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Captured sunset, Bohuslän
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Facts

Time and daylight hours

From early May until late August, Sweden’s sun brightens the night and lengthens 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 it is 24 hour darkness in January. However, in January in Stockholm the sun rises at 8:47am and sets at 2.55pm, and in July the sun rises at 3:40am and sets 10.02pm. 

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.