Stockholm – Travel guide
WHAT TO EXPECT IN STOCKHOLM
Language: The most widely spoken language is Swedish, but around nine out of ten people do speak English.
Currency: Sweden rejected the euro and continues to use Swedish krona as the national currency. Currently, $1 U.S. dollar will get you SEK9.00 in Swedish krona.
Sweden is known for being notoriously expensive. Eating out and taking taxis will add up quickly so, if you’re traveling on a budget, consider getting a metro pass and, do as the locals do, by eating at a lunch buffet.
Credit Cards and Banks: ATMs can be found in many places around the city, while most retailers accept Visa and Mastercard, they may ask for ID when paying by card.
Climate: Stockholm is quite a mild city in the summer, with the sunshine providing warm but not unpleasant temperatures. Night temperatures in the winter can drop below freezing.
Warm Season: The best temperatures are experienced between June and August, with average daily highs of over twenty degrees Celsius.
Typically, there can be significant weather differences in parts of Stockholm because of the city’s seaside location. Even on a sunny day, things can get chilly! Your best bet is to always carry a jacket, no matter what season.