How to get a Swedish IP address?

Sweden is a great nation and it is said to 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 me 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!

IP address in Sweden

Most people searching Google for information about how they can get a Swedish IP address needs one because they want to watch Swedish television online, for example, SVTplay.se. That site is though blocked with a geo-block so that people outside Sweden will not be able to watch it. 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. There are many VPN services that 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 more 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 are very easy to use!

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How to get a Swedish IP address using a VPN?

Use HideMyAss

A very good VPN for Sweden is HideMyAss. This is a popular VPN registered in the United Kingdom. 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.

HideMyAss

Click the button above to visit the HideMyAss 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 screenshot).

Select a server in Sweden to get Swedish IP address
Select a server in Sweden to get Swedish IP address

Once the connection has been made you will need to restart your web-browser. You can see your new IP address in HideMyass or you can visit our What is my IP address page to check that you now surf the Internet with a Swedish IP address.

The HideMyAss servers in Sweden are all located in Stockholm.

programmet kan abra ses i Sverige
Get rid of this error message, and stream the actual content on SVT abroad.

Use ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is very similar to HideMyAss. But, it is 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.

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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 you can also visit forums and more geo-restricted to Sweden.

The ExpressVPN servers in Sweden are all located in Stockholm.

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Surf the net as a local

Once all this is done (which is very easy) you can for example head over to SVTPlay.se and you are ready to watch Swedish television online within seconds. No buffering and no error messages, only live stream from Sweden available which you can enjoy throughout the entire world.

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 to 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 to 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 to 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 to actually get such an IP address.

4 thoughts on “How to get a Swedish IP address?

  1. Fredric says:

    Regarding the article HideMyAss. Please be aware that the latest update gives you one Swedish option “Sweden LOC1” where after it selects the server S1-S12 automatically. As swedish television basically only works on S4 and S5, HMA is no longer a preferred method.

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Hello! Based on your comment I just tried to watch SVTPlay.se using HideMyAss, and it worked perfectly with all servers. It is possible to manually decide what server to use with HideMyAss, so in case there are some servers that do not work, you can pick one of those working instead. I know that TV4Play did not work with all Swedish servers provided by HideMyAss, but in general it is normally only the oldest IPs that are blocked, meaning that servers 4-12 should work fine.

  2. Rolle says:

    Can I conect my smart tv to the Swedish ip adress aswell

    Or can I have it on my iPad and share from that to my tv?

    Many thanks

    • Thomas Stein says:

      Hello Rolle!
      Yes, you can!! You can either share your Windows VPN connection with the Smart TV, either connecting your Smart TV to the Windows PC using an Ethernet cable and doing some setup, or if you have two Ethernet cards. We will write a short how-to on this later!

      Or, you can setup your router directly, so that all your Internet traffic will be going through the VPN connection, and thus you will automatically be able to enjoy Smart TV using your VPN connection.

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