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Summer 2018


Over summer there are numerous activities and events to discover in Uppsala. Here is a selection of the annual high points.

Music and festivals

The summer of music in Uppsala promises concerts and festivals to suit all tastes. Experience the colourful appearances during the Carnival of Cultures, bob your head at KAP during the Uppsala Reggae Festival or max yourself out with girl power when Queens of Pop take over the Botanical Garden.

If you like history and more traditional events, you will love the medieval tower game at Uppsala Cathedral, the Gustavian tones in the spirit of Linné at Linnés Hammarby or the captivating singalong to ABBA tunes at Parksnäckan.

See the whole range of concerts and festivals.

Art and museums

Uppsala has a wide range of art exhibitions. In summer you can study the role of the camera in archaeology with the Gustavianum exhibition "Långt borta och nära" [Near and Far], soaring heights and beautiful natural landscapes in the exhibition "Tightrope" by tightrope danser Taus Makhacheva at Uppsala Art Museum or the fascinating history on the Uppsala profile of Sara Den Rara through the exhibition "500-5/MPH".

At the Upplandsmuseet museum you can also see the unique exhibition "Sim Sala Bim", where you can experience mysticality and witchcraft, genuine magic items and also try performing some magic yourself.

See more of the summer art exhibitions.

Guided tours and city walks

Get to know Uppsala and the city’s exciting history by taking one of the guided tours and city walks that are offered. Experience Uppsala from dizzy heights on a roof walk of Uppsala castle. Another must is to visit one of Uppsala's proud monuments - the cathedral.

Uppsala is also a historic site for the ’king of classification’ Carl von Linné. Follow his footsteps with our own, current version of Linné, Hans Odöö, on a walk in the footsteps of the king of classification and get to know Linné’s Uppsala. You can also visit his beloved summer residence of Hammarby, just outside the city. 

The world-famous filmmaker and theatre director Ingmar Bergman also has a historic link to the city. Learn all the details of his time in Uppsala through the city walk that has been created to celebrate his memory as Sweden celebrates what would have been Ingmar Bergman’s 100th birthday.

See the full range of guided tours, shows and city walks.

Want more activities?

Every Saturday there is a flea market held at Vaksala torg. Take your time, have a look around and pick out some quality finds amongst the trestle tables piled high. For those who want something a bit different and like to eat, you can also go on a Shrimp cruise, where you can gorge on prawns whilst admiring the natural landscape on the Fyris river and the Ekoln. Or why not try harvesting honey in Hagby? You can find the majority of all upcoming activities in our events calendar.


Gott&Reco uses natural ingredients free from gluten and refined sugar. Their aim is for everything to be organic, locally-produced and to have as few additives as possible. Everything is baked from scratch, they make fantastic soup lunches and there is always a vegan option.
The menu includes bread, pastries, soups, gourmet sandwiches and other sandwiches including LCHF, raw, paleo, and vegan. There are also healthy smoothies and health shots, along with Buddha Bowls and Poke Bowls. Quite simply, good for body and soul.


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