How do you show respect in Sweden?
Meeting and Greeting Shake hands with everyone present -- men, women, and children -- at business and social meetings. Shake hands again when leaving. Younger people generally do not shake hands when meeting friends. Older people expect a handshake when being greeted or when leaving.
How do you greet someone in Sweden?
The most common greeting in Sweden is a handshake. It is usually firm and accompanied with direct eye contact. Most adults will shake hands with each person present when entering or leaving a social setting. In rural areas, the custom of handshaking is not as common on a casual basis.