Standard time and daylight savings time in Sweden

According to the Swedish government's regulation SFS 1979:988 "The regulation about Swedish standard time" shall the official time within the country (Swedish standard time) be the established standard time Temps Universel Coordonné (UTC) of Bureau International de l'Heure with one hour added.
Standard time

Swedish decree no. SFS 1979:988  "Decree on Swedish Standard Time" prescribes that the official time to be used throughout the country (Swedish Standard Time) should be one hour ahead ofUTC time as calculated by the Bureau International de l'Heure (BIH). Since 1987, BIH’s duties have been taken over by BIPM. test

Daylight savings time

Periods of time when Sweden has had daylight savings time:

1916:   

15 May - 30 September

(SFS 1916:124)

1980:     

6 April - 28 September

(SFS 1979:1032)

1981:   

29 March - 27 September   

(SFS 1980:752)

1982:   

28 March - 26 September   

(SFS 1981:931)

1983:   

27 March - 25 September   

(SFS 1982:819)

1984:   

25 March - 30 September   

(SFS 1982:819)

1985:      

31 March - 29 September 

(SFS 1982:819)

1986:     

30 March - 28 September  

(SFS 1985:351)

1987:    

29 March - 27 September  

(SFS 1985:351)

1988:      

27 March - 25 September 

(SFS 1985:351)

1989:     

26 March - 24 September 

(SFS 1988:253)

1990:     

25 March - 30 September  

(SFS 1989:170)

1991:     

31 March - 29 September 

(SFS 1989:170)

1992:      

29 March - 27 September 

(SFS 1989:170)

1993:    

28 March - 26 September 

(SFS 1992:306)

1994:      

27 March - 25 September 

(SFS 1992:306)

1995:       

26 March - 24 September

(SFS 1994:1207)

1996:       

31 March - 27 October

(SFS 1994:1207)

1997:       

30 March - 26 October

(SFS 1994:1207)

1998:   

29 March - 25 October   

(SFS 1997:701)

1999: 

28 March - 31 October

(SFS 1997:701)

2000:      

26 March - 29 October 

(SFS 1997:701)

2001:   

25 March - 28 October   

(SFS 1997:701)

2002:      

31 March - 27 October

(SFS 2001:127)

2003:   

30 March - 26 October   

(SFS 2001:127)

2004:      

28 March - 31 October 

(SFS 2001:127)

2005:     

27 March - 30 October  

(SFS 2001:127)

2006:     

26 March - 29 October  

(SFS 2001:127)

2007:   

25 March - 28 October   

(SFS 2001:127)

2008:       

30 March - 26 October

(SFS 2001:127)

2009:

29 March - 25 October

(SFS 2001:127)

2010:       

28 March - 31 October

(SFS 2001:127)

2011:

27 March - 30 October

(SFS 2001:127)

2012:

25 March - 28 October

(SFS 2001:127)

2013: 31 March - 27 October (SFS 2001:127)
2014: 30 March - 26 October (SFS 2001:127)
2015: 29 March - 29 October (SFS 2001:127)
2016 27 March - 30 October (SFS 2001:127)

 

For 2017:

26 March - 29 October (SFS 2001:127)

According to the regulation SFS 2001:127:

Daylight savings time should be used during a certain period of time every year.
Daylight savings time is one hour added to the standard time.
Daylight savings time starts at 02.00 a.m. standard time the last Sunday in March.
The time is then set to 03.00 a.m. daylights savings time.
Daylights savings time ends at 03.00 a.m. daylight savings time the last Sunday in October.
The time is then set to 02.00 a.m. standard time.

RISE is not responsible for any typing errors in the information above. We do recommend you to look in the original text of the regulation (in Swedish) that can be found at Sveriges Riksdag.

The changes to and from daylight savings time in other countries are varying. Information about this is available here. 

Related Information

See also

About Daylight Saving TimeDokumentet öppnas i ett nytt fönsterThe Swedish ParliamentDokumentet öppnas i ett nytt fönster

Contact Persons

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Kenneth Jaldehag

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