Why choose Seven Seas Worldwide?
Purpose-built shipping boxes and materials provided
Trusted with your shipments for over 25 years
Pick your own dates for shipment delivery and collection
Spread the cost by paying in several instalments
We handle Sweden's customs clearance process
Trusted international shipping service for over 25 years
Sweden is a beautiful country in Northern Europe, famous for its blend of tradition and modernity. From lush green forests and shimmering lakes to innovative design and a commitment to sustainability, it's easy to see why. The Scandinavian nation has something for all, thanks to its welcoming people and endless tourist hotspots.
Whether on a gap year, beginning a new job or studying abroad, you'll want as many home comforts as possible. That's where our international boxes and bags delivery service can help. Our luggage shipping service covers most cities and towns across Sweden, including Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala, Linköping and Helsingborg.
With over 25 years of experience sending luggage internationally, we make the process easy. Our expert team and round-the-clock customer support help us stand out as a trusted choice among shipping companies.
Sending luggage to Sweden from South Africa made easy
We've designed our luggage collection and delivery service to be as straightforward as possible. Let our worldwide shippers handle the logistics so you don't have to! All you need to do is make a booking, pack your possessions, and complete your online documents. We'll come to your home, collect your shipment, deal with customs, and deliver it to your new address.
Here are a few more reasons why our overseas shippers simplify your life:
- Complimentary secure storage: our service includes two weeks of free storage in the origin country.
- No hidden fees: since we own and operate a global network of depots, we provide a transparent door-to-door service to Sweden. Get a free quote in minutes for a complete cost breakdown specific to your needs.
- Pay in stages: we won't demand the full balance upfront. Instead, you make several payments across your shipment's journey to Sweden.
- We clear customs for you: with over 25 years of in-depth local knowledge, we pass your shipment through customs. All you need to do is pack your belongings and fill in your online documents.
- 24/7 customer service: our multilingual customer service team are available to answer questions and offer advice around the clock.
Reliable shipping from South Africa to Sweden in 5 easy steps
Free online quick quote
Our instant quote tool provides a clear, itemised cost with no hidden fees or nasty surprises.
Pick your dates
When placing your order, choose the materials delivery and shipment collection dates that suit you.
Securely pack your items
We deliver your empty shipping boxes, ready for you to fill.
We collect and ship
Complete the online documentation. Then we'll transport your shipment to Sweden.
Delivery to your address
Our team will clear your goods through customs and deliver them safely to your new home.
What boxes do we offer for sending belongings to Sweden?
Our international shipping service offers robust boxes to protect your belongings during their journey to Sweden. Made from chemically-strengthened cardboard, our most popular containers are Large and Standard. See below for the exact dimensions. We recommend overordering. If you have any unused boxes still in brand-new condition, we'll take them away at no extra cost.
Specially-shaped containers made from the same materials are available for sending guitars, skis, etc. Before collection, please wrap them securely. We'll then box your extra-large items at our nearest depot.
You can use your own containers. But please avoid laundry bags, plastic crates, used food boxes and bin liners. Since they break easily, they are likely to damage the rest of your possessions.
61 x 51 x 41cm / 24 x 20 x 16.14 inches
- Sports equipment
51 x 41 x 31cm / 20 x 16.14 x 12.2 inches
- Files and papers
- Children's toys
We simplify Sweden's customs process
Our experienced shipping team takes care of customs inspections. But, there are some essential regulations you should be aware of.
Like all nations worldwide, Sweden has country-specific restrictions on certain items to protect its people and the environment. Reference our regularly-updated Prohibited Goods page as you pack to avoid unwanted charges or delays.
Log in to your online account and complete the following documents:
- An inventory listing everything you're sending. Customs officials will ask to see this, so accuracy is essential.
- Optional insurance forms for extra cover in the rare case your belongings become lost or suffer damage.
- Colour scans of the shipment owner's passport picture and signature pages.
As Sweden is a member of the European Union Customs Union (EUCU), EU members may import used personal goods duty and tax-free. If arriving from a non-EU country, you may also be able to import personal items tax-free, depending on your circumstances. Determining factors include your intended length of stay, study status and work placement.
Visit the official Swedish Customs website for a comprehensive breakdown. If you have any questions, our multilingual customer service team are available 24/7. Please note: your local Swedish customs office may request the shipment owner be present before their possessions arrive.
Our experienced shipping team takes care of quarantine and customs inspections.
FAQs about sending boxes and bags to Sweden
As trusted worldwide shippers for over 25 years, we simplify the process. Follow these steps:
- Get a free quote on our website in minutes for a cost breakdown of your shipment's journey to Sweden. Then, make an order, pay the deposit and select a date so we can drop off any requested packing materials.
- Pack your belongings into suitable containers and complete your online documents. Then, choose a date so we can collect your shipment.
- Once you've made your Shipping and Transportation payment, we'll send your possessions to Sweden and clear them through customs.
Send luggage to Sweden in 135 days from South Africa via our boxes and bags collection and delivery service. Transit time begins when you pay your Shipping and Transportation fee and ends when your goods arrive at the destination port.
You can ship most household items via our boxes and bags collection and delivery service. Plus, specially-shaped goods, like surfboards and guitars.
All countries have specific prohibitions on certain items to protect their citizens and the environment. Please reference our regularly-updated Prohibited Goods page to avoid delays or fines.
EU members can import used personal items into Sweden duty and tax-free. Non-EU members may import personal goods tax-free, depending on certain circumstances. Factors include length of stay, study type (full or part-time) and work arrangement.
Before importing goods, please check our Prohibited Items page for further information.
Since we control a worldwide network of depots, we can offer affordable shipping. But rates vary depending on how much you ship and the location of your origin and destination countries. Use our free instant quote tool for a cost breakdown specific to your needs today.
To ensure your goods arrive in Sweden via the most efficient method possible, all shipping and air routes are predefined and cannot be altered.
How long does shipping from South Africa to Sweden take?*
*estimated transit times dependent on global shipping circumstances
Ship luggage internationally with our handy packing guide
Strengthen your boxes:
Gather all your packing materials together, such as parcel tape and a knife. Seal the base of your container by folding in the flaps and wrapping them shut with several layers of overlapping parcel tape.
Cover exposed edges with more tape, then tightly wrap all around the bottom of your box. Once your container is full, seal the lid using the same process.
Be cautious with fragile goods:
Use bubble wrap on all items and two or more layers for delicate goods and items of value. Place your heaviest items at the bottom layer and place lighter things above and away from the sides of your box.
Fill gaps with soft materials like packing paper or towels. Shake your container. If you hear a sound, add more soft materials till it's silent.
Fill in your online inventory:
Log in to your account and complete your inventory (listing every item) as you pack. Customs officials will ask to see it, so accuracy is a must.
With a marker pen, write the job number, box number, and shipment owner's destination country and city on two sides of every container. Double-check your inventory to ensure accuracy.
Prepare for collection day:
Weigh all boxes or bags on bathroom scales. For the safety of you and our driver, the weight limit for each container is 30kg/66lbs. If a container is over the limit, remove some items and place them in a lighter container.
Lastly, for a smooth collection day, move all your boxes, bags and suitcases as close to your building's entrance as possible.
I am extremely happy with the service I was given for moving my boxes to Sweden at a very reasonable price. I booked last minute because the company I was planning to use had issues due to Brexit. Seven Seas Worldwide came the next day to pick up the boxes. The driver was polite and helpful. My boxes arrived before expected with no issues at customs etc.PL
Top tourist attractions in Sweden's most popular cities
Thanks to its breathtaking natural beauty, forward-thinking and friendly locals, Sweden is a Nordic gem. From forest-filled landscapes to charming, eco-friendly coastal towns, the Kingdom of Sweden has it all.
The following are a handful of many must-see destinations in this gorgeous European nation:
The capital city of Sweden captivates all with its blend of old-world charm and modern sophistication. Discover royal palaces, innovative design, vibrant nightlife, and a stunning archipelago.
Visit the 13th-century Old Town: Gamla Stan is a charming district with colourful buildings and mediaeval architecture. Remember to explore Stortorget, the main square, full of atmospheric alleyways filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants.
Witness a sunken ship!: Vasa Museum is home to the Vasa, a preserved 17th-century warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Marvel at the 1210-tonne, 226ft long vessel and explore exhibits showcasing artefacts from the era.
See the world's oldest open-air museum: Skansen offers a fascinating glimpse into the history and culture of pre-industrial era Sweden. Take in authentic buildings, traditional craftspeople, and a zoo showcasing Nordic wildlife.
Visit a fun island: Djurgården is a recreational haven in the heart of Stockholm. Enjoy several lush green spaces, including Djurgården Park, ideal for picnics, walks, and cycling. Don't miss the ABBA Museum and Gröna Lund amusement park.
From thrilling amusement park rides to interactive aquatic museums, Gothenburg allures all. Enjoy this charming coastal city's unique blend of picturesque islands, vibrant markets, and historical architecture.
Ride a wooden roller coaster!: Liseberg is an iconic amusement park and one of Gothenburg's most popular attractions. Experience thrilling roller coasters, live entertainment, and well-kept gardens. During winter, the park transforms into a magical Christmas market.
Experience the world around us: Universeum is a unique science centre and aquarium that's fun for the whole family. It features interactive exhibits, tropical rainforests, and lifesize, colourful models of dinosaurs!
Go island hopping: just off the city's coast lies the archipelago of Gothenburg. Experience several picturesque islands full of stunning scenery. Take a boat tour, swim, hike or kayak, and explore charming fishing villages.
Visit a 19th-century town frozen in time: Haga is a historic Gothenburg neighbourhood popular with tourists for its authentic streets and cute cafes. Go for a gentle stroll, shop for souvenirs, sample Swedish pastries, and enjoy the local atmosphere.
Malmö is a cosmopolitan Swedish city with a diverse population. Tourists come for its modernity and multicultural atmosphere. Enjoy historic and contemporary architecture, charming neighbourhoods and beautiful nearby beaches.
Stare in bewilderment at the Turning Torso: Malmö's iconic landmark is a twisting skyscraper designed by architect Santiago Calatrava. Admire the unique architectural masterpiece from below and 360° city views from the top.
Go back in time to the 16th century: Malmö Castle is a mediaeval fortress that houses several museums, including Malmö City and the Natural History Museum. It offers a fascinating journey through the city's royal history, art, and culture.
Hop over to Denmark: the Øresund Bridge is an engineering marvel that connects Malmö to Copenhagen. Cross via train or car, enjoy scenic views of the strait, and feel the magic of suddenly appearing in another country.
Sample village life: Lilla Torg is a picturesque square in the heart of Malmö's old town filled with charming cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Enjoy a lively and vibrant neighbourhood where visitors can relax, dine, and soak in the unique atmosphere.
Uppsala intrigues tourists with its mediaeval charm and academic prestige. It is home to Uppsala University and the majestic Uppsala Cathedral. Experience an alluring blend of ancient Viking heritage, stunning architecture and serene gardens.
Visit a Gothic church: Uppsala Cathedral is the tallest church in Scandinavia and an icon of Uppsala. Explore its stunning architecture, admire the mediaeval artwork, and visit the tombs of past kings and queens.
Experience educational history: Uppsala University is Sweden's oldest university and a cultural and academic institution. Stroll around well-kept grounds and visit the Gustavianum museum to learn about the university's past.
Discover how the ancients worshipped: Gamla Uppsala is a historical site located just outside the city. It features royal mounds and remnants of a pre-Christian religious centre. Plus, a museum that delivers a fascinating insight into Sweden's Viking heritage.
Pay respects to the father of taxonomy: Linnaeus Garden and Museum is a tourist favourite dedicated to the renowned botanist Carl Linnaeus and his contributions to the field of biology. Explore a garden with colourful plant life and learn about Linnaeus' many scientific achievements.