What about the weather, what can we expect when coming to Sweden?
As the main thing with the holiday is the outdoor activity, the weather is important.
The weather depends of course on time of year and where in Sweden the tour take place. We will here try to give you a ruff idea so you know what to expect.
Below we present two tables with average temperature during night and during daytime for each month. You also see the amount of rain or snow for each month (it is measured in millimetre water, when it comes as snow you will get approximately ten times more in thickness.)
The temperature is an average value and measured in the shadow. In the mountain you might have down to four degrees and rain and windy even in the middle of the summer and it can be 25 degrees and clear blue sky a couple of days later. Here we are completely exposed to the weather, there is no shelter. We always recommend to bring both gloves, a cap and a swim suite when going to the mountains.
When hiking in the south of Sweden there is not that extremes, the forest give us shelter. A sunny day in July we can have around 25 – 30 degrees, and cold and rainy day it might be around 18 degrees.
When come to kayak tours you are more dependent to the weather and specially to the wind. But as there are thousands of small islands along the cost you can always get some shelter. The temperature relates to the temperature of the water. The spring is more cold than the autumn. Therefore late summer is the best choice for a kayak tour and even late autumn is fantastic in the archipelago. During summertime it is important to have a long arm jumper, sunglasses and a hat otherwise you might get burn being out on the water the whole day.
On our winter activities you can expect temperatures betweens zero and minus twenty degrees. It could be snowfall and windy. On our skating tours we might even have around zero and rain. And on our ski tours in the mountain during April or May there could such warm and sunny days that you can ski with only a T-shirt. The best recommendation is to have several layers of clothes to be able to adapt to the actual temperature.
Temperature and rain / snowfall in south of Sweden
Days with at least 1 mm rain/snow: 100 days a year
Days with at least 10 mm rain/snow: 10 days a year
Temperature and rain / snowfall in the mountains
Days with at least 1 mm rain/snow: 150 days a year
Days with at least 10 mm rain/snow: 20 days a year