Sweden, Sweden: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sweden, Sweden? If you're planning to go to Sweden, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Sweden, Sweden

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

Important essentials for Sweden, Sweden

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more

General health necessities

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

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January

In January, Sweden is biting cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Sweden, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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February

In February, Sweden is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Sweden, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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March

March here is very cold and very snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about half of the time.

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April

In April, Sweden can be very chilly, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Sweden, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

If you go to Sweden in May, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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June

If you vacation in Sweden during June, you may see that it is cool and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally around 50 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

July in this region is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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August

August is relatively cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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September

If you are traveling to Sweden in September, you will notice that it can be very chilly and very rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

In October, Sweden is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and regularly jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Sweden, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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November

November here can be extremely cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows about half of the time.

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December

In December, Sweden is unbearably cold and very snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Sweden, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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