Practicalities in Sweden

There are a few practical things that might differ from country to country. We have listed some to help you prepare.

Daylight saving time

As in many other countries, Swedes turn their clocks forward one hour in the springtime and back one hour in the autumn to take maximum advantage of the sunlight. Swedes switch to 'summer time' on the last Sunday in March, and turn the clocks back one hour to 'winter time' on the last Sunday in October.


The voltage in Sweden is 230 V (50 Hz). Many sockets differ from Swedish ones (including both British and American), and you may need a converter or an adapter for your electrical appliances.


Sweden does not use the Euro (€). The Swedish currency is the krona (SEK), 1 krona = 100 öre.