The style capital of the world
Sweden is the type of region where modern isn’t quite modern enough; it's the sort of country where the world turns for the next era of style and innovation. Yet, it also has some blasts from the past that are particularly special to explore; for example, Stockholm's Vasa Museum has a bizarrely well-preserved sunken battle ship, which sank in 1628.
Whether you sink into the past or float to the future, you’ll need to swap your Aussie dollars for Swedish kronor. Despite being a valid and vibrant part of Europe, Sweden hasn't adopted the continental currency – so you’ll need to be well-stocked with kronor (not euros) before you arrive to make the most of this stunning destination.
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Pick up locally
With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Swedish Kronor with no hassles.
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Coins and notes
It’s pretty unlikely you’ll come across any öre coins – they were discontinued in September 2010. Since then, there have only been 3 coins in circulation, worth kr1, kr5 and kr10 a piece. There are only 5 notes beyond that, valued at kr20, kr50, kr100, kr200 and kr500.
Facts about the currency
- Like a number of currencies around the world, the ‘krona’ translates to ‘crown’ in English.
- A lot of Swedes are cashless – they have enough faith in their electronic systems that they never carry cash.
- The krona is perhaps even more travelled than you – sitting as the 11th most traded currency in the world.
- Make sure to declare anything greater than 10,000 euros (or the equivalent across any currencies) on your way into Sweden.