Skansen hotels

Search for Skansen hotels

Skansen

The very first open-air museum and zoo established in Sweden, Skansen allows visitors an up-close and personal view of Scandinavian wildlife while they stroll an uncanny replica of a quaint 19th century town. Skansen is located on Djurgarden Island in Stockholm and was founded in the late 1800’s as a way to showcase life in pre-industrial Sweden. Fearful that Sweden’s reputation as an important agricultural country might one day be forgotten; founder Artuh Hazelius created Skansen to preserve Sweden’s rural history. Alive with wandering moose and reindeer, Skansen remains a cultural time capsule that still hasn’t changed one bit.

  • Watch shoemakers, silversmiths, and bakers showcase their skills in Skansen’s replica village, which offers a glimpse of what life was like in 19th century Stockholm.
  • Visit Skansen in early December for the Christmas Market where farmers and shop owners from around Stockholm have been coming for over one hundred years to sell their wares.
  • See the world’s largest cigar at the Tobacco and Matchstick museum, where tobacco is still grown by traditional, 19-century methods.

Located less than 4 kilometres from Stockholm’s city centre, visitors to Skansen often opt to walk to the museum, enjoying views of the Stockholm waterfront on the way. Ferries also leave regularly from Slussen to Djurgarden Island, where buses await to take passengers to Skansen. Private cars should be avoided, as parking on the island is limited and traffic can be fierce during the rush hour. The funicular railway offers a unique and scenic way up the Skansen Mountain and is especially useful for those travelling with small children.

Hotels near Skansen

121 hotels near Skansen

1 Grand Hotel Stockholm

5 stars
4.3 / 5

Sodra Balsieholmshamnen 8 Map

Boasting a waterfront location and featuring elegant interiors, the Grand Hotel Stockholm is a perfect place for both business and leisure travellers to reside in Stockholm. GeneralThe... More

2 Hotel Skeppsholmen

4 stars
4.2 / 5 6 reviews

Grona Gangen 1 Map

Whether travelling on business or leisure purpose, Hotel Skeppsholmen Stockholm invites the guests by offering all the needed amenities and services. Guests can visit attractions such as The Vasa... More

If you like to spend your holidays in Stockholm, then choose the Clarion Collection Hotel Wellington that offers the comfort and privacy that anyone deserve and require for a vacation. GeneralThe... More

4 Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm

5 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

Nybrokajen 9 P.O. Box 16396 Map

Conveniently located within walking distance of Stockholm's most popular sites and attractions, Radisson Blu Strand Hotel Stockholm is a suitable choice for travellers looking for stylish... More

5 Hotel Diplomat

4 stars
4.3 / 5

Strandvagen 7C Map

Featuring central location and chic spaces that reflect the original design and modern Scandinavian style, Hotel Diplomat makes for an ideal base for travellers while in Stockholm. For sightseeing,... More

6 Villa Kallhagen Stockholm

4 stars
5.0 / 5

Djurgardsbrunnsvagen 10 Map

Whether your travels bring you to Stockholm for a business meeting or simply to enjoy a day, then the Villa Kallhagen Hotel Stockholm is the perfect choice for a hassle-free and productive stay. ... More

7 Melody Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Djurgardsvagen 68 Map

Melody Hotel Stockholm welcomes savvy travellers with a stylish retreat set near top local attractions in this vibrant and heritage-rich Sweden capital. While in Stockholm, tourists should not miss... More

8 Nobis Hotel Stockholm

5 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

Norrmalmstorg 2-4 Map

Providing professional service and comfortable accommodation, Nobis Hotel Stockholm is an ideal place to reside for both business as well as leisure travellers. A must visit attraction of the city... More

9 Mornington Hotel Stockholm City

4 stars
4.4 / 5 9 reviews

Nybrogatan 53 Map

Known for its ambience and luxury, the Mornington Hotel Stockholm City is an ideal accommodation spot in Stockholm for all types of travellers. GeneralMornington Hotel Stockholm City offers... More

10 Berns Hotel Stockholm

4 stars
3.9 / 5

Nackstromsgatan 8 Map

For a comfortable, pleasant and relaxing vacation in Stockholm, visitors can choose to stay at Berns Hotel Stockholm and take pleasure in its relaxing atmosphere as well as modern amenities. Area... More