When is the best time to go to Sweden?

When is the best time to go to Sweden? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Sweden, the weather is good everywhere in June, July and August
  • The best months to go to Stockholm are June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Stockholm are July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
  • The rainiest months in this city are June, July, August and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Lund, Norrkoping, Arvika, Avesta, Borås, Gävle, Helsingborg, Jönköping, Kristianstad and Linköping, with good weather at least 5 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Stockholm are July and August


Annual weather in Sweden

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Sweden for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 13°F to 38°F
1 to 7 days*
February 13°F to 38°F
0 to 6 days*
March 20°F to 43°F
1 to 8 days*
April 29°F to 54°F
0 to 5 days*
May 40°F to 63°F
1 to 8 days*
June 50°F to 70°F
1 to 8 days*
July 54°F to 74°F
2 to 10 days*
August 50°F to 72°F
2 to 13 days*
September 43°F to 65°F
1 to 8 days*
October 34°F to 56°F
1 to 9 days*
November 27°F to 49°F
1 to 8 days*
December 20°F to 43°F
1 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Sweden by cities

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Stockholm

Stockholm

The best months to go to Stockholm are june, july, august and september.

Gothenburg

Gothenburg

The best months to go to Gothenburg are june, july, august and september.

Fårö island

Fårö island

The best months to go to Fårö island are july, august and september.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Sweden

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Sweden and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Fårö island, Fiskebäckskil and Fjällbacka, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Sweden

Find out when Sweden has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Sweden

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, September, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Sweden is high in: May, June, July and August.

  • Very low season in Sweden: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Sweden: April, September and October.
  • High season in Sweden: May and June.
  • Peek season in Sweden: July and August.

Figure: Visitor index for Sweden month by month


Average price for flights to Sweden

A return flight between London and Stockholm is generally cheaper if you go in march ($ 81 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 46 more for your airline ticket to Stockholm if you go in july.

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Where to go in Sweden?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Stockholm32°F34°F40°F50°F59°F67°F72°F70°F63°F50°F43°F36°F
Gothenburg36°F36°F41°F50°F59°F65°F70°F68°F63°F54°F47°F40°F
Fårö island38°F36°F38°F43°F50°F59°F67°F67°F61°F52°F47°F41°F
Fiskebäckskil38°F36°F41°F47°F56°F61°F67°F67°F61°F54°F47°F41°F
Fjällbacka36°F34°F41°F50°F58°F65°F68°F67°F61°F52°F45°F40°F
Gotland36°F36°F40°F47°F54°F63°F68°F68°F61°F52°F47°F41°F
Hållö island38°F36°F41°F47°F56°F61°F67°F67°F61°F54°F47°F41°F
Karlstad32°F32°F40°F50°F59°F67°F72°F68°F63°F52°F43°F36°F
Kullaberg38°F38°F41°F50°F58°F65°F68°F68°F63°F56°F49°F43°F
Lund38°F38°F43°F52°F61°F68°F72°F70°F65°F56°F47°F41°F
Malmo38°F38°F43°F52°F59°F67°F70°F70°F65°F56°F49°F41°F
Norrkoping32°F34°F41°F52°F61°F70°F74°F72°F63°F52°F43°F36°F
Öland36°F36°F41°F50°F59°F67°F72°F70°F65°F54°F47°F40°F
Ostersund23°F25°F31°F41°F54°F63°F68°F65°F56°F43°F34°F29°F
Sandhamn34°F34°F38°F45°F52°F61°F67°F67°F61°F50°F45°F38°F
Siljan Lake27°F29°F36°F47°F58°F65°F70°F67°F58°F45°F38°F31°F
Skuleskogens nationalpark29°F29°F34°F41°F49°F58°F65°F65°F58°F47°F40°F34°F
Slottsskogen32°F32°F40°F50°F59°F67°F72°F70°F63°F50°F43°F36°F
Smögen34°F36°F41°F52°F59°F67°F70°F68°F63°F52°F45°F40°F
Sundsvall27°F29°F34°F45°F56°F65°F70°F67°F58°F47°F38°F32°F

Legend:

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good weather

tolerable weather

bad weather

very bad weather



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Is this weather information for Sweden reliable?

Climate data for Sweden has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Sweden allows us to determine the average for each month in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Fårö island, Fiskebäckskil, Fjällbacka, Gotland, Hållö island, Karlstad, and 92 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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