Do you want to know what to wear in Stockholm in Summer? In this guide, we will tell you EXACTLY what to pack for Stockholm no matter if you are visiting in June, July or August. This includes guidance on how to dress for the weather, dress codes as well as Stockholm special events in Summer.
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Summer Weather Stockholm
Summer in Stockholm is classified as June, July and August. So what can you expect from the weather in Sweden in Summer?
How hot is Stockholm in Summer?
How hot Stockholm in Summer is very much depends on when you visit. The hottest month tends to be July with average highs of 24°C / 75°F with June technically the coolest with average highs of 21°C / 70°F.
While these temperatures are warm it is definitely still worth having some layers with you even in Summer.
How rainy is in Stockholm in Summer?
Rain is actually quite stable across the summer months with around 8 days of rain in each month so we definitely recommend keeping a lightweight waterproof jacket and a good quality compact travel umbrella with you.
Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.
What to Wear in Stockholm in Summer
Before we get onto the specifics of what to wear in Stockholm in Summer for women and men, we wanted to reiterate that we think it is a great idea to pack a capsule wardrobe. It means you are less likely to lose your luggage when travelling and prevents you from overpacking. For help in packing a capsule wardrobe check out these posts.
And if you are traveling to the rest of the Nordics check out our other posts:
Best Shoes for Stockholm in Summer
But first we will turn our attention to shoes for Stockholm in Summer.
Sneakers are absolutely the best shoe for Stockholm no matter what month you are there. Stockholm is a beautiful and old city. And no visit is complete without a trip to the historic center of Gamla Stad. This area is full of uneven surfaces and cobbled stone streets. Therefore you need to have good comfortable walking shoes with you. For me therefore sneakers are the best shoe for touring the city.
My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds, however you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.
For your second pair of shoes I recommend packing sandals. Just be sure whatever sandal you pack is good for walking with good arch support.
What to Wear in Stockholm in Summer for Women
Although you won’t need thick coats in Stockholm in Summer, it is worth having a lightweight packable waterproof jacket with you in case of rain.
The first time I visited Stockholm in Summer it absolutely poured down with rain so I was very happy to have a waterproof with me.
Trousers / Pants
Trousers and pants are a great versatile pick for Stockholm. If it is a cool summer then you may want to add some jeans to your packing list, but for the warmer months, something like a chino is a better pick in my opinion.
For the hotter months you may also want to have some shorts with. I personally like to wear a more tailored pair of shorts but this is a personal preference.
Skirts and Dresses
Midi and Maxi dresses are perfect for Stockholm in Summer. As there are no real dress codes to worry about you can pick the style that you feel most comfortable in.
Although the temperatures are heating up in Stockholm in Summer, we still recommend having some layers with you in case of bad weather. Stockholm is quite a relaxed city so you could grab a hoodies for day time sightseeing. But I like to have a smarter cardigan for evenings out
T Shirts are perfect base layer for Stockholm in June, July or August.
Loose blouses are perfect for Stockholm . I particularly like them for evenings paired with a waterfall cardigan or blazer.
Swimwear is normally optional for city breaks in Europe. However if you are visiting a hotel in Stockholm with a pool, or if you are planning to visit lakes or some beaches in Sweden, or even plan on using a sauna while in Stockholm you will want to have swimwear with you.
PJs or Nightie, Underwear and Socks
Goes without saying. Note: as most of Stockholm and Sweden does not have air conditioning you will want lightweight nightwear with you.
Stockholm can be a dazzling city in Summer especially when you are by the water. So be sure to pack a pair of sunglasses with good UVA protection.
What to Wear in Stockholm in Summer Packing List for Men
Alongside our regular men’s travel essentials we recommend adding the following items to your men’s packing list for Stockholm in Summer:
Again a lightweight waterproof jacket is perfect for summer visitors.
Chinos/Jeans and Shorts
Jeans and chinos are a great pick for daytime sightseeing in Stockholm. But if is hot summer you will also want some shorts with you.
T Shirts and Shirts
T shirts are great for days sightseeing. And on top of t shirts you may also want to pack a button down shirt for use in more upscale restaurants in the city (my favorite restaurant in the city is Tradition).
A hoodie, jumper and sweater alongside your waterproof are the perfect layers for 7 days in Stockholm.
For same reason as the female packing list.
Goes without saying.
What to pack for Stockholm in Summer (Non Clothing)
- Crossbody Bag – unfortunately any tourist site attracts pickpockets and Sweden is no different. A crossbody bag with lots of zips is the best way to protect your belongings.
- Backpack – for storing items on your day trips.
- Travel adaptor – Denmark uses traditional European plugs so UK and US visitors will need a universal adaptor to make their electronics work.
- Power Pack / battery packs
- Sun screen
- Compact Umbrella – important for any month you visit Sweden.
- Travel First Aid Kit
- Blister plasters
- Toiletries – for our essential toiletries packing list click here. However toiletries should be easy to buy in Stockholm if you want to big them on arrival.
FAQs About Stockholm in Summer
Are there places in Stockholm with a dress code?
Stockholm has an amazing food scene. For more upscale restaurants you will find most people will adopt a smart casual dress code so be sure to have one outfit that meets this requirement.
Can you wear jeans in Stockholm?
You can absolutely wear jeans in Stockholm in Summer. However, in a hot summer you may find them uncomfortable. Instead, I like to wear chinos and linen pants.
Have you been to Stockholm in Summer? What did you wear? We would love you to tell us in the comments below