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Insider Advice & Travel Tips from Locals in Sweden

Dining Out
Restaurants can be expensive in Sweden, but it’s worth it in most cases as Swedish chefs have become masters at incorporating high-quality fresh ingredients into their dishes. Most places serve a lunchtime Dagens rätt, or dish of the day, that includes a main dish, bread, salad and a drink for about SEK 60-90. If you’re looking for a more budget option, head to a café, cafeteria or even a hotdog stand to try avarmkorv for about SEK 10.

Smoking is banned within enclosed public spaces and on public transport.


Swedes are reserved. Avoid affectionate touching & emotional displays in public.

Be prepared for plenty of toasts. Keep eye contact during speech.

Disrobe completely before you sauna. You can bring a towel if you're shy.