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: Museum, Zoo, Entertainment, Concert, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Workshop

Skansen - Review

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.

Skansen Information

  • 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.

Skansen Ticket Prices

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

Skansen Hours

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.

How To reach Skansen by Public Transport

  • 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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TripHobo Highlights for Skansen

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Skansen

  • 34.89% 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

Skansen Trips

Skansen, Stockholm Reviews

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  • Worth a stop in any season if you have some extra time on your hands and looking for a fun place to spend a few hours. The rides for kids were closed on the breezy autumn weekday when we visited but there was still plenty to see. There are animal enclosures and quaint little houses in traditional Swedish styles. It's also just a nice park to stroll through with great views over the city. We found only one place to eat near the animal enclosures, they served tasty burgers and a few sides like fries at a very decent price. Free with the Stockholm pass and easily accessible by public transport :)

  • If you have a small child but not a ton of time, a two day pass ia also an option. There is a schedule of the days events such as seal feeding at the main entrance. Strollers are available for rent. Pretty gardens and animals for the kids to enjoy. Not all buildings were open but it was nice to enjoy from the outside. The park was too big anyways to try and see the interior of all the buildings. Nice eating area outside of the Children's zoo with peacocks roaming. You can pack a picnic or buy. I went in September and it was nice to not fight the crowd.

  • We loved this place, and we almost missed it! We only entered because it was included on the Stockholm pass, but it wasn't in our plans. The park is a nice place to spend an afternoon (or a whole day!) walking around enjoying the nature, the old houses and the small shops and food stands. I was a bit worried about it having a zoo inside , but i was happy to see that the animals seemed well taken care of, with big spaces and that most of them were local. We enjoyed the afternoon there and wouldn't mind going again next time !

  • Cool historical village showing life in 1800’s Sweden this is geared much more towards families than casual tourists. In addition to the village there is a decent zoo, artisan shops, and bands that play traditional Swedish music. I spent and hour and was rushing so if you have the time take the time and spend 2.5-3 hours here and really soak it in.

  • Interesting place. Didn't have the time to visit all the park as arrived late, however I really loved the farms area and open zoo area. I was especially impressed how some animals are allowed to roam about freely even between zones (only the safe ones). Due to this you get to see a certain level of animal communities and how some roam around and interact with other animals. Really suggest giving this place a visit, especially this area.

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