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A woman is holding up a smartphone to a sunset by the water on the west coast of Sweden.
Captured sunset, Bohuslän
Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/


Time and daylight in Sweden

From between end May and mid-July, the midnight sun lights up the night in northern Sweden lengthening your sightseeing days.

Sweden is a country with big differences in daylight. In the far north the sun does not set at all in June and there is darkness around the clock in January. However, in January in Stockholm the sun rises at 8:47 am and sets at 2:55 pm, while in July the sun rises at 3:40 am and sets 10:00 pm. 

Time difference

Sweden conforms to Central European Time, which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Daylight savings time

Daylight saving time (put your clock 1 hour forward) is in effect from the last weekend in March to the last weekend in October. 

In Sweden this is called 'Sommartid'. When setting the clock back 1 hour in October, it's called 'vintertid'.

When do you adjust your clock 2019?

The new time in Sweden will be in effect from 2:00 a.m (02:00) on Sunday, March 31st until Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 a.m. (03:00). 

What is the current time in Sweden?

Here is a useful link for seeing current time in Sweden: Current local time in Sweden