Open-air museum, concert scene and zoo

Founded in 1891, Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum. Visitors to Skansen meet a historical Sweden reflected both in the buildings and their surroundings. Some 150 historically interesting houses and farmsteads have been moved to Skansen over the years from all over Sweden.

Skansen is also home to 75 different species and breeds of Scandinavian domestic and wild animals such as wolves, lynx, elks and brown bears. The year’s festivals are always celebrated at Skansen in traditional manner, to mentions a few of Sweden’s national day, Midsummer, Lucia and Christmas. Skansen is open every day all year round. In the houses and farmsteads there are historical interpreters wearing period dress. They explain to visitors how people lived in earlier times and they demonstrate traditional activities such as spinning, weaving, knitting and other crafts. You can travel back in time and meet people from the past.

Enjoy a delicious meal in one of our restaurants with breathtaking views over Stockholm. And don’t miss our Museum shop, selling traditional handicrafts and Swedish design products.


Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, Stockholm

+46 (0)8-442 80 00

Christmas in Skansen’s Houses and Farmsteads


Ongoing — 2019-01-06      

Welcome to Skansen's Houses and Farmstead and experience a Christmas from the past.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Skansen


2018-12-24 — 2018-12-25      

Enjoy two of the years biggest holidays at Skansen

New Year’s Eve at Skansen



Stockholm's best New Year Celebrations

Iceskating at Skansen


2019-01-17 — 2019-03-10      

The rink is situated in front of the Solliden stage with a wonderful view over Stockholm. Here you can go skating to merry music under the light strands, have a hot chocolate and set fire…