Öland Bridge at sunset

The Öland Bridge turns 50 years old

Program & timetable

kalmarsund between Kalmar and the ferry town

12:30 - 19:00

MS Solsund runs between Färjestaden, Ölandsbron and Kalmar. Guided tour of the bridge's history on board. Prawn sandwiches and drinks are available for purchase in the restaurant. Read more and book your ticket.


Kalmar Castle

13:00 - 15:00

Nostalgia meeting, photo exhibition and interviews at Kalmar Castle, Crown Princess Victoria participates. Read more about the celebration at Kalmar Castle.


Harbor plan in the ferry town

14:00 - 18:30

Hot air balloon rides with a view of the Öland Bridge.

14:00 - 22:45

Hop on Hop off Bus between Färjestaden and Kastlösa. Read more about the buses on Öland's Harvest Festival website.

16:00 - 20:00

Celebration on the harbor level in the ferry town.

Nostalgia meeting with vehicles from 1972 on the harbor level in Färjestaden. Read more about the nostalgia meeting.


HRH Crown Princess Victoria speaks from the stage at the harbor level in Färjestaden.*
Fanfare and brass band.


Lennart Palm, who is the emcee for the day, tells curiosities about Öland's bridge and interviews people about the bridge's importance. Read more about when the Ölandsbro celebration opens!

17:00 - 17:30

Don't miss the street circus for the whole family on the harbor square in Färjestaden.


Lennart Palm, continues to interview and talk about the bridge.

18:00 - 18:30

Football match between Kalmar FF Oldboys and Färjestaden GOIF's girls' and boys' teams born in 2011.


Brass band on the roof of the ship M/S Solsund.  


Fire installation by Edvin Böck in Färjestaden's harbour, lighting in vehicles and nightglow in the hot air balloons. 

Live music with the local artists Effy and Adée on the harbor level in Färjestaden


Activities offered throughout the day!

Photo exhibition

Photo exhibition on the Ölandsbron at Kalmar Castle, until 6 November. Read more.

Nostalgia & Art Exhibition

At the harbor level in Färjestaden, quotes and stories from visitors and locals about the Öland Bridge will be displayed. Here you can also take part in an exhibition of school classes from Mörbylånga and Borgholm municipality, which exhibit their interpretation of Öland's bridge.

Öland's bridge pastry

Fredriks Bröd och Bakverk will be selling an Öland bridge cake, specially made for the celebration.

Anniversary items

Öland's tourism organization will sell five motifs in ten copies per motif in honor of the bridge's birthday. See all posters here.

Other initiatives from business

Turning courses, food and drink and much more.


*Exact times for HRH Crown Princess Victoria's participation may be adjusted.