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.
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Here we gathered information about your different Swedish learning options.
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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
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.
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The Newbie Guide Group
Join our Newbie Guide Group and connect with other Newbies in Sweden.
Join the Newbie Guide Group
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

The Newbie Blog

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


Vättenrundan: See you in Motala!

The next of the classic races is coming up this week: Vätternrundan – literally means round lake vätten. It has been suggested that Vasaloppet is the toughest classic for the body, but Vätternrundan is the toughest for the mind. A few years ago the first snow happened when Europe was still …

Come together and enjoy Eurovision!

It’s finally time for Eurovision! Stockholm has been sparkling the whole week and visitors from all around the globe have come to enjoy the Eurovision. But how much do you know about this musical event? For instance, why are the Swedes so crazy about it? And why does the event cause such a deb…