Skansen is an attraction based on the island of Djurgården, where you’ll find the world’s oldest open-air museum combined with Stockholm Zoo.
The museum is fascinating and it brings together buildings from all over Sweden. As you walk around you will move from one community to another and many of the buildings are attractions in themselves. You’ll find a bakery, a manor house, a wooden church and a tinsmith’s workshop. All of them you can enter and get a feel for how Sweden’s arts, crafts and traditional industries emerged. It felt to us like the whole of Sweden – and its history – condensed onto one island.
The big thing to remember when visiting the Skansen attraction is just how big it is and how long it will take you to experience it all. We’d recommend that you allocate an entire day for your visit. If your time in Stockholm is limited, this may seem like a big slice of your break, but it really is worth it. There are restaurants and café’s along the way to break up your visit too.
Skansen Outdoor Museum is open daily from 10am to 8pm in the summer (late June to late August) and from 10am to 4pm at most other times. Adult admission varies depending on the time of year ranging from 130SEK to 70SEK (2011 prices). Admission to the aquarium is charged separately at 90 SEK for adults.
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Skansen, Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 8442 8000
We walked to Skansen which takes about 35 minutes from the Central Stockholm. If you prefer to use public transport, bus number 44 runs to Skansen and by tram the service from Hamngata goes to Skansen. Another option is the Blue Route on the Stockholm Hop-on, Hop Off Tour which stops at Skansen.
MORE ON SKANSEN
Stockholm Pass – Free admission to Skansen
Skansen – Official website
Stockholm Hop-on, Hop Off Tour – Blue Route stops at Skansen
Hotels near Skansen – Lowest Prices guaranteed at Hotels.com
Skansen – Wikipedia
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Stockholm City Guide – From our sister site, Free-City-Guides.com