Timezone and DST in SvalbardTimezones are always computed by their difference to UTC, the "Universal Time Coordinated". In Svalbard there is only a single tonezone at UTC+2. For example, New York is currently at UTC-4 in Eastern Time, so the time difference between New York and Svalbard is 6 hours.
They have a nationwide clock change from standard time to daylight saving time, where the clocks are switched forward by one hour in summer.
The next clock change in Svalbard will be on October 29th, 2023 at 3:00 to standard time. The clocks are then set back one hour.
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Current time in all regions of Svalbard:
Only 1 nationwide time zone
|Standard time:||UTC +1||Central European Time (CET)|
|Daylight saving time:||UTC +2||Central European Summertime (CEST)|
Svalbard has an east-west extension of 24.4 degrees of longitude. Given the country's location in Northern Europe, this corresponds to about 720 kilometers. At this extension, the sun's course is noticeable at different positions in the country, but it still turns out to be moderate. The position of the sun in the west of the country differs from that in the east by about 97 minutes. This means the sun rises and sets 97 minutes later in the west than in the east.
The next clock changes in Svalbard
|Mar 26, 2023||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 29, 2023||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 31, 2024||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 27, 2024||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 30, 2025||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 26, 2025||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 29, 2026||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|
|Oct 25, 2026||3:00 am||-1 hour to standard time|
|Mar 28, 2027||2:00 am||+1 hour to daylight saving time|