Visit Skansen's Zoo and Outdoor Museum. It opens from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can see the old way of living in Sweden. And you can see how to make a crystal glass by blowing. [Photo: View from Skansen]
Outdoor museum and zoo, visit all of Sweden in one day, from the Saami camp to the farms of the far south. During the summer also a well-visited outdoor stage area with plenty of Swedish performing arts... go along on a Tuesday summer night and join in the 'Allsong' !
Visit Skansen...is an open air museum where you can see native animals, Swedish buildings and other interesting things. It is well worth a visit!
Opening times are: May 9 am to 8 pm, June - August 9 am to 10 pm, September & October 9 am to 5 pm, November & December 9 am to 6 pm.
Outdoor museum with old Swedish architecture from all over the country. A must for every tourist! Sounds boring? Not at all! Have a 'fika' (Swedes LOVE to have a 'fika'. 'Fika'=take a cup of coffee and some nice biscuits and cookies. We can't live without it and have special 'fika'-breaks at work!) at one of the cafés with 17-th century furniture or have a look at a working glassblower's hut.
Skansen is situated in djurgarden,and is the oldest open air museum in the world.It consists of a collection of traditional wooden buildings which have been moved from their original locations and re-built here.there is also a small zoo.
Skansen is an Open Air Museem (first in the world, established 1891) which shows you how the Swedes lived. It is very huge and you need some hours to see most of it. Take yourself this time and have a look at it. It's great!
Entrance was 50 SEK.
Skansen is Stockholm's largest and most popular outing destination. It's a beautiful park, it's an open air museum, and a wonderful zoo. You'll spen a great day here with the kids, or by yourself. A ferry from downtown will take you here.
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 ....
There are many things you can do in Stockholm that don't cost anything. One year I bought a year-card on Skansen to go there with my little son, but I discovered after a while that what he wanted to do on Skansen was not to look at the animals over and over again. No, he wanted to play in the playground, run with the minicars etc. So I started to go to a "4H-farmyard" instead where it didn't cost anything. They had animals and a playground - everything my son wanted and that was enough for him! We usually went to Björklunds Hage but there are still more 4H-farmyards in Stockholm. You can certainly get a current list of them from the tourist office. Here is a list in Swedish.
On Björklunds Hage for example there are sheep, horses, hens, goats etc. The children can also play in a playing ground. You can have picnic with your family in the grass etc.
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.
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.
This open air museum of Swedish culture has many historic buildings from different periods, Craft demonstrations and a zoo of nordic animals.
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.