Sweden is a large country with huge areas of wilderness. Every Swede, tourist, and visitor appreciates the search and rescue service. Even if they never get to meet them, it’s good to know they are there
Weather conditions vary not only from season to season but also from region to region. So depending where in Sweden you are and at which time, you will have to be prepared for different kinds of weather. If you are far enough up north in the mountains, it might even snow in the summertime. The Mountain Safety Council of Sweden recommends against inexperienced hikers heading into the mountains in the winter without a guide. And international summer guests tend to be underequipped for the potentially cold conditions in the very north. The most common reason for the rescue service to be dispatched summertime is unrivalled sprained ankles. It’s a good thing they have helicopters.