Time & daylight hours

From early May until late August, Sweden’s sun brightens the night and lengthens your sightseeing days.

The following table shows the approximate time for sunrise and sunset in Stockholm and Kiruna:

Stockholm Kiruna
Period Sunrise Sunset Sunrise  Sunset
January  8:47am  2:55pm  Darkness 24 hours
February 8:01am 4:01pm  8:59am  2:45pm
March 6:48am 5:12pm 7:02am 4:41pm
April  6:17am  7:26pm  5:52am  7:33am
May  4:52am  8:37pm  3:43am  9:29pm
June  3:47am  9:44pm  Sun does not set
July  3:40am  10:02pm  -
August  4:35am  9:13pm  3:02am  10:29pm
September  5:46am  7:50pm  5:08am  8:10pm
October  5:54am  5:21pm  5:53am  5:04pm
November  7:08am  3:54pm  7:50am  2:55pm
December  8:19am  2:54pm  10:14am  12:41pm

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.


  • Long days in the Swedish summer

Long days in the Swedish summer

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