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 Sweden - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +1, Summer time UTC +2 from the end of March to the end of October.

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
Voltage: 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Fuel
Diesel at marine fuel station does not contain biodiesel.

LPG
LPG is widely available.

Black Water Waste
All boats with a toilet must have a holding tank and must be pumped ashore or in tanks or outside 12NM

Money

Swedish Krona (Skr) of 100 öre.

Credit cards widely accepted.

Besides banks, money can also be exchanged at Forex exchange offices, and at post offices showing the PK Exchange sign.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Sweden is +46.

Mobile telephones are widely used in Sweden. You can link up to the Telia, Tele2, 3 or Telenor GSM networks ( 900 & 1800 Mhz).

Maps showing the coverage of these networks can be accessed on the Internet.

Mobile phones cannot necessarily be used for emergencies – in the mountains, for example, there might be no coverage!

Internet & mail services - Most airports, train stations, public libraries (free) and hotels will offer the service of computers with Internet access. There are also various cafés with internet terminals in most cities.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Dial 112 (free from payphones) includes police, fire, ambulance and sea rescue.

Distress and urgency signals are broadcast on VHF Ch 16 or 17.

24-hour NHS emergency number Tel. 112. The casualty department at a hospital is called Akutmottagning or Vardcentral in more remote areas.

The Swedish equivalent of the RNLI is Sjoraddningssallskapet provides an assistance service as follows - Free assistance for offshore breakdown - Free tow to the nearest port - Help in contacting boatyards, maritime engineers or relatives. For further details contact Gunnar Arwidson, Sjoraddningssallskapet - Tel +46 31 29 00 90 or email gunnar.arwidson@ssrs.se

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club.

The Swedish Cruising Club publishes a brochure about visitors' harbours in Sweden, Swedish Guest Harbours, while plans of ports and anchorages on the east and south coasts, Seglarhamnar pa Ostkusten, are published by the Swedish Cruising Club.

The Baltic Sea and Approaches
By RCC Pilotage Foundation
Publisher: Royal Cruising Club (4th Edition July 2017)
ISBN9781846236891
This new edition incorporates substantial updates refecting the changes happening in this area. It covers the nine countries bordering the Baltic Sea; Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Russia.
Updates to the 3rd edn can be found at RCCPF Pilot - Baltic Sea

The Cruising Almanac 2018
By Cruising Association and Imray
Publisher Imray (2018 Edition)
ISBN9781846238703
Covers North West Europe from Shetland and southern Norway to Gibraltar and West Ireland to the Baltic. Fully revised and additional plans. Available as Imray Nautical Apps for iPad users. Free updates approximately every two months.

Norwegian Cruising Guide, including Spitsbergen
Edition published February 2013
Available as an ebook and in print
www.norwegiancruisingguide.com

Arholma - Landsort and Gotland
By Lars Hassler and Lars Granath
Publisher TBC - Edition: 1st (English)
ISBN 9789189564442
The English edition of the Swedish pilot covering the Stockholm archipelago and the island of Gotland. Full coverage of harbours and anchorages with navigational detail, descriptions of facilities. and lots of background information. The guide is well illustrated with coloured harbour plans, charts and aerial photos. See www.nautiska.com (in Swedish only).

Landsort to Skanor
By Catharina Soderbergh
Publisher Nautiska Forlaget
ISBN 9789189564749
Edition 1st (2009)
The pilot Landsort-Skanor covers the coastal area from Landsort and the whole southern coast down to Skane, a total of 400 nautical miles. The pilot also includes the island of Oland, the Danish island of Bornholm and Christanso, the Swedish heartland water passage Gota Canal and the large lake Vattern. This is an English version and presents harbour facts and detailed information of some 190 natural harbours and 147 guest harbours.

www.visitsweden.com
Swedish Travel & Tourism Council

www.SXK.se
Swedish Cruising Club

www.gasthamnsguiden.se/
Information about more than 500 marinas and natural harbours in Sweden. Free online, in print and for both iPhone and Android.

www.dockspot.com
Book Marinas online.

Update History

September 2017: Publications updated.
August 2017: Clearance, Immigration, Customs & health updated. Yachting Esstentials added. All from RCCPF information.
February 2016: Add the ban on discharge of sewage.
November 2015: Clearance, Immigration & Customs updated.
April 2015: Publications checked.
February 2015: Customs checked.
February 2014: Clearance and Immigration checked.
February 2013: Customs checked.
January 2012: Clearance and Immigration checked.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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