Fourteen centuries ago, the territory where Sweden lies today, was completely covered with ice. Today it is a prosperous Scandinavian country located in the northern part of Europe and bordered by Norway and Finland. Composed of thousands of islands, it is a territory of diverse geography offering activities in nature such as skiing, hiking and fishing. In Sweden, there is a special relationship between nature and the citizen, through the "Right of Public Access", which guarantees Swedes free access to the nature that surrounds them as long as there is no disturbance or destruction. Stockholm, the capital and largest city of this country is a bustling city that offers many experiences: the Stockholm Museum of Architecture and Design (ArkDes), the Vasa Museum that exhibits a sunken ship and, of course, multiple bars, cafes and restaurants.
Accessible travel Sweden
Sweden is a very forward-looking country in terms of its accessibility policies. Trains have elevators and special seats for wheelchair users, guide services are available at all metro stations, trains and larger bus terminals. You can book in advance by calling Customer Service. All city buses have ground level entrances and ramps for wheelchair users; in rural areas it is harder to ensure accessible transportation. For information on the accessibility of specific places, such as restaurants, museums and places of interest, Sweden has a web resource where you can search for this information on almost 9,000 places.
Health care in Sweden is of good quality but for foreigners is not free of charge. Be sure to take out adequate health insurance for your personal and travel needs, and have funds to cover any medical emergencies.
No vaccinations are required for travel to Sweden.
Crimes in Sweden are not recurrent, however they occur especially in urban areas, therefore, we recommend you to be cautious and avoid flashing valuables.
Entry requirements for Sweden depend on your nationality. Check the specific entry requirements, depending on your nationality, here.
Sweden enjoys a temperate climate and four separate seasons. However, the further north you go, the more extreme the weather will be. Be sure to bring appropriate clothing.
The official language of Sweden is Swedish and the majority of the population speaks English. Finnish, Sami, Romani, Yiddish and Meänkieli are also recognized as minority languages.
Electricity in Sweden is 230V at a frequency of 50Hz and the plugs are type F.