Saturday, October 19, 2013

Skansen Stockholm

It would be a shame not to visit Skansen while in Stockholm, so on Sunday afternoon, we met up with friend C and her adorable little daughter H! The weather was again gorgeous and the entire island of Djurgården was packed with people. Skansen was founded in 1891 and it is the world’s oldest open-air museum and is situated on the island of Djurgården within the city limits of Stockholm. Visitors to Skansen meet a miniature historical Sweden reflected both in the buildings and their surroundings, from the Skåne farmstead in the south to the Sami camp in the north. The venues illustrate the different social conditions in which people lived in Sweden between the 16th centure and the first half of the 20th century. The majority of houses and farmsteads are from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. At Skansen there are both domestic and wild Nordic animals such as bears, wolves and lynx. Skansen also hold traditional celebrations to mark occasions such as Walpurgis Night, Christmas and Midsummer. Skansen is open all year round.
We started off with a coffee before taking the escalator up to the animal area. The kids enjoyed running around the cute little cottages and I have to say that the view from up there is stunning.

Elias was playing around with my camera and captured this!

Stockholm in my heart!

Skansen is a fantastic place to visit, regardless of season. It is very child friendly with beautiful little walking paths, children's zoo and plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Djurgårdsslätten 49- 51
115 21 Stockholm
Tel: + 46 8 844 28 000

1 comment:

  1. Skansen är en av mina favoritplatser i Stockholm faktiskt. Även om jag inte varit där så ofta. Mest på utomhuskonserter på Solidenscenen på somrarna. Men det är ett fantastiskt museum och djurpark också tycker jag. Särskilt med tanke på det centrala läge det ändå har. :-)
    Fina höstbilder du visar!