Snakes in Sweden

Viper. by JohanBerglund.

Sweden is home to two species of snakes: the grass snake and the European viper or adder. Above photo of adder by JohanBerglund on Flickr.

Venomous snakes in Sweden

There is only one species of venomous snake in Sweden: the European adder (huggorm in Swedish)

Vipera berus – Wikipedia

In Sweden, there are about 1,300 bites a year, with an estimated 12% that require hospitalisation. At least eight different antivenoms are available against bites from this species

Bad golfers targeted by snakes in Sweden

Vipers have been biting golfers in large numbers, according to reports in the Swedish press.