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RS Scandinavia Tour - Skansen Open Air Museum

For a RS Scandinavia tour alum - Is there enough time after the Vasa Museum tour to properly see the Skansen Open Air Museum? It looks like the two sites are close to each other, but I don’t know if two (?) hours would be sufficient? Thanks.

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They are very near. I think two hours would be enough for Skansen.

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We spent almost a half day at Skansen before our tour started. It was a lovely day. We enjoyed talking to the people dressed in traditional period costumes.

If you just want to see the buildings etc, 2 hours could be enough.

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I went before the tour. You could probably just see the buildings in two hours but you will see similar buildings on the tour. The nice thing in Skansen is interacting with the docents who are scattered throughout the park. They really help to make history come alive. I learned about all sorts of peoples, occupations, and life from those docents. I was there on a weekend and it was also fun to see the families enjoying the kid friendly spots.

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Thanks very much for the info. I have an extra day in Stockholm pre-tour, so if the weather is ok, Skansen will be near the top of my to-see list for that day, rather than fitting it into the post-Vasa Museum afternoon.

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The Nordic Museum is also quite interesting and a five minute walk away from Skansen.

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Skansen was nice afternoon. The ABBA museum is also nearby if you are a fan. It was very fun!

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We took the RS Scandinavia tour in June of 2018. We visited the ABBA museum first then toured Skansen. We really loved both but together they took pretty much the whole day. Two hours will get you though the park but it will be a bit rushed. Depends on how much of the interpretation presentations you want to see. I loved the zoo area and the market street. Enjoy as it as it is a great way to get a history lesson of the country.