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Skansen Open-Air Museum

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Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
+46 8 442 80 00
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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“nordic animals” (168 reviews)
“glass blowing” (100 reviews)
“petting zoo” (53 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Djurgården & Djurgårdsbrunn
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+46 8 442 80 00
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"nordic animals"
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"glass blowing"
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"petting zoo"
in 53 reviews
"zoo area"
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"farm animals"
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"brown bear"
in 41 reviews
"swedish life"
in 90 reviews
"christmas market"
in 114 reviews
"different parts"
in 52 reviews
"sunny day"
in 98 reviews
"whole family"
in 57 reviews
"great for kids"
in 44 reviews
"few hours"
in 102 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"stockholm card"
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"walk around"
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"visiting stockholm"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Make sure you wear comfy shoes if you are planning to go here. I would recommend going in the warmer months as a lot of the park was shut with it being off season. That being said, the zoo is great! The squirrels are super...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of animals to see as well as very early wooden houses to explore. A good walk, make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very hilly and parts were not open dye to it being early in the season.What we saw was good. Some of the guides were informative and most spoke very good English. Geared towards children as well and would be a nice day out for a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Big open spaces with representation of culture from all over Sweden. An open park zoo with Nordic animals. Traditional craft shop with people in period costume. Different buildings reconstructed from different areas and periods. Little tip: When you want to get a pastry make sure...More

Thank Maya W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

W did not go in the best season as quite a lot of things were shut but the guides were really nice at the farms, the bears were playful and entertaining and the views stunning.

Thank Frances B
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went to Skansen with a group of my friends (Early 20's) and we found Skansen to be quite boring for young adults. We were expecting an "open-air museum" but it seemed much more like a children's zoo with a little bit of Swedish history....More

Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park is very nice with a lot of interesting things to see both for children and adults. We joined the free walking tour which was very educational. We also enjoyed a lot the small zoo with nordic animals-they have a lynx there! What could...More

Thank Paola P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skansen is amazing! They have moved small historic houses from many areas of Sweden and have people / tradespeople in many to explain and demonstrate things. There are many animals to see as well as a beautiful church. The restaurants there are wonderful and the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have the highest hopes with an outdoor meuseum but as soon as we entered the little old village and went into the chemist and met an actor who informed we were in the 1930s and explained her little shop we couldn't help fall...More

Thank Jo T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On winter, you will feel as beeing in the north of Sweden. it really magic and absolutly interesting to learn about how peolple were lIving decade before and also meet real actual animals.

Thank Pona S
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GenaLuba
18 April 2018|
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Response from lisamicklewright | Reviewed this property |
Hi The entrance ticket includes everything within the park. They give you a map. you pay for cafes etc. The Sknen gift shop at the entrance was excellent. Have a nice time!
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upwarduk
9 February 2018|
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Response from Maria M | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I believe is less quest on the week days the mornings especially. Be sure you'll have plenty of time as the park is large. On the rainy days you will not enjoy the animals as they are hiding. Have a lovely time!
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Kier G
21 December 2017|
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Response from dgjohansson | Reviewed this property |
As Vivvancs says, you'll have to pay to get inside Skansen open-air museum but once inside, the Christmas market costs nothing extra besides the Skansen ticket.
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