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Sweden’s National Day

We’ll be celebrating Sweden’s National Day all day at Skansen on 6 June! Games, music, crafts and delicious food – there’s something for everyone. The evening ends with the traditional National Day concert on the Solliden Stage. Welcome!

  • In 1893, Skansen’s founder Artur Hazelius established a holiday to bring the nation together, known at the time as Swedish Flag Day. Sweden’s National Day has been celebrated on 6 June ever since, and Skansen quickly became one of Stockholm’s most popular places to celebrate the occasion.

  • Plan your journey and pre-purchase tickets

    Access to Djurgården will be limited throughout the day on 6 June due to the royal procession. The easiest way to get to Skansen is on foot from Djurgårdsbron Bridge or by ferry (SL) to the Allmänna Gränd stop. Pre-purchase your entry ticket at skansenbiljett.se to get into the park faster.

  • This year’s celebration

    On National Day, there will be many different activities for visitors of all ages. Stop and listen to the walking orchestra as they play, travel by horse and carriage, taste Sweden’s regional dishes or enjoy a picnic on the grass!

    Cycling Holiday 1952
    Meet cycling holidaymakers Gunnel and Ulla as they make their way through 1950s Sweden. What will they discover, and where are they camping at the moment? Find out more about cycling holidays, 1950s holiday ideals and the right of public access! Cycling Holiday 1952 has been produced in collaboration with Cykelfrämjandet and can be experienced at Skansen, beginning on 6 June!

    Swedish regional dishes
    Serving regional dishes on Market Street at Bollnäs Square. In 2023, Stockholm will take its place as the European Capital of Gastronomy. Chefs from different regions will serve variations and new interpretations of different regional dishes. Come and taste Sweden!

    Try trail biking with Cykelfrämjandet
    Trail biking involves cycling on trails in the forest. During the day, there will be a course with simple obstacles and fun challenges for young cyclists aged around 3 to 6. Cykelfrämjandet will have balance bicycle and helmets. They work with all types of cycling, and one of the organisation’s many projects relates to trail biking for children and young people with neuropsychiatric disabilities. Take the opportunity to ask Cykelfrämjandet about their work – you might even discover a new interest!
    11.00–17.00 at the Kyrkhult Farmhouse

    Nature crafts
    Get creative with what nature has to offer while learning about the right of public access – build a bug hotel, make a pine cone animal or try other nature-related crafts
    10.00–16.00, Tingsvallen

    Flag crafts
    Paint and make your own flag
    10.00–17.00, Tingsvallen

    Folk dance demonstration with Skansen’s folk dance group, accompanied by Skansen’s folk musicians
    14.00-14.30, Tingsvallen stage

    Summertime legends with Skansen’s storytellers
    11.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00, Bollnäs cottage (in Swedish)

    Early summer concert
    With Helene Stureborg’s Chamber Choir
    13.00 and 14.30, Seglora Church

    Children’s performance
    With Captain Reko and friends (in Swedish)
    11.00, 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00 at Lill-Skansen Theathre

    Guided tour – Sami traces
    Join guide Dr Gunilla Larsson for a walk around Skansen’s houses and farms, and discover traces of different Sami crafts – why are they there? (in Swedish)
    11.30, 13.00 and 15.00

    Retro games
    Lek med twistband, hopprep, lådbilar, stort plockepinn och mycket mer!
    10.00-17.00, Galejan

    Play games from days gone by
    Play with jump ropes, skipping ropes, box cars, giant pick-up sticks and much more!
    10.00-17.00, Hazelius Meadow

    The evening stage program

    In the evening, Sweden’s National Day will be celebrated the traditional way on the Solliden Stage and SVT1, in the presence of the Royal Family and with musical entertainment. There will be a speech to the nation by King Carl XVI Gustaf, raising of flags, banner presentations and the national anthem. A wide range of artists will perform on stage.

    The Sweden’s National Day Foundation is responsible for the official National Day celebrations on the Solliden Stage. The foundation’s celebrations will begin at around 17:15, with the arrival of the procession. The procession will make its way from Kungsträdgården to Skansen. The Royal Family will arrive at Skansen by horse and carriage at 18.30.

    18.30–19.30, broadcast on SVT1 and SVT Play at 20.00


    Subject to changes. This information is updated regularly.

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