Sweden What to Pack

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Sweden What to Pack

  • Weather-Related

    Stockholm What to Pack

    If you are planning to use the public transport from airport to the city you have to have convenient rollon luggage, I originally through of taking the train but found it maybe cheaper to get a cab. Stockholm is cold.. most of the time. My sister who lives there says so, she always suggest no matter the season always bring a Jacket / sweater. Even...

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  • Windproofs & sweater

    Malmö What to Pack

    I wasnt wrapped up warm enough.As Copenhagen had been pretty mild that morning, I figured I'd be ok, but there is one hell of an icy chill from the sea! So put on your woollies :) Picture of Malmo port

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  • Climate

    Jönköping What to Pack

    don't miss your umbrella!!! Rainy season: There is no special rainy season Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 3 – 16°C ( 38 - 60°F ); min: -2 - 5°C ( 28 - 41°F ) Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 19 – 21°C ( 66 - 70°F ); min: 10 - 12°C ( 50 - 53°F ) Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 5 – 15°C ( 41 - 59°F); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 – 45°F ) Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 0 –...

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  • Winter

    Stockholm What to Pack

    Sturdy shoes with a lot of grip - while the pavements are gritted and cleared, sometimes they can be very icy. Hat, scarf and gloves are essential - try Stadium for cheap sports gloves, hats, scarves otherwise there are lots of designer places with very expensive ones! hand creams, moisturisers quick lenses - light is not good before 9am and after...

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  • I know it sounds obvious.

    I mentioned in my introduction page that I visited Sweden in February and March and it was cold, very cold. We spent most of our time in the North of the country and it was mostly below -20 degrees C. As the title suggests it is obvious but you really do need to pack for extremely cold and snowy conditions. You should certainly consider thermals,...

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  • Warm clothes.

    When it is cold and lots of snow during the winter season. Bring warm clothes and shoes. I guess dont like to travel and be cold.

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  • Booze!

    If you like a drink bring it with you. The prices in Stockholm are truly frightening particularly in restaurants where a small beer will set you back £5 and a basic bottle of wine £33 - I'm not joking and I don't mean expensive restaurants either (well expensive by UK standards but not by Swedish).

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  • Lights and showers

    Mosquito Repellent if you want to go fishing or camping by a lake I would raccomend a rain jacket (anyway also in the sunniest month of July) and a dark mask to put on to avoid lights coming into the windows during the nights in summer. If you are not used to such clear nights it could be a nightmare trying to sleep in Scandinavia. Windows have...

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  • Electrical Outlet Sockets

    The photo shows a standard electrical socket in Sweden. If you don't have a plug thats this type and shape then your favourite power items are not going to work.

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  • Swedish coins

    tag everything with colored tape, ribbon or such be prepared for warm, cool, rain If coming from USA, make sure you bring with your cold medicines, asprin, etc. You cannot purchase these items over the counter. I have found its nice to have with your laptop that will burn CD's. When my memory card is full, i just download onto the laptop. Have...

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  • Mosquito repellent and other things....

    Windproof clothes and good walking shoes - both for the outdoors as well as for cities!! The cobble stone in Stockholm is hard on your feet, so you will really appreciate good footwear! lots of film or memory cards! moquito repellent!!! This is the most important thing when going camping in summer!

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  • Photo Equipment - General Advice

    Any piece of photo equipment you might fancy is easily available in almost any town - well, except really expensive/professional digital cameras & accessories costing 10000 & upwards:)))However, they are much more expensive here than in practically any other country, so I suggest you bring at least the minimum you think you'll need + at least 10%...

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  • Good clothing is the key to a good...

    During the cold months (roughly speaking november through march) you should definitely bring the following items:A warm jacketLong legged underwearProtection for your headMuffler/scarfWarm shoes, maybe even with extra inside solesWarm socksGlovesThis list is valid for visiting any part of Sweden during this time. In the southernmost parts it...

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  • Climate in Sweden

    Katterjakk (north): Summers average maximum is about 13°C (55°F) minimum around 6°C (43°F). Winters average maximum is about -5°C (23°F) minimum around -15°C (5°F). It can rain/shower all over the year, mainly in April.Ostersund (center): Summers average maximum is about 18°C (64°F) minimum around 10°C (50°F). Winters average maximum is about...

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  • What to put in your bag

    No matter for how long you are going to stay in Sweden and no matter at what period of the year, the weather can change several times per day. So, even if you travel there just for a few days or a week it's necessary to have few T-shirts, one warm sweater and another light sweater, also a jacket from the rain as in the whole Scandinavia. Good...

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  • Packing List

    In winter: Bring warm cloths and good shoes.In Summer: Light cloths but also something to get warm at cold days or in the mountains.Rainy weather cloths will be very helpful.If you are planning going out, restaurants, nightclubs, its recommended also some elegant cloths. Swedes like to dress well while going out. Bring with you as much duty free...

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  • Sunset and sunrise in North Sweden

    Sunset and sunrise in the north of Sweden...This tip is under construction. I will add more info to this tip as soon as I can!

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  • Sunset and sunrise

    Sunset in sunrise This tip is under construction. I will add more info to this tip as soon as I can!

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  • Weather in Piteå

    Weather in PiteåThis tip is under construction. I will add more info to this tip as soon as I can!

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  • Weather in Stockholm

    Weather in StockholmThis tip is under construction. I will add more info to this tip as soon as I can!

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  • dress like a michelin guy?

    It depends on where and when in Sweden you go: if you go to northern Sweden at winter, be sure to dress in warm clothes as warm jacket, winter shoes, gloves, hat and a knitted scarf. And don't forget warm underwear. When you go out in the snow and cold, you will really looks like the michelin guy!If you travel to Sweden in summer, you can dress...

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  • Warmest clothes is a must

    I backpacked there when it's really cold, sometime during Christmas. It's not the coldest but enought to freak me out. So save most of the space of your backpack for warm clothes. Bring pills for headache, cough or any other flu symdromes, it helps, really! or you can get some ming gum or sugar in any convenient store, it sooth your throat when...

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  • Packing List

    If you plan to party in Sweden, it might be advisable to bring some alcohol in on your own, because the price on alcohol can be a real shock.On the other hand buying alcohol means you have to visit the liquor store Systembolaget, with its longs waiting lines and great stock.

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  • Be prepared for weatherchanges

    The weather in Sweden can change rapidly in the same day. From warm and sunny to clouds and rain. Also there are seasonal differents between summer, autumn, winter and spring.Geographlicy Sweden to is a long country from north to the south if you look at a map (from north of the artic circle down to Denmark and almost north Germany), so it...

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  • Packing List

    Depends on the type of holiday. A snug sweater for summer evenings when it's still light and sunny but can be a bit cooler than further south.In winter you need warm shoes that can still deal with the wet thaw and ones you don't mind getting salt rims on for a while. Mosquito repellant if you stay in small towns or the countryside in summer and...

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  • Packing List

    Because weather can change quite fast in the summer, be sure to take with you both some lighter clothes + some thicker sweaters. If you're planning to drink a lot of booze, buy a load before coming here cause the prices here are really high. Everyone are complaining about it, especially foreigners.

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  • Packing List

    Bring some warm clothes with you 'cause even if the weather sometimes happens to be quite warm in the daytime, the temperatures drops dramatically at night. And don't forget the usual waterproof jacket either, of course. Mosquito repelent is of the utmost importance in the summertime if you plan on travelling up north. Good sleeping bag, of...

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  • Packing List

    warm jackets for wind, rain and snow, good trekking shoes if you want to walk. You get them everywhere. In Sweden you can wildcamping whereever you want, as long as you respect the nature and leave things like you found them. Be careful on the parking places of the motorway...i would not recommend there. People had been robbed out from...

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  • Packing List

    WeatherHere are some average temperatures for some places in July and DecemberStockholm 17C(63F); -1C(29F)Umeå (north) 15C(60F); -6C(20F)Malmö (south) 17C(63F); 1.8C(35F)Göteborg 16C(62F); 0C(32F)

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  • Packing List

    Rainclothes , rubberboots, warm clothes even in summerthe evenings and nights can be cold. Mosquitopoison in summer and autumn. Many camping places have kitchens for the guests. They have almost always everyhing you need to cook . But you have to have your own plates and cutlery.

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  • Packing List

    It really depends on when and where you are going. The summerdays (june-aug) can be very hot and dry and the nights can be chilly.The north of Sweden is generally cooler than the south.There can be a lot of mosqitos in the north! You can buy any kind medical supplies on the 'Apotek'. In Sweden we have something called 'allemansrätten' and it...

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