AS IT SHOULD BE
Midsummer. Just taste that word... is there anything better? Midsummer. In the middle of summer, the strawberries, the food, the joy, the games and the magical Midsummer night! With seven flowers under your pillow. When you go for a midnight swim, in a moment you wish would never end. At Destination Apelviken, we host a proper Midsummer celebration. Classic Swedish Midsummer, with no shortcuts. That is any other year. This midsummer will not be as any other due to the miserable virus Covid-19. This year we have had to reconstruct the program quite a bit. But do not fear. Midsummer is Midsummer and traditional dancing with small frogs and priestcrows has to be done - even if in a somewhat different version. And the pickled herring? - You bet! As early as breakfast.
19 - 21 JUNE 2020
Listed here are all our activities for the Midsummer weekend.
HELA HELGEN | QUIZ WALK | THE SURROUNDING AREA
11.00 | FLOWER WREATH WORKSHOP | FOOTBALL FIELD
Midsummer isn’t just merrymaking and joy, mind you. No, there’s some hard, traditional work to be done. Wreaths to make. A maypole to decorate. We’ll kick start the Midsummer celebration the way we always do, by making the traditional wreaths. Bring your own flowers, and we’ll provide the twigs and the tying-together-stuff.
13.00 | THE MAYPOLE MAKING | FOOTBALL FIELD
We genuine love when we all together dance around the maypole. This year it's not possible. But we have a solution - a maypole for each and one of you. That will be around 2-300 maypoles at the campsite! How about that?! You get your maypole-kit from us and do the making together with your family.
15.00 | MAYPOLE DANCING | AT YOURS
The best of all Swedish traditions, in our opinion! Is there anything better than some traditional dancing with your kids and some good friends? Maypole dancing – perhaps no further introduction is needed. We would love if you put uor maypole and dancing on instagram with hastag #midsommarapelviken. Then we'll see and share it!
21:00, 22:00 AND 23.00 | MIDSUMMER SWIM | BEACH
Strong and brave late at night it’s time for the sixth annual instalment of our new favourite tradition – the Midnight Swim! This year we call it "Midsummer Swim" because we've to split up you all. And instead of the cheering public we'll send it all live on facebook - and that way you can send a greeting to those celebrate midsummer elsewhere. We brighten the already bright Midsummer night a little more with tiki torches on the beach, and everyone who goes for a swim will be treated to a hot dog! Sign up at the minigolf kiosk no later than 18:00.
14.00 | CRABFISHING - THE FAMILY VERSION | START AT THE MINIGOLF
What goes on in Crabfishing bay is for you to find out, haha. We’ll give you a couple of hints, though – it’s something you just have to do during the West Coast summer, and they really like musselsr
16.00 | FAMILY MIDSUMMER BATTLE | START AT THE MINIGOLF
We use to battle each other, this year we have had to think that over. Get your battle-stuff at the minigolf, carve out a strategy, don't cheat warming up and embrace the callenge to win. Then crown the family champion.