Founded in 1891, Skansen Open Air Museum was built to preserve Stockholm’s rural culture and is one of the major attractions in Stockholm. There are 150 buildings of historic interest including a workshop. Here you can learn about traditional crafts and traditions of Sweden. The zoo houses Nordic animals like elks, wolves, moose, lynxes and bears.
Lil Skansen is a children’s zoo where children get to see their equivalent in the animal world; goat kids, piglets, ducklings, kittens, etc.
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 and traditional Swedish julbord (Christmas buffet). Those who want to enjoy a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord can have their wish at the Solliden restaurant. Skansen has several restaurants and charming cafés.
Free admission to Skansen Open Air Museum with the Stockholm à la Carte card!
Address: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51
Phone: +46(0)8 442 80 00
Bus: 44, 47
Tram: Djurgårdslinjen Trams