Exploring Sweden's Daylight Hours: A Traveler's Guide

Daylight Saving in Sweden

blog authorBy Johanna Hansen shield verification Verified Expert

    In Sweden, daylight varies greatly, especially in the north where June sees continuous daylight and January is marked by constant darkness. For example, in Stockholm, daylight hours in January are from 8:47 am to 2:55 pm, while in July, the sun is up from 3:40 am to 10:00 pm, showcasing the country's extreme seasonal daylight shifts.

    Time Zone and Daylight Variations

    Sweden operates on Central European Time (CET), and its position far north results in long summer days and short winter days. In the heart of summer, around June, cities like Stockholm enjoy up to about 18:40 hours of daylight. 

    Conversely, December brings long nights, with Stockholm experiencing almost 18 hours of darkness.

    Daylight hours in Sweden

    Daylight Savings Time

    Sweden operates on Central European Time (CET; UTC+01:00). It adopts Daylight Saving Time from the last Sunday in March at 02:00 CET to the last Sunday in October at 03:00 CEST, adjusting clocks accordingly.

    This shift is particularly noticeable in the twilight phases, where the sun sets at a more oblique angle, creating stunningly long sunsets. In 2024, remember to adjust your clocks accordingly to make the most of the extended days.

    When do you adjust your clock 2024 in Sweden?

    Start of Daylight Saving Time

    The clocks will be set forward by one hour in the early hours of the last Sunday in March. In 2024, this will be on March 31st. Typically, the change occurs at 2:00 AM local standard time, which becomes 3:00 AM local daylight time.

    End of Daylight Saving Time

    The clocks will be set back by one hour on the last Sunday in October. In 2024, this date falls on October 27th. The change happens at 3:00 AM local daylight time, which then reverts to 2:00 AM local standard time.

    Adjusting Clocl in 2024 in Sweden


    Sweden's daylight hours offer a unique and varied experience for travelers. From the extended summer days to the cozy winter nights, there's something magical about how the country is bathed in different shades of light throughout the year. 

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