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  • Address: Djurgarden 49-51
  • Hours: Open Daily 10am - 4pm
  • Admission: Adults: SEK 70, Children (6 - 15yrs): SEK 30

Skansen is an open air museum and zoo in Stockholm, and was founded in the late 19th century by Artur Hazelius as a branch of the Nordic Museum. Its purpose is to show the different ways of life in of Sweden before the industrialization. After scouring the country, Hazelius bought around 150 houses and had them deconstructed and shipped to the site of the museum, where they were rebuilt to illustrate the spectrum of life in traditional Sweden. Only three of the buildings are not authentic, but they were scrupulously copied in full detail from historical models.

Skansen expanded tenfold since its inception, and now features various houses and workshops where you can experience traditional craftsmanship, such as butter making, weaving, shoemaking, and glass blowing. There is also a zoo containing a wide range of Nordic animals including the bison, brown bear, moose, gray seal, otter, red fox, reindeer, and wolverine. Come experience living history and culture at this charming and educational Swedish attraction.

Practical Info

Skansen open-air museum is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm on a hill. In the winter the site's central Bollnäs square is home to a popular Christmas market and in the summer the site plays host to folk dancing and concerts.

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Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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See the best of Stockholm, capital of Sweden, on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! As you hop on and off the double-decker bus as many times as you like at ...  Read more

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Varies

From USD $39.71

Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour

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Experience Stockholm from the water on a Stockholm City Hop-on Hop-off Boat Tour. This boat tour shows you many of the "must see" sights of this ... 

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $21.72

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