Averages for Stockholm in July

Spending time amid the stunningly picturesque lakes, bays, canals, wetlands and watercourses of Stockholm, it is easy to realise why this city is referred as the Venice of the North.

These are among both the longest and the hottest days of the year. The sun shines for 11 hours per day on average, which is absolutely exceptional no matter which destination you visit. Only June with its 12 daily sunshine h...

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  • Temperature Temperature 18°C 64°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 22°C 72°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 13°C 55°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 11 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 72 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 15 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 16°C 61°F

Averages for Stockholm in July

Spending time amid the stunningly picturesque lakes, bays, canals, wetlands and watercourses of Stockholm, it is easy to realise why this city is referred as the Venice of the North.

These are among both the longest and the hottest days of the year. The sun shines for 11 hours per day on average, which is absolutely exceptional no matter which destination you visit. Only June with its 12 daily sunshine hours (and the year’s longest days) is sunnier. After June, July is the month with the second longest days of the year. The month starts off with a day length of an incredible 18.28 hours; it ends with 16.44 hours of daylight, which is still a remarkably high number.

Temperatures averaging around 18°C make for the perfect opportunity to explore outdoor activities such as Skansen Open Air Museum. Temperatures reach up to 22°C during the day and the mercury does not fall below 13°C during the night. All these temperatures are the highest of the entire year. The sea temperature, too, is more or less comfortable in July—or at least as comfortable as it will ever get in these parts. The temperature of the waters surrounding Stockholm averages 16°C in July. Only August has higher sea temperatures, 17°C on average. If you want to go swimming in Stockholm, mid-summer afternoons are the time to do it.

July isn’t only the hottest month; it is also the wettest. This doesn’t mean it is exceptionally wet, however, the total amount of rainfall not exceeding 72mm this month. There are 15 days with some kind of rainfall. It is important to keep in mind that there are 11 hours of sunshine on average each day, which indicates that rain showers couldn’t possibly last too long. The chance of experiencing rain in July is about 48%, a percentage that remains essentially the same throughout the month. There are three possible rainfall types—moderate rain, light rain and thunderstorms, respectively occurring on 45%, 25% and 21% of the days with rainfall.

Where to Stay

Situated within walking distance to Bromma Airport, Solvalla and Friends Arena, the Brommavik Hotel is especially pleasing for those who are looking for quiet lodging. Built in the 19th century, the interior of the hotel is decorated in Gustavian style. The Brommavik Restaurant offers both local and international dishes, while guests can also use the conference rooms, the gym and the sauna.

Hotel Karlaplan is located at Östermalm, one of the most central districts in the city. The Vasa Museum, the Royal Palace and the City Hall are all within walking distance to the hotel, as is the museum-dotted island of Djurgården. Hotel Karlaplan has 85 modern rooms equipped with all the basic necessities, while complimentary amenities include Wi-Fi, a breakfast buffet and access to Vanadisbadet, a popular outdoor pool in Stockholm, an excellent perk during a stay in July.

A third option is Scandic Gamla Stan, a superb three-star hotel housed in a historic building in the very heart of Stockholm’s Old Town. Surrounded by beautiful pastel-coloured buildings and cobbled streets, this hotel is one of the best located in the entire city, right in the middle of the city’s most beautiful district. Amenities range from free Wi-Fi to car parking, a complimentary organic breakfast buffet and a mini-market.

Hit the Beach

With a sea temperature of 16°C and afternoons that get up to 22°C on average, July is one of only a few months in the year when swimming in Stockholm is possible. One of the most popular beaches in the city is Smedsuddsbadet, a family-friendly sandy beach backed by an expansive lawn. There is plenty of space for sunbathing, while amenities include a kiosk, an ice cream stand and toilets.

Another recommended beach in Stockholm is Långholmsbadet, located across the water from Smedsuddsbadet beach. Situated on the island of Långholmen, this small but wonderful beach lies nearby a well-known summer café, which serves drinks and snacks.

Eating and Drinking Out

Debaser is one of Stockholm’s most popular nightlife spots. Located at the waterfront, in a place known as Hornstull strand, this venue is renowned for its concerts and events, a popular club in the city centre. There is something going on pretty much every day of the week. Additionally, the same building houses two other venues as well.

There is Calexico’s Restaurant, a recommended Mexican restaurant and bar, and there is Bar Brooklyn, which, as its name implies, is an American restaurant serving classic American beers and dishes.

Things to Do

From Picasso to Dali, Derkert to Matisse, the Modern Museum houses the works of many international masters and local artists. Located on Skeppsholmen, the museum displays remarkable exhibitions. The permanent collection of the museum consists of early modernist, modernist and minimalist pieces. Additionally, the museum hosts workshops, conferences and film festivals throughout the year. Guided tours, as well as audio guides are available. The museum is open every day except Monday.

Gröna Lund is one of the most exciting amusement parks in the world, a perfect place to spend one of those hot afternoons in July. The Eclipse, the Jetline and the Insane are only three of the twenty exhilarating rides in Gröna Lund. Standing 80 metres tall, the Fritt Fall Tilt is the world’s highest tilting giant drop. Falling only for 2.5 seconds, the Fritt Fall Tilt, reaches a speed of 110km/hour. Located on the waterfront, the chicest spot in Gröna Lund, the Kaskad, serves various dishes guaranteed to please the entire the family.

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