Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

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Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

Postby brewerhki » Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:04 am

Anybody have experience how gas stations by major roads accepting, and/or giving change in euros in Sweden, Norway and Denmark? As I will be on work trip, I cannot get dots/euros outside highways (except late evening at hotel). My first trip will be on Stockholm-Oslo(+Flåm) road and second on Stockholm-Copenhagen(+Rödby) road.

Any other tips finding euros there daytime on highway/major road or evening in the cities?

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Re: Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

Postby Phaseolus » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:13 pm

In Danemark, I am using the same strategy as in Switzerland. In these countries, you can pay in Euro in gas stations, but they would not give you euros back and you would lose to much money.

So what I do, is to pay by credit card in DKK and then I ask if they can change a :note-20: for 2 :note-10: as "I have to reimburse a colleague in euro".

In Swizterland it really works fine. In Danmark, I had one succes : http://fr.eurobilltracker.com/notes/?id=107258626

In Sweden, it's harder but it's worth trying.

And you can always try to do the same with tourists in the gas station.
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Re: Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

Postby brewerhki » Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:58 am

Well, i just came from bank, and got bundle of fivers, those can be changed into bigger ones. At least worth of try. I remember few years ago one gas station had big sign be the highway, that they accept euros. But that's not by the road next week :(

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Re: Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

Postby brewerhki » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:45 pm

Well, back in home and can share my experience with others. On Sweden we stopped only in Eskilstuna, I think that was Statoil, but not sure. They didn't accept euros. And in Västerås at Q8. They accepted euros and could give change in Swedish money. I asked to break 20 euro to smaller, but she didn't have any euros at the moment. In Norway only gas stations we stopped were too far from everything, so I didn't bother to ask anything. I guess and hope there would be better change to get euros on the road between Stockholm and Copenhagen.

PS. Money exchange automat in Flåm, Norway didn't accept Europa serie fivers, so I had to spent bigger notes as I had only 28nok (about 3 euro) left. I'd prefer to leave my fivers there and use bigger money elsewhere where I could get new notes in change...

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Re: Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

Postby Asiamaniac » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:46 pm

We will be in Sweden next week. If we have to fill our tank over there, we will report to you.
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Re: Scandinavian gas stations accepting euros?

Postby brewerhki » Fri Jul 25, 2014 12:41 am

Asiamaniac wrote:We will be in Sweden next week. If we have to fill our tank over there, we will report to you.


Finland has cheaper fuel than Sweden, so try not to fill the tank :)


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