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Welcome to KTH! Five practical must knows on your first day in Stockholm

Welcome to KTH!! You are finally here after traveling miles away from home. And its an amazing feeling of a mix of anxiety and excitement. The Swedish have a word to describe that feeling – Resfeber. In this blog, I take you through practical things you should know during your first few days in Sweden.

  • 112: For any emergency related to fire, health ambulance, police, this number comes in handy. In Sweden, it is a legal obligation (not just moral) to call for help if required.
  • 1177: This is the number for non-emergency medical/health helpline. This number is usually handy at these points of time. Also, it is better to call this number instead of directly going to the local ward as it saves a lot of time and effort.
  • Nearby grocery shops: The most known grocery supermarkets are Lidl, ICA, Willys. You can visit any of these nearby markets to buy groceries for your initial days.
  • Public Transport: Of course you would want to explore the city and Sweden is well connected by public transportation. You can buy SL cards in any tunnelbana (metro stations). I have written a detailed blog about Stockholm’s public transportation here.
Storstockholms Lokaltrafik - Wikipedia
  • Furnishing your new home: Sweden is synonymous with IKEA. Anything needed to furnish/decorate your home can be bought here. However, there are numerous local second-hand shops/ online markets where you can get good products at great deals too. Lappis market is one such place if you are staying in/around Lappis.
There would be lot of offers, either free or and great price deals

So, it begins here. Hoping that you have a great time at KTH!!!
Do comment below if you think that these tips were helpful or things you want me to write about.

Hej, I am from India currently pursuing Integrated Product Design at KTH. Moving to Stockholm has given me an opportunity to explore the new city like a local yet maintain the awe of a traveler. The vibrant KTH campus and its activities are itself a treat to a creative and aspiring mind. Join me on this journey of stories as we meet amazing people, exploring the innovation and sustainability pursuits happening throughout the KTH campus and the historical treasures of the city and the ways of employing jugaad to survive on a budget in one of the most expensive cities.