Skansen

Skansen, Stockholm: Hours, Address, Skansen Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Neighbourhood: Djurgården & Djurgårdsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of nature and an abundance of museums, while being located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take endless walks through a beautiful park landscape without having to leave the city, but also offers an incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.
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Sarah H
Winchester, UK8 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
We visited Skansen after reading many excellent reviews but sadly due to Covid and other labour restrictions most of the exhibits are closed - we saw one exhibit open and failed to find the other two which were apparently open. This meant we paid full price to walk about a park with closed huts. Very disappointed and feel ripped off. Would not recommend.
Written 3 January 2022
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Woodpecker13
Lucerne, Switzerland3 contributions
Dec. 2021 • Couples
Very long waiting time over lunchtime in the only open restaurant (by the big stage). Completely overwhelmed employees, coffee not from the ESPRESSO HOUSE machines, lousy WiFi, cool canteen atmosphere. You can feel the monopoly operation - changes are urgent!
Written 19 December 2021
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Shambhavi N
Stockholm, Sweden64 contributions
Oct. 2021
We visited the open zoo and baltic center in Skansen and we could see the old village which looks beautiful. We could see pigs, geese, bears, moose, and seal to name a few. Lovely to have a day out to watch the picturesque view and the zoo. We got some hot dogs (vegan option available) and hot wine which can help with the weather.
Written 19 November 2021
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dennys34
Giessen, Germany3,740 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Great place to spend a couple of hours - many authentic Swedish crafts to explore - lots of different little Swedish housing areas - typical Swedish animals - nice view from up the hill
Written 21 October 2021
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Emelie T
1 contribution
Oct. 2021 • Solo
They kill healthy animals for no reason at all. For example, if they are tired of wolves and want foxes instead, they kill the wolves. In 2021-10-06 four healthy wolves were killed. In 2020 statistics shows that 97 animals on Skansen were killed/died. Between 2017-2019 142 animals died. Do not go there because then you are supporting this madness!
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Dom dödar friska djur hur som helst utan anledning. Tex om dom tröttnat på vargar och vill ha rävar istället, så dödar dom vargarna. Den 2021-10-06 dödades fyra friska vargar. Enligt statistik dödades/dog 97 djur på Skansen år 2020. Mellan 2017-2019 dog 142 djur. Gå inte dit för då stödjer du detta vansinne!
Written 7 October 2021
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Typical-60plus
Calgary, Canada80 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This is an outstanding place when many live demonstrations. When we were here, the major demonstrations were open from 10 am - noon. Kids activities with animals were in the afternoon.

I have been to many living historical places and this was the best
Written 5 October 2021
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DorisHeimgartner
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland1,393 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Skansen is a very great place to spend a day while in Stockholm, whether you're with kids or without.
The historic buildings are beautiful and there's boards with interesting info. If you go there in high-season, there's markets, food stands, restaurants and of course loads of other visitors. We visited off-season and there were people, but not so many. Few of the actors were still there, telling you stuff about the houses and tgere where possibilities to get coffee and eat. There's a small fairground for little kids too.
The farm animal part of the park is perfect for kids.
There's a rather large part where the native northern animals live in spacious and well structured enclosures. Near the entrance there's a small zoo with exotic animals, for which you pay extra.
We'd definitely go there again.
Written 4 October 2021
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Torutoper
Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium618 contributions
Sep. 2021
Very beautiful park with traditional houses and animals, unfortunately on a weekday in september there is not a lot to do here, except watching some animals and houses.
Written 20 September 2021
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lajmen
Gdynia, Poland143 contributions
Aug. 2021
This one is big. Book full day. There are plenty to do and see. You will have many opportunities to sit, rest, eat, drink. Great place to show kids how life looked like in old times. Many operating workshops and active places with people presenting jobs and activities from centuries ago. Also Skansen area includes aquarium, zoo and huge cage for Lemurs. Zoo is big and animals have mostly large area to run and hide. Many we have not seen because animals were hidden. This is a plus, as normally I do not like zoos, because animals are packed very tight and have bad conditions. It is fun to just go around. Do not skip Lemurs and aquarium, it was fantastic.
Written 10 September 2021
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Elke K
Leuven, Belgium30 contributions
Aug. 2021
Nice, large park with a lot of places to sit down for a bit. Even though it was raining, the houses were open and there was a lot to do and see. This type of open-air museum exists in many countries, but the animals here were a nice touch. We went there early in the morning, so it was still quiet. Unfortunately, the sea science center exceptionally closed early without any warning at the entrance. Also, the aquarium was an additional 140 SEK to the main entry ticket price of 220 SEK, which is not indicated at the main entrance. If not for this, I would have given 5 stars.
Written 27 August 2021
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Skansen is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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