Till skillnad mot många andra friluftsmuseer så finns det mycket aktiviteter på Skansen. Runt hörnet finns alltid något ytterligare att se och uppleva. Denna typ av friluftsmuseer skapades på 1800-talet när det var populärt att samla byggnader på ett särskild plats istället för att vårda dem där de stod från början.
Established in 1891, this was the world's first open air museum and is full of historic buildings from various periods in Sweden's history and also has a nordic zoo, full of reindeer, moose, brown bear, lynx, wolves and other native wildlife.
There is a village that has interactive workshops wit local artisans.
There is plenty to amuse yourself with, for a day or half a day if you're more pushed for time.
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.
From the website "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 in the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress."
There is a small zoo of local animals, houses that have been moved here from elsewhere in Sweden, shops and workshops from bygone times where you can talk to the "shop owners". There is also a huge open concert area. K160.
It was highly recommended by my Swedish friends, and some parts were very pretty. However it wasn't my cup of tea!! Sorry. Would be good for families with children.
18th and 19th Century buildings from all around Sweden were moved to this museum and preserved. Museum employees play the roles of various townspeople from the appropriate time, explaining what typical Swedish life was like at that time.
In addition to the folk museum, there is an extensive petting zoo, as well as botanical gardens. If you're waiting for your overnight boat to depart (as we were), this is a great place to spend several hours.
In 2014, Admission is SEK 100 for adults / SEK 30 for children through 29 April, SEK 110 / SEK 40 May and September, SEK 160/SEK 50 June-August. Extra admission is charged on Midsummer Eve and during evening music events. Admission is free on Christmas Eve. Stockholm Card and Stockholm Pass are valid. 50% discount on admission with a 72-hour public transport "Tourist Card" (NOT to be confused with the SL Period Card).
... my favourite place in Stockholm. This park is really nice, full of interesting things. To start with it has one part which is build in the way the "old" Sweden was built. Old houses and streets, with shops which shows how everything worked in Sweden 100 years ago. When we were there, in march, quite many of those houses were closed, but it was possible to see how they made glass, gold and iron. And then how a shop worked at that time.
Then, the best place - the zoo! :) There is something with me that drags me to Zoos, all over the world.
At Skansen there are a lot of animals, all of them swedish though. But still quite "new" for me, since most of them live up in the north, and I'm more often at the moon than I'm in the north of Sweden...
There are bears, wolfs, eagles, foxes, elks and reindeers. And many many more animals, that I don't even have a clue about how to translate into english...
Very nice it is anyway, and it's really easy to stroll around there for 3-4 hours.
Summer is probably the best period to go there, since it's warmer. But also a lot more crowded with people...
I had a really good time there in March, never having any trouble to see the animals.
Skansen is open all year around, except for the 24th December. Although during the winter period quite many things in the park is closed, as restaurants, cafés and buildings in the "old" Sweden.
The entrance fee depends on the season, but range between 50 and 100 SEK for adults (6-11 euro). Check out the www.skansen.se for opening hours and entrance fee.
When Skansen was founded in 1891, there already were trees, shrubs and flowers.
The original idea, was for farms to be made look the same as where they had been moved from. Mountain birch trees were planted around the Sami camp and fir at Alvros farm from Harjedalen, just to give you an idea.
They even have a Butterfly garden, where special plants attract Butterflies.
I really liked the Parterre Rose garden, spread out over 16 blocks on the terrace between Sagaliden and Sweden's gazebo.
The location of the Rose Garden was laid out by shipowner John Burgman in the early 1800's.
He cultivated not only roses, but also pineapple, peach and grape vines.
From the Terrace, there are good views over Stockholm.
Skansen Open village has a lot more to see and offer than I have written about.
I spent quite a bit of time here, but really you need at least a half to a full day to see everything.
I visited on a weekday and was surprised to see the people at the Village in traditional costumes. On weekends, I imagine that would be when the Village is alive with all the tin smiths, leather worker's etc., going about their trades.
All the shops would be open, not just some like when I was there.
I saw the Animals and other buildings, but there still were a lot more to see. I saw different windmills and how they fenced years ago.
It really was a very interesting, well done Village.
This concludes my tour, I hope you enjoyed it and will go and see for yourself.
An Open Air Village always has to have some old time shops!
In this village, there are the ones that sell ice-creams and souvenirs, set in old buildings, but modern inside.
Then there is the other type, the old building, with the old interior, and what is for sale in the shop is as it was a long time ago. You don't buy, you just look and reminisce how it was in the
"good old days!"
I entered Skansen through the Hazelius gate. It's from this gateway, the funicular railway runs.
As I already knew I had a lot of walking to do, I went up the hill by Funicular and I walked back down at the end of my day.
This Funicular was built at the Stockholm exhibition in 1897. The funicular re-opened in 1973 with safety enhanced and with a longer route.
The funicular starts at the Hazelius Entrance and stops at Tingswallen near Bollnas square and the Delsbo farm. It probably is the best way for people with a stroller or wheelchair.
It is driverless and takes off at a certain time.
Please check the website for operating times, as it begins operation at 10am each day, but finishes at different time's throughout the year.
I always like the Open Air Villages, so when I knew this one was here in Stockholm, I just had to go and visit.
Skansen, the oldest open-air museum in the world is in the beautiful location of Royal Djurgarden.
At Skansen, it's a chance to see and learn about traditional crafts and traditions of Sweden. This is like visiting historic Sweden in miniature!
There are 150 farms and dwellings from different parts of the country, all were disassembled and transported here. Some of the sights I saw were glass blowing, pottery, a tinsmiths workshop and a bakery, a gold-colored manor house, the Skogaholm manor house, the beautiful 18th century Seglora wooden church, and many Animal's, including moose, bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines and seals. There is also a terrarium, a monkey house and a children’s zoo.
I wasn't here for Christmas, but if you are, you may want to come to Skansen for the Christmas market, traditional Swedish julbord (Christmas buffet) and maybe snow.
ADMISSION IN 2012...
Adults: SEK 70-120
Children (6-15 yrs): SEK 30-50.
free with Stockholm card.
For opening times, most days are from 10am to.......
It depends on the season to what time Skansen closes, so please check the website.
This cottage comes from the village of that name in Vastergorland.
The cottage was different to others in the Village, in that the wall's were built with giant boulders.
There was an L- shaped, thatched roof home, a cow-shed and a Barn.