of extensive pine forests and the midnight sun. Its people are very relaxed and a liberal attitude permeates the culture, as do the long-held traditions and festivals that form a central part of Swedish life.

The south is, unsurprisingly, the most popular area for camping in Sweden. It’s dominated by two great lakes and is home to several historic ports, such as Gothenburg and Malmö. Its capital, Stockholm, is built on 14 small islands and is an attractive, vibrant city with plenty to offer visitors.

A stronghold of the Viking era, Skåne is a patchwork of forest and farmland, with castles and manors dotted all around. From here, it’s not far to Öland island, a favourite among holidaymakers who enjoy camping in Sweden thanks to its sandy beaches and rolling pastures.

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Basic Information


Capital Stockholm
Currency Swedish Krona (SEK)
Language(s) Swedish
Time Zones CET (UTC+01)
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02)
Telephone Code +46
Units Metric

EU Member Yes
Schengen Area

Tourism Website

Sweden is a member of the European Union, and customs inspections are occasionally conducted on individuals and vehicles crossing the border to ensure compliance with  Sweden's regulations.

Shopping in Sweden


Scandinavian design is world-famous for its clean lines and sleek, contemporary look—Swedish products, whether furniture, handbags, or even sweets, often fit this mould. Sweden is known for its minimalist and functional design. Look out for brands like IKEA for home furnishings and decor, H&M for fashion, and various Swedish designers for high-quality products. Major cities in Sweden have well-known department stores like NK (Nordiska Kompaniet) in Stockholm and NK Gothenburg. These stores offer a variety of luxury brands, designer items, and high-quality goods. 

When it comes to souvenir shopping in Sweden, you have a wide range of options to choose from. Things to look out for when souvenir shopping are:  Dala horses are hand-painted wooden horses and are a traditional Swedish symbol. They come in various sizes and colours and are a charming representation of Swedish folk art. Scandinavia has a rich Viking history. You can find items like Viking ship replicas, jewellery with Viking motifs, and even clothing inspired by Norse designs. Swedish liquorice, also known as "Saltlakrits", is a popular and distinctive type of liquorice that has a unique flavour and texture. One of the standout characteristics of Swedish liquorice is the salty variety. It's an acquired taste and can be intense for those not used to it. Aquavit is a traditional Scandinavian spirit with vital cultural significance in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Iceland. It is a distilled alcoholic beverage often flavoured with various herbs, spices, and botanicals, giving it a unique and distinctive flavour profile. Aquavit is typically enjoyed as a sipping spirit or used in cocktails.

Most shops, including grocery stores and retail stores, typically open around 10:00 a.m. and close around 6:00 p.m. Some larger cities and shopping centres might have extended hours until 8:00 p.m. On Saturdays, shops generally have shorter hours. They typically open around 10:00 a.m. and close around 4:00 p.m. Some larger stores might stay open until 6:00 p.m. Many shops are closed on Sunday.


Swedish Krona

The currency used in Sweden is the Swedish Krona, abbreviated as "SEK" or represented by the symbol "kr." ATMs are widely available in Sweden, and credit/debit cards are widely accepted for payments in most places, including shops, restaurants, and public transportation. Cash usage has decreased in recent years, and card payments are the norm for many transactions. It is a good idea to have a mix of payment methods while travelling in Sweden, including a small amount of local currency especially when visiting smaller towns and villages where card acceptance may be limited.

Public Holidays

  • New Year's Day: January 1st
  • Epiphany: January 6th
  • Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day and Pentecost Sunday
  • Labour Day: May 1st 
  • National Day: June 6th 
  • Midsummer Eve: June 23rd 
  • Midsummer Day: June 24th 
  • All Saint's Day: November 4th 
  • Christmas Eve: December 24th
  • Christmas Day:  December 25th
  • Second Day of Christmas: December 26th 
  • New Year's Eve: December 31st 

Please note Some dates are moveable, so please check before travelling.

Driving in Sweden

Sweden Road in winter

Visitors to Sweden who wish to drive in the country must comply with the following requirements:

  1. A valid driver's license: Visitors must have a valid driver's license from their home country
  2. Minimum driving age: The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
  3. Car insurance: Visitors must have valid car insurance for their vehicle, covering both the driver and passengers.
  4. Vehicle registration: Visitors must have a valid vehicle registration for their car, which must be displayed on the vehicle.
  5. Vehicles registered in the UK must display the letters “UK” when driving in Sweden. The identifier can be incorporated in vehicle number plates (along with the Union Flag) or as a separate sticker.
  6. Road rules: In Sweden, you drive on the right and overtake on the left. Vehicles from the right generally have priorityThe use of seat belts is mandatory for all occupants of a vehicle. Visitors must follow Slovenia's traffic laws, including speed limits, traffic signals, and road signs.
  7. Use dipped headlights during the daytime all year round and on all roads
  8. Safety equipment: A red warning triangle is compulsory in case of an accident or breakdown. It is recommended that visitors equip their vehicle with a fire extinguisher and a first-aid kit, reflective jacket and spare bulbs for external lights.
  9. Alcohol law: The drink-drive limit for all drivers is 0.02%. Random tests are carried out, and drivers must always submit to a test at the request of the police, even if there are no grounds for suspicion.
  10. Cars have to pay a toll on some roads, while there are also bridges that have a charge – Oresund, Motala, Sundsvall, Storebaelt and Svinesund.
  11. Large wild animals, including elk and moose, often run out into the road in rural areas.
  12. When driving a car, during the period 1 December to 31 March, you must have winter tyres on your vehicle if there are winter conditions.

Emergency Services

Sweden's emergency number for life-threatening emergencies. To access police, ambulance, fire brigade services, air, sea and mountain rescue  112

Healthcare Advice 1177

Non Urgent police matters 114 14

Information about major accidents and crises in Sweden 113 13



It's important to note that Sweden's weather can vary significantly between the southern and northern regions. The parts of the north of Sweden, such as Lapland, experience more extreme weather conditions, including colder temperatures and a more extended period of darkness during winter. Sweden's weather varies significantly throughout the year due to its northern latitude and diverse geography.

Winters in Sweden are cold and can be quite harsh, especially in the northern regions. Average temperatures can range from -6°C to -1°C in the southern parts and even colder in the north. Snow is common, and many lakes freeze, making winter sports such as skiing and ice skating popular.

In Spring, temperatures start to rise, and the snow begins to melt. However, March can still be cold, but April and May are slightly warmer. Spring can be unpredictable in terms of weather, with occasional rain and fluctuations in temperature.

Summers in Sweden are short but can be quite pleasant. Average temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C, with the southern parts being warmer than the north. The days are long, and in the northernmost parts of Sweden, the sun doesn't set for a period known as the "midnight sun." This is a popular time for outdoor activities and festivals.

The beginning of autumn in can still be mild and pleasant, with average temperatures ranging from 10°C to 15°C in the southern parts. September is a popular time for outdoor activities where people are seen enjoying the last traces of warmth before the colder months arrive.