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Temperature in Sweden in January

January in Sweden has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from very low in Kiruna with -7°C to low temperatures in Simrishamn with 5°C. Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 1°C in Simrishamn and -15°C in Kiruna. In January, it is winter. On average, it is one of the coldest months of the year.

What is the temperature of the different cities in Sweden in January?

Explore the map below to discover average January temperatures at the top destinations in Sweden. For a deeper dive, simply click on any destination dot.

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Legend very warm warm pleasant moderate cold very cold
Very warm means maximum temperatures above 30°C. Warm: 22°C to 30°C. Pleasant: 18°C to 22°C Moderate: 12°C to 18°C. Cold: 2°C to 12°C. Very cold: lower than 2°C

  • What is the warmest city in January in Sweden?
  • According to our recent database analysis, Simrishamn is the warmest city. It experiences an average maximum daytime temperature of approximately 5°C and rarely drops below 1°C during the night.

  • What is the coldest city in January in Sweden?
  • According to our data, Kiruna holds the title for the coldest city in Sweden in January. It experiences maximum temperatures of approximately -7°C and drops to lows of about -15°C during the night.

  • How much sun does Sweden get in January?
  • Most cities witness limited sunny days, expect roughly 45 hours of sunlight in Stockholm. This subdued sunlight is perfect for those who prefer cooler, cloudier weather rather than intense sunny days.

  • What is the water's temperature in January?
  • The water temperature averages approximately 4°C in Gothenburg this month, so not the best month to swim.

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