National Day at the Royal Palace
Sweden's National Day is traditionally celebrated at the Royal Palace with free admission to the rooms of the palace, its museums and activities.
National Day Celebrations at the Royal Palace
Sweden's National Day will begin with an opening ceremony at 10:00, when The Crown Princess Couple will open the palace gates for a full day featuring free entry to the palace's sights and a packed programme. The palace's state rooms and museums will be open until 17:00.
National Day celebrations at the Royal Palace
6 June, 10:00–17:00
Activities for all ages
The history of the palace dates back many hundreds of years, from mediaeval times to today's official royal residence. On Sweden's national day, you can explore the palace's state rooms and museums by yourself.
The Inner Courtyard will be open. Here, you can meet staff from the Royal Stables who will be exhibiting a classic car and a carriage. There will also be items for sale from the Royal Gift Shop in the courtyard, and a presentation of cultural heritage in the form of short talks.
There will also be coronations, costumes and knightings for children.
Logården and the Bernadotte Library will be open
Logården, the palace's waterside gardens, will be open on the day until 15:00. The North Gate will also be open from Lejonbacken.
Visitors will have the chance to visit the Bernadotte Library, which is not normally open to the public. Tours of the library will be given on the hour on Sweden's National Day.
The National Day celebrations at the palace traditionally include music. The Armed Forces Music Corps will perform in the Outer Courtyard on several occasions during the day, and there will be a concert in the Palace Chapel featuring the Stockholm Student Singers and Uppsala Cathedral's Girls' Choir.
Watch the cortège
The Royal Family will leave the Royal Palace at 17:55 in the Royal Stables' horse-drawn carriages. The route will pass along Slottsbacken, Skeppsbron, Norrbro, Strömgatan, Kungsträdgårdsgatan, Berzelii Park, Strandvägen, Djurgården Bridge and Djurgårdsvägen.
Good locations for watching the cortège include Slottsbacken, Norrbro and Djurgården Bridge.
The Royal Family's programme
The Crown Princess Couple will open the Royal Palace, and Prince Carl Philip will attend the changing of the guard in the Outer Courtyard. In the evening, the Royal Family will attend the celebrations at Skansen.