The following links are hopefully useful to (1) someone traveling to Sweden or (2) a new resident or potential resident in Sweden.
Travel to Stockholm
- Airport Coaches – All of Sweden: Links to information regarding getting to and from all airports in Sweden
- Arlanda Airport Info: This is the main international airport for Stockholm.
- Bromma Airport: Domestic flights, Brussels Airlines only international airline. Closer to Stockholm than Arlanda
- Skavsta – Getting to Stockholm: Ryan Air’s airport. Information about getting from Skavsta to Stockholm. Skavsta is advertised as being Stockholm, but it is in fact almost 2 hours drive from it. There are regular busses but no easy train service.
- Arlanda Express (Train from T-centralen): English
- Stockholm public transport (Swedish). Also see the English site to plan your travel on SL
- VisitSweden is a communications company aimed primarily to those in tourism, or to people interested in Sweden.
- Stockholm Kommun: Useful information about Stockholm. Working, living, studying and visiting. You can use Google translate for the site (click the globe icon).
- SFI (Svenska for Invandrare): Stockholm information for those who qualify. You can use Google translate for the site (click the globe icon).
- The People’s Dictionary: An online, free, English-Swedish and Swedish-English dictionary.
- Google Translate. Use it. Copy text or a link to a webpage. It will save your life. In any country.
- Norstedts Online Dictionary: The online version of the little book you must buy.
- Rosetta Stone
- Stockholm Library
- Swedish Radio Stations (Swedish). Click Språk on the menu to choose another language.
- Random Tips for Newcomers to Sweden
- Living in Sweden: Some More Tips
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- Skatterverket (the tax office): You also apply for ID cards here.
Swedish Migration Board
- Migrationsverket: Start page in English
- AEA: A link to the AEA (Akademikernas a-kassa) English welcome page. From here you can apply for membership if you are a student or a graduate working in Sweden
- Alfa Kassan: Depending on where you work, you might not fit neatly into a category. This union should help.
- Arbetslöshetskassa: Swedish Wikipedia with Links to all the various unions or groups in Sweden.
- Random Tips for Newcomers to Sweden
- Looking for Work? Think About Using PortfolioBox
- Unemployment Insurance…Get it
- Bostad Direkt: A site that lists available sublets and enables you to sublet your apartment, look for vacation rentals, and so on.
- Bostad Stockholm: Register for apartments to rent. Similar to the HSB concept. In Swedish.
- Hemnet (in Swedish): Listings of property for sale through registered real estate agents in Sweden.
- HSB (in Swedish): A member-owned cooperative organization that works with home savings, construction and management. For people who want to buy property. Similar to the Bostadsrätt website.
- Stockholm Sublet: Stockholm Apartments, Houses, Sublets & Roommates.
- Volontarbyran: Volunteering website connecting volunteers and non-profit organisations. Also includes information about an English volunteer project.
Moving Your Pets from Canada to Sweden (and Vise Versa)
- Swedish Board of Agriculture: This is the link to the English website detailing what you need to do to bring your pet to Sweden.
- Canada Food Inspection Agency: Site where you click to find out about importing and exporting your pets from Canada.
- Canada Food Inspection Agency – Links to EU information: What you need to know to export your pet to Europe.
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General Resources for Expats
- Your Living City: Stockholm’s source for English language events and information.
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- Driver’s License (Traffic Authority): This is the link to the English website.
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