About me

Poto: Per Groth
Niklas in action as a guide in Västerås. Photo: Per Groth

My name is Niklas Ulfvebrand. I am a passionate historian who loves being out on the field. That means meeting real life people, traveling to interesting places and arrange tours and other events that deals with history in an interesting, funny and alternative way. I have some specialties: the history of industrialization, modern Sweden, the welfare state and the region of Bergslagen in the middle of my home country, Sweden. Bergslagen is an old mining district and the remnants from more than 1000 years of mining are everywhere.

I have a long experience with working with the history of Bergslagen. The last 12 years I have been working at the old silver mine in Sala, both as a guide and as a developer of the museum, especially the guided tours underground. Since 2013 I have developed a tour concept in the industrial town of Västerås, Folkhemsturen – ”Sweden, the middle way”, a very popular bus tour in veteran vehicles. I do these tours tighter with the historian Rebecca Svensson. Our aim is to show people the story of Swedish welfare, known as ”the swedish model”. We use the town as an open air museum, travel in the cosy veteran bus, take a typical Swedish ”fika” and have a lot of fun with a lot of people. We where nominated to the ”big tourism prize” in Sweden in 2013 for our progressive idea to show people the well known story of ”Sweden, the middle way”.

Beside my work as a Phd student in work life history and as a tour guide and travel arranger I also work with music and theatre. I also have writing assignments connected to my work with the history of modern Sweden. On this page you can find information about my different works and projects.