Buy Swedish krona online

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Why buy Swedish krona from M&S Bank?

From stunning natural landscapes and charming architecture to a rich cultural heritage, there’s no shortage of things to do in Sweden.

If you are planning a trip to Sweden, we offer a number of benefits when you buy Swedish krona from M&S Bank.

  • Our stores are open 7 days a week
  • Buy Swedish krona online and collect from your local Bureau de Change
  • Exchange any leftover currency when you return using our buy back service

Click and Collect Swedish krona

SEK Swedish krona exchange rate

The exchange rate may differ depending on the day you order your currency.

Find today's Swedish krona exchange rate here. Or use our Swedish krona converter to see how much you could get for your pound.

How to sell back Swedish krona

Do you have left over Swedish krona from your recent trip? We can buy back foreign currency from you.

How to order Swedish krona

Our online and in-store services make ordering your Swedish krona simple:

  • Order your Swedish krona online with our Click & Collect currency service. Choose your collection date and collect from your local Bureau de Change.
  • Or visit your local Bureau de Change to buy Swedish krona*. You can find our Bureaux de Change in M&S stores nationwide. Many are open seven days a week late into the evening, so you can buy your Swedish krona at a time that suits you.

Countries that accept Swedish krona

The Swedish krona (SEK) is the official currency of the Kingdom of Sweden, more commonly known as Sweden. Sweden introduced the Swedish krona in 1873 after the signing of the Scandinavian Monetary Union. This monetary union established the krona (or krone) as the currency unit for Scandinavia.

Norway and Denmark still use the krona as well, but Sweden only accepts the Swedish krona as currency. If you’re planning to travel across Scandinavia, make sure you have the correct krona for each country.

Why visit Sweden?

You can explore the pristine beauty of Sweden’s national parks, indulge in delicious Swedish pastries in trendy cafés, and immerse yourself in vibrant cities like Stockholm and Gothenburg. Whether you’re seeking outdoor adventures, cultural experiences or a place to relax, Sweden has it all.

No matter what you want to do, make sure you take enough travel money with you. Sweden has a reputation for being expensive, so be sure to research costs to get the most out of your holiday.

To help you plan, you can use our currency converter to find out how much Swedish currency your money will buy.

Swedish krona facts and history

The currency sign for the Swedish krona is kr. We use “krona” to refer to it in the singular form, while “kronor” is used for the plural form.

The Swedish krona was introduced in 1873 where it replaced the previous currency, the Riksdaler.

Sweden introduced the krona as part of the Scandinavian Monetary Policy, which aimed to promote cooperation across Scandinavian countries. Although the union ended in 1914, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway still use the krona (or krone) as their currency unit.

Swedish kronor come in both coins and banknotes. Coins include:

  • SEK1
  • SEK2
  • SEK5
  • SEK10

Banknotes include:

  • SEK20
  • SEK50
  • SEK100
  • SEK200
  • SEK500
  • SEK1000

You can buy Swedish krona online using our Click & Collect service.

Frequently asked questions

Can I use my bank card in Sweden?

Paying by card is widely accepted in Sweden. Many shops, cafés, and restaurants in major cities like Stockholm and Gothenburg don’t accept cash payments. In Sweden, having a card can be just as essential as having cash when you’re out and about.

If you choose to pay by card, pay in local currency. If you pay in GBP, you may get unfavourable exchange rates that could cost you extra.

How expensive is Sweden?

Compared to other countries in Europe, Sweden can be an expensive place to visit.

For example, a basic meal in a restaurant can cost:

  • 137 SEK in Stockholm
  • 125 SEK in Gothenburg
  • 120 SEK in Malmö
  • 113 SEK in Akersberga

Major cities in Sweden will generally be more expensive than smaller, rural towns. In bigger cities like Stockholm or Malmö, you may need more kronor to pay for everyday essentials.

If you’re travelling to Sweden on a budget, using local transport and staying in hostels can help lower your holiday costs.

Can you use other currencies in Sweden?

When you’re in Sweden, it’s best to use the local currency to buy souvenirs or pay for a meal.

Even though Sweden is a member of the European Union, the Swedish government didn’t adopt the euro (EUR). If you have euros, you’ll have to exchange them for Swedish kronor.

You can use our currency converter to exchange your GBP into SEK.

Do you need a visa to visit Sweden?

UK citizens can visit Sweden without a visa, but this arrangement only applies if you stay for fewer than 90 days in a 180-day period.

If you want to earn some money during your stay, you’ll need to apply for an appropriate visa or work permit. You should always research the most up to date visa guidelines before planning a trip.

Other passport holders should check the entry requirements with your country’s embassy.

Should you tip in Sweden?

Tipping in Sweden is always appreciated, but not expected of you.

At a Swedish restaurant, it’s common to round up the bill to show your thanks. For example, if your bill was 242 SEK, you’d round it up to 250 SEK. Some restaurants may include this as a service charge, and they’ll let you know on your bill.

Adding a few kronor as a token of appreciation is a nice gesture, but it’s entirely up to you.

What languages are spoken in Sweden?

Sweden’s official language is Swedish, and it’s the most spoken language in the country.

Like other Nordic languages, Swedish comes from Old Norse. If you know Danish or Norwegian, you’ll probably understand bits of Swedish too.

Sweden also has five minority languages:

  • Finnish
  • Meänkieli
  • Romani
  • Sámi languages
  • Yiddish

What is the latest government travel advice for Sweden?

Sweden is generally considered a safe holiday destination with very few incidents.

If you’re stopping off in Denmark or Germany before visiting, border controls are in place for people arriving on ferries. Make sure you’re up to date on Sweden’s entry requirements before you go.

You can also visit the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for the latest government travel advice for Sweden.

What is the best time of year to visit Sweden?

The best time to visit Sweden depends on what you want to do.

If you’re seeking warmer weather and longer days for outdoor activities, the summer months from June to August are ideal. In summer, you can enjoy hiking, camping and even experience the midnight sun.

If you’re interested in winter sports or witnessing the Northern lights, visit the north of Sweden between December and March.

Important documents

M&S Travel Money Terms and Conditions (opens in a new window)

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Other popular currencies

If you are planning a future holiday or a trip that takes in multiple destinations, these other currencies may be useful:

US dollar
Japanese yen
Swiss francs

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