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

Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.

Learn Swedish

Learn about your rights & duties and what you can do to find a job.

Find work

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

In need of medical care? Here you find information on your different medical options.

Your medical options

Most driving licenses are valid in Sweden – at least for a limited period of time.

Get around
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
Newbie Stories

Meet our Newbies as their share their stories on their first time in Sweden.

Get inspired

The Newbie Blog

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

Coffee and buns

Unexpected Cultural Norms in Sweden

Presented by iBus Media When moving to a new country it’s always helpful to study up on some of the cultural norms. There’s nothing worse than being caught off-guard when trying to blend in somewhere new. However, while most countries are forgiving when someone new breaks a cultural custom, some…

Embrace Adventure When You Relocate to Sweden

Presented with Magfellow When you visit Sweden (or move there,) you will find that it is located on the Scandinavian peninsula between Finland and Norway. The Gulf of Bothnia and Baltic Sea are to its east, and Denmark is located to its southwest. Sweden can claim the highest uplift of land in the w…