Snus- and Match Museum is an industrial and cultural history museum. From a cultural heritage perspective, they show and tell about the Swedish snus and match story. They convey facts and knowledge about their unique and innovative snus and match tradition. You will find them at Skansen and in historical environments you can see exciting and interesting exhibitions. In their museum factory they show old crafts where you can see the packing of snuff candles and the manufacture of the classic oval cardboard box.
The Skansen-Aquarium is the world’s most different aquarium. In here you can find everything from monkeys, fishes and crocodiles, to scorpions, parrots and frogs. Welcome to an exciting and exotic part of Skansen. (The entrance to Skansen is not included). PS! If you have a year-long ticket to Skansen you only pay half the entrance fee.
At The Skansen-Aquarium there is always something new going on! Since the start in 1978 the aquarium has been rebuilt and broadened with new animals and experiences. As the years passed the aquarium is now more like an arc than an actual aquarium.
You can pet a snake and a spider in their pet and hugging corner which is open on weekends and holidays during off season and daily during peak season.
You have probably heard of the Vasa ship that sank, but did you know where it all happened?
You can now get a deeper Vasa experience, from the water! The Vasa Tour takes you back to Stockholm in year 1628 by boat, on the same trip as the ship once did before it capsized. You can chose to start from two spots, either Nybrokajen or Vasabryggan and it is guided in both Swedish and English.
Why not start or finish your visit to Djurgården with this unique historical trip.
The memorial ”Norway’s Thanks” is located next to the Norwegian embassy on northern Djurgården in Stockholm. It was handed over by the Norwegian King Olav V on June 14 1983, as an official gratitude for the Swedish support during the Second World War.
During the Nazi German occupation of Norway (1940-1945), Sweden allowed the Norwegians to equip and train a Norwegian army on Swedish soil. Sweden received about 60,000 Norwegian refugees and set up a nationwide campaign called “Svenska Norgejälpen” (The Swedish Norwegian Aid) that collected money, used clothes, shoes, household goods and more for the needy in Norway.
The memorial stone weighs fifteen tons, is three meters wide and comes from Vassfaret in Flå municipality, Norway. The memorial symbolizes cooperation and a good relationship between neighbouring countries – lasting even during difficult times and situations that may arise.
Kaknästornet is a TV tower located at Gärdet in the Royal National City Park. The name Kaknäs comes from a medieval name of the south-eastern part of the present city area Östermalm / Ladugårdsgärdet in Stockholm.
The tower is a major hub of Swedish television, radio and satellite broadcasts. Kaknästornet was finished in year 1967 and is designed by architect Bengt Lindroos. The building is 155 meters high or 170 metres with the top antenna included. Kaknästornet is one of the highest buildings in the Nordic countries.
Today the tower is owned by the National Swedish broadcasting company Teracom.
Please note! The tower used to be open to the public, with an information centre, gift shop, restaurant and café, but in 2018 it was permanently closed to the public.
At Manilla holme, just by the water, you can find a monument, eight meter high, in grey granite. The monument Freedom Gate was erected in 1994 as an expression of gratitude to the Swedish people since it had been 50 years since tens of thousands of Estonians fled the war over the Baltic Sea to Sweden. The raising of the monument was made possible by donations from over 3600 Estonians and several organisations.
Freedom Gate is both an expression of gratitude and a remembrance to future generations. His Majesty, Carl XVI Gustaf, the King of Sweden held a speech in which he said: “let the Freedom Gate commemorate the brave fight of Estonian people for the democracy and justice and let the monument symbolise close relations between our nations.”
At both sides of the monument there is an engraved text in both Estonian and Swedish which reads:
The Freedom Gate
Estonians’ and Estonian Swedes’ Gratitude to the People of Sweden Anno 1994
We came in small boats over the sea to escape from terror and dictatorship. Thirty thousand men, woman and children reached the shore, among them workers, fishermen, farmers, intellectuals.
We recieved a warm welcome, we were able to find work and to safely establish homes and families. We did never forget the country from which we were forced to leave and we strove for its freedom.
Let the Freedom Gate testify to the humanity and tolerance of the Swedish people towards those who were looking for at shelter in evil times and let it commemorate a tiny nation who found here a new home for itself.
Estonians and Estonian Swedes in Sweden
Take a visit to the monument and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
In front of the entrance of the Nordic museums stands an equestrian statue of Karl X Gustav, king of Sweden between 1654 and 1660. It is one of ten classical equestrian statues in Sweden. Karl X Gustav is mostly famous for the March across the Belts as well as the Treaty of Roskilde which ended the Second Northern War between Sweden and Denmark-Norway.
The statue was given as a gift to the Nordic museum by the Karl X Gustav association and was inaugurated on the Swedish Flag Day on June 6th 1917. The statue was designed by Gustaf Malmquist and is cast in bronze. It stands on a granite pedestal made by Isac Gustaf Clason, the architect of the Nordic Museum. Written on the pedestal is the monogram for King Karl X Gustav, his reign 1654-1660 as well as the words Freden i Roskilde 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde). Some of his battles and victories are written around the pedestal.
If you are interested in equestrian statues there is another one nearby, of King Karl XV of Sweden, just 200 meters down along Djurgårdsvägen.
Enjoy a romantic walk with someone you care about in the beautiful nature of Djurgården. The lover’s trail of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel follows the outskirts of Isbladskärret and will let you enjoy interesting and diversifierad nature with wild coniferous forest, beautiful broadleaved forest and giant oaks. There is also a variety of wild birds in the area.
The lover’s trail was inaugurated in 2012 and was given to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel as a wedding gift from WWF. The trail is 390 meter long and stretches along the southwestern part of Isbladskärret. There are information signs which tells you about the wildlife in the area. You can reach Isbladskärret with bus 69 från Sergels Torg. Closest bus stops are Isbladskärret and Edelstams väg.
During the inauguration Crown Princess Victoria said that the Lover’s trail is an asset for everyone. Everyone is welcome to the Lover’s trail at Djurgården.
The UN-monument is a memorial dedicated to those Swedish people who lost their lives while working for UN. It is situated partly in the water at the shore of Djurgårdsbrunnsviken, close to the Maritime Museum at the Museum Park. The monument was inaugurated in 1995 and each year on May 29th the ceremony Veteran Day is held next to the UN-monument and the nearby memorial Restare.
The art work is made from bronze and granite. You can easily walk here from the Maritime Museum or the National Museum of Science and Technology. From the monument you will have a beautiful view of the water and island of Djurgården.
Next to Galärvarvskyrkogården lies the Estonia memorial. The names of the 815 people who lost their lives when the cruise ship Estonia sank in 1994 are engraved in the monument. The monument itself if made of bright granite and was designed by the Polish sculptor Mirosław Bałka.
The basic mold is a triangle with an entrance from the short side and a stair leading up to Galärvarvskyrkogården. In the middle of the monument stands a tree with an iron ring at the bottom. Upon the ring are written the coordinates for the sinking place. The memorial was inaugurated on the third anniversary of the sinking on September 28th 1997 with a speech from the politician Birgitta Dahl.
The number of lost people are counted on the stone itself along with the line. “Deras namn och deras öde vill vi aldrig glömma” meaning “Their names and their fate we never want to forget”.
At the southern part of beautiful Djurgården, at Blockhusudden, you can find a memorial dedicated to the 2004 Tsunami catastrophe in South-East Asia. The memorial was officially inaugurated in Juni 2018. The memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Tsunami. It’s also meant to be a mutual place for survivors, next of kin and relatives.
The monument itself was chosen through an artistic context where Gravitational Ripples by Lea Porsager became the jurys choice. Take bus 69 to Thielska Galleriet and experience the memorial for yourself.
Rent a bike at Djurgårdsboden and experience Royal Djurgården by bike! A helmet and a map with Djurgårdens tourist attractions as well as its hidden gems is included in the price.
In Djurgårdsboden’s little boutique, located just below Cirkus, you can buy sunglasses, hats, souvenirs and gifts – as well as helium balloons that comes in fun figures for the kids. Here you can also find a smaller selection of pharmacy products.
At Djurgårdsboden you can find everything that makes your day at Djurgården the best as it can possible be.
Memorial monument “Restare” is located next to the Maritime Museum. It has been commissioned by the government to honor personnel from the Swedish Armed Forces and other authorities serving in international peacekeeping efforts. The monument is available for both official ceremonies of various kind and private moments of reflection. The monument was inagurated by His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf on the Veteran Day 2013.
“Restare” was created by the artist Monika Larsen Dennis, who was designated a winner in the competition held to appoint an artist for the creation of the monument. The monument was chosen by a jury with representatives from, the Public Art Agency, the Swedish Armed Forces and the Royal Djurgården Administration.
This was initially a bay called “Isbladsviken” (in English: “Ice Sheet Bay”). The name has, however, nothing to do with ice, but is thought to be derived from a hunting lodge known as “Isbla”, which once lay here.
When the Royal Djurgården Administration stopped pumping the marsh in the 1980s, Isbladskärret developed into an excellent bird-watching lake where the mute swan, gadwall, tufted duck, geese, peewit and heron, among other species, can be found. The noteworthy heron colony was established here in 1989, after previously breeding in Skansen.
A small herd of Scottish highland cattle graze close to Isbladskärret to keep plant growth under control, and ensure that the conditions required for a fine bird-watching lake are maintained.
Travel the way we used to do in Stockholm! With our charming vintage trams, you’ll travel through another time. We have trams from most periods. The trams depart from Norrmalmstorg, and run via Strandvägen out to Djurgården, where they turn and come back. Our drivers and conductors drive gently and carefully, and with plenty of bells ringing.
Djurgårdslinjen (the Djurgården Line) is operated by members of the volunteer association Svenska Spårvägssällskapets (the Swedish Tramway Society’s) Stockholm chapter. Your appreciation spurs them on!
See the best of Stockholm, on a hop-on hop-off bus sightseeing tour! Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like at any of the 21 stops around the city, you’ll have the chance to visit top Stockholm attractions such as the Skansen Museum, Junibacken, the Vasa Museum and Stockholm Royal Palace to mention some.
Create your personalized sightseeing itinerary and explore Stockholm at your own pace and enjoy informative audio commentary on board the bus.
Cruise between the islands on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing cruise! Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the shoreline and sights along the way. The ticket takes you to top Stockholm attractions such as the Vasamuseum, Abba the museum, Old Town, Royal Palace and downtown area with shopping and restaurants.
Simply hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the stops along the route. We offer audio tracks in 10 different languages and we also have free Wi-Fi onboard, toilets and a café with Swedish “fika”, soft drinks and coffee.
The Waldemarsudde oil mill is a wind-powered mill on Djurgården in Stockholm. The mill is located at the Prins Eugen Art Museum, and has featured in many of the prince’s paintings. It was built in 1784 and used to produce linseed oil. The builder was a merchant, Carl Magnus Fris, who had acquired the Waldemarsudde property in 1782. The sails of the Waldemarsudde oil mill are missing, but it is otherwise well-preserved. The mill is of the type known as “Dutch mill”, where it is only necessary to turn the roof to catch the wind. The oil mill is a rare piece of industrial history, and one of five such structures remaining in the world.
The Prince Eugen oak is growing in the park to the north of Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde. The oak is believed to be the oldest living oak on Djurgården, indeed in the whole of Stockholm. The oak originally had three trunks. When measured in 2006, it was 21 metres high. The circumference of the trunk was 9.2 metres, and its volume was 45 cubic metres. The age of the tree has been estimated at between 300 and 400 years.
Oaks were protected in Sweden in the 16th century, such that they could be used as timber to build warships. The punishment for cutting down an oak during the period when Sweden was a major power was death – the oaks were the property of the king. Oaks were protected right up until the 1830s, and this is why so many oaks remain on Djurgården and throughout Sweden.