Favorite thing: This big island containing the famous Vasa museum, the royal park and a amusement park, also a open air museum with traditional houses(skansen), the Nordic museum. First of all this island is a big park where you can take out for a walk and get a tan like the Swedish.
The Nordic Museum shows exhibits on on Swedish history...
The Museum is open June to August Tuedays 11 am to 9 pm, Wednesday to Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm, and September to May Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday to Sunday 11 am to 5 pm, and Thursday 11 am to 9 pm.
Once a royal hunting ground, Djurgården is now the island full of tourist attractions and in general it is a great green recreational area where everyone can find something interesting for him or for the whole his family.
Amongst the most popular attractions on Djurgården are:
- Skansen (open-air museum + zoo)
- Tivoli Gröna Lund (open May-October)
- Wasa museum
- Northern museum
- Huge park
The moment you step over the Djurgårdsbron bridge from Strandvägen you are in Djurgården, which is an island right in the middle of Stockholm. The island used to be the property of the Royal Family, who's hunting domain it was. It is a beautiful city park with excellent nature and culturally has a lot to offer. Some things to see:
-Vasa Museum, the museum where the beautiful war ship Vasa is housed;
-Nordiska Museum, see the cultural hostory of Sweden from 1520 till nowadays;
-Skansen, get to see Swedish farms and houses, and a variety of animals including bears in the worlds first open air museum;
-Gröna Lund, Stockholms amusement park;
-Aquaria, fantasic aquarium with a tropical rainforest!;
-Junibacken, a great place for kids to play all day and experience Astrid Lindgren stories.
See 'must see activities' for tips of these places!
Favorite thing: When in Stockholm, and you've taken a look around on of the worlds most beautiful capital cities, make sure you get out to the Djurgarden and open air museum. It is within walking distance from the center and the walk itself is beautiful. Once in the garden, the city noises disappear and there is a real 'country' feeling. It's beautiful on a sunny day.
Favorite thing: Djurgarden is one of the islands that make up Stockholm. It was right across from where we were staying. Aside from Grona Lund, it had several museums and parks. We walked there from our flat & saw alot of interesting things.
From Gamla Stan, it is just 10 minutes by boat across the harbour to the island of Djurgården, past the wharves where the big ferries leave for the Baltic, and Kastellholmen, now a military base.
Favorite thing: This is a picture of the Nordic Museum as seen from the heights of Skansen. I hope to see the inside one day!