Skansen is the most popular touristic destination in Sweden. Founded in 1891, the museum offers visitors a unique experience of life in Sweden earlier days, with a cavalcade of historical buildings from all parts of the country. Enjoy the countryside at Skansen or stroll around in the little town. All the buildings are surrounded by historic gardens full of traditional plants.
Skansen is also home to Scandinavian animals both predators and native breeds. The year’s festivals are celebrated at Skansen in traditional manner and numerous other events are organized. The Skansen shop is the best museum shop in Stockholm and offers a wide range of craft products, as well as first-rate modern Swedish design, textiles, books, garden tools, pottery, glass, CD and postcards.
- Park and zoo
- May – 18 June & September: 10 am – 8 pm
- 19 June – August: 10 am – 10 pm
- The historical buildings
- May – September: 11 am – 5 pm or longer
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