Facts About Sweden

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Facts About Sweden

6 Facts About Sweden You Probably Don’t Know – Yet

One of the things we enjoy about the work we do at Schepens Removals, is the opportunity it affords us to get to know countries better. After a century of regular runs to Sweden, we’ve come to know the country beyond the capital, and to appreciate the welcoming friendliness of the people who live there.


Of course, the people who know it best are the movers we’ve supported in their relocation to Sweden. We asked them to let us in on the oddities of Swedish life – from a foreigner’s perspective. And here they are, 6 facts about Sweden you probably don’t know.

1. Swedes Drink Coffee at Night

Having spent years weaning myself off coffee, here I am in the coffee capital of the world. Swedes drink their coffee all day long, into the evening, and it’s very strong – Espresso plus!

2. Parents Receive 480 Days of Paid Parental Leave

I loved being a new dad in Sweden, because I was actively encouraged to take my parental leave when my son was born. It’s a generous allocation and it can be shared equally.

3. Badgers are Villains

In Britain we tend to have a fondness for badgers and think them wise, but here in Sweden they’re the baddies. There’s a belief that they’ll bite your arm or leg until they hear your bone crack – I thought that was ferrets…

4. There’s a New Icehotel Each Year

The Icehotel in Jukkasjarvi gets rebuilt every year in a new design, using local ice and snow. I’ve never stayed there but the pictures are just magical.

5. There are Fat Tuesday Buns

These are deadly! They’re called semla, and they look like cream buns – but they’re far more tempting. They’re flavoured with cardamon, filled with a marzipan-like paste, and topped with cream. They used to be just for Shrove Tuesday, but now you can get them all year round.

6. Sweets on Saturdays

Adults dread Saturdays in Sweden and kids love them. There’s a weird Swedish theory that eating all your weekly allowance of sweets in one go is less harmful than daily doses of sugar. So, children bounce off the walls in Saturday morning and become bad tempered on Saturday afternoons.


Schepens for Stress-Free Removals to Sweden

We’re a UK-based removals company with over 100 years’ experience of removals to Sweden. Over that time, we’ve consistently focused our efforts on removing the stresses involved in overseas removals. Our weekly runs allow us to offer flexible scheduling, affordable prices and full or part load shipping.

Tailored Removals to Sweden

Whether you’re looking for removals to Sweden for work, studies or to join family, Schepens will tailor your move to meet your needs. Each mover is allocated a move co-ordinator who knows their destination well. They’ll create a bespoke removals plan, based on movers’ specific requirements, and provide support at every stage of the process.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Free No Obligation Removals Quote. Once we know the specifics of your move, we’ll provide a detailed, accurate removals quote to help with your budgeting.
  • Insurance. Your goods will be covered by insurance whilst in transit. If you require additional Accidental Damage or Extended Liability insurance, we can arrange cover.
  • Customs Expertise. We’re experienced at dealing with customs matters and know the rules and regulations associated with relocating to Sweden.
  • Professional Packing Service. If you find yourself short of time, Schepens BAR trained packers can pack up your home in hours using sturdy, sustainable materials.
  • Specialist Removals. Whatever you’re planning on taking with you to Sweden, our specialists can handle it. They have experience moving pianos, art, and antiques.
  • Self Storage. Should you require storage in the UK, Schepens has a number of local storage facilities offering a secure, well-managed environment for your goods.
  • Transport. Your goods are transported in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, ensuring little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Scandinavian Removals

“Schepens provided a brilliant service when relocating our things from the UK to Gothenburg (Sweden) recently. The team at both ends were fantastic; they were efficient, friendly and did an excellent job. We had no issues with customs and everything arrived in perfect condition. We can’t thank them enough – would highly recommend!”

Chris Griffiths


If you’re planning a move to Sweden, call Schepens to find out about the range of ways we can support you – 01794 323558