Skansen is located near the center of Sockholm on the island Djugarden. It is an open-air museum where you can see old swedish buildings that were moved here from different parts of the country. You can also explore typical swedish animals, this young moose ....
One of the must's for me was to see the animals of Scandinavia. At Skansen you can see the moose, bisons, wild cats, foxes, etc. Here is also very historical old houses which you can admire. Pack a picnic basket or a sandwich! The food is coslty! Otherwise, this is a MUST!
Open-air museum,Zoo andamusement park.
The Swedish cultural heritage presented
through 150 historical buildings.
like a farmsteads house, windmill, cottages.
more interesting place are give a trial Glass
whole day relax and looking around place.
Skansen is what I'd describe as a folk park. It's one of the best ways to see Stockholm old and new. The exhibits show Swedish life in times gone by, but it's so popular with the locals that it's a great way to meet them too.
It also houses the Stockholm Zoo, so you'll need to allow plenty of time to see everything on offer.
This is an excellent place to spend a whole day (especially if the weather is good). There are about 150 historical Swedish buildings which have been relocated from all over the country. It is said to be the worlds first open air museum and was founded in 1891. Some of the buildings are working models and have people in period costume to give an impression of what life used to be like.
There is also a zoo with a variety of Nordic wild animals which include brown bear, wolves, lynx and of course, moose.
Skansen claims to be the first open-air museum in the world but it's perhaps not true. It depends on how you look at it. I see it as a zoo mixed up with historical buildings.
The best part is the houses and farmsteads. Around 150 authentic houses have been moved to Skansen, mostly from the countryside, during the last 100 years.The best are Skogaholms Herrgård and its gardens and The Älvros Farmstead.
The best time to go here is during the spring when it's not so crowded, and if you're lucky you might even spot some bear puppies. Also, if you have the opportuinity, come here the weeks before Christmas and do some shopping.
Unfortunately I have never been here. It has to be fantastic, because I have only heard positive stories about it. My next visit to Stockholm will certainly include a visit to this open-air museum.
This open air museum of Swedish culture has many historic buildings from different periods, Craft demonstrations and a zoo of nordic animals.
It was mid week in October, cool and damp. However, my 10 year old had a ball. I was happy enough too.
We had a great wee lunch in a quaint little place across the road.
Skansen is the world's oldest open-air museum. Zoo, aquarium, historical buildings, miniature train and more. There are exotic animals to be seen at the Skansen Aquarium.
Skansen is a very big and nice zoo where you can see the typical Scandinavian animals and houses. I think if you go to Stockholm Skansen is a "must to see"...
Skansen is an open air museum that has been open for more than a hundred years. It's dedicated to preserving Swedish culture. For more info and pictures about Skansen, please look at my travelogue.
Skansen has a small zoo with Swedish animals - elks, raindeers, bears, seals, lynx etc. A great opportunity to get closer to 'the king of the forest'.