What to spend your krona on
One-day travel card in Stockholm
A traditional Swedish breakfast (crisp breads, yoghurts and hard cheeses)
Entrance fee to the Royal Palace
A 10km taxi ride in Stockholm
Sea kayaking in the Southern Goteborg Archipelago
Must-sees in Sweden
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Customs of the 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.
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’.
Frequently used banknotes
The five main banknotes are for 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 krona bills. The people portrayed on the 2015 versions of the bills include Greta Garbo (100), Ingmar Bergman (200) and Birgit Nilsson (500).
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