Post offices are nowadays a service integrated in various shops; grocery stores, kiosks, gasstations etc. The opening hours therefore differ according to the specific store. Generally the post offices are open during normal shopping hours, but local variations may apply. Look for the blue postal sign.
Letters and postcards of up to 20 grams cost SEK 6 within Sweden and SEK 12 internationally.
Stamps are available for sale at post offices, most newsstands and supermarkets with postal service.
There are two different types of mailboxes. The blue box is for local deliveries only, and the yellow box for national and international deliveries.
When calling Sweden from abroad please dial + 46 followed by the area code (omitting the initial zero) and the number required.
When calling abroad from Sweden: dial 00 plus the country code, followed by the area code and phone number.
Pay phones in Sweden require either a prepaid phone card, credit/debit card and Swedish or Euro coins. Phone cards are available almost everywhere from newsagents’ shops or kiosks (e.g. Pressbyrån) to supermarkets.
Wireless phone services
Wireless phones are widely used in Sweden. You can link up to the Telia, Tele2, 3 or Telenor GSM networks ( 900 & 1800 Mhz).
Maps showing the coverage of these networks can be accessed on the internet.
Wireless phones cannot necessarily be used for emergencies – in the mountains, for example, there is no coverage!
Mobile telephones are widely used in Sweden. You can link up to the Telia, Tele2, 3 or Telenor GSM networks ( 900 & 1800 Mhz).
Maps showing the coverage of these networks can be accessed on the Internet.
Mobile phones cannot necessarily be used for emergencies – in the mountains, for example, there might be no coverage!
The price for a call from Sweden to another European country varies from SEK 3.90 - 9 per minute.
Internet & mail services
Most airports, train stations, public libraries (free) and hotels will offer the service of computers with Internet access. There are also various cafés with internet terminals in most cities.
More information can be found at the local tourist agencies.