While visiting Stockholm, you can also explore all of Sweden’s cultural heritage at the world’s oldest open-air museum, Skansen.
Here, you can visit houses and farmsteads from every part of the country and get a chance to feast with the locals as festive occasions are celebrated throughout the year.
At Skansen, situated on the island of Djurgården in central Stockholm, visitors can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history,
with a real sense of the past enhanced by the interaction with numerous living history guides in period costumes.
“Skansen is something entirely genuine and a must-see for anyone visiting Stockholm,” says Kylliki Hellström, marketing manager at Skansen.
“Here you can enjoy Swedish fika and meatballs, you can celebrate Midsummer together with all the locals,
- A Norwegian seafood invention ready to take on the world
- A shared passion for high-quality furniture
you can check out wild Nordic animals such as wolves, moose, lynxes, seals and more, and you get an authentic taste for what Sweden really is.”
Summer at Skansen
Planning your visit to Skansen is easy, as the park is open every day, all year round.
“It’s also really helpful to check our website, where we post specific activities for each day.
For example, for someone visiting the zoo it can be fun to know at what hour the animals are fed.
That information is all available online,” says Hellström.
This summer is filled with activities, The world’s oldest
kicking off with Sweden’s National Day on 6 June,
when the Swedish Royal Family attends the celebrations at Skansen.
Throughout the summer,
The world’s oldest you can take part in guided tours,
watch skilled glassblowers give life to glowing glass mass,
try old-fashioned games, create beautiful pottery, interact with the many animals in the zoo and much more.
Towards the end of the season, in August, the early harvest begins and you can watch how beautiful linen fabrics are made from the crop.
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