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Skansen Open-Air Museum

Skansen consists of the oldest open-air museum in the world and the Stockholm zoo, with a beautiful location on Royal Djurgården and a view over all of Stockholm.

Skansen is a favorite both among Stockholmers and visitors passing through, and it’s a perfect family outing. At Skansen you can learn about traditional crafts and traditions. This is the place to visit historic Sweden in miniature. 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country were disassembled and transported here. You’ll find charming town districts with glass blowing, pottery, a tinsmith’s workshop and a bakery, a gold-colored manor house, the Skogaholm manor house, the beautiful eighteenth-century Seglora wooden church and the The museum shop is a must for fans of traditional handicrafts. You can also see all of the animals native to Scandinavia such as moose, bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines and seals. There is also a terrarium, a monkey house and a children’s zoo.

Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen. Skansen in the Christmas season is a special event, with a Christmas market, traditional Swedish julbord (Christmas buffet) and hopefully snow. Those who want to enjoy a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord can have their wish at the Solliden restaurant. Skansen has several restaurants and charming cafés.

Comments (10)
John Jacobson Toledo, OH USA 2/6/2014 1:26 PM
Rune stones

Are their known translations for the rune stones in Skanssn?

Stockholm Tourist Center Stockholm 12/26/2013 11:17 AM
Answer to Alexander

Dear Alexander, Skansen is open all day, the hisorical buildings are open 10-16. I do recommend you to buy your ticket inadvance throught Ticnet. After 9pm the entrance fee for children is free, before they pay SEK 60. Best Regards / Viktoria at Stockholm Tourist Center

Alesxander Stuttgart, Germany 12/23/2013 12:46 PM
Skansen on New Years eve (31 December)

We would like to visit Skansen on that evening. Now we are not sure about the following questions and cant reach someone at Skansen Phone speaking English. We only get the messages 1.) Is skansen open the whole evening, for example from 6 pm 2.) Are the attractions open in this time 3.) Do we need to buy tickets in presale using ticnet? 4.) Does our two children (12 and 15 Years) need tickets? Thanks you for all answers

Visitstockholm.com Stockholm 12/11/2013 11:11 AM
Answer to Franco

You need a pre-bought ticket for this event and the Stockholm Card is only valid on location. New Year's Eve at Skansen is very popular so Skansen is making an exception about the tickets for several reasons. Tickets are sold at www.ticnet.se .

Franco Torino 12/11/2013 1:51 AM
Skansen new year's eve

I'd like to know if stockholm card is valid also for this special event or if I should buy the ticket in presale.

Marianne Copenhagen 11/14/2013 3:57 PM
Skansen open 24th and 25th December

I am going to Stockholm too and has checked the Swedish Skansen homepage From this it looks like Skansen is open 10AM-2PM on the 24th and 25th December 2013.

Paige Shi Singapore 12/4/2012 3:42 PM
Christmas Eve & Christmas

Hi (: I will be heading to Stockholm during Christmas and I really wish to be visit the Christmas market. Would the Christmas market be open in Skansen on Christmas Eve or Chstimas Day?

Visitstockholm.com Stockholm 10/15/2012 10:24 AM
Reply to Anna

Skansen will be open every day during that period, but with limited opening hours on holidays, except on New Years Eve when it is open all day until midnight. Detailed information for each day is found here: http://www.skansen.se/en/priser

Anna NY 10/13/2012 6:50 AM
Very atractive pictures. I want to go there.

Will the Skensen open-air museum be closed sometime between 22/12/12 to 31/12/12? My family plan to visit there in that period.

Adrianna Dallas, TX 8/17/2012 7:23 PM
Good for families; not so "authentic"

Houses, farmsteads, and gardens are thrown together in Skansen, furnished with both historical artifacts and props (and sometimes augmented with live animals). The "urban planning" of the grounds is not so authentic, in that they're all kind of like ducks of different time periods/classes/functions lined up in a row. Staff dressed in traditional dress may be spotted spinning wool or simply standing about, friendly and willing to answer your questions about the buildings and interior objects. Young children will enjoy the childrens' zoo, aviary, and playing grounds. However, not much overall to offer to adults traveling on their own.

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Skansen Open-Air Museum Skansen is a favorite both among Stockholmers and visitors passing through, and it’s a perfect family outing. At Skansen you can learn about traditional crafts and traditions. This is the place to visit historic Sweden in miniature. 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country were disassembled and transported here. You’ll find charming town districts with glass blowing, pottery, a tinsmith’s workshop and a bakery, a gold-colored manor house, the Skogaholm manor house, the beautiful eighteenth-century Seglora wooden church and the The museum shop is a must for fans of traditional handicrafts. You can also see all of the animals native to Scandinavia such as moose, bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines and seals. There is also a terrarium, a monkey house and a children’s zoo. Swedish traditions such as Midsummer, Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated at Skansen. Skansen in the Christmas season is a special event, with a Christmas market, traditional Swedish julbord (Christmas buffet) and hopefully snow. Those who want to enjoy a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord can have their wish at the Solliden restaurant. Skansen has several restaurants and charming cafés.
59.3243118.10135
Djurgårdsslätten 49-51 11521 Stockholm Sweden
Telephone number: +46(0)8-442 80 00
Website URL: www.skansen.se
Price:
Adults: SEK 100-150
Children (2-15 yrs): SEK 60

Prices vary with season.
Free admissionwith the Stockholm Card Buy the Stockholm Card

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