There seem to be no Scandinavia topic as a region. I am hoping someone can tell me in quick summary so I can prepare for my trip in a couple of days.
Heading Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo. What currency should I bring with me? Is Euro more widely acceptable than USD?
Do I have to carry the local currencies - SEK, DKK, NOK? Where best to exchange them (for good rates) - the airport or a money changer in the streets?
Other than that, is credit card widely accepted (I do not have a debit card, as I read this is preferred).
(Posting this on Stockholm and Copenhagen forum too).
Re: Oslo: Bring visa/master/diners/amex etc cards, use them for those transactions you can and buy NOK, DKK, SEK from ATMs per need. The card penetration in shops and services is very high. You will need a pin code, and a card with a chip is preferred. If you have cash these can be excanged, too, there are both automated currency exchange machines that accept the most common currencies, and Forex and bank counters that will change for you. Forex-type outfits will be easier and faster than banks, and probably cheaper, too. Forex claims they have no fees, however, their rates are generally worse than that of banks/cards. For rates, just check the daily rate in newsmedia or on your phone/pc. Any major currency will do (EUR, USD, GBP, CHF).
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