Skansen, Djurgarden

Skansen, Djurgarden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

1. Stockholm: Skansen Open-Air Museum Admission Ticket

Experience a historic Christmas market, dating back to 1903. Buy everything from handicrafts and designs to sweets, homemade candles and secret Christmas presents. The Christmas Market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 26 November until 19 December. Travel back in time at this authentic showcase of pre-industrial Sweden. Visit houses and homesteads from all over the country and experience traditional rural life firsthand. Experience the different social conditions in which people lived between the 16th and the first half of the 20th century. Discover the history of Sweden. Find out how the Swedes once lived through the changing seasons, traditions, work, celebrations, and everyday life of times past. Encounter animal life, including Nordic wild animals, rare breeds, domestic animals, and exotic creatures.  Enjoy a delicious meal (not included) at one of the restaurants that offer breathtaking views over Stockholm. Be sure to visit the museum shop as well, where you’ll find traditional handicrafts and Swedish-designed items. Let your children enjoy a Zoo featuring domestic animals such as cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs. Skansen is also home to 75 different species of animals, including wild animals such as lynx, elk, and brown bears, and several breeds of domestic animals. The museum changes decorations seasonally with Christmas, Easter, and midsummer themes.

Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Stockholm: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Explore the Swedish capital by open-top bus. With regular departures at all stops, choose how much time you wish to spend immersed in the history and culture of each fascinating site. Stockholm boasts a 700-year-old history and is the epicenter of Swedish culture, dotted with grand public buildings and palaces. The 24-hour pass grants access to buses that will take you to the highlights of the picturesque city's sightseeing circuit. Visit the vast Stockholm Palace, the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family, and the City Hall where the annual Nobel Prize banquet is held. Discover beautiful gothic churches and explore the city's key museums, including the Vasa Museum, home to the tragic 17th-century warship, and Skansen zoo. Buses cover the Old Town area and the trendy SoFo district at Södermalm, with its many bars and boutiques. Art and literature exhibitions abound, with readings and concerts at the controversially modern-looking Kulturhuset. Participants looking to splash out will enjoy the NK/Hamngatan shopping district. Strändvagen offers leading restaurants to quell the deserved appetites of the intrepid tourist, with regular boat cruises of the scenic archipelago to boot. Bus tour stops: 1. Strömgatan 2. The Royal Palace/Old Town 3. SoFo 4. Viking Line/Stadsgården Cruise Terminal 5. Fjällgatan 6. Medborgarplatsen 7. The Royal Palace / Slottet 8. Kungsträdgården / Shopping District 9. Strandvägen 10. The Vasa Museum 11. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 12. Skansen 13. ABBA The Museum / Gröna Lund 14. The Vasa Museum 15. Museum Park 16. Historiska Museet / Karlaplan 17. Stureplan Entertainment District 18. Kungsgatan/ Hötorget Market Place 19. ICE Bar 20. Central Station / Cityterminalen 21. Rådhuset / Court House 22. City Hall

Stockholm: Hop-on Hop-off by Bus

3. Stockholm: Hop-on Hop-off by Bus

Hop aboard one of the comfortable hop-on hop-off buses and explore Stockholm and its sights at your own pace during 24 or 72 hours. The bus stops at famous attractions like Gröna Lund, Skansen, Fjällgatan, City Hall, Ice Bar, the Royal Palace, Old Town and several popular shopping districts. You can also combine your bus ticket with a hop-on hop-off boat tour for the ultimate sightseeing experience. Your ticket entitles you to various discounts. The bus stops at the following attractions: 1 Strömgatan / The Royal Opera 2 Riddarholms Church 3* Old Town (West) / Kornhamns Torg 4 Stadsgården cruise berth / Viking Line Terminal 5 Fjällgatan 6 Medborgarplatsen 7* Old Town (East) / Räntmästartrappan 8 The Royal Palace 9 Kungsträdgården 10 Strandvägen 11 Vasamuseet 12 ABBA the museum / Gröna Lund Tivoli 13 Skansen 14 a Historiska Museet 14 b Frihamnen cruise port / Silja Line terminal – on cruise days only 15 Stureplan 16 Kungsgatan 17 Ice bar 18* Central Station / Vasagatan 19 City Hall *Bus stops 3, 7 and 18 are cancelled until further notice due to construction work.

Stockholm: Delightful Djurgården Private Walking Tour

4. Stockholm: Delightful Djurgården Private Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the island of Djurgården, on a private guided tour from royal hunting grounds, to one of the locals’ favorite recreational spots. Walk the lush green pathways, see an array of museums and private mansions, and hear riveting tales of the past.   Starting by the local visitor center on the island, begin with a stop at the must-see maritime Vasa Museum and hear the story of a recovered sunken ship. Then, head to the park across from the Nordic Museum for tales of how the royals entertained, and how Djurgårdsstaden keeps the secrets of sailors and gravediggers.   Towards the end, you’ll see the Rosendals Trädgård, a green garden oasis not to be missed, followed by a palace with an open-air museum and art gallery. As the delightful walking tour comes to an end, leave the green heart of Stockholm with a feeling of having been let in on a secret and you’ll have gained insight into an area that most visitors simply do not experience.

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What people are saying about Skansen, Djurgarden

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,014 reviews

Skansen is always worth a visit. This is due to the incredible variety of topics on offer from Swedish history and culture, as well as the impressive performances by performers. For example, an old boat building technique and the art of basket weaving were explained to us in detail. We could have spent much more time there, but we had to get back to the ship.

I use these buses as my first orientation in a new city. First the compl. Round tour..then I choose the exits that I want to see in more detail. The service is very good, language selectable. I can only recommend. I buy the map for the first 72 hours. Have fun exploring new cities!

Super nice and spacious. You can easily spend a whole day there. You can enter some of the houses directly, but you can always look through the windows of locked houses, which also has its charm. It was an all-round successful day!

a real immersion in the green that includes the history of the ancient Swedish populations, in addition to a really beautiful zoo, you will be able to see animals that live in the arctic regions, such as reindeer, moose and bears.

Very nice open-air museum! To be done in good weather to enjoy everything!