Stockholm, Sweden: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Stockholm, Sweden? If you're planning to go to Stockholm, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Stockholm, Sweden

Based on the climate and weather in Stockholm, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Stockholm, Sweden by month

January

In January, Stockholm is very cold, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Stockholm, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters

February

February in this region can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

It rains a bit less than half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment

March

In March, Stockholm can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

This is also a rainy time for Stockholm, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Heavy jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Cold weather footwear
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you visit Stockholm during April, you are likely to find that it can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time and snow a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof coat

May

If you visit Stockholm during May, you are likely to find that it is crisp and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat

June

In June, Stockholm is mild and very rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Stockholm, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

July

July is mild and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about two thirds of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece

August

If you go to Stockholm in August, you will notice that it is balmy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat

September

September in Stockholm can be chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about two thirds of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat

October

If you are traveling to Stockholm in October, you will notice that it is cold and very rainy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Fleeces
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you go to Stockholm in November, you will notice that it is pretty cool, somewhat snowy and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow regularly.

Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof coat
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

December

December for Stockholm is frigid, very snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains about half of the time and snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Heavy jacket
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Sweaters
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy socks
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Gloves or mittens

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Stockholm, Sweden

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Stockholm, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Stockholm
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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