Culture and traditions

Currency – Sweden

Sweden still keeps the Swedish krona as currency in progress. This is divided into 100 öre. Its abbreviation in stores is KR and in SEK banks. The values ​​of the bills are 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000 and 10,000. There are 50 öre, 1, 5, and 10 crowns coins.

Swedish krona

The euro is exchanged for approximately 9.5 Swedish kronor. You can change money in the banks of the main cities and airports. There are also private companies such as Forex or X-Change that offer attractive exchange rates. There are no restrictions on the amount of money with which you can enter Sweden.

The credit cards most common are American Express, Visa, Diners Club, Eurocard and Mastercard. It is possible to withdraw money with these at the ATMs of most of the banks. Normally, the travelers checks They are accepted. The change will be in crowns and most likely you will have to pay a commission.

Shopping in Sweden

Sweden It is known for its glass and glass items. his ceramics It is also much appreciated. This is produced especially in Höganasin the county of Skäne (south). There you will find them cheaper than anywhere else. In general, there are stores crafts or “hemslöjd” throughout the country. In them you will find wood carvings, embroidery and traditional clothes.

Swedish handicraft

The Schedule Working are as follows:


Monday to Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays: They close.

In the cities some banks They open until 18:00.


Monday to Friday: 09:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 09:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m.

The malls of the main cities usually open until 19:00 or more. Some open on Sundays from 12:00 to 16:00.

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