Moving From UK to Sweden

Moving to Sweden from UK | Removals to Sweden

Moving From UK to Sweden

Moving From the UK to Sweden? Give Schepens a Call

Supporting professionals, students and families moving to Sweden keeps us busy all year round. The country’s world class universities attract growing numbers of undergraduates and researchers each year. The healthy economy attracts growing numbers of entrepreneurs, start-ups and employees. And the extraordinary landscape, and outdoor lifestyle consistently attracts families seeking a new start, with a better work/life balance.

We always love to hear from our movers once they’ve settled in. Their perspective helps us to prepare new movers – particularly in terms of the cultural differences they can expect in Sweden. What we hear most often is that the Swedes seek balance and moderation in everything. This finds its way into public spaces, where there are clear – largely unspoken – rules about how to behave.

4 Ways to Behave Like a Local in Sweden

Here are 4 tips from movers who’ve settled in Sweden:

1. Bin the Bottled Water

The Swedes are proud of their leadership when it comes to environmental issues. Stockholm was the first city to be granted the title of ‘European Green Capital’ in 2010, and it has maintained its dynamic approach to environmental policy since. The filtered tap water is good to drink. Bottled water is, therefore, redundant – and plastic bottles are outlawed because they negatively impact the environment.

2. Respect Personal Space

If you’re shopping, travelling or working in Sweden, you’ll be expected to respect the personal space of those around you. This sounds simple, but it takes a bit of adjusting to. It means that you don’t carry on loud conversations in the street, the cafe, or on public transport. And if there’s an empty seat next to someone, don’t take it unless there’s absolutely nowhere else to sit.

3. Don’t Talk for the Sake of It

In Britain we tend to feel uncomfortable with silences. Because of that, we fill them up with ‘pleasantries’, or ’small talk’. We all know the game, and don’t expect this talk to be meaningful. In Sweden the culture is quite different. Silences are considered completely acceptable, and small talk is scorned. Conversation is direct, and communication is intended to add value.

4. Flashiness isn’t Favoured

Moderation may sound dull, but it’s all about finding a quality of life that isn’t premised on wealth, and status. This egalitarian approach is evidenced in public spaces, bars and restaurants. People have fun, and enjoy nights out with friends, but they do it without feeling the need to let everyone else in the bar, or in their social circle, know about it.


Schepens is a Removals Company for Sweden

We’ve been moving people from the UK to Sweden, and from Sweden to the UK, for over a century now. This is such a busy route for us that we’ve opened an office in Jönköping. We travel to every major town and city in Sweden, and we thoroughly enjoy working there. Because we ship regularly, we’re able to offer flexible scheduling, and we can provide full, or part load, shipping.

A Tailored Approach to Sweden Removals

Every mover has their story to tell, and every move is unique. That’s why Schepens doesn’t offer standard removals packages. Instead, we allocate a dedicated Move Co-Ordinator to each of our movers. They work with you to develop a bespoke removals plan, based on your unique requirements.

We provide a comprehensive range of services, which include:

  • Packing. Our BAR trained professional removals teams can pack up your home, label your boxes and create a detailed inventory for shipping.
  • Insurance. We insure your goods during transport. Should you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability insurance cover, we can arrange it for you.
  • Non-Standard Items. If you’re planning to move your piano, a priceless work of art, or antique furniture, we’ll arrange for bespoke packaging and specialist handling.
  • Self Storage. Should you need to store items of furniture, or household goods in the UK, Schepens has local storage facilities. We provide a door-to-door service, and a secure, climate controlled environment.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which maintain a constant temperature and humidity, run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

A Customer-Friendly Removals Company for Sweden

We thoroughly admire the Swedish desire for excellent service, without flashiness and we try to emulate it wherever possible. Schepens Sweden removals are characterised by highly trained, professional removals teams who put movers first. We understand the importance of working proactively to solve problems on behalf of our movers, and we consistently seek ways to ‘go the extra mile’ because our aim is always to provide stress-free removals.

Planning a move to Sweden? Schepens has been providing Sweden removals for over a century now, so call our European moving team on 01794 323558

Schepens currently perform international removals to all the major towns in Sweden, including Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Uppsala, Vasteras, Orebro, Linkoping, HelsingborgJonkoping, Norrkoping, Lund, Umeå, Gavle, Boras, Skara and Sodertalje.

With a new depot located in Jönköping we are perfectly positioned to help with the logistics of your move throughout Sweden

Swedish Depot
Schepens International Ltd
Vitmossevägen 1,
SE-555 93 Jönköping
Tel: +46105 519470