Sweden has four distinct seasons which differ depending on where you are in the country. The following applies to Stockholm:
1 krona (SEK) = 100 öre
10 SEK translate roughly to 1.1 Euro or 1.45 USD.
Visit the following websites for exact exchange rates.
- FOREX, www.forex.se
- X-Change, www.x-change.se
Tap water is fit for drinking everywhere in Sweden.
The official language in Sweden is Swedish. English is compulsory in school from the age of 10, so most Swedes speak good English. German, French and Spanish are also studied in school, although they are less frequently spoken than English.
This unique Swedish public right, called Allemansrätten, allows everyone to walk freely through the countryside, and camp for one night in the forests and countryside without a permit. It also places serious responsibility upon each individual to protect the countryside. There are many restrictions intended to prevent damage.
GMT + 1 hour. Daylight saving time begins at the end of March and lasts until the end of October.
Tips and service charge are included in all prices at hotels and restaurants and in taxis. If you want to show your appreciation for good service, leave a small tip (approximately 10%) anyway.
Source: The official Visitor's guide of Stockholm, www.stockholmtown.com