Sweden is a great nation and it is said to be one of the best nations in the world to live in. But, what can I do if I would like to live virtually in Sweden? Is there a way to get a Swedish IP address that will give you access to Swedish websites, TV networks, and streaming services, without actually being in Sweden? In this article, I will show you how you can get a Swedish IP address without leaving your chair!
Most people who search Google for information about getting a Swedish IP address, do so because they want to watch Swedish television online. There are many great TV channels and TV networks in Sweden, for example, SVT, Kanal 5, TV4, and others. But, if you try to stream content from those networks abroad, you will not be able to watch the content. Why is that?
The sites block content if you are outside Sweden with a so-called geo-block. What can you do to solve the problem? You need to grab hold of a VPN tool that will give you a local Swedish IP and that will unlock all content available only to those in Sweden. This is also true about TV4Play, and other TV networks.
There are lots of VPN tools available on the net, but not all of them are suitable for the purpose of watching Swedish TV abroad. Many VPN services will help you watch SVT abroad, but if you want to get access to TV4Play or some other streaming service, you will struggle more. In this article, I will show you how you can get a local IP address in Sweden, and I will only recommend VPN providers that I have tested myself and that are good for streaming services and TV networks in Sweden. All the VPN providers I recommend have money-back guarantees (in case you do not like it), and they are cheap and very easy to use!
How to get a Swedish IP address using a VPN?
Get a Swedish IP address with Surfshark.
A very good VPN for Sweden is Surfshark. This is a popular VPN registered in the British Virgin Islands. They have more servers in Sweden than most other VPN providers, and I have used this frequently to watch the FIFA World Cup on SVT, the Winter Olympics, Summer Olympics, and other sports events.
Click the button above to visit the Surfshark website!
As you head over to their website you can make a subscription for a month or more. Once the subscription is made you can download their little program which is small in size so you will have it on your computer in 5-10 seconds. Once you have downloaded the program you need to enter your username and password and then you should select a server in Sweden (watch the screenshot).
Once the connection has been made you will need to restart your web browser. You can see your new IP address in the Surfshark application or visit whatismyipaddress.com or other websites offering the same possibility. You can also use Surfshark to watch content on Swedish Netflix abroad if that is something you would like to do.
Get a Swedish IP address with ExpressVPN.
ExpressVPN is very similar to Surfshark, but it is more expensive. It is, however, better at unblocking TV networks and streaming services (in general), meaning that it will help you watch content on other services in other countries such as Hulu, Amazon Prime (USA), Netflix (in 8 countries), HBO Max, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, and several others.
Click the button above to visit the ExpressVPN website.
Click the button above and purchase a subscription at the ExpressVPN website. When you have paid, log in to your membership pages and download the ExpressVPN application to your telephone, computer, tablet, or TV. Connect to a server in Sweden, and you will get a Swedish IP address. You can now watch content limited to those residing in Sweden and visit forums more geo-restricted to Sweden.
Surf the Internet with a Swedish IP address.
Once all this is done (which is very easy) you can for example head over to SVTPlay.se and watch all the content you are interested in. You can also access content on other websites available to people in Sweden only. This is true about forums, private chats, and other websites only available in Sweden.
Do not forget, you can also use the VPN for many other things. It is also good to know that a VPN will encrypt your online activities. This is very useful if you download content from Torrent sites, or as you use public WiFi networks. As you might know, many hackers try to steal data, photos, and information from other Internet users. When you use a VPN, your data will be encrypted, and it will be almost impossible to spy on your activities and steal your data. That is why so many people bought VPN subscriptions during COVID-19, simply because they needed an extra layer of protection as they had to work from home during the pandemic.
I have tried to make this article really easy to understand and follow. I hope you have succeeded and that you are now surfing the Internet with a Swedish IP address. If you have any comments or questions, please use the comment field below and I will do my best to answer and help.
This article was originally created in February 2013, but we have recently updated it to make sure that the information is up to date and that everyone in need of a Swedish IP address can find the best possible way actually to get such an IP address.