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Skansen Open-Air Museum
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US$77.41*
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Stockholm Pass
Ranked #36 of 320 things to do in Stockholm
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Skansen is a uniquely Swedish "museum." This place is part petting zoo, part botanical garden, part re-enactment village. Also there are some great views of the city. This place seems to be a favorite for Swedish families as there are lots of great activities for kids. I really enjoyed it anyway (despite not having kids). It is a fun way to see some old Swedish homes and get a sense of traditional Swedish culture. Also, if you are feeling adventures, one of the food kiosks in the main square sells delicious reindeer. I thought I couldn't stomach it - but it was really good. However, if you are looking for a more urban experience, this may not be the place for you.

Thank Sasha N
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We were there on June 21st - i.e. Midsommar. While most parts of Stockholm were completely empty during midsommar, at least in Skansen there were some People - and some Action. Many scandinavian animals to be seen - elks, reindeers, seals,... So for sure nice, especially w/ kids

Thank Christian M
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

To be fair the day we visited skansen it was 32 celcious and the whole place was burning from heat.

Given that we had along our 1yo it was even more difficult to see the old houses etc. wildlife animals where hidden in the shades to protect themselves from the extensive heat conditions so we did not see any of those.

Entrance fee does not cover all attractions an you have to pay extra for some of them. You have to walk A LOT, sometimes uphill, and generally I would not recommend a visit to skansen. There are a lot more beautiful places around stockholm. If you wanna go take bus 44 that leaves you right outside of main entrance.

Thank Greg-papa
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

We were here for New Year's Eve fireworks, January 1st, 2008. Gave a truly memorable and spectacular panoramic view of the firework over Stockholm!

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Great look into Swedish History. They have a small "aquarium" which isn't an aquarium in the American Sense. It was more of a primate house. The have old Swedish stores and a glass blowing store where you can blow your own glass. Though it is fairly expensive.

Thank CheckedThrough
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