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Sweden Currency
Sweden Currency and Bank information -
The Swedish Krona is the official currency in Sweden.

1 Swedish Krona (SEK) = 100 öre

Notes are in denominations of SEK 20, 50, 100, 500 1,000 and 10,000.

Coins are in denominations of 50 öre, SEK 1, 5 and 10.

Currency exchange

Currency can be exchanged at FOREX foreign exchange agencies, these are found in major cities, ferry terminals and airports etc. ATM's are widely accessible.

Credit & debit cards

The widely accepted cards are Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, as well as Eurocheque cards.

It is advised to check with your debit or credit card company for details of merchant acceptability and other facilities which may be available.

Travellers cheques

Travellers cheques are widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take travellers cheques in Pounds Sterling, Euros or US Dollars.

Exchange rate indicators

The following figures should be perceived as a guide to the movements of the Swedish Krona against the US Dollar and UK Pounds Sterling:
Date Nov '07
Currency restrictions

There are no restrictions on the export and import of local or foreign currency.

Banking hours

Banks are open from Monday to Wednesday and Friday from 9.30 am to 3.00 pm, and Thursdays 9.30 am to 3.00 pm / 5.30 pm.

Some banks in large cities are open at weekends and have longer opening hours.
Useful travel links
MasterCard ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts MasterCard
Oanda International Currency and foreign exchange services
VISA ATM Locator Location of any ATM that accepts VISA cards