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Welcome to the Newbie Guide to Sweden

New in Sweden? Does everything seem a bit confusing? Here at the NEWBIE GUIDE we help you make sense of everything new.
Just arrived & before
Just arrived? Here we guide you through your first steps in Sweden.
Get started
Swedish
Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.
Learn Swedish
Work
Learn about your rights & duties and what you can do to find a job.
Find work
Housing
Why is it so difficult to find accommodation in Sweden and what can you do to improve your changes on the rental market?
Find housing
Newbie Stories
Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.
Get inspired
Make friends & get connected
Here you find organisations that will ease our way into Swedish society & language.
Get connected
The Newbie Guide Group
Join our Newbie Guide Group and connect with other Newbies in Sweden.
Join the Newbie Guide Group
Health
In need of medical care? Here you find information on your different medical options.
Your medical options
Driving
Most driving licenses are valid in Sweden – at least for a limited period of time.
Get around

The Newbie Blog

The source for everything. Follow our multinational team of bloggers and get a more personal view on Newbie life.

A few hours in Malmö

This summer I went to the third largest city in Sweden. It is also, the birthplace of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the most bike-friendly city of Sweden. It’s Malmö! While on my way to Copenhagen from Stockholm I decided to stop there for a few hours. Consider this as a mini guidebook. Here’s wha…
Marstrand

Day trip to Marstrand

Marstrand, advertised as the sailing metropolis of the west coast, is a beautiful island only a stone’s throw from Gothenburg. It comes to life during the summer, but it’s just as lovable during other seasons. I have been there several times and it never gets old, so do yourself a favour and vi…

Budget Shopping for Newborn Essentials

Shopping for your new baby is an exciting and a fun part of being pregnant. Imagine yourself go to a baby shop and see all those cute Scandinavian designs, how can you resist the temptation? Wait until you realise that there are only three price categories in Sweden: 1) Expensive 2) Even more expens…
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