Royal Djurgården is a green oasis in the middle of the city, with vast areas of forest and open spaces, beloved by both Stockholmers and visitors. The island has been in possession of the Swedish crown since the 15th century. Many of the most popular museums and attractions in Stockholm can be found here, and no matter the season, a walk along Djurgården is beautiful and highly recommended.
Royal Djurgården hosts more famous museums and cultural attractions than any other area in Stockholm:
Here you will also find the children’s favorite Junibacken, a popular attraction based on the work of the renowned author Astrid Lindgren.
Scandinavia’s most visited museum, the Vasa Museum, is also located on Djurgården.
Another popular attraction is the Nordic Museum, which is Sweden’s largest museum of cultural history.
Rosendals Trädgård is one of Stockholm’s true gems! The garden café is located in a fantastic setting and offers salads, soups, sandwiches and pastries made in the bakery next door.
Flickorna Helin is another charming café located in a castle-like building along the pedestrian path on Djurgården. It’s a splendid place for a coffee break between visits to Skansen, the Vasa museum, and other nearby attractions
With a tranquil atmosphere but still close to the vivid city life of Stockholm City, staying at a hotel on Djurgården is an excellent choice.
Stay in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Källhagen and enjoy the view of the canal just outside the window.
Hotel Hasselbacken is a great option for families with plenty of children friendly activities.
Pop House, the boutique hotel located in the same building as ABBA the Museum, which makes it a perfect match for all music lovers.
Liljevalchs Konsthall is one of Stockholm’s most attractive exhibition settings, showing art and design. A recurring feature every year at Liljevalchs is the popular Spring Salon, which is a jury-rated exhibition displayed from mid-January to March.
The Thiel Gallery is one of the finest art museums in Sweden and exhibits a unique collection of late 19th and early 20th-century Nordic art.
Prince Eugen’s Waldemarsudde is the popular art museum and the former estate of prince Eugen. Visit the prince’s reception rooms and see his collection of early 20th Century Nordic art as well as temporary exhibitions.
National City Park
Djurgården is also part of Sweden’s first National City Park. It was opened in 1996 and comprises Ulriksdal, Haga, Brunnsviken and Djurgården.
The area is excellent for walking, jogging and biking.
Royal Djurgården can be reached by bus, tram or ferry from central Stockholm.
Otherwise the 20-minute walk from the Royal Dramatic Theatre along Strandvägen to the bridge Djurgårdsbron is one of Stockholm’s most scenic and popular walks.
Royal Djurgården Visitor Center
At the Visitor Center located just past the bridge, visitors can receive tourist information as well as rent both bikes and kayaks. Biking around the beautiful and green island is a convenient and fun way to explore Djurgården.
The address is Djurgårdsvägen 2.
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Source: This article is based on material provided by Visit Stockholm