Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Top ten expats types in Sweden: Which are you?

Share this article

Top ten expats types in Sweden: Which are you?
Expats in Sweden aren't always love-refugees.... Photo: Allen Skyy/Flickr
15:24 CET+01:00
Ask an expat in Sweden why they're here and you'll often hear "for love". But that's not always the case. In fact, there are many different types of expat in Sweden, from the geneaology digger to the faux-Swede. But which type are you?

Long after the last Viking dragged his final conquest back to the fair and freezing shores of Scandinavia, foreigners are still finding themselves in Sweden.

And while you may think these expats are all partly frozen love-refugees, you may just be in for a surprise. 

From the frozen expats of the north to the bitter "lifers", we've got them all... even down to that annoying IT-guy you can't avoid at your local meet-up.

So which kind are you?

IN PICTURES: The ten types of expats in Sweden

Be sure to let us know which types we've missed below. And while we're on the topic, why not check out the top ten complaints that expats make to their Swedish partners.

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

The Local is not responsible for content posted by users.
Become a Member or sign-in to leave a comment.

From our sponsors

Swedish for programmers: Tailored Swedish courses for techies

How do you get a job in Sweden’s competitive tech industry if you’re new to the country and don’t speak the language? Enter SFX-IT, a specialised language course tailored for foreign techies living in Sweden.