Countries like Norway, Finland and Sweden aren't between the most popular destinations for British expats, but it is true that quite a few Britons consider it as a good option for relocating. One of the main challenges, if not the most important of all, is the language. If you move to Sweden you will have to learn the local language, or else you will be confined to a small group of English-speaking expats, and the limitations of everyday life will be many. However, language aside, Sweden isn't very exotic compared to the British culture, and even if there are some major differences to which you would need to adjust if you move there, that is something that you definitely can do if you give yourself enough time.
The Scandinavian countries are popular worldwide for being prosperous, efficient and organized. Public services are excellent, there are good opportunities for business and economical success, and it's an all around tidy and nice place to live. The natural landscape is of course astounding, and you have the infamous Northern Lights in the winter and long shiny days in the summer.
The Swedish people are very educated and nice to people, even if they may seem rude sometimes because they are very reserved and they're eager to share their true feelings and personal lives with others, especially those who they don't know well. Many British expats are living the dream in Sweden, and you could be the next one!
You can find British communities in Sweden as well as expats from other countries because there is a large proportion of foreigners in the Swedish population. We suggest that you try to integrate with the locals, learn the language and share activities with them, but we also understand that you will want to see people with whom you can speak in your native language and share bits of British culture. As there are so many foreigners living in Sweden right now, there are many expat clubs or groups that you can join.
One very useful site for British expats - and other immigrants as well - is InterNations. If you are planning to move to Sweden, you should check their website and log in. They provide plenty of information on adapting to Sweden and building your new life there. They also organize events for British expats, and they can connect you with the British community in Sweden. There is even a job board there aimed at expats, so you will have pretty much all you need to adjust to this country.
It is true that adapting to Sweden can be very challenging, but that's the same for any country. With the help of fellow expats and even a couple nice Swedish people who may be there to lend you a hand, you can do just fine in this beautiful country. You should do some research on what it is like to live in Sweden, and it would be ideal for you to spend some time there before you actually move, some long vacation will do though renting for a short term is ideal. This way, you can learn about how living in Sweden actually is, so you can be sure that you're doing the right thing when organizing your removal to Sweden.
Any international removal is a lot of work and expense, it changes your life and it could potentially be either a step forwards that boosts your life and opens new horizons, or a disaster that only makes you regret everything. You can never know what will happen in the end, but if you make the right steps in the right order, you will maximize your chances of happiness.
You need to hire a good removals company to handle your relocation to Sweden. As this is a big deal with many aspects that you need to address and figure out, we suggest that you choose a company that will handle all issues and not just transporting your parcels; something like will do. You need to make sure that the company will not only handle all your belongings with absolute care and professionalism, but that it will also help you with paperwork and advice you on all legal issues that coud arise when you transport your goods, including storage fees, taxes and other expenditures.
The Swedish people usually welcome foreigners, they are actually used to see people from other countries, so you shouldn't have such a bad time adjusting to this new place. If you really want to move to Sweden, give it a go, it's a beautiful country and you can find happiness there.
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