Sweden: When to go
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If you want to catch summer in Sweden then you have a window of two months, between mid-June and mid-August. During this time, the weather will be hot and Sweden’s most popular attractions very crowded as many Swedes themselves take their holidays and head the same places. This means that in some of the quieter parts of the country, you may find cinemas and local swimming pools closed, as a result of the holiday period. During June and July, the days can be very long and hot, so if you want to avoid the rush, late August, September and late May are good times to go. For anyone yearning for a winter wonderland-type holiday, Sweden between November and April can get snowy, icy and extremely cold; it isn’t unheard of for temperatures to plummet to -15 degrees, across many parts of Sweden.