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About Royal Djurgården Visitor Center

There are a great deal of fun things happening on Djurgården, especially during the summer. Outdoor theatre shows, concerts, sing-a long evenings, traditional celebrations, guided tours, drinks and food tastings as well as jazz evenings are just a small part of Djurgården’s wide range of activities. We dare to promise that there is something for everyone!

On Royal Djurgården´s website we have gathered information about what is happening on Djurgården. Everything from major events, such as Stockholm Marathon, to guided tours in our museums.

Click here to see Royal Djurgården´s calendar

All you need to know about Djurgården’s variety of sights, attractions and experiences can be found under the categories Do, Eat and Sleep.

Royal Djurgården Visitor Center is located on Galärvarvsvägen 2, directly after the Djurgården bridge (Djurgårdsbron) to the right.

  • High season (May 1 – Sep 30) between kl. 9am – 7pm
  • Off season (Oct 1 – April 30) 9am – 5pm 

*with reservation for changes

 

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Hungry? Good, because Djurgården offers an array of culinary delights –regardless of whether you want a real fine dining experience, traditional Swedish food just a quick bite on the go. One of Stockholm’s two-star Michelin restaurants – Oaxen Krog & Slip, is located here, and at Rosendal’s garden café you can eat food fresh grown from their own garden. The museum restaurants have an exciting range of different tastes, from the Museum of Ethnography´s restaurant Matmekka to the Spirits Museum’s restaurant with daily-inspired lunches, and at the Thiel Gallery the food designer Monika Ahlberg has her cafe. But there are also classic restaurants like Ulla Winblad, Villa Godthem, and Hasselbacken, as well as live music at Pop House, Favelan bar at Sjöcaféet, and Lilla Hasselbacken with Jazz evenings.

Click here to find more information about our restaurants 

There is no large grocery store on Djurgården, but there is a smaller convenience store “Djurgårdens handelsbod” which has the most necessary items.

Nearby you will find two grocery store, Ica Nära Banér, Banérgatan 3, and Ica Nära Karlaplan, Karlaplan 10. There are also two large supermarkets nearby. The shopping mall Fältöversten at Karlaplan, is located about 10 minutes walking distance from Djurgårdsbron, and includes both Ica Supermarket and Sabis.

 

Public toilets are available at:

  • Sjöcaféet / Royal Djurgården Visitor Center, Galärvarvsvägen 2
  • Outside the restaurant Josefina, Galärvarvsvägen 10
  • Near Gröna Lund’s main entrance/Djurgården ferry terminal, Falkenbergsgatan  
  • Outside Skansen’s main entrance, Djurgårdsslätten 
  • At the restaurant Djurgårdsterassen, Sirishovsvägen 
  • Near Djurgårdsbrunns Wärdshus, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 
  • At the parking area on Blockhusudden, Blockhusringen 

There are two ATMs on Djurgården, one outside Gröna Lund’s main entrance at Allmänna Gränd, and the other outside of Skansen’s main entrance on Djurgårdsslätten.

 

No, at Djurgården you cannot exchange money. The nearest Forex Bank is located at Kungsgatan 2 or inside the Shoppingmall NK, Hamngatan.

Click here for more information about Forex Bank

Yes, there are many. The National Museum of Science and Technology just opened the Mathematical Garden, a playground, where the world of maths can be explored through play. Next to this, you can run over to the Police Museum’s Traffic Playground, where children can climb, play and rent pedal cars.

Furthermore, there are playgrounds at Rosendal’s Garden and Kaknästornet. Just enjoy.

No, you are not allowed to put up a tent or to camp on Djurgården.

Of course! Bring your future spouse, your guests, and a wedding officiant for an open-air wedding in Djurgården’s nature.

Or you can book a wedding in Djurgården’s church, in Seglora church at Skansen and at some of our museums. On Valentine’s Day, drop-in ceremonies are organized in several places.

Djurgården is a public place, but there are areas where alcohol consumption is not permitted. In southern Djurgården there is an alcohol prohibition at the Galärvar’s cemetery (Galärvarvskyrkogården).

At Lusthusporten, Lejonslätten and in Galärparken there are alcohol prohibition between April 30 and June 15, between 10pm to 7am. It is also forbidden to drink your own alcohol in Rosendal’s Garden.

There is no prohibition, but if you intend to barbecue on Djurgården, show respect for the surroundings, and be sure to pay attention to when there is a fire prohibition, and to follow the Stockholm municipal regulations. This means that you do not leave litter in the nature, damage the ground, or cause a fire hazard!

For barbecuing we recommend gravelled areas, or the prepared barbecue area at Fredrik Bloms väg.

At Djurgården there are many kilometres of prepared bridle ways through the landscape. It is allowed to ride on public roads, and marked trails. However, riding should be avoided when the ground is soft and can be damaged. The rider is required to leave preference for walking, for example when walking and riding parts or crossing. Use common sense, and the horseback riding will be a nice experience for you and everyone else on Djurgården.

At Greve von Essen väg 63, near Kaknästornet, you will find “Häståkeriet” which arranges tours that include horseback riding, and horse-drawn carriage rides along the Djurgården Canal.

Click here for more information about Häståkeriet

There is no pharmacy on Djurgården. In the nearby, the pharmacy Apotek Storken is located on Storgatan 28, and the pharmacy Apotek Hjärtat and Pharmacy Apotek Falken in the Shopping Center Fältöversten at Karlaplan.

However, at Djurgårdsboden located just beside Cirkus you can find a smaller selection of pharmacy products.

The Stockholm Pass is a card that allows visitors to save time and money when they take part in Stockholm’s experience. The Stockholm Pass includes free admission to over 60 top attractions and museums, including a wide range of sightseeing tours by boat and bus. At Royal Djurgården Visitor Center you can buy Stockholm Pass for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days.

Click here for more information about the Stockholm Pass 

If you are on any of Djurgårdens many attractions, restaurants or cafes, speak directly with the staff where you are or leave the things that you have found to them.

If you have found something of value in Djurgårdens public places, you can hand it in to us at Royal Djurgården Visitor Center. We are open every day.

This means that if you are looking for something that you have lost on Djurgården’s public places, please contact us at info@royaldjurgarden.se with a description of what has been lost and with your contact information, and we will return to you as soon as possible.

Valuables such as keys, mobiles, wallets and ID documents are handed to the police after a short time if the owner of the item has not appeared.

Traffic-related questions

It is SL that is responsible for public transport in Stockholm. A SL ticket is valid on all public transport such as buses, subways, trams, SL ferries and commuter train. There are both single tickets, short & long period tickets and SL access cards. Tickets can now be bought in your mobile phone, at SL-center, ticket machines located in all subway and commuter train stations and by retailers – including the Royal Djurgården Visitor Center. Here we sell single tickets, 24 hour tickets and 72 hour tickets.

On Djurgården there is also a possibility to charge your access card at the tram stations outside the Nordic Museum and Abba The Museum/Gröna Lund, as well as at the Djurgården ferry terminal at Allmänna Gränd.

The most convenient way to go from the Central station to Djurgårdsbron and back is by bus 69. From and to Kungsträdgården, you can take the tram number 7. To get here from Frihamnen, you can take bus 76 and get off at Djurgårdsbron. Bus 76 also continues to the Old Town and Slussen. Between Skansen and Frösundavik/Karlaplan bus 67 rides frequently.

Between Allmänna Gränd on Djurgården and Skeppsholmen/Slussen you can take the Commuter ferry (line 82), which in summertime runs several times an hour. With M/S Emelie you can easily reach Nybroplan, Djurgården, Masthamnen (Viking Line Terminal) and Hammarby Sjöstad. You can find more information about boats and buses on SL.se

If you are new in town, we recommend you jump on one of Stockholm’s Hop on Hop off buses (or boats in the summer). Then you can discover Stockholm in your own pace by jumping on and off in 24 hours or 72 hours.

On Djurgården there are bike paths around the island which makes it easy for you to go around. And it goes fast. From Sjöcaféet and Royal Djurgården Visitor Center it will take you about 7 minutes to ride the bike to the Museum Park or Rosendal’s Palace. And there is so much to see along the way. You can also cycle further into the National City Park.

At Royal Djurgården Visitor Center, you can get a bike map with guidance in both Swedish and English.

Bicycles can be rented per hour or per day at Sjöcaféet, located at Djurgårdsbron, just below Royal Djurgården Visitor Center. You can also rent canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats here. The rental is open between April and September. Lifejackets, helmets, and bicycle locks are available to borrow. Click here for more information about Sjöcaféet´s Rental 

Outside of Cirkus you will also find Djurgårdsboden which from April rent out bikes. Helmets and maps over Djurgården are included in the price.

Between April and October, Citybikes has two bicycle stands on Djurgården, one located on Allmänna Gränd (outside Gröna Lund Tivoli) and one at Djurgårdsbron. With a Citybike, you can easy and cheap get around Stockholm city. To access a Citybike, you need to get a Citybike card. The card can be bought at almost all Pressbyrån and 7-eleven stores. Click here to find more information about Citybikes  

Yes, there are 126 boat places in Wasahamnen guest harbor, and 26 of them are bookable through the booking site. Click here to book a boat place in Wasahamnen 

Harbour depth: 2-6 metric meters. Anchoring: boom, buoy, and long side.

You can take the car to Djurgården, but we do not recommend this. Especially not during weekends or in the summertime, when Djurgården has a large number of visitors. Instead, we recommend our guests to look choose public transportation or park the car in the parking house in Gallerian shopping mall, Hamngatan 37, and then take the tram to Djurgården. It is also possible to park the car on Narvavägen, where it is free parking during weekends.

At certain times Djurgården is completely closed for car traffic – when? The answer you find below.

If you want to take the car to Djurgården, there is a lot to think about. During weekends and during the summertime, it may be difficult to find available parking places. At certain times it is also forbidden to enter Djurgården by Djurgårdsbron (see next question).

It is possibility to park the car on Djurgården, but keep in mind that the parking places are limited (and it is the perfect place to ride a bicycle). You will find parking areas here:

  • Kaknästornet, Mörka kroken 28
  • Källhagen, Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 10
  • Djurgårdsbrunns Wärdshus, Djurgårdsbrunns-vägen 65 Norra varvsporten,
  • Galärvarvsvägen
  • Rosendal, Rosendalsvägen 1
  • Tivolitomten/Gröna Lund, Falkenbergsgatan
  • Cirkus, Hazeliusbacken
  • Djurgårdsslätten, Djurgårdsvägen 86
  • Sirishovsvägen
  • Waldemarsudde, Prins Eugens väg
  • Biskopsudden, Biskopsvägen 1-9
  • Blockhusudden, Djurgårdsvägen/Blockhusringen

Between April 28 and September 30, 2018 Djurgårdsbron is closed for traffic during:

  • Saturdays and Sundays between 11am – 4 pm
  • Tuesdays between 5pm – 8pm during June, July, and August (Sing-a-long at Skansen)

The shutdown applies from the sign at Djurgårdsbron in the direction towards Djurgården. A checkpoint is located further down the road. The suspension does not apply to buses, taxis or vehicles with a valid disability permit or for cars with permission.

General information about Djurgården

Djurgården is a city district, point of interest, entertainment- & recreation centre and the green oasis in Stockholm.

The Swedish King has owned the area of Djurgården since the 15th century, hence Royal Djurgården. Initially, it served as royal hunting ground where the ”commoners” came to visit local pubs and taverns. But over time, the range of experiences offered on Djurgården increased considerably. Pleasure seeking Stockholmers alongside far-travelling tourists began to come here to watch plays, listen to music and dance. In the 1850’s the first amusement park was established and Hasselbacken opened. A few decades later, the world’s first open-air museum Skansen started welcoming visitors.

Today, Djurgården is the most attraction-& experience concentrated area in all of Scandinavia, attracting over 15 million visitors annually. At the same time, Djurgården is a part of the Royal National Park offering peaceful, beautifully blossoming getaway in an otherwise up-beat city. A combination hard to beat.

What makes Royal Djurgården amazing is that there is something to do for everyone. We are incredibly proud of the diversity of people, for all corners of the world, that we get to welcome here. A trip to Djurgården can be everything from just a short culinary breather to a deep dive into Swedish culture, or a whole day packed with activities. With our 22 different museums and art galleries, an amusement park, a great number of restaurants, cafés and walking trails we dare to promise that there is something for any time & company.

Continue to “DO” for more specifics and welcome to Djurgården!

No, Royal Djurgården is a place open for everyone and entirely free to visit and enjoy. However, many of the activities and entrances comes with a fee.

For more specific information on entrance fees and prices, visit ”DO”.

With Djurgården’s wide range of attractions, it’s not hard to find something that fits everyone. Djurgården has world-class attractions and some of Sweden’s most visited museums – the Vasa museum and Skansen. Not surprising that they were voted the most popular museums 2018 by the people of Stockholm.

But it is not only museums that is located here, at Djurgården there is also one of the world’s most attractive theme parks, Gröna Lund, which has over 1,5 million visitors per year and whose out-door concerts are widely known.

An advice, check out the category “DO” here you should find something that suits you!