Escape the hustle and bustle of the city center and head out to Djurgarden, a beautiful national city park. Also known as ‘Royal Djurgarden’, this lush green island is just minutes from central Stockholm and is home to Skansen, a must-see open air museum and zoo, among other museums and attractions.
Step back in time touring SkansenSkansen is the favorite attraction of many locals, and it is the capital’s only zoo. Stroll around this beautiful place and enjoy the great mix of animals, including wolves, moose, brown bears and monkeys. The museum takes you back in time and to meet the people who lived there and you can watch them carry out their daily tasks. Open all year round, Skansen hosts many fun seasonal celebrations and events, children and visitors of all ages will adore visiting and exploring its rich history. The island is also home to Junibacken Children’s Museum, boasting a magic fantasy house, and a story train taking you through the many fabulous stories of Astrid Lindgren.
Thrills at the amusement parkWhile visiting Djurgarden, thrill seekers will love to spend some time in Gröna Lund amusement park. Jump aboard one or all of the nerve-racking rides, compete in the pentathlon and experience a live concert or the children’s theater for a day packed with joy and laughter. If you are looking for an experience with a little less adrenaline, it is good to know that the Nordic Museum, the National Museum of Science and Technology and the picturesque Rosendal Gardens are also situated in close proximity at Djurgarden.
Getting there from the Radisson Blu Strand Hotel, Stockholm is easy, by foot, ferry, tram and bus. Bring your camera and enjoy wonderful museums, pretty canals, wild animals and woodland walks. After a busy day, take advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at our hotel to ensure a restful and comfortable stay. The Herr Julius Restaurant and lounge has beautiful water views and you can dine under a gorgeous glass-ceiling atrium, making your dinner the perfect way to end the day.