Skansen, is the oldest zoo in Sweden, and, above all, the first open-air ethnographic museum in the world. It is, without a doubt, one of the most loved and visited places in Stockholm, particularly popular with children.
It is located on the island of Djurgården. From the promontory you can enjoy a fantastic view of the whole city and the archipelago
It was founded by Artur Hazellius in 1891, with the aim of preserving and showing Sweden’s past, from north to south.
Here you can breathe the atmosphere full of five centuries of history and culture in the houses and farms, where characters in period clothing demonstrate ancient crafts. It is a really good experience.
Skansen is located a few kilometers away from the center of Stockholm, less than 5km from the city hall, and a short distance from the Vasa Museum.
Line 7 connects the two terminus T-Centralen and Waldemarsudde every day. From the center, the journey takes approximately 15 minutes to the Skansen stop.
The tram operates every day, including Sundays and holidays, from around 05:30 to midnight.
Alternatively, you can use bus lines 44, 47 and 67.
The adult ticket costs 38kr per adult, and 25kr reduced. It can also be purchased on board the vehicle, with a surcharge: in this case, you will pay 51kr (34kr reduced).
The Ferry Terminal (Allmänna gränd), for lines 80 and 82, is just a 5-minute walk from Skansen.
As indicated on the official website, it is highly not recommended to get to Skansen by car. It is recommended to use public transport to reach the destination.
There are no parking areas in the area.