Skansen Museum, Stockholm, Sweden - Firebird City Guides

You are here

Skansen Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
"Skansen" which means "the fortress" in Swedish is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. The aim of this unique museum was to invite visitors to stroll through five centuries of Swedish history.

Artur Hazelius - founder of the Skansen Museum was a Swedish scholar and folklorist. He intended to give visitors an insight into how Swedes lived once upon a time and wanted to bring the traditional rural culture to life by exhibiting furnished houses and farmsteads which were transported from different parts of the country. Skansen is not only the oldest open-air museum in the world but is also the Stockholm zoo with domestic and wild animals native to Scandinavia.

The thrilling "Skansen" experience is enhanced with daily activities which include folk dancing in the summer and an amusing public festival at Midsummer’s Eve. Other Swedish traditions such as Walpurgis Night and Lucia are celebrated here as well.

See it on following tours

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

10 days

5 cities

1 country

Stockholm | Birka | Visby | Gothenburg | Malmo

Our private Sweden tour takes you through all best highlights: from cozy Old Towns to majestic natural sights to small fishing villages. See places you want at convenient pace on your custom tour.
Private tour  |  Nearest Date:

8 days

4 cities

1 country

Stockholm | Lulea | Kiruna | Abisko

Treat yourself to a classic Winter adventure. Our custom Swedish tour combines all popular winter activities, accommodation in the ice hotel, and Northern Lights seeking in one trip.
Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:

13 days

7 cities

3 countries

Copenhagen | Malmo | Gothenburg | Stockholm | Oslo | Bergen | Flam

If you love traveling by train, this is your best program. Explore Scandinavian capitals and fantastic Fjords on Trans-Scandinavian.
E.g., Sep 25 2018