Experience the approx. 1 600 kilometer Sweden from south to north, and its history in one day. From the Skåne farmstead in the south to the Sami camp in the north you will stroll through five centuries of Swedish history.
Welcome to Skansen.
Welcome to Sweden
In this beautiful out-door-museum, founded in 1891, you probably get to know Sweden the best. Skansen is situated in the island of Djurgården in the middle of Stockholm and have plenty of big green areas for a picnick and for the children to run free. Here you meet the Nordic animals, like brown bear, elk, pig, horse, cow, goat etc.
In Skansen you will meet many Nordic animals.
From the Skåne farmstead to the Sami camp
In some of the 150 (!) historical houses at Skansen, the staff are dressed in period clothing and play the parts of historic figures. The staff is really sweet and keen on telling you the story about the different buildings, from different parts of the 1 600 kilometer long country of Sweden. Of course all the staff speaks good English.
Experience five centuries of Swedish history in the out-door-museum of Skansen.
Experience a Swedish phenomena called “Allsång”
If you visit Stockholm in the period of July to August I would strongly suggest that you choose to visit Skansen on a Tuesday. Then you will experience a Swedish phenomena called “Allsång”. Several thousands of people join together in joy and “sing-along”, outdoor no matter of the weather. The funny thing is that it always seems to be good weather, or at least that eventual rainclouds move away when it´s time for “Allsång på Skansen”. Famous Swedish artists and sometimes also international artists are performing at the outdoor scene.
More from Stockholm in English
More short articles from Stockholm, and in English, are Gröna Lund, Gamla Stan/Old Town, ”Shop til you drop” and Fjäderholmarna.
Strandvägen, on the way to the the island of Djurgården and Skansen.