The accident occurred on Saturday night, Swedish time, as the pair were driving on a road near Whangarei on New Zealand’s north island.
Their car strayed onto the wrong side of the road and collided with an oncoming car carrying two passengers. The Swedish women, both born in 1988, died on impact while the passengers in the other car escaped with minor injuries.
“I have no detailed information, but according to the information that I have received the roads were slippery. The embassy will submit a report,” Amelie Heinsjö at the Swedish foreign ministry said to local Jönköping newspaper Jnytt on Sunday.
Jnytt reported that the women’s families have been informed of the accident.