The attractions of Gröna Lund
5-star amusement park: Gröna Lund Tivoli
The attractions at the Gröna Lund amusement park can be seen from far and wide, like the 55-metre-high Katapulten, which does exactly what its name would lead you to expect, and the 121-metre-high super carousel Eclipse. There are 7 roller coasters, of which the 32-metre-high Jetline reaches speeds of 90 kilometres per hour, good for an adrenaline rush that lasts one-and-a-half minutes. There are an additional 20 attractions, from bumper cars to a haunted house. Children (and adults) will not be bored for a second here.
The world’s oldest open-air museum
Skansen: open-air museum since 1891
With around 1.5 million visitors each year, Skansen is the most popular attraction in Stockholm. This open-air museum, which opened in 1891, takes you through 5 centuries of Swedish history shown through around 150 traditional homes, shops, warehouses, farmhouses and churches from all corners of Scandinavia. For the kids, there’s a zoo with bears, monkeys, crocodiles, moose and reindeer.
Pipi’s bedroom in Junibacken
Hey, Pippi Longstocking: Junibacken
To visit Villa Villekula, Lönneberga, Bullerby and all other homes and streets from Astrid Lindgren’s Pippi and other books, you’ll need to take a 4-hour train ride to Astrid Lindgren’s Värld in Vimmerby. Closer by, at Djurgården, fans can get their fill at Junibacken. In this Pippi-themed museum, the kids can travel by train through a fantasy house designed by Marit Törnqvist, the illustrator of many of the Pippi books. Astrid Lindgren is the main focus, but other Swedish children’s book writers also get their due.