Swedish Krona

Get competitive Swedish Krona exchange rates with Asda Travel Money. Our Price Promise means we’ll beat any competitors within five miles or you can Click & Collect from any Asda Travel Money bureau.

There are few destinations in the world quite like Sweden. Whether you’re seeking unspoiled nature, gourmet food markets or midnight sun in the summer, there are so many reasons to travel here.

Find competitive GBP to Swedish Krona exchange rates with Asda Travel Money.  


Click & Collect your Swedish Krona


You can exchange GBP for Swedish Krona at any of our travel money bureaux (subject to availability).

  • Find selected stores

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  • Convenient collection whilst shopping

It’s never been easier to change Sterling to Swedish Krona with our award winning service. Flying next month? Or jumping on a plane in the next few days? Just tell us what you need. Learn more about our Click & Collect service. 


Pound (GBP) to Krona (SEK) exchange rate Price Promise


Sweden is known for being one of the more expensive destinations on anyone’s wish list[1]. But with our Price Promise, you’re guaranteed the most competitive Swedish Krona exchange rate. We’ll give you a better offer than any others within five miles of our Asda Travel Money bureaux.

That’s not all — Asda Rewards customers will get an even better rate.


Should I buy Swedish Krona now or wait?


It’s never advisable to delay ordering your cash. Exchange rate fluctuations are tough to predict, and waiting for an even better rate can be stressful. We recommend you buy Swedish Krona as soon as you can, so you can tick it off your to-do list and focus on preparing for your trip.

There are several advantages to getting your currency sorted as soon as possible. Not only will you get our competitive rates but you’ll also steer clear of foreign transaction fees and the rush to find an ATM when you land.


Which countries use the Swedish Krona?


Swedish Krona is the official currency of Sweden. While Denmark, Iceland and Norway have their own Krone or Krona, you can’t spend SEK elsewhere in Scandinavia[2] — or any other part of the world for that matter. Swedish Krona is only valid in Sweden.

It’s worth mentioning that although Sweden is a member of the EU and may eventually adopt the Euro, national preference for the Krona remains strong[3]. You can’t use Euros anywhere in the country.

Krona coins and banknotes


Sweden began minting the Krona (meaning “crown”) in 1873. Unlike the Danish Krone, it isn’t tied to the Euro, meaning that the Swedish Riksbank doesn’t have a fixed exchange rate policy in line with much of the continent[4].

One unit of SEK divides into 100 øre; the last of these were phased out in 2010[5]. Modern Swedish coins consist of[6]:



  • kr 1
  • kr 2
  • kr 5
  • kr 10


Converting Pounds to Swedish Krona soon? You might want to learn more about SEK banknotes, which are decorated with famous Swedish figures such as Greta Garbo, Ingmar Bergman and Dag Hammarskjöld. They’re in denominations of:



  • kr 20
  • kr 50
  • kr 100
  • kr 200
  • kr 500
  • kr 1,000

Three reasons to love Asda Travel Money:

  • Price Promise

    If you find a better exchange rate within 5 miles of one of our travel money bureaux, we’ll beat it with our Price Promise.

  • 2. We Buy Back Your Travel Money

    Stop by our travel money bureau and we’ll buy back your unused travel money. Even if you didn’t buy your travel currency from us, we’ll exchange it back commission free.

    Our Buy Back Promiselets you sell back your SEK at the same rate for just £2.99

  • 3. Same Day Travel Money Service

    Left it till the last minute? Don’t worry, simply swing by one of our travel money bureaux and take advantage of our same day travel money on popular currencies, subject to availability.

Common Swedish Krona questions 


How much is 1 GBP to 1 SEK?

Although rates always change, you’ll probably receive between 12.5 to 13 SEK for every 1 GBP you exchange*. That would mean 500 Swedish Krona in Pounds would cost just over £40.


*Rates taken from Asda foreign exchange calculator. At time of publishing - November 2023.


Why is the Swedish Krona so strong?

This is a slight misconception. Yes, SEK is still fairly strong due to Sweden’s high exports and open approach to international business[7], but in recent years it’s been weakening because of those same factors, as most of its value is derived from overseas trading[8].



What else do I need before I leave?

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How much do things cost in the Sweden?


Don’t worry — visiting Sweden might be less expensive than you think it is. Many estimates place the country slightly higher than the UK for accommodation, groceries, entertainment and transport[9]. In fact, it’s more affordable than many parts of Denmark, Norway and Iceland[10]. Get a firmer idea of how far your Swedish Krona can go with our tourist cost breakdown[11][12]:

Before you run off to Sweden, remember to pick up your holiday money at Asda

[1] Sourced: livingcost.org. November 2023.

[2] Sourced: visitsweden.com. November 2023.

[3] Sourced: investopedia.com. November 2023.

[4] [5] [6] Sourced: riksbank.se. November 2023.

[7] Sourced: sweden.se. November 2023.

[8] Sourced: hhs.se. November 2023.

[9] Sourced: expatfocus.com. November 2023.

[10] Sourced: viking.style. November 2023.

[11] Sourced: numbeo.com. November 2023.

[12] Sourced: tripadvisor.co.uk. November 2023.

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