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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
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
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.

Spring

When will spring arrive to Sweden?

There is no fixed date for the first day of spring. Instead, SMHI (svenskt metrologiskt och hydrologiskt institut), who is in charge of Swedish weather and climate, defines the start of spring as seven consecutive days with rising temperatures between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius – which does not …
Idrottsgalan

Test your knowledge of Swedish sport

January is the award month. Achievements of all sorts are praised and honoured. And today is the time to award the most prominent achievements within Swedish sports, at Idrottsgalan. The show is hosted in Globen and broadcasted on SVT & SVTPLAY and in order to get you into the right mood, we&…
Swedish winter and how to survive it

How to survive the Swedish winter

We are sure you’ve noticed – winter has well and truly arrived in Sweden. Temperatures have been hitting rock bottom for the last couple of weeks with arctic Russian winds coming in over the country. So with the cold biting at our cheeks, a post about how to survive the Swedish winter…
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