Relocate to Sweden

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Relocate To Sweden

Planning to Relocate to Sweden?

There’s plenty of reasons to want to relocate to Sweden from the UK; it offers stunning scenery to explore, some of the most efficient public services in the world, and genuine gender equality at every level of society. For sports lovers there a breathtaking variety of opportunities, from ice hockey, to sailing to football. Sweden regularly features in the top ten happiest countries in the world. And perhaps not entirely unconnected, it has an extraordinarily high life expectancy.

Schepens has been providing removals to Sweden for over a century now, and we’re regular visitors to this beautiful country. We asked some of our clients who have successfully settled in Sweden from the UK, what their advice would be to anyone planning to relocate to Sweden.

1. Prepare for Culture Shock

Before you move, you’ll hear all about how wonderful Sweden is, how progressive its social polices are etc. And it is all those things, but it’s also very different from the UK. Many expats find that they have a honeymoon period of a couple of months, and then start to feel very unconnected to the society they’re living in. It’s natural, so expect it and know it will pass. Taking lessons in Swedish can really help with getting through this period.

2. Punctuality is a Priority

Once you’ve been in Sweden for a few weeks you’ll realise just how lax the UK has become with regard punctuality. Back home a meeting start time tended to indicate when you headed to get a coffee to take in with you; in Sweden punctuality is precise. If you’re not in a meeting at the start time, then it will begin without you. The up-side to this is that public transport is utterly dependable!

3. Don’t Get Too Hung Up About the Winters

The dark winter is something most expats arrive in Sweden dreading. But then, they find themselves enjoying the distinct pleasures that accompany the lack of sunlight. What movers to Sweden quickly discover is that Swedes have some great ways to cope with the winter (many include coffee and cakes) and the short days are more than compensated for by the long sunny days in summer.

4. Family Members Experience Change Differently

If you’re moving from the UK to Sweden for work, you may be taking your family with you. If this is the case, it’s worth remembering that they’ll experience the relocation in an entirely different way from you. Whilst some Swedish companies take care to include employees’ families in their orientation programme, each of you will face different challenges at different times.


Schepens Offers Removals to Sweden

We’re a 4th generation, family-run business with over 100 years’ experience of helping moves relocate to Sweden. Our goal is always to provide stress-free removals, and one of the ways we do this is to offer flexible scheduling to all our clients. We travel to Sweden several times each week, so we’re able to offer full or part load shipping, dependent on the size of your move.


Tailored European Removals

Whether you’re a seasoned European mover, or you’re tackling the challenge for the first time, you’ll probably appreciate the support an experienced removals company can offer. We allocate a professional Move Co-ordinator to each client. They will help to prepare a detailed removal plan, tailored to your requirements. Once complete, this will provide the basis for your FREE no obligation removals quote.

Schepens removals services include:

  • Professional Packing Services. If you can’t face the upheaval of packing up your home in the UK, our industry trained packers can do it for you. They use high quality packing materials, label your boxes, a create a detailed shipping inventory.
  • Insurance. Your goods are covered by insurance whilst in transit. Should you require additional Accidental Damage, or Extended Liability cover, your Move Co-ordinator can arrange it for you.
  • Non-Standard Goods. If you’re planning to move a piano, artwork or antique, Schepens has the specialist team to manage it for you. We provide bespoke packaging, handling and shipping.
  • Self Storage. Should you require storage for items in the UK, Schepens has a number of local self storage facilities. We provide door-to-door service, and a secure environment for your goods.
  • Transport. Your goods will be shipped in one of our state-of-the-art removals vehicles which run on air ride suspension and boast an adjustable bearing system, which ensures little or no movement of vehicle content.

Second-to-None Customer Service

Our customers tell us that from their first phone call, they know they’re in safe hands with Schepens. We’re delighted to hear that, and we provide industry training for all our employees to ensure that the same standard of service is available at every stage of the removals process. We want a stress-free experience for our movers to Sweden, and we’ll go the extra mile to achieve it.

“I just wanted to say thank you for organising our move to Sweden. We are yet to unpack everything but it was great to have our things delivered the day after my arrival. Everyone we’ve been in contact with from Schepens has been very helpful. Best regards from Mona“

– ‘London to Sweden

Are you planning to relocate to Sweden? Schepens is a UK removals company with over a century of experience in providing removals to Sweden. Call us today on 01794 323558