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Skansen Open-Air Museum

#8 of 310 things to do in Stockholm Features Animals
Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
+46 8 442 80 00
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Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress. Living history over 150 dwellings and other buildings from all over Sweden have been dismantled and reassembled in an area of 300 000 m2 at Skansen. You can travel back in time and meet people from the past. On summer evenings you can also come along and watch traditional Swedish folk dancing! Skansen Zoo at Skansen you will find both domestic and wild Nordic animals such as bears, wolves and lynx. Don't miss our guided tours in English during the summer and in December. Our newly-opened Children's Zoo gives youngsters the opportunity to meet a variety of interesting animals.Added attractions Skansen hold a traditional celebrations to mark occasions such as Walpurg is Night, Midsummer and Christmas. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants with breathtaking views over Stockholm. And don't miss our Museum shop, selling traditional handicrafts and Swedish design products.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
+46 8 442 80 00
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Bring the kids, stop to see the animals, great little shops. Food is a bit boring, but not bad by any means. Spend a quarter-day or a half-day here!

Thank Nesster05
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

May be best to tackle Skansen earlier in the day as the majority of Skansen is on a steep hill. The buildings are incredible, though will only be accessible if they have a staff member to man them so sadly some closed on our visit....More

Thank Rosie T
Reviewed yesterday

Hoped to have a nice walk as the weather was superb, but it turned out to be much less interesting then advertised, Many of the older houses on display can't be visited and the animals on display are not really worth the time and money...More

Thank LuxembourgJean
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Skansen open air museum is a beautifully designed park to give you a first hand experience of Swedish life, culture and history... The highlight for our trip at Skansen was the Skansen Circus and the traditional dance performances of the group. they even had...More

Thank DarrpanMehta
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I rather enjoyed our day in Skansen. The weather was perfect: sunny +24. No line ups. A perfect shrimp sandwich and eco-beer at the out door cafe with chickens&peacocks. The brown bears were active and lively.

Thank Briesa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice place for a Sunday with a family to meet the past life of Swedish people or just for a walk. Quite few attractions for kids. Close to other attractios so you can plan other activities around

Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is very well done. A mix between a outside Museum and a zoo, which focusses on Swedish history and animals. A must in Stockholm if weather is nice.

Thank AGodly
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Animals, activities, lots of walking up and down hills, some rides for kids, a few eateries, etc....

Thank klcl4101
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great for good weather days. Theres animals in big natural enclosures looking happy and healthy(wolves,bears,otters,moose,raindeer,sealions,lynx, farm animals) Good 2-3hrs walking around the park is good, seeing the buildings and old school ways of Sweeden and ways of life. Bringing food and water is a good...More

Thank Jared L
Reviewed 4 days ago

An outdoor park/ attraction that has been around since 1891. Shows many exhibits of the rural life , animals and areas of interest thru out Sweden. Well worth a visit. Plan on 4-5hours to see the area well. Good cafes and eating places thru out....More

Thank Bear H
Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland
extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of
nature and an abundance of museums, while being
located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city
center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take
endless walks through a beautiful park landscape
without having to leave the city, but also offers an
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Response from TheDamaja | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Don't know if visitors can wear the traditional clothes. Try sending Skansen a e-mail, I'm sure they can answer that better than me! You can take the boat from outside Gröna Lund, just opposite of Skansen over the... More
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Response from Joesco13 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as I entered with Stockholm Pass which I would recommend. You can buy it online before you go or there and if you use it quite a lot it worked out at half price entrances for me. Abba Museum not part of it but worth... More
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