Here are some simple facts and useful bits of information for your summer holiday in Scandinavia with Simply Sweden.
Sweden, Norway and Denmark are all 1hr ahead of the UK and change in sync with the UK.
Sweden, Norway and Denmark are not part of the European euro and instead all have their own respective Krona or Kroner. International credit and debit cards are widely accepted so only a small amount of currency is required. You will be asked either for a PIN or some form of identification when paying by card.
Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road and many of the same rules of the road apply with ‘zebra crossings’ being very common. Roads are wide and empty (compared to the UK!). Accidents with wildlife, such as moose, are rare but warning signs should be taken seriously. Drink driving rules are extremely strict and you may be subject to random tests. Many petrol stations are automated and you will need an international credit / debit card with a PIN number to use them.
Sweden, Norway and Denmark all accept the standard European 2 pin adapter (type C).
Climate & Clothing
Our holidays stretch from the south of Scandinavia in Denmark all the way to Svalbard deep inside the arctic circle, therefore it is easy to understand that the climate varies considerably over this distance. We therefore advise coming prepared for a little of everything.
The Midnight sun is best seen in the far northern parts of Scandinavia between the end of May to the beginning of August. This is when the sun never sets and sun bathing at 2am is not unheard of
This is usually efficient, comfortable and reliable, with busses, trains and ferries designed to integrate with each other’s timetables. When you are travelling to more remote areas where connections are necessary, in the unfortunate event your transport is delayed, you are likely to find your connecting transport will still be waiting for you when you arrive at your intermediate station.