My husband and I will be taking the “Best of Scandinavia” tour this summer and are looking for the most widely accepted credit card to use in Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Last time we went to Europe we relied only on our Debit card. However, we have heard from other travelers that Scandinavia is moving towards a ‘cashless’ society and we should plan on using our credit card for most purchases. (In some cases, cash is not even accepted!)
Our current Visa charges 3% for each Foreign Transaction. Since we will be using the credit card for most of our purchases, we are searching for a new card that offers free Foreign Transactions. However, when you start comparing the other features for each card, the options are a bit overwhelming! Any suggestions in terms of credit card companies? Does “Visa” vs. “Master Card” make a difference? One travel site states that “Visa” is the most widely accepted and the word “Visa” has to show clearly on the card. That requirement would eliminate some of our top contenders.