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Currency, Exchange, Credit Cards, ATMs in Sweden

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Currency

Official currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona (plural 'kronor', code SEK; symbol kr), divided into 100 öre. Available notes come in denominations of kr1,000, kr500, kr100, kr50 and kr20. Coins are in denominations of kr10, kr5, kr2, kr1, and 50 öre.

Foreign Currency Exchange

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, money exchange bureaus, at airports, railway stations, ferry terminals and major hotels in Sweden.

ATMs

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are widely available throughout the country. Most of them accept international cards with Cirrus, Maestro, Visa or MasterCard logo, so travelers can easily withdraw cash through credit card cash advance or debit card cash withdrawal. Some ATMs may not work with cards that don't have a chip.

Credit Cards

Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Diners Club, are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants, stores, taxis, car rental companies, and for air, ship and rail tickets. Most merchants require ID when paying with a credit card.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler's checks are widely accepted in Sweden. They can be cashed at banks, money exchange offices, most post offices as well as used as payment in some larger stores (in such cases expect change to be given in krona). It is recommended to bring checks in euros, pounds sterling or US dollars.

Banking Hours

Typically banks are open from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Wednesday and on Fridays, 10:00am to 3:00pm on Thursdays 1000-1600/1730. In larger cities you can find some banks open longer hours and on weekends.

Taxes

A value-added tax of 25% is applied to most purchases in Sweden. Visitors from outside of European Union can claim a tax refund when leaving Sweden. The minimum purchase is 200 kronor.


Current Swedish Krona Rates

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