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Buy Swedish krona (SEK)

A vast array of sights and experiences awaits you in Sweden, with dramatic mountain ranges and a vibrant cultural scene to enjoy. Just make sure you have plenty of krona for your trip!

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Travel Money Card for Swedish krona

Travel Money Card for Swedish krona

Another great option for spending in Swedish krona is our Travelex Money Card.

  • Safe and secure - card not linked to your bank account
  • Choice of 22 currencies, including Swedish krona
  • Seamless spending with Apple Pay and Google Pay 
  • Manage your Swedish krona effortlessly via the Travelex Money App
  • In case your card is lost, stolen, or damaged, our 24/7 global assistance team is here for you
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How to get your Swedish krona

Discover the most convenient way to receive your travel money through our range of delivery, collection, and online options.

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Home Delivery

Enjoy effortless currency exchange with Home Delivery. Place your order online and have your Swedish krona delivered directly to your doorstep, with Royal Mail Special Delivery. Free for orders totalling £500 or more.

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Store Click & Collect

Streamline your currency exchange with our free Click & Collect service. Simply place your order online and pick up your Swedish krona from our stores. Enjoy a smooth beginning to your travels with our online rates.

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What to spend your Swedish krona on

  • One-day travel card in Stockholm

    115 SEK

  • A traditional Swedish breakfast (crisp breads, yoghurts and hard cheeses)

    130 SEK

  • Entrance fee to the Royal Palace

    150 SEK

  • A 10km taxi ride in Stockholm

    240 SEK

  • Sea kayaking in the Southern Goteborg Archipelago

    950 SEK

How much Swedish krona will I need?*

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  • nights


Must-sees in Sweden

Old town Sweden Stockholm
  • Stockholm

  • As the ‘Venice of the North’, Stockholm is perfectly picturesque. The old town, ‘Gamla stan’, is a beautiful example of medieval architecture, and the Djurgarden is tranquil all year round.
Gothenburg Sweden seaport city hall
  • Gothenburg

  • Gothenburg is a picturesque part of Sweden, with stunning Botanical Gardens as well as the archipelago to explore - take the ferry over to Branno Island for stunning beaches and sunsets.
Malmö Sweden new architectural developments
  • Malmo

  • This city in the South of Sweden (twice the host of the Eurovision Song Contest) boasts a beautiful public library, the Malmo Stadsbibliotek, as well as the picturesque Kungsparken.

Key information about the Swedish krona

The krona has been Sweden’s currency for nearly 150 years. Each krona consists of 100 öre, however, there are no longer any coins or notes in any denominations of öre — the smallest value you will find in legal tender is 1 krona.

The currency code of the Swedish krona is SEK and its symbol is kr.

Do you tip in Sweden?

Tipping in restaurants is not as expected in Sweden as it is in other European countries, so don’t worry about leaving a tip unless your service was exceptional, in which case 5-10% is customary.

In bars and taxis, the typical approach is one of ‘keep the change’.

Swedish krona denominations

The five main banknote that are available are:

  • 20 krona
  • 50 krona
  • 100 krona
  • 500 krona
  • 1000 krona

The people portrayed on the 2015 versions of the bills include Greta Garbo (100), Ingmar Bergman (200) and Birgit Nilsson (500).

The coins that are in circulation are:

  • 1 krona
  • 2 krona
  • 5 krona
  • 10 krona

Common questions about the Swedish krona

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  • When’s the best time to buy Swedish krona?

    Getting the best rates for Swedish krona can be tricky. The krona's value may sway with Sweden's economic indicators and export data. Keep informed with our rate tracker to make your trip to Sweden's urban and rural wonders more affordable.

  • Where can I spend my Swedish krona?

    Swedish krona can only be spent in Sweden. You can’t spend this currency in any other country, including other countries that have their own version of the krone or krona such as Norway and Denmark.

  • Can I buy Swedish krona with a credit or debit card?

    You can purchase your Swedish krona from us via credit or debit card. No credit card handling fees are applied when you purchase Swedish krona through us. It's always good to check with your card provider about other possible charges.

  • Can I sell my unused Swedish krona?

    Yes! With our Buy Back Promise we can buy back your unused Swedish krona notes at any one of our UK retail stores at the original transaction exchange rate up to a maximum value of £250, for just a fee of £4.99. T&Cs apply. 

  • Can I spend Swedish krona as cash when abroad?

    Cash is still frequently used in Sweden. For purchases in Sweden, we recommend a balance of cash for minor expenses, such as tips, taxis and market stalls and the  Travelex Money Card for more significant transactions.

  • Can I use my bank card in Sweden?

    Sweden is well-equipped for card payments, but your bank might apply charges for SEK transactions. See how the Travelex Money Card can help you spend abroad. 

Need a different currency?

Whether you’re looking for dollars or dirham, we can deliver to your home or you can pick up from us in store.

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.