Have you ever seen a living Swedish elk? Do you really know the size of it? At Skansen, founded as early as 1891, and located at Djurrgården you will have the possibility to see and occasionally pet one too. Skansen is an outdoor museum with a collection of about 140 historical authentic buildings that have been moved to Skansen from nearly every part of Sweden. The museum also shows animals from Scandinavia but also some exotic animals in the Skansen-Akvariet (aquarium). Most of the buildings
date back from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Hosts and hostesses in period costume meet visitors to the houses and farmsteads. They often demonstrate domestic handicraft such as weaving and spinning. About 2 million visitors a year get to Skansen.