Current time in Sweden


5:59 p.m.
Jan. 23, 2021

Local time in Sweden

The time in Sweden is 1 hour ahead of UTC and 6 hours ahead of Ashburn. There is no daylightsaving in effect at the moment.

Details for the time in Sweden

Current time
5:59 p.m.
Timezone Central European Time (CET)
Olson timezone name Europe/Stockholm
Time difference 6 hours ahead of Ashburn
  1 hour ahead of UTC

Sweden Daylight Saving time (DST)

Sweden uses Daylight Savings time. In the table below you can find out when DST begins and when DST ends in Sweden.

DST Started 2020 March 29, 2020
Forward 1 hour
DST Ends 2121 Oct. 31, 2021
Backward 1 hour
Next DST Start 2121 March 28, 2021
Forward 1 hour


Sweden uses Central European Time CET and Central European Sumer Time CEST. CET is UTC +0100 and CEST is UTC +0200. Sweden's latitude and longitude is 62° 00' N and 15° 00' E. Therefore being one hour ahead of UTC is perfect for Sweden. The country does observe daylight savings time. This is especially useful for the South of the country. In the North there is enough light during summer without it.

Important cities in Sweden

The current time in some important cities in Sweden is shown below.