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.

Ten tips

An oldbies 10 tips to Newbies

In 1994, I boarded the plane from London that was to take me to Stockholm. I thought I’d live here for around a year. But 22 years later I’m still here, and my adopted homeland has become the place whre I’ve built my life, fulfilled my potential and continue to follow my dreams.  …
parental leave

Making The Most Of Your Parental Leave

Sweden has some of the most generous paid parental leave policies in the world, and as a newbie in Sweden, chances are likely that you have moved from a country with less generous parental leave (or no paid parental leave in my case). When you see 480 days to be divided between you and your [&hellip…