Skansen

Currently Closed
  • Address: Djurgardsslatten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +46-84428000
  • Ticket Price: 120 SEK
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museums, Zoo, Entertainment, Concert, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Workshop

The world’s oldest open air museum may also be its greatest. The 75 acre replica of a 19th century Swedish town, complete with its own zoo, draws over a million visitors every year!

The 150 buildings on the site are actual historical buildings - farmsteads, a manor house, an open air concert hall, a windmill, a school, a pharmacy, the Seglora Church - relocated here from their original places. They focus on the craftsmen that made up the majority of a typical Swedish populace - tanners, shoemakers, silversmiths, and bakers - all enacted by staff in period outfits. The glassblower’s workshop is one of the most popular highlights.

And then there is the mini-zoo, full of Scandinavia’s common animals - moose, bear, bison, otter, reindeer, wolf, guereza, lynx, grey seal, wolf and wolverine.

Folk dances, concerts and other events fill up the summer evenings. Check the museum event calendar before your visit. Check out the world’s largest cigar and the funicular railway. The flowers are bright, the grass is green and everyone and everything is utterly photogenic.

You can shop at:

  • Skansenshop: Crafts, clothes, books, tools, souvenirs
  • Skansen barn at the Bollnas square
  • Potter's Workshop
  • Stockholm Glass workshop

There are lots of places to eat too! The historical baker house, cafes, hot-dog stands, and restaurants. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Stockholm Itinerary 5 Days.

  • Non-EU visitors may avail a discount on the 17.5% VAT on purchases.
  • Visit for festivities on Walpurgis night, Sweden’s national day, Midsummer, Lucia, Christmas and New Year's Eve.
  • The crowds are thinner during the weekdays.
  • Get the map and the booklet before you go exploring.

January – March:

  • Adults SEK: 100, Group/Pensioner: SEK 80, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60

April – May:

  • Adults: SEK 120, Group/Pensioner: SEK 100, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60
  • Walpurgis night (30th April) 6pm onward
  • Adults: SEK 150, Group/Pensioner: SEK 130, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60

June – August:

  • Adults: SEK 180, Group/Pensioner: SEK 160, Children (6-15 years) SEK 60

September – October:

  • Adults: SEK 120, Group/Pensioner: SEK 100, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60

November – December:

  • Adults: SEK 100, Group/Pensioner: SEK 80, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60
  • Christmas market on November 26-27, December 3-4, 10-11 and 17-18
  • Adults: SEK 150, Group/Pensioner: SEK 130, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60

Free Entry on December 24th

31st December:

  • Adults: SEK 100, Group/Pensioner: SEK 80, Children (6-15 years): SEK 60
  • 8:00pm onwards: Adults: SEK 150, Group/Pensioner: SEK 130, Children (6-15 years): Free admission in company of adult

Park and Zoo

January - March and October - December:

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday and Sunday and holidays: 10:00am - 4:00pm

April

  • Everyday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

May - June 23, September

  • Everyday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

June 25 – August 31

  • Everyday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Special Days:

  • April 30 (Valpurgis), June 24 (Midsummer Eve): 10:00am - 10:00pm
  • June 6 (National Day): 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • December 13 (St. Lucy’s Day): 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • December 24 (Christmas Eve) 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • December 25 (Christmas Day) 6:00am - 4:00pm
  • December 31 (New Year’s Eve): 10:00am - 4:00pm + 8:00pm - 12:00am

Limited Historical Buildings:

  • May - September: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • October - April: 11:00am - 3:00pm

The hours of some entrances, shops and eateries within the park and zoo may vary from the park’s.

  • Tram 7; Bus 67, Flygbussarna stop Stockholm Nordiska museet/Vasa.
  • Drive to here, but it’s not recommended.
  • Ferries 80, 82 and Ressels Rederi stop Stockholm Allmanna grand brygg.

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  • Skansen Address: Djurgardsslatten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
  • Skansen Contact Number: +46-84428000
  • Skansen Timing: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Skansen Price: 120 SEK
  • Best time to visit Skansen(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Skansen: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 35% of people who visit Stockholm include Skansen in their plan

  • 91.67% of people start their Skansen visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Skansen

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

87.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Skansen

People normally club together Historiska Museet and Abba The Museum while planning their visit to Skansen.

People also prefer to start their day with Skansen.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Amazing park! I came here by myself as I had a free day and had a great time. The open air museum is very interesting and the Nordic animals area is wonderful for those visiting Sweden on a tight schedule. Staff are all very friendly and all demonstrations were in both Swedish and English - which is very helpful!

  • A wonderful venue with very interesting exhibits. The staff all speak excellent English and have a very good knowledge of the 1920’s to the 1950’s, a period of great change in Sweden. The animals in the zoo are well looked after with good enclosures

  • Definitely need a big wheeled stroller for a day in Skansen! I should have realized that an old town in Europe would be cobble streets, and I mean real cobble streets! Half of the museum is doable with an Umbrella Stroller and the other half is impossible... Good experience with the kids and lots of info from 1800's. Best on a sunny day

  • Very cool place. The artisan shops are lovely. I especially enjoyed seeing the glassblowing. We went to a great, tiny little cafe which had amazing food. Rated 4 stars as quite a few things were closed when we went, so was a bit of a reduced experience.

  • It's fun and very diverse, and you really get your money's worth! It's a zoo and a museum and it's both informative and fun. We came for the Christmas market, not knowing that we were going to see the museum as well, but it was a lovely suprise! Can highly recommend.

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