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Best time to visit Stockholm, Sweden

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The best time to visit Stockholm is April-July

While Stockholm is a popular destination to visit all year round, April-July is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 26℃ (79℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to -9℃ (17℉) around January.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Stockholm are usually in June, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Stockholm usually falls during the months surrounding July each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Find out everything you need to know about when to visit Stockholm below, including detailed information about the weather and tools to help you find the best prices and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

June

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Stockholm seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Stockholm as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Stockholm is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Stockholm

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Stockholm for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Stockholm climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Stockholm for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
MAR
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JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Stockholm in January

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average low temperature: -4℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 7 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Stockholm in February

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (29℉)
  • Average high temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Stockholm in March

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Stockholm in April

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 15mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Stockholm in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Stockholm in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (65℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 14 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Stockholm in July

  • Average temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (71℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Stockholm in August

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (69℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 15 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Stockholm in September

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 12 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Stockholm in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (45℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Stockholm in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Stockholm in December

  • Average temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average low temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 87%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 31mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Stockholm in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Stockholm is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 21℃ (71℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Stockholm is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Stockholm is generally around July, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of July too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Stockholm, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in June are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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