Language

The official language in Sweden is Swedish. Almost all people speak English.

Time

In June Sweden observes Central European Summer Time (CEST) +0200 UTC.

Weather

The temperature in Stockholm (Kista) and Uppsala in June can range from 12C-22C. Bring warm jackets. Be aware that the sun can be up for 20 hours per day.

Money

Swedish Krona (SEK/kr) is used in Sweden. 

Exchange rate

Help plan your trip by checking the current exchange rate of your currency to Swedish krona (SEK).

Electricity

In Sweden the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

You can use your electric appliances in Sweden, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 - 240 V (as is in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa). But you may need a power plug adapter. 

If the standard voltage in your country is in the range of 100 V - 127 V (as is in the US, Canada and most South American countries), you need a voltage converter in Sweden. You can also consider a combined power plug adapter/voltage converter.

For more information, check this page. The picture is also copied from the same page.

 

Internet Access

At both Kista Campus and Frescati Campus, high speed wi-fi access will be provided either through eduroam or the specific ECIS 2019 access codes. 
Most hotels in Sweden offer high-speed Internet connections either in the room or on public areas within the hotel. Some access requires a fee. Ask the hotel staff if you are unsure. As well in most of the public spaces, e.g. coffee shops, city centers and libraries have free wi-fi access. 

Emergencies

  • 112 (for emergencies, for example, the police, rescue service, fire department, ambulance, SOS Alarm)
  • 1177  (for medical advice). The number is open for calls around the clock, seven days a week, all year round. We speak Swedish and English.
  • 114 14 - Telephone number to the Swedish Police. Call 114 14 for all matters except for urgent help by the police. The number is open for calls around the clock, seven days a week, all year round. We speak Swedish and English. If you are calling from abroad, call +46 77 114 14 00.

Telephone

The Sweden country code: +46
LOCAL area codes: Stockholm (Kista) (08), Uppsala (018)
Sweden landline telephone numbers have 9 or 10 digits total, which includes the area code and a seven digit phone number (e.g., (XXX) XXX-XXXX)
Sweden mobile phone numbers have 10 digits total, which includes the tele operator's code and a seven digital phone number (e.g. 073 XXX XXXX)

Smoking Forbidden (Rökning Förbjuden)

Smoking is forbidden inside any buildings, including bars and restaurants. You may smoke outside buildings, but make sure that you are far away from the buildings' entrance at least for 10 meters. From July 1, you can't smoke in some of the open public spaces, for example, bus stops and train platforms. 

 

Unisex Toilets

Many public toilets in Sweden are unisex, so pay attention to the sign so as not to be surprised when you see people come to the same toilet. If you enter a unisex toilet, there will be a number of individual rooms that you can lock the doors to keep your privacy. 

Frescati Campus has unisex toilets facilities. Please be aware of this fact!