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Facts & Practical information

Find facts and information about Stockholm that help you plan a successful meeting.

Facts & Links

Currency

1 krona (SEK)= 100 öre. Notes: 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1,000. Coins: 50 öre, 1 krona, 5 kronor, 10 kronor.

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Useful links

Public Holidays

Stockholm Guides

More practical information is found on Visit Sweden's website. Below are some examples:

Banking & shopping hours

Disabled travellers

Health & medicare

Time and Daylight

What to wear

Want to know even more about Sweden? Go to Sweden.se

Short facts about Stockholm

  • Founded in 1252
  • Population of the City of Stockholm 847,073 (December 31, 2010)*
  • Population of Greater Stockholm 2,073,952 (December 31, 2010)*
  • Area: 449,964 square kilometers
  • Built on 14 islands.

Short facts about Sweden

  • Constitutional monarchy
  • Member of the European Union since 1995
  • Total population: 9,464,486 (August 31, 2011)*
  • Official language: Swedish
  • Time zone: GMT + 1 hour. Daylight saving begins at the end of March and lasts until the end of October.
    *Source: SCB

VAT

Non-EU residents have tax-free shopping privileges for goods that are packed and sealed in the shop and meant for use outside Swedish borders. The refund is between 12.5 and 17.5 percent on every purchase exceeding SEK 200 in shops affiliated with Global Blu

Visa

For information on visa requirements, please visit The Swedish Migration Board’s website or contact the Swedish Embassy.

Permits

If you are planning to organize an event, it is important to be aware of any permits that are required, and to allow plenty of time to apply for them. 

 If you need help with permit issues, please contact Stockholm Event Network, evenemang@stockholm.se

Climate

Stockholm has four distinct seasons, each with its own characteristics and charm.

Summer: experience the midnight sun. The nights never get completely dark.
Fall: the colors are changing, offering spectacular scenery.
Winter: snowy with crisp air. Enjoy outdoor activities or cuddle up in front of the fireplace.
Spring: spring flowers paint the city and the days are getting longer again.

Temperatures

  High Low
Winter (December – March) 2°C (36°F) -7°C (19°F)
Spring (April – May) 20°C (68°F) 5°C (41°F)
Summer (June – August) 25°C (77°F) 20°C (68°F)
Fall (September – November) 18°C (64°F) 5°C (41°F)

Read more about the weather at Sweden.se