Skansen is an open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It is easily accessible through Tram.
Before I tell you more about Skansen, I would like to mention this special thing about Stockholm Tram. There is only 1 Tram Line in whole of Stockholm City which is Line No 7. I have no idea why is it call line no 7, but the connectivity it offers is just superb. My Stockholm City Card made it so easy to access any Public Transport for free any time in those 5 days of my stay in this lovely city.
Coming back to Skansen, its mainly divided in to Houses, Farmsteads, Zoo and Outlets for food and drinks. I preferred spending maximum of my time in Houses and Farms. It felt like I am walking through a village in Sweden 300 years back and can simply walk in to any villagers hut and ask about their well being. A Glass worker house, carpenter's workshop, an iron smith's house, comb maker's workshop, goldsmith's and upholsterer's workshop, a bakery and many more things have been entirely replicated how it would have been 300 years back.
I went to a shoemakers house where he had every kind of antique equipment to do his job. A guy dressed in a traditional shoemaker's attire gave a brief idea about his work and how people used to survive back in those days. Similarly in other huts and workshops too, there were one or two individuals dressed as hut or workshop owner sharing their stories and survival techniques with the visitors.
It was definitely a unique experience for me, as I love to talking to different people. And this was the experience which gives you an impression as if you are talking to people who existed 300 years back definitely had its own uniqueness to it.
The crockeries, utensils, hardwares, furnitures, appliances and articles inside the huts and workshops are really worth a watch. I suggest you to go inside the huts and make sure you cover all these things.
There is also a Zoo, where you can find Nordic animals like Brown Bear, Elk, Lynx, Reindeer, Wolf, Wolverine and many more.
If you happen to visit Stockholm, try to keep an entire or at least half a day for Skansen.
There is still lot more to come.