Sweden is located in Scandinavia, Northeast Europe and has a population of 9.1 million people. Bordered by Norway and Finland, Sweden is a land of contrast with modern sophistication coupled with the traditional sweeping countryside. The official language of Sweden is Swedish, while Lapp is also spoken by the Sami population. English is taught in all schools.

Medical tourism

See the box to the right to view a full list of available treatment areas.

Best time to travel

Sweden has a mild climate, with warm summers and very cold winters, particularly in the north.

Money and costs

The official currency is the Swedish Krona (SEK, symbol kr). Find up-to-date exchange rates and conversion through a currency conversion tool.


Visas are not required by visitors from the USA, Canada, Australia and the UK/EU for stays of up to 90 days.

Getting there

Stockholm is the main airport servicing Sweden, along with Gothenburg and Malmo Sturup.

Dialling codes

To call Sweden, the country dialling code is +46.

Useful links

Find more in-depth information on Sweden at:

Lonely Planet -​sweden

Sweden Embassy in the USA -​Start____6989.aspx

Sweden Embassy in the UK -

NHS health information on Sweden -​NHSEngland/​healthcaresweden/​Pages/​healthcaresweden.aspx

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Page last updated: Friday, 2nd September 2011