Having visited the ABBA museum across the road, we thought it would be good to be outdoors to enjoy the dry weather. Skansen is a treat for walkers, as there are many paths to investigate and corners to explore. There's a treat around every bend, with red squirrels running wild, our first sighting of a wolverine, and playful bears wrestling in their den. There's also moose, bison, owls, reindeer, and more.
The houses and farmsteads represent Sweden's history. There weren't many people around during our visit. This made it quiet, yet we were unsure of where we were allowed to go. Would it be OK to open a door perhaps? Those people we did see were dressed for the occasion in historical outfits, as befitting an open-air museum.
After a long walk (and a slight slip on a muddy path), we were exhausted. Finding the exit isn't easy, but there are helpful maps dotted around, and you're given a guide when you purchase a ticket.
We recommend a visit with a caveat: that you may not see everything you hope to see, but you may see something you've never seen before.