Sweden Warnings and Dangers

  • KUK.
    KUK.
    by Trainbug
  • Warnings and Dangers
    by Trainbug
  • Stockholm
    Stockholm
    by balhannah

Sweden Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety

    Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

    Stockholm's public transport terminus appears to be the chosen hang out for the city's homeless, mainly because the subterranean platforms for the tube, retain warmth, even during winter. Upon arrival there, I was approached immediately by a scary-looking youth in a hoodie, whose eyes betrayed a heavy heroin habit. However, he turned out to be...

    more
  • Pick pockets

    Göteborg Warnings and Dangers

    I am not sure how to describe this. On two separate occassions have I known two people whom money (cash) have been stolen from them while they are out in the city of Göteborg. I feel so sorry for them for having lost their money when they are traveling here. One guy was sitting in a café in Haga with some friends and he put his wallet in his...

    more
  • Taxi companies

    Malmö Warnings and Dangers

    Malmö (along with Stockholm and Lund) are the cities in Sweden where cheating with prices seem worst when it comes to taxi rides. Be aware of this and do not hop into just any taxi you see at the Central station rank or elsewhere. Look for taxis with prints on the side of the cars and not just a taxi light on the roof. Some "companies" have been...

    more
  • Taxis

    Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

    The latest taxi related issue in Stockholm is credit card theft. When you pay with a card, make sure it is your card they hand you back. They sometimes swap it for a similar looking card. This has happened to many people when returning to hotel after a fun evening (and maybe a bit tipsy). As usual, it's also very important that the driver does not...

    more
  • Trams

    Göteborg Warnings and Dangers

    Terror is a strong word, but it sounds cool combined with tram :-) But there is a need to be careful if you are not used to trams. People are run over every year because they don't pay heed to them in traffic. If you just check for cars and then walk you might walk straight infront of a tram and heavy as they are they do not stop instantly. They...

    more
  • Traffic

    Malmö Warnings and Dangers

    In broad daylight my motorhome was robbed in Malmö at the car parking close to the central train station. It happened when I was on the way back home to Germany after a two months tour through Norway, Finland and Sweden. I just stopped for 2 hours in Malmö before heading to Denmark. The main damage were: Camera equipment with about 8,000 pics,...

    more
  • High Prices

    Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

    Better start saving well before your trip. It is not as bad as Norway but not much better. Calculate a budget that is 1/3 higher that what you are used to in other cites of Western Europe and you'll be fine. There is a lot of tasty food to try, there are plenty of interesting things to see - it would be a pity to be limited to dry rolls (I'm...

    more
  • Food & Drink

    Göteborg Warnings and Dangers

    There is no defence so it can't be done, so come mid February just let yourself give in to Team Semla and "try" to enjoy. Don't worry...the "pain" only lasts a couple of days. Mmm...it hurts so good. ;o)

    more
  • Birds

    Malmö Warnings and Dangers

    Malmo is a city of parks and right in those parks are hungry birds of all sizes. If you have a bird phobia like my friend Liz, you're better off not visiting these places. Those creatures are as persistant as your average vacuum cleaner salesman. They'll hound you till you give them what you want. Never mind if you're a little baby or a bird-phobic...

    more
  • Wildlife

    Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

    To reach Skansen, the walk up & down plus the views over the city are nice.. Unfortunately, the gulls in the vicinity are over-protective of their nests.. a keeper was walking out & he was attacked viciously. We could hardly believe it! No nest was in sight, and the keeper wasn't being provocative at all. Guess what happened next? The bird...

    more
  • Driving

    Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

    Sweden has a zero tolerance attitude towards breaking traffic rules. My driver was pulled over at 9 am in the morning for alcohol testing and there is police presence all over the country. A speeding fine or any other traffic violations can be quiet expensive!

    more
  • Low flying whipped cream and cookies

    Haha, this is also more of a fun warning tip than describing a real danger, provided you are on safe ground. But I don’t write for sailors, because they should know what to do anyhow.Sweden’s west coast is beautiful, magic! But, being exposed to the sea the weather can change quite quickly. Even if it is sunny, the sea can become rough and the wind...

    more
  • Bridges may break, this could mean...

    With all the countless big and small lakes, with all the small and big islands around the coasts, Sweden can easily compete with Venezia when it comes to bridges connecting land. This is surely fun but it also bears some risks. Not life threatening ones of course but trip planning ones. Bridges might break…. I would never have thought about this,...

    more
  • Careful, speed tickets!

    Sweden’s main roads are wide and excellent. Maximum speed is 110 km/hr on motorways, 70 – 90km/hr on main roads and inside cities and villages 50 km/hr. Signs with the maximum speed are mounted everywhere, so it is easy to follow. But Swedish traffic is not enormous, rather thin. This means that the wide and almost empty roads could animate some...

    more
  • Do not forget that wildlife is...

    Do not forget that wildlife is abundant in Sweden, especially in the northern parts, and traffic incidents involving animals are common. Something like 60 000 accidents involving animals occur every year in Sweden. Extra careful driving at dusk and dawn is recommended! Also, as a guideline, if you collide with a moose a speed of 60 kilometres per...

    more
  • Beware of pick pockets!

    During the day, the area around Sergels Torg is mostly empty, but towards the evening it can get very crowded. At one point I got "stuck in traffic" while I was walking there, it was very hard to get through the crowds. The ideal spot for pick pockets!

    more
  • Bring a sheet with you!

    In some countries around Europe it pays to carry a towel in yr luggage for the fee you can charge for using one when staying at a youth hostel - occassionally Ive been given one to use for free or the fee has been minimal but at times its the price of a new towel. I have generally decided not to carry a towel around in my luggage (have the super...

    more
  • Airport Bus

    If you are flying to one of the outlying airports that serve Stockholm be extra careful when making your return journey. We arrived an hour early at the Stockholm bus terminal and went to the desk of the airport bus firm to be told to wait at gate 21. At gate 21 there were huge stickers on the floor pointing at the door saying Vasteras (the airport...

    more
  • Warning..... don't try these!

    Sweden has some strange eating habits, I think ;-) In my restaurant tips you could see some good things Sweden has to offer, but these dishes mentioned below do deserve a real warning!!! Some people do eat it though and surprisingly even love it!!! So strange ;-)) Hahaha but maybe it is me that is the strange one ;-))Blodpudding - blood pudding...

    more
  • Speeding is a No-No

    You're driving on a nice highway and see a lot of other fellow drivers driving at high speeds, think that the police isn't close and think "if they can, so can I". Wrong! If you're caught speeding you can lose up to 4000SEK. The fines are:On 30 and 50 roads: - 1-10 km over the speed limit: 2.000 kr- 11-15 km over the speed limit: 2.400 kr- 16-20 km...

    more
  • Taxis

    Avoid being ripped off (or worse) by "black market" cabs and instead call one from the big companies. All serious taxis have the company name and phone number "printed" on the vehicle doors and trunk.If you take a cab from the airport, they usually have the fares visible on or close to the back doors.

    more
  • Women Travelling in Sweden

    Women should be careful like any country when travelling alone. Some people are saying there is a rape epidemic in Sweden and Norway and that the authorities look the other way.check on the internet for further information, some of the news is sick so i won't mention it. Apparently, the goverment desn't want to make a big deal out of it as a huge...

    more
  • Run For Your Life!

    I did a walking tour of Malmo Sweden with my wife and daughter, a whole day trip that is. What a big surprise. We are crossing a not too big street which is just few yards from a museum. It was red light so we have to wait. Here comes the "Go" signal for the pedestrian. We started crossing even though we saw a car coming. To our surprise, the car...

    more
  • Moose on the loose

    In Sweden the moose are as dangerous and abundant as deer in the USA. Be careful especially in the early evening/dawn times of the day. They can be seen in clumps during the late evening hours on the highway

    more
  • Being safe in Sweden

    Everyone who lives in Sweden or has been there would surely say that it's a pretty safe country. I'd say you don't have to worry about that - at least when you're here. Take care when you're around central stations though, although I think no Swede is up to something like robbing you. ;)Naturally, there are places where you're not supposed to hang...

    more
  • Pricing

    The prices in Sweden are unbelievably high, so be sure you take care! If you're ordering something in a bar, the price of a glass of beer can get up to more than 5 EUR! I mean, there surely are more expensive places in the World, but you might end up spending a lot more than you planned to... ;) If your budget is limited, just try to find cheaper...

    more
  • Coping with the darkness

    If you visit Sweden in the winter, you will probably find it very dark. Many people have a big problem with the darkness, but in my opinion, the climate and weather is the way it is, so you just have to accept it. Incidentally, while it does get darker the further north you get in Sweden, it doesn't feel as dark in the north - because we have snow,...

    more
  • Dressing for the cold

    Visitors to Sweden in the summer need not worry, it's actually quite warm here... :-) But if you are going to study or work here for a longer period of time, it's likely that you will be here in winter. I have tried to write down a few pointers for what to wear during those chilly days...outdoors, that is - indoors it tends to be warm, as almost...

    more
  • Drive Carefully

    Swedish highways don't have divided lanes. Expect long drives throught the woods and always watch out for moose, especially in the twilight. These gentle animals are really big.

    more
  • Län or Landskap, a cause for mistakes.

    Län & LandskapThese are the counties – Landskap - that exist in literature and dailytalk but does not have a corresponding Län.Småland - split up in three different parts: Jönköpings län , Kalmarlän and Kronobergs länLappland - split up in Norrbottens län and Västerbottens länBohuslän – part of Västra Götalands länHärjedalen – part of Jämtlands...

    more
  • Watch out for...... ?

    Watch out for moose of course!!! Hahaha, not for me, lol :-)This is the road going to Sundbyholm and very close to my home. Recently they have spotted moose in this area, so they put up some warning signs for moose. I haven't seen any moose close to my home yet though, but I am still hoping to spot one some day in the fields behind my house...

    more
  • English spoken never written

    It is amazing that in a country where nearly everybody, except perhaps old people and children up to 8, speaks more or less good English all the instructions, signposts, directions are almost exclusively in Swedish. Sweden is not a densely populated country and often there is no one to ask the way or to translate a notice for you and you cannot...

    more
  • Parking charges in Stockholm

    Parking in Stockholm on a weekday is next to impossible. We went round and round and didn't find a single parking space free.The cars were parked bumper to bumper and we even saw some cars double-parked practically in the middle of the road. But they were locals - we couldn't have done that without being fined. We firmly refused to pay 1SEK per...

    more
  • Mosquitos

    Mosquitos can be a real night mare, litterally, when you are laying in your tent and trying to sleep... Don't you hate this buzzzzzzzz just beside your ear????Mosquitos can be particularly troublesome in the summer, especially near lakes. I was assaluted my hundreds near Mora...So find good repellent. Actually there is a swedish repellent that...

    more
  • Mooses on the road

    Be careful of those big scary mooses on the roads! Mooooooh! Or whatever they sound! Nah, don't worry, it's not that common. This sign is rare cause Germans steal most of them, hehe! Get some souvenires instead! :)

    more
  • Road pirates

    The last few summers, there have been reports about thieves who operate along the E6 motorway and other roads on the west coast and also recently, Småland. They've used many tricks to get over valuables. Sometimes they pretend that their car broke down and when another car stops to help them, they rob the passengers. Some leauge kind of throw...

    more
  • This is not really a warning

    This is not really a warning. It just shows my stupidity. Close to the town of Kinnarp we found a fenced off area with ostrichs. Of course, like typical tourists we are, we stopped immediately and started to feed them. Suddenly, one of the ostrichs snapped one of my fingers. Ahhh,.. It was really hurting! So take care feeding them! "Swedish...

    more
  • Algiae blooming season

    In mid July and for about a month onwards, you may spot streaks of yellow-greenish slush in the Baltic Sea - especially if it is a very warm summer. This is algiae in bloom and if it's not too much, it is usually OK but when there is much, they warn you on the news so you know to be on the lookout where you normally swim. Algiae always blooms but...

    more
  • Ticks

    Those tiny spider like creatures that also exist in the Alps and Central Europe...In Sweden, they exist up to Gävle and then in a strip just along the coastline a bit further north. They are a nuisance if you walk in the grass in the countryside but wear bright clothes and you will soon see them. Good boots eliminates many on a forest walk. They...

    more
  • "a wallet tale"

    This is just to make you understand how much Sweden is safe...I was damn pissed in a club (Bla - Umea) when I got a beer and after having paid I left my wallet on the bar and I went away running after a cute swedish lady. Well after 20 minutes I was again thirsty and I was searching for my wallet as I realised I had left it at the bar.....then, I...

    more
  • Roadside robberies

    Don't think this is common but it happens. Parking your campervan on a roadside parking and going to sleep may mean that you wake up without your things. Leagues from continental Europe have noticed how naive we can be up north...Stick to camping sites or ask for parking at a farm instead. This is especially common along the E6 motorway north and...

    more
  • Trains in winter...

    In my transportation tip I wrote that public transportation is reliable. And it is, with one exception. On really cold winter days or when there has been heavy snowfall, the train schedules often get screwed up. The train system doesnt stand the cold very well it seems. So on such days, one should expect delays and cancelled trains. If a train is...

    more
  • DANGER?What is?

    Well,it's not that there's not any dangers..there's the super problem of the COLD!!Just in the middle of september it was cold like in my city,Turin,in the first days of December!!But it's a good thing,when u'll come back to your hot country,u won't suffer anymore the cold!ehehAnother problem is the one of the alcool,with it some young boys become...

    more
  • Drive and alcohol

    If you drive in Sweden, dont take the car if you have been drinking alcohol.You can have as much 0,2 promille alcohol in your blood. In words, not much.Driving drunk is a serious crime in Sweden.So if you have been drinking, leave the car until you get sober.

    more
  • Mooses

    If you are going by car in Sweden and see this warningsign, pay attention (especially in dawn and night).The mooses can suddenly just rush out on the roads.

    more

Sweden Hotels

See all 1117 Hotels in Sweden

Top Sweden Hotels

Stockholm Hotels
4074 Reviews - 9470 Photos
Kiruna Hotels
180 Reviews - 365 Photos
Karlstad Hotels
130 Reviews - 181 Photos
Göteborg Hotels
905 Reviews - 1727 Photos
Malmö Hotels
460 Reviews - 1012 Photos
Luleå Hotels
45 Reviews - 109 Photos
Helsingborg Hotels
115 Reviews - 231 Photos
Eskilstuna Hotels
76 Reviews - 222 Photos
Sundsvall Hotels
78 Reviews - 134 Photos
Ystad Hotels
33 Reviews - 92 Photos
Växjö Hotels
71 Reviews - 170 Photos
Västerås Hotels
64 Reviews - 180 Photos
Simrishamn Hotels
33 Reviews - 49 Photos
Gävle Hotels
52 Reviews - 91 Photos
Visby Hotels
173 Reviews - 559 Photos

Instant Answers: Sweden

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

34 travelers online now

Comments

Sweden Warnings and Dangers

Reviews and photos of Sweden warnings and dangers posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Sweden sightseeing.
Map of Sweden