Attractions at Djurgården

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Top attractions on the island Djurgården in Stockholm!

Djurgården offers something for everyone to enjoy during a visit to Stockholm. Just relax by the water for a nice view and a fika or take a walk and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of Djurgården. Djurgården is home to several museums, including the Vasa Museum, ABBA The Museum, Skansen (open-air museum and zoo), the Viking Museum and the Nordic Museum. Here you also find the amusement park Gröna Lund.

At Djurgården there is a lot of green areas to visit. One of Stockholms most visited park is the Royal Djurgården park (The Royal National City Park). You can spend several days at Djurgården with much fun to enjoy. A good idea is to decide what you really want to visit before you arrive to Djurgården. Stake out a route and pick some attractions per day to visit.

Here are some top tips on what you can do at Djurgården in Stockholm.

Skansen - Open-air museum

Skansen is an open-air musuem where you can experience Swedish culture and nature. Travel through history during your visit in old historic houses and meet people from the past and experience customs, traditions and everyday life. Skansen is home to 150 buildings form different years, some are as old as 600 years old. Some other areas are: mansions, city districts, a bakery, the old wooden church of Seglora, a farm and much more. Here you also find wild animals and a Children's Zoo features domestic animals such as cats, rabbits and guinea pigs. Skansen is also the place where festive occasions are celebrated throughout the year. The activites include Easter celebrations, Summer with concerts, Midsummer celebration, Christmas markets during winter season and Stockholms biggest New Year celebration. Skansen is a place you will need at least half a day to explore so put on a good pair of shoes! Skansen Open-air museum is located at Djurgården opposite the amuseument park Gröna Lund.

Boat tour Royal Canal Tour in Stockholm

Boat tours

A nice way to discover Stockholm and Djurgården is from the water on a boat trip. You can go on the nice boat tour called the "Royal Canal Tour in Stockholm". The journey takes you from the center of Stockholm and through the canal of Djurgården that runs through The Royal National City Park , all the way around the Djurgården island. You will get so many picture spots on this boat tour. Just sit back and relax.

Season: March - December

ABBA The Museum

One of Stockholm's most popular museums is ABBA The Museum, which opened on May 7, 2013. At the Abba museum you can see original clothing worn by ABBA at their concerts, see various built environments where ABBA stayed, such as the Polar studio where ABBA recorded songs from 1978, a Swedish folk park and the writer's cabin on Viggsö in the Stockholm archipelago. On site you can also hear many of ABBA's music with their endless hits. If the children or you love ABBA's music and characters, you will not go home disappointed. The ABBA Museum is located at Djurgården opposite Skansen.

The Vasa Museum

The most famous museum in Stockholm is the Vasa Museum that show the worlds best-preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world - Vasa. More than 98 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in Stockholm harbor in 1628 and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. A visit to the Vasa Museum is almost a must-do on a visit to Stockholm. The Vasa Museum is located at Djurgården.

Gröna Lund Amusement Park

Gröna Lund is Sweden's oldest amusement park that has been entertaining people since 1883. In the park there are around thirty rides, roller coasters, haunted houses, several games and wheels of fortune. Gröna Lund is also known for its Summer music scenes where celebrities performs good music on a warm Summer night. Gröna Lund also have a specific area for the youngest children. Gröna Lund usually opens for the season in April and is open til September / October. And they are also open during Halloween and the Autum School Break. The amusement park is fun for both young and old. Gröna Lund Amuseument Park is located opposite Skansen.

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Junibacken - A World of Storytelling

For little bookworms, Junibacken is a dream come true. Inspired by the stories of beloved Swedish author Astrid Lindgren, this magical museum takes children on a whimsical journey through Pippi Longstocking's house, Karlsson's roof, and other enchanting places. The Story Train ride is a particular highlight, immersing kids in the captivating tales of Lindgren's characters. Junibacken is located at Djurgården near the Vasa Museum.

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VRAK Museum - Museum of Wrecks

What is preserved below the surface in the Baltic Sea? The unknown world of the Baltic Sea is brought to life in exhibitions at VRAK Museum. You can discover several different remains under the bottom. Archaeological investigations and research serve as the foundation for the museum's content. You also get to learn how a marine archaeologist work - really cool! The Museum of Wrecks tell the stories of people who have depended on the sea for their livelihoods, used it as a sea route, a battlefield – and a graveyard. VRAK museum is located in Båthall 2 at Galärvarvet on Djurgården.

Nordiska museet - The Nordic Museum

Visit Sweden's largest cultural history museum. The museum's task is to preserve and show memories of work and how people lived from the 16th century until the present day. The Nordic Museum was founded by Arthur Hazelius, who also founded Skansen. During the late 19th century, he collected many different objects, folk memories and literature in Sweden. It took more than 10 years to build the building where the museum is today. The museum building was inaugurated by the Crown Prince on 8 June 1907.

Waldermarsudde Art Museum

Prince Eugen's art collection. You are in the originally home to Prince Eugene were the musuem today is located. The museum shows: Prince Eugene's paintings, works from the collections and temporary exhibitions. A sculpture garden and a flower garden surrounds the museum. Prince Eugen lived between the years (1865-1947) and was the youngest son of King Oscar II and Queen Sophia.

Viking Museet - Viking Museum

Go on an exciting journey through time to the Viking age. On the mouse, you quickly travel back to the mythical time of Vikings. You see exhibitions, films, objects and environments and follow the people in this exciting Viking age. Feel the weight of a Viking sword, try on a Viking helmet, try to decipher runes and try to immerse yourself in their tough world. Don't miss Viking-dressed guides and the ride Ragnfrid's saga. You will find the museum in Båthall 1 at Djurgårdsstrand on Djurgården.

Spritmuseet - The Spirit Museum

Learn about Sweden's wine and spirits history and the production of alcohol. The museum offers an interactive exhibition where visitors can use their senses. You can smell your way through different fragrance stations. The musueum is located a few meters from the Vasa Museum. Spiritmuseum also has a shop and a restaurant with an outdoor terrace overlooking a little marina.

Sjöhistoriska museet - The National Maritime Museum

Visit Stockholm National Maritime Museum, which is located in Museiparken at Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen on Ladugårdsgärdet in Stockholm. At the museum, you can explore the history of shipping in several different areas. At the museum you will see several different boat models such as three masted ships, warships, merchant sailings ship and much more. The seafaring is also presented with photographs and various instruments from the seafaring.

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Hop-on Hop-off bus

The bus takes you around the sights in Stockholm. Also stops at Djurgården.

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Go by both bus and boat around Stockholm. Both also stops at Djurgården.

More about Djurgården


Djurgården is known for its many attractions and for its nature with many old oaks. Djurgården includes the island of Djurgården, the island of Beckholmen, an unnamed island in Djurgårdsbrunnsviken and the surrounding waters. The highest place is Skansenberget, which can be found at the open-air museum Skansen. The background to the island's name is a zoo that King Johan III started on the island in 1579. In the zoo there were moose, reindeer and deer. During the time of King Gustav III, Djurgården changed more into a public park. During the 18th century, the navy had a large activity on the island.

Along the shoreline to the east follows a number of villas, including Villa Ekarne,Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde, Nedre Manilla, Villa Mullberget and Täcka udden. Djurgårdsön ends in the east with Blockhusudden. North of Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen and Djurgårdsbrunnsviken is the Gärdet area. There you´ll find, among other things, several museums such as the Technical Museum, the Ethnographic Museum and the Maritime History Museum.

Djurgården is popular for hiking. You can walk from the Djurgårds Bridge to the Rosendals palace. If you walk past Gröna Lund and Skansen you will get to Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde. You can walk and bicycle all the way around the island of Djurgården.

How to get to Djurgården?

From the center of Stockholm at Strandvägen you can reach the island of Djurgården via the Djurgård Bridge by foot. You can also ride bus and tram over to Djurgården. Djuring weekends in Spring and Fall and during Summer there is the old historic Djurgården tram (Streetcar no. 7N) that takes you from Norrmalmstorg to Skansen, with several stops on Djurgården, including Nordiska museet/Vasamuseet/Junibacken and Liljevalchs/Gröna Lund. You also have the Djurgården ferry that departs from Slussen and stops at Gröna Lund. The ferry is run by Stockholm Public Transport (SL). You will need a SL travel ticket on buses, trams and ferrys.

There is also the Hop-on Hop-off buses and Hop on Hop off boats that stops at Djurgården on its routes. You can choose between 24 or 72 hour tickets.

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