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Skansen Museum Tours

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Skansen Museum
Skansen is the world’s oldest open-air museum and zoo. Located in Stockholm, the museum was founded in the late 19th century by Artur Hazelius, originally as a branch of the Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet). Today it illustrates the different ways of life prevalent in old-time, pre-industrialized Sweden.

The Basics
Hazelius originally built Skansen from 150 reconstructed historical buildings. Since then the museum has expanded dramatically, featuring houses and workshops where you can experience the making of traditional Swedish crafts such as butter-churning, weaving, shoemaking, and glassblowing. There is also a children’s zoo containing a wide range of Nordic animals such as bison, brown bears, moose, reindeer, and wolverines. 

The museum is one of Stockholm’s top cultural attractions, and many city tours include a visit to Skansen. A Stockholm Pass provides free entrance to the museum, and cruise ship passengers can visit on a shore excursion from Nynashamn port. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours are also a good option for travelers who want to see the museum at their own pace. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Skansen is a must-see for history buffs and culture lovers. 
  • A variety of restaurants and food stands serve both traditional Swedish items and modern fare. You can also find dedicated picnic sites on Offerholmen (the small island in one of the ponds) and other sites throughout the museum park.
  • Strollers are available for rent, and wheelchairs are available free of charge at all entrances. 
  • Most of the property is outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather.

How to Get There
Skansen is located on the island of Djurgården outside the city center, and is accessible by public transportation. While parking for private vehicles is not available, guided tours typically provide round-trip transportation. 

When to Get There
Skansen is open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. In the winter, the site’s central Bollnäs square is home to a popular Christmas market. Spring brings the Walpurgis bonfire and egg decorating, and in the summer Skansen plays host to folk dancing and concerts. Autumn features the celebration of harvest time and linen-making demonstrations.

Children at Skansen
Many of Skansen’s activities are specifically catered to children. There is a popular children’s zoo, where guests can ride ponies and even help out with farm tasks during the summer. Kids can also play with old-fashioned Swedish toys, go on fair rides, navigate a classic car track, or participate in summertime sing-alongs.
Address: Djurgarden 49-51, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
Admission: Varies
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Private Stockholm City Tour by VIP car Vasa and Skansen museum

Private Stockholm City Tour by VIP car Vasa and Skansen museum

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Beautiful Stockholm is Sweden’s largest city and one of Europe’s most charming capitals. With historic architecture, a vibrant arts scene, delicious culinary offerings of all kinds, and famously friendly people, Stockholm really is a must-visit for urban travelers from around the world. This tour will allow you to see all the most famous sights of Stockholm, as well as visit the two most popular museums of Scandinavia, accompanied by a personal guide on a comfortable car
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  • 4 hours
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$246.73
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$246.73
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Djurgården By Segway

Djurgården By Segway

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Enjoy an efficient and fun-filled way to explore one of Stockholm’s most scenic islands on this small-group Segway tour of Djurgården. Meet your guide in central Stockholm, head over to the island, and get acquainted with your Segway. Once you feel comfortable on two wheels, zip off: you can look forward to seeing local highlights like the Vasa Museum, Skansen Museum, the Rosendal Palace, Royal Djurgården Park, and more.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: All-Highlights of Stockholm

Private Tour: All-Highlights of Stockholm

Get to know the guide at the hotel lobby and go with a private driver and guide on a tour of Stockholm: the modern part and the old city. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Royal Dramatic Theater, the Sergels Torg, the Fjallgatan, etc. At the end of the tour, after 3 hours you will return to the hotel.
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  • 3 hours
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$556.00
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$556.00
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Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Stockholm

Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Stockholm

Get to know the guide at the port gate and go with a private driver and guide on a tour of Stockholm: the modern part and the old city. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Royal Dramatic Theater, the Sergels Torg, the Fjallgatan, etc. At the end of the tour, after 3 hours you will return to the port.
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  • 3 hours
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$395.00
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$395.00
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Meet the Nordic Pearl - Stockholm on a Private Panoramic Tour (3 hours)

Meet the Nordic Pearl - Stockholm on a Private Panoramic Tour (3 hours)

The best of Stockholm offers a comprehensive tour of the Scandinavian largest city - Stockholm by private transport, including the most important sights of this exceptional Nordic pearl. A great introduction to the city of Stockholm from the comfort of your vehicle! This two-hour arrangement covers the city districts of Södermalm, Gamla Stan, Norrmalm, Östermalm, and Djurgården, each with its own special character.
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  • 3 hours
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$558.00
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Private Tour of Stockholm with a visit to the Absolute ice bar

Private Tour of Stockholm with a visit to the Absolute ice bar

Private sightseeing tour of Stockholm with a visit to Icebar. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Royal Palace, Gamla Stan, Sergels Torg, Fyalgatan and others.
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  • 3 hours
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$614.00
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Private Shore Excursion: Stockholm City Tour + visit to the Absolute ice bar

Private Shore Excursion: Stockholm City Tour + visit to the Absolute ice bar

Private sightseeing tour of Stockholm with a visit to Icebar. You will see the Stockholm City Hall, the Royal Palace, the Gamla Stan, the Sergels Torg, the Fyalgatan, etc.
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  • 3 hours
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$464.00
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A Half Day In Stockholm With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Half Day In Stockholm With A Local: Private & Personalized

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Explore Harlem’s vibrant food scene with a local insider on this custom-crafted excursion. Learn about Manhattan’s historic black neighborhood from an informative guide while savoring cuisine from places like the American South, Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic. Enjoy half-a-dozen complimentary tastings and beverages and stop by the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market to browse goods from across Africa.
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  • 4 hours
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$108.85
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$108.85
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Stockholm, The Royal Park Epic Bike all-inclusive Tour!

Stockholm, The Royal Park Epic Bike all-inclusive Tour!

An amazing tour on bike, in the Royal Park a very unique experience, and environmentally friendly mode to discover Stockholm´s Crown Jewel, a satisfying tour that covers the main attractions and the hidden gems, with your guide you will enjoy professional insights of the amazing surroundings and beauty, an immersive voyage back in time at the Nordiska together with the the fabled Skansen a unique authentic 18th century city, with living craftsmen in traditional dress such as tanners, shoemakers, silversmiths, bakers and glass-blowers that will demonstrate their skills in period surroundings. Benefits? - All-included as per our policy no unwarranted fees - Pro guide whole time - Slow pace, frequent Stop with stunning panoramas - Small group for VIP experience Side effects? - The feel-good factor - Save the planet - It’s faster and you will see more! - Quality Family/Couple time - You’ll sleep better but even more importantly dream As per our motto Scandinavia is Magic we make it Epic!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$288.34
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Stockholm Historic Highlights, Private Chauffeur Tour

Stockholm Historic Highlights, Private Chauffeur Tour

This bespoke Private Chauffeur Tour in the city of Stockholm is a perfect introduction to the city. During 4 hours in a roomy and luxury vehicle we will pass more than 20 of the most famous attractions. We have time to make several stops on the way for photos and you are free to choose where you would like to make longer stops so for example can enter a museum. Our guides have a very good general knowledge about Stockholm and Sweden and you can ask any questions during the tour and they are happy to give you tips to hidden gems. As every tour is bespoke we have not included entrance fees in this tour. We promise that you and your friends/family will have a wonderful tour. Stockholm is waiting for you. Are you ready? Book this Tour Today!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.34
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$160.34

Private Stockholm´s Royal Park Epic Bike all-inclusive Tour!

Private Stockholm´s Royal Park Epic Bike all-inclusive Tour!

An amazing all included tour on bike, in the Royal Park a very unique experience, environment friendly mode to discover Stockholm´s Crown Jewel, a satisfying tour including many attractions,hidden gems and buffet eco lunch, with your guide you will enjoy insights of the amazing surroundings and beauty, an immersive voyage back in time at the Nordiska together and the fabled Skansen a unique authentic 18th century open air museum, with living craftsmen in in period clothings, tanners, shoemakers, silversmiths, bakers and glass-blowers etc. showing their skills. Benefits? - All-included as per our policy no unwarranted fees - Pro guide whole time - Easy pace, frequent Stops with stunning panoramas - Only you family and friends for VIP experience Side effects? - The feel-good factor - Save the planet - It’s faster and you will see more! - Quality Family/Couple time - You’ll sleep better but even more importantly dream As per our motto Scandinavia is Magic we make it Epic!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$288.34
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Skansen Guided Tour

Skansen Guided Tour

Skansen is one of the most popular destinations in Stockholm as it’s a perfect family outing, offering a variety of attractions. Not only is it a museum and showcase of Sweden’s past and present, it is also the Stockholm Zoo, with animals native to Scandinavia. On this tour we will introduce you to Sweden’s history and find out how Swedes once lived according to the changing seasons, through the customs and traditions, work, celebrations and everyday life of times gone by. This is also a place where festive occasions are celebrated throughout the year. The lively program of activities includes singing, dancing and concerts in the summer, and Christmas markets in the winter. So come join the tour that takes you on an adventures journey through long land of Sweden and find out how we used to live while enjoying the recreational spaces that make Skansen a popular attraction all year round.
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  • 2 hours
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