Sweden is one of the most digital societies in the world. Coming as a tourist to Sweden can be a shock if you have not prepared for a cashless society. You can walk into a store or restaurant, and they will say they don’t take cash.
I am a Swede and has lived here all my life, so I’m used to it and think it is mostly good. I don’t remember when I last carried cash, and I wouldn’t be able to tell what Swedish coins and bills look like. The old ones were replaced some years ago, and I have had no reason to learn what the new ones look like.
Those ablest to prepare you for a trip to Sweden is other tourists and new residents who have gone through what you will go through. The Local has surveyed them so you can avoid the pitfalls.