Sweden’s National Day

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

  • Plan your journey and pre-purchase tickets

    On Sweden’s National Day, traffic on Djurgården is affected due to the royal motorcade to Skansen. The tram is canceled and so is bus 67. The best way to get to Djurgården this day is on foot, by bike or by ferry (SL) to the Allmänna Gränd stop. Pre-purchase your entry ticket at skansenbiljett.se to get into the park faster.

  • Before the evening's stage program

    All guests will be searched when they enter the stage area at Sollidenplan. To make admission easier, larger baggage should be left at home. No bags larger than 40 x 40 x 20 cm are permitted.

  • Ever since 1893, Sweden’s National Day has traditionally been commemorated at Skansen on June 6. We celebrate in the presence of the royal family, with music, speeches and banner presentations.

    This year’s celebration

    Sweden’s National Day offers a variety of activities for all ages, from morning to evening at Skansen. Stop by to hear the Walking Orchestra perform, design your own flag, listen to summer music in Seglora Church, or settle down in the grass for a picnic in the park!

    Flag puzzle

    10.00-17.00, Tingsvallen
    Paint and design your own flag!

    Old fashioned games

    10.30 to 16.00, Hazelius meadow
    Walk on stilts, roll hoops, jump sack, skipping ropes and much more!

    Summer music

    13.00 and 14.30, Seglora Church
    Swedish choral lyrics featuring Helene Stureborg’s Chamber Choir. The concert lasts approximately 30 minutes, and admittance begins 20 minutes before the start time.

    The Walking Orchestra

    Skansen’s music ensemble walks around in the park, performing entertaining music from the 1950s.

    Music by the cottage

    11.00-13.00 and 14.00-16.00, Älvros Farmstead
    Sing along and listen to folk songs from different parts of the country.

    Musical: Wash to the future

    11.00, 12.00 and 13.30, 14.30 (in English), at Bollnäs square stage
    An entertaining musical that takes you on a humorous and playful time travel in Sweden in the 1950s. Read more about the musical here.

    Folk dance performance

    14.00-14.30, Tingsvallen stage
    Performance by Skansen’s Folk Dancing Group, with music provided by Skansen’s Folk Musicians.

    The evening’s stage program

    Sweden’s National Day is traditionally commemorated in the evening on the Solliden stage with musical entertainment, flag raising, fan distribution, and the national anthem, all in the presence of the royal family. The Swedish National Day Foundation organizes the official national day celebration at the Solliden stage.

    The pre-programme with processions and music choirs runs from 17.15 until 18.10. The stage program begins at 18.30, when the royal family arrives at Skansen by motorcade.

    At 18.30-19.30, with a broadcast on SVT1 and SVT Play at 20.00

Join us at Rinkeby Square to celebrate!

From 13.00 to 18.00

Along with other actors from Djurgården, Skansen takes part in the full-fledged National Day event at Rinkeby torg. Try old fashioned games: walk on stilts, jump sack and play football with our vintage football! The festivities will take place during the day. Welcome!

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6 June 2024 10.00
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