(Off Licence / Liquor Store)
This is the only place you can buy alcohol above 3% strength. It closes at 19.00 on weekdays and at 3pm on Saturdays. They do not open on Sundays. Even if you are in your 50s you might get asked for ID when purchasing alcohol so don't be alarmed. There is a story of a 70 year old man not being able to buy light beer as he had no ID on him so keep your passport or driving licence handy! You will be asked for "legitimation" or "lege" and you hand it over.
One thing I always seem to need but never know where to find or lose is a map of the city and it's suburbs.
You can download a map by clicking this link. I am trying to get a better one but seeing as my scanner is still in the UK this is proving a little tricky! I will get a new one up ASAP though.
Here is a map for you, slightly small! You can move the map round using your mouse and scroll in and out using your mouse wheel.
General opening hours:
ICA / Coop etc:
Supermarkets no matter how big or small tend to have long opening hours, usually from 08.00-21.00 7 days a week. When going shopping you need to make sure you have either a 10 or 5 sek coin for a trolley (or a handy plastic substitute which are sometimes given away outside stores) and just be aware you need to pay for carrier bags which you add to your shopping when you put it on the belt. It is also considered polite to line your items up on the belt one by one with the barcode facing the scanner - unlike in the UK where it is a free for all!