Sweden - buying gas

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Sweden - buying gas

Postby foxyrider » 28 Jan 2019, 9:32am

Next stupid question :D

How easy is it to find gas for cooking? I'm particularly looking at Stockholm area as that's where i'll be starting from.

Alternatively, do the campsites usually have a campers kitchen like Denmark?

Or is eating out a better/cheaper option than self catering? Looking at current food prices on line it's difficult to work out!

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Re: Sweden - buying gas

Postby teamonster » 29 Jan 2019, 5:31pm

I've never really looked for gas in shops in towns, but a quick google shows Clas Ohlson which you can certainly find in Stockholm and major towns/cities sell gas in their Swedish stores. https://www.clasohlson.com/se/view/COSt ... reLocator/

You'll also find it in some but not all country petrol stations - there tend not to be too may shops etc outside main population areas, so many petrol stations have little supermarkets which are full of useful things . They can be quite good for a coffee and snack (danish pastry, cinnamon bun etc), normally on a deal as Swedes love their "Fika" (coffee/cake breaks)

Eating out can be expensive in the evening, but Monday to Friday you can normally get a "Dagens Lunch" for a reasonable price (by Swedish Standards). Just avoid buying alcohol with meals, it will bankrupt you ! Buying bottles from the state off licence isn't too bad though, if you need a daily fix, or a pick me up ! You can even get British real ale. Just beware they have limited opening hours 4pm Sat close at a weekend.

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Re: Sweden - buying gas

Postby foxyrider » 29 Jan 2019, 10:09pm

teamonster wrote:I've never really looked for gas in shops in towns, but a quick google shows Clas Ohlson which you can certainly find in Stockholm and major towns/cities sell gas in their Swedish stores. https://www.clasohlson.com/se/view/COSt ... reLocator/

You'll also find it in some but not all country petrol stations - there tend not to be too may shops etc outside main population areas, so many petrol stations have little supermarkets which are full of useful things . They can be quite good for a coffee and snack (danish pastry, cinnamon bun etc), normally on a deal as Swedes love their "Fika" (coffee/cake breaks)

Eating out can be expensive in the evening, but Monday to Friday you can normally get a "Dagens Lunch" for a reasonable price (by Swedish Standards). Just avoid buying alcohol with meals, it will bankrupt you ! Buying bottles from the state off licence isn't too bad though, if you need a daily fix, or a pick me up ! You can even get British real ale. Just beware they have limited opening hours 4pm Sat close at a weekend.


Thanks.

I'm not a big drinker and I had picked up on the big discrepancy in price when bought in a restaurant.
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