The Optand Technical Experience
The Optand airfield in Östersund (central northern Sweden) is a new attraction for the whole family!
Welcome to The Technical Experience, a retro technological world with veteran vehicles, aircraft and military history. We are aiming at families with children, and so there are plenty of opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors. Among other things, there is a flight simulator, a track for electric cars, “skvader” hunts and other exciting play activities.
The Technical Experience is one of the largest tourist attractions in the district, since it is aiming at a wide range of visitors and an exciting combination of veteran vehicles, aircraft and military history, with technology as the common denominator.
The Kronan Building
In Kronan, the main building, Jesper Nyström, our Happy Chef, offers lunches made from local ingredients, coffee and home-baked buns and pastries.
You can also book Kronan for dinner celebrations and parties. There is also a shop and conference facilities.
Optand has one of Sweden’s largest collections of civilian and military aircraft, and we also have access to military collections from the garrison in Östersund, which previously had three museums – the A4 museum, the I5 museum and the F4 museum. In addition, there are veteran buses and, via our links with the Jemtland Veteran Car Club, access to over 1,000 veteran vehicles owned by club members.
Every year, we set up new exhibitions with different themes, based on our collections. Our aim is to give visitors an experience rather than a history lesson.
Green, camouflaged men everywhere – the garrison town of Östersund and its soldiers.
When men wear green – mobilization depots and Sweden’s contingency measures in the 20th century.
Maintaining the borders – Sweden’s defence tactics in the 20th century, with a focus on the Air Force.
Cargo carriers - veteran vehicles on national service.
The Optand Airfield
The Teknikland Technical Experience is located at the Optand airfield, which is a living airfield with many participants, including model plane enthusiasts and flying clubs. The airfield was used as a secret airbase during the Cold War, and. Sweden’s first civilian parachute club also has had its base here since the 1940’s.